I will say what I said last year:
Janis was IN THE ROOM last year when they announced the results in KC.
...Does it get more legitimate than that?
They announced the results in Tulsa last year too. You have to be there, or know someone who heard your name, or wait for the scoresheets to be mailed if you are not there (I grabbed most of the Wichita scoresheets and handed them out Monday).
anyone who was at a regional where they refused to announce the winners was volunteering at a region where they did not know the rules. I suspect Janis will show up again to confirm that they are supposed to announce. It is posting online that they are not supposed to do.
tDS - yes, both my ciders advanced.
P.S. - a few top 3 placings were missed on the cover sheet even in KC last year. I had a couple stewards annoyed at me because I was doing it myself this year, so for the final flight I let them handle everything. When it came time to sort the scoresheets, guess which flight the steward had neglected to put the top 3 on?