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Re: [CQ-Contest] CR3L Should Reconsider Submission Catagory

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CR3L Should Reconsider Submission Catagory
From: David Gilbert <xdavid@cis-broadband.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:28:23 -0700
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What exactly is "unsportsmanlike" about it? They (apparently) qualified for both M/2 and M/M ... equally. They posted to 3830 and had to choose one at that point, but they had the option to choose either category right up until the official contest submission deadline. They presumably didn't cheat, and the worst that could be said about them is that they misled you regarding their intended category with a 3830 posting they had no obligation to make in the first place. They didn't even have to be honest in their 3830 posting since it has nothing to do with their official entry!

They competed identically ... and fairly ... whether they entered M/2 or MM. Nothing offensive about that in my opinion.

Dave   AB7E

On 12/7/2015 10:44 AM, John Crovelli wrote:
The CR3L Team should reconsider their decision to change from M/2 to M/M. Their 
clear intent was to enter M/2 and posting their score on 3830 as such 
immediately following the CQWW CW is evidence they most likely complied with 
all applicable rules for a M/2 entry.  It was only post-contest was it evident 
there was an opportunity to win M/M.
In my opinion, which seems to run with the majority based upon the dozens of 
comments made on this forum, the CR3L decision to change entry categories at 
the 11th hour, apparently to secure a winning score in the M/M entry class, is 
unsportsmanlike and offensive.  The CR3L team deserves to bare the brunt of the 
nearly universal negative commentary having taken this action.  Yes, what was 
done is allowed under the rules, but going down this path is well outside the 
spirit of fair competition.
I hope the CR3L team will reconsider what they have done and proceed to seek an 
administrative entry class change back to M/2 through negotiation with the CQ 
Contest Committee Chairman.
It is not to late to correct this wrong......it would be the class right thing 
to do under this circumstance.
John CrovelliW2GD/P40W

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