Something doesn't add up. Mid-Winter is using 2008 guidelines according to their web site, so there shouldn't be a category 34 in the first place.
Maybe they split categories apart and your entry landed in Table 34, or Medal Category (not BJCP category) 34?
They are judging to 2008 BJCP but have added some extra categories looking forwards to 2014 such as Specialty IPA, Brett/Sour, Aussie Ales etc. My issue is that there is a disregard to my wishes as an entrant regarding which category I want to enter, and the fact that it's assumed that wild notes in 2008 20A is a negative.
I was told that since cat. 20 is a small group it's being combined with cat. 21 and so I would stand a better chance being judged against brett/sour rather than judged against spiced. But I'm not being judged against spice beers.
because I should be judged as a fruit beer, as the assigned category.
It's not a group or table issue. I'm clearly looking at a 34A Specialty Brett / Sour Ale reassignment right now.