[CQ-Contest] CONTEST CATEGORIES vs. HIDING PLACES
desmith at Telalink.Net
Fri Nov 21 14:59:07 EST 1997
At 11:45 PM 11/20/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Sub-categories have been criticized as "hiding places for wimps".
>The Olympics have been cited as an example of good competition.
>The Olympics have MANY events (categories)....
Fully agreed. Is the Olympic champion in the 100m dash not a real champion
because he couldn't run the marathon?
We compete where we feel our strengths are. IMHO any category is valid as
long as there are enough entrants in that category to show that there is, in
fact, competition. If 50 people in Alabama decide to operate QRP in the WW
CW, that's competition & the one with the highest score deserves recognition.
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