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Offline uslackr

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Remaining NHC sites
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:47:35 AM »
Any thoughts on the delay for the remaining sites. Seems like its been more than a week since we've seen an update to the results.  I'm getting curious (and anxious).

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 02:01:40 AM »
You might want to review the Competition Information page to see when judging is scheduled for the site you are curious about.  All sites that have already held judging have had their results posted.  Any sites that haven't posted yet simply haven't judged yet.
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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 12:21:17 PM »
I assume with last week being Easter, they didn't schedule any comps since it may be hard to get judges due to family events.  8 regions left to judge over the next 3 weekends.

Also, can I say the AHA is kicking butt getting these results out.  The first weekend the results were posted that following Friday.  I expected the 2nd weekend to take longer since it was 3 regions instead of one, but those were posted the following Friday as well.  Nice work AHA!

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 09:05:44 PM »
Hi Guys,

The way the dates are chosen for the 12 competitions in 12 different cities and states is this.  We have a 4 week (or 5 weeks with Easter) stretch, during which the competitions can take place.  It is completely up to the local organizers to select the weekend for their competition.  Typically, organizers avoid trying to judge on Easter weekend, and during a known spring break time, plus they also try to balance the date to not conflict with surrounding/regional competitions, etc.

In any given year, it is entirely possible that all 12 competition will occur on the same weekend.  If this is the organizers' choices, then that is the way the competition will happen.  Keep in mind that not all 12 competition winners lists will be posted simultaneously since the results must be verified by me and John Moorhead before each winners list is posted.

BTW, the competitions are all registered with the BJCP in December, so the dates of the different locations are available on the BJCP calendar well ahead of the competition registration process.

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 05:14:49 AM »
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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 08:18:52 PM »
In any given year, it is entirely possible that all 12 competition will occur on the same weekend.  If this is the organizers' choices, then that is the way the competition will happen.  Keep in mind that not all 12 competition winners lists will be posted simultaneously since the results must be verified by me and John Moorhead before each winners list is posted.

If you don't mind giving people a peek behind the curtain, could you elaborate a little on the verification process?  Some people seem to question what takes so long to verify.  I'm assuming it involves at least going through summary sheets to verify the places entered match what was entered into the system as well as verifying that the entries that placed met the minimum score to advance.  Any other info you're willing to provide would be great.

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 01:11:35 AM »
In any given year, it is entirely possible that all 12 competition will occur on the same weekend.  If this is the organizers' choices, then that is the way the competition will happen.  Keep in mind that not all 12 competition winners lists will be posted simultaneously since the results must be verified by me and John Moorhead before each winners list is posted.

If you don't mind giving people a peek behind the curtain, could you elaborate a little on the verification process?  Some people seem to question what takes so long to verify.  I'm assuming it involves at least going through summary sheets to verify the places entered match what was entered into the system as well as verifying that the entries that placed met the minimum score to advance.  Any other info you're willing to provide would be great.
Just a guess that they also verify the entrant is in fact an AHA member. That they paid, I suppose.   It would be embarrassing to have someone win ninkasi just to find out later they aren't qualified to enter.

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 01:24:03 AM »
Glad I didn't pick Nashville again, 202 left to judge tonight/tomorrow.

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 03:40:06 AM »
Glad I didn't pick Nashville again, 202 left to judge tonight/tomorrow.

Wow.  Even with exporting the ciders and meads?

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 04:28:03 PM »
Nashville exported the cider/mead categories?  Do you know where they went?

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 04:37:09 PM »
Nashville exported the cider/mead categories?  Do you know where they went?

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
Great! Thank you.

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 11:26:12 PM »
Nashville exported the cider/mead categories?  Do you know where they went?

Indy.  In capable hands.

Wow!  That is crazy.  I have never heard of them doing this before.  I have heard of them needing to call in judges from other regions to help complete the task, but not this. Interesting...

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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 11:39:35 PM »
We used to do it years ago with San Diego shipping entries up to LA for judging, but San Diego has enough judges to do all that on their own now while we're busy tackling our own big comps.
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Re: Remaining NHC sites
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 01:19:05 AM »
Nashville exported the cider/mead categories?  Do you know where they went?

Indy.  In capable hands.
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