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The Judges Rules Committee and Executive Board have been committed to the weekend monitoring system which is designed to help, educate and support our weekend judges. This system went into effect the 2005 show season which officially started December 28, 2004.

Each Judge is assigned a Weekend Monitor. All judges have received a letter from their Monitor along with details of their duties and responsibilities.

It is important that Show Management and judges understand and appreciate the educational value of this system and use it to their advantage. This system gives all judges the opportunity to receive the same education that the Limited Age judges have been receiving for years. This is their chance to improve their judging skills by working with their Field Monitor.

The judge is required to get a copy of the video of the classes that he or she judged and a copy of the judges sheets PRIOR to leaving the show grounds. When there are multiple judges the Show Management should release the videos and sheets to the lowest ranking judge. If the judges have the same rank then the one with the lowest number of credits will receive the videos. If a judge fails to pick up their videos and judge sheets the NCHA office should be contacted immediately. Show Management should NOT mail in the videos for the judges

Judges may review key areas of the video at their discretion. Each judge is required to contact his or her assigned Monitor prior to mailing the videos and a copy of the judge sheets to the assigned Weekend Monitor. They must be postmarked by the Wednesday following the last day of the show.

Show Management should make sure that their Video Contractors are aware of and are complying with the new requirements PRIOR to the show. Please make sure that the video recorders are set on the long playing (LP) system to assure the minimum amount of video usage. Please put as many classes as possible on each video. Videographers that supply the judge with videos that are unacceptable will be fined according to NCHA Standing Rule 6.c.

NCHA has committed the financial resources to improve our judging. "All Judges need to strive to improve their judging skills and be held more accountable." Extra effort and cooperation from the Judges and Show Management can make a positive difference in judging and to the entire NCHA judging program.

Weekend Monitor Program Information

Weekend Monitor Guidelines
Types of Weekend Monitors
Weekend Monitor FAQ

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