[CQ-Contest] CR3L Should Reconsider Submission Catagory

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Dec 7 17:28:23 EST 2015

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.
> Regards,
> John CrovelliW2GD/P40W
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