The overriding discontent seems not to be the scoring system but the lack of clarity that exists surrounding a decision.
The responsibility for fixing this lies with organisers and regional associations to get an adjudication format that works for them (how many adjudicators/open closed), and ABBA to insist upon points of clarity for bands. Reading a crit and having no idea of why a band has won or lost is in my opinion unacceptable. Bands want honest clarity, not a soft let down.
Am I missing something? We enter Musical contests so shouldnt the winner be the most musical playing and reading......end of