I think that the big majority of judges that I have seen are honest. It is just a very few that need to be policed, unfortunitly.Ed Aycock said:Then if so called "crooked judges" are a problem, let's apply pressure to clubs who invite them rather than assuming everyone is crooked and invoking a rule.
One club has gotten so bad about it, and one member in particular. Their numbers were way down at their last trial, while other trials that weekend had booming numbers entered. It is a reputation that the club has fostered and their reputation is well known because of it. Comment most widley heard about this club, "I'm not driving and paying all that money so that so and so can place so and so's dogs".
I guess when you figure that it only one, maybe two folks in an entire state, it is not so bad. And, there are two judges. However, when all the AA judges consistantly come from intra-state, a club is only asking for problems.