As I am sure you are all aware, every competition has its own background that can contribute to the problems of finishing of judging 750 entries in one weekend. Dallas just finished the Bluebonnet competition in March. Having the NHC competition so soon after the Bluebonnet was a concern of mine in the decision to move the competition back to TX. From what I understand, the local judges were not very involved in the first weekend of judging, but the out of town judges made a good run at the entries. This weekend we are confident that the local judges will help to finish the competition before the April 23rd deadline.
In my experience, it is not an easy thing to devote two weekends in a row to judging, especially at this time of year. Who among us doesn't have chores around the house and in the garden at this time? Who among us doesn't have a neglected spouse and family and/or a job that demands equal or better time. I'm sure there is no one out there thinking the continuation of judging in any of these competitions is being done for any reason other than that there are still entries to be judged.
The organizers of the First Round NHC competitions are volunteers who take on a HUGE task for the benefit of the entrants and the AHA. We couldn't put on this competition without these volunteers. I think they are doing the best they can under the circumstances. So, give them a break. They all know you are waiting for your results. Please try to be patient.