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AHA First Round
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:29:30 AM »
Can someone help me. I received my score sheets back from the first round and all three of the beers I entered in category 10 were marked that they had advanced to the mini best of show and one of them my Brown in 10c is marked with 2nd place. Does this mean I got thru the first round with the 10c entry?
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 05:35:09 AM »
I think that's a safe bet.
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 05:49:48 AM »
Can someone help me. I received my score my score sheets back from the first round and all three of the beers I entered in category 10 marked that they advanced to the mini best of show and one of them my Brown in 10c is marked with 2nd place. Does this mean I got thru the first round with the 10c entry?
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If the cover sheets are filled out correctly, yes.

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 06:42:42 AM »
WAHOOOOOOO!!!!! I am a little excited. ;D

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 06:43:41 AM »
You will get instructions on what to do next.

Janis will have the results posted soon, so wait to see your name on the list for that region.  Good luck in the 2nd round.
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 06:48:23 AM »
Thanks fellow Michigander. As you might guess this is my first time making it thru first round. ;D

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 06:56:04 AM »
This is where I have a problem with the current "release" schedule...

You have your results and can prepare for the second round.  I am still waiting.  There is no reason to hold all results until all regions are recieved and then posted - fairness is not an argument, as demonstrated here.  >:(

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011, 07:02:29 AM »
This is where I have a problem with the current "release" schedule...

You have your results and can prepare for the second round.  I am still waiting.  There is no reason to hold all results until all regions are recieved and then posted - fairness is not an argument, as demonstrated here.  >:(

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I agree it does give some an advantage. Some folks have already rebrewed for the second round (me) and others still don't know what advanced (practically everyone else in my HB club, they all used Nashville where I used Dallas).  On the other hand, it does suck when everybody has to wait for that one region that's dragging it's feet.

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011, 07:55:40 AM »
This is where I have a problem with the current "release" schedule...

You have your results and can prepare for the second round.  I am still waiting.  There is no reason to hold all results until all regions are recieved and then posted - fairness is not an argument, as demonstrated here.  >:(

release the Kraken!
I agree it does give some an advantage. Some folks have already rebrewed for the second round (me) and others still don't know what advanced (practically everyone else in my HB club, they all used Nashville where I used Dallas).  On the other hand, it does suck when everybody has to wait for that one region that's dragging it's feet.
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 08:32:09 AM »
Hi all,

So far, we have not passed the usual date (this Friday) for posting the First Round results of the NHC.  When creating the schedule for this year, I had hoped to get the results posted one week earlier, but this wasn't possible as it turns out.  Now, the delay in posting the results is as painful for me as it is for all of the entrants.  I need all 10 databases in order to create the database for the Final Round, and I can't assign Final Round entry numbers and create the entry labels to send to the First Round winners, etc. until I have the Final Round database.

If you already have your score sheets with comments, scores, and information about whether your entry placed, you are light years ahead of all the entrants who entered the Saratoga Springs competition.  If you wanted to re-brew, you have had every opportunity to do so since the competition began, or even before that. Otherwise, relax, don't worry, have a homebrew; we're all doing the best we can under the circumstances

Thanks for your patience and understanding.  Good luck to everyone qualifying for the Final Round!

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 03:22:56 PM »
If you wanted to re-brew, you have had every opportunity to do so since the competition began, or even before that.

you are joking... right?  what if I entered 5 beers, or 15, or 50?  How am I to know which made it through the gauntlet and which fell by the wayside?  I am still waiting for results from you or in the mail, and am WAY under a reasonable timeframe to rebrew a great beer in time to ship for the final round. 

I would hate to have your job right now, with, literally, hundreds of brewers waiting and grumbling at you every day.

What I don't understand is why you can't release the results when you get them.  There is not a fairness issue - you either moved ahead in your region, or you did not.  Since you could only enter one region this year, there is no advantage or disadvantage to knowing the results as soon as possible.  You can develop your database and entry numbers and such after the fact - most just want to know if they made it or not.
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 06:12:14 PM »
If you wanted to re-brew, you have had every opportunity to do so since the competition began, or even before that.

you are joking... right?  what if I entered 5 beers, or 15, or 50?  How am I to know which made it through the gauntlet and which fell by the wayside?  I am still waiting for results from you or in the mail, and am WAY under a reasonable timeframe to rebrew a great beer in time to ship for the final round.

Quit splitting hairs, it seems like everyone is looking for a reason to complain about this year's NHC.  Take some personal responsibility and plan your brewing accordingly if it is that bloody important.

Competition sure brings out the best in people.

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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 06:21:35 PM »
As the Boyscouts say, "Be prepared".

If you were so sure of your beer, you should have rebrewed.  At least you would have more on hand to drink if it did not move on.

If you only entered big beers or lagers, all I can say is chill and RDWHAHB.  The rebrew thing can be done, but is not done all of the time.
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 06:57:27 PM »
If you wanted to re-brew, you have had every opportunity to do so since the competition began, or even before that.

you are joking... right?  what if I entered 5 beers, or 15, or 50?  How am I to know which made it through the gauntlet and which fell by the wayside?  I am still waiting for results from you or in the mail, and am WAY under a reasonable timeframe to rebrew a great beer in time to ship for the final round.

Quit splitting hairs, it seems like everyone is looking for a reason to complain about this year's NHC.  Take some personal responsibility and plan your brewing accordingly if it is that bloody important.

Competition sure brings out the best in people.


Here is kind of the genius of this year...

You could enter your beers in any region.  It has long been known that some regions judge before others.  Typically the west coast has their sheets back while in the midwest... we have to wait for the full release to know if we placed or not. 

This year, though, you could have entered your beer in ANY region.  Next year, just enter your beer in the region that is judged first if you are that worried about it.

This issue you speak of has been present for many years... it is just the nature of the competition.  You can either choose to embrace the competition for what it is... the biggest, the most, and the best... going head to head. 

So accept the logistics that come with it... or just enter in something smaller that does not have the logistics involved.

Choose wisely...  I chose to sit this year out... and I miss the excitement greatly!!!
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Re: AHA First Round
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 07:20:52 PM »
As the Boyscouts say, "Be prepared".

If you were so sure of your beer, you should have rebrewed.  At least you would have more on hand to drink if it did not move on.

If you only entered big beers or lagers, all I can say is chill and RDWHAHB.  The rebrew thing can be done, but is not done all of the time.

Agreed Jeff.

I'm just as anxious as the next guy but as Janis has indicated, we are still on track to determine the first round winners as we did at the same time last year.

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