B/D Meeting,
B/D CONFERENCE CALL,  

HA Forum Minutes,

The follow topic was discussed and motioned for approval on the HA forum. 
 

In the event a judge has cause to DQ a competitor, he or she must do so by showing a flag to the course director. This is to be done with no discussion with the other judge(s). we are looking for independent actions from the judges. If the Cd sees a flag from each judge, he will confirm, then ask the competitor to retire from the field. If the CD does not see a flag from each judge, he will inform the DQing judge, who will continue scoring the remainder of the run. (finish here with one of the two options below)

Option A: The DQing judge will take all the points from the phase of work where the offense occured.
 option B: The DQing judge will take points from the score that reflects
his opinion of the severity of the offense. 

Option C:  The DQing judge will take points from the score that  reflects his opinion of the severity of the offense, up to a maximum  of all points allotted to that segment of work 

An explanation of the above optoins would be:

Option A:  If the judge flags(DQs) he must take all of that phase
Option B if the judge flags, he can take as little or as much as he
wants.
Option C:   If the judge flags he can take as little or as much as he wants, up to the maximum points allowed for that phase. (keep in mind these options go into effect when not all the judges are DQing that run).

There are 16 votes cast
Option A -- 2
option  B--  7
option  C -- 7
Because of the tie, I will vote B, so option B will be put in the end of the paragraph.

 

The results of the above vote make the new rule read:

 In the event a judge has cause to DQ a competitor, he or she must do so by showing a flag to course director. This is to be done with no discussion with the other judge(s). We are looking for independent action from the judges. If the course director sees a flag from each judge, he will confirm, then ask the competitor to retire from the field. If the course director does not see a flag from each judge, he will inform the DQing judge who will continue to score the run. The DQing judge will take points from the run that reflects his opinion of the severity of the offense.( If the judge flags, he can take as few or as many points as he wants irregardless of the phase of work.)

 

Francis, Feb. 9, 2006