EX MD Adjudicating

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by eckyboy, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Do other members think it's a bonus or a handicap for one of your old MD's taking an important contest.Will they be looking for the same old flaws or be impressed if you've improved.
  2. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    or would they hold a grudge that you'd improved :p
  3. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    LOL-never thought of that one :lol: True though
  4. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Can't they have some rule where anybody who has conducted one of the bands can't adjudicate the contest. I know this might be a bit difficult in Championship section, but it would surely make it look fairer.
  5. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    I experienced this once at an open adjudication contest - and it was very interesting to note that the adjudicator put his pen down at the start of the piece for a good 2 minutes and seemed rather interested in his nails...

    Guess what - we didn't do anything in that contest!

    Rach x
  6. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    I fail to see how this should be an issue and I dont think players scepticism helps the negative thoughts we all have about contest results. These people are paid to give an objective adjudication, I dont think it would do their reputations any good to be so petty and I am sure contest controllers would have a few words to say. If you loose you say the ex MD has it in for you, if you win the other bands say it was a fix. Just get on with it and play to the best of your ability, what more can you do!!!
  7. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    But it wouldn't be an issue if the adjudicator had no connections with any of the bands.
  8. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    So what do you do, tell bands they cant enter contests cos someone associated with the band is adjudicating or tell the adjudicator he cant do the job because his daughters music teachers sons friends uncle is playing drums for band number 6?!?!?!?! Everyone knows everyone in banding and as soon as people get over these conspiracy theories the better.
  9. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Our adjudicators cannot see us as we play. Perhaps if your ex-MD DOES adjudicate you, this may be to your advantage??

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