[CQ-Contest] Category hopping

Michael Schulz mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Tue Dec 8 13:15:33 EST 2015

AFAIK none. Because typically you enter the competition by signing up. When
I was racing triathlons I would be automatically in 
a category based on age group, no hopping there, but everybody was already
registered _before_ the race started.

The difference here is that radio contesting allows for anybody to just show
up and decide after the fact to even submit a log or
not. 3830 is not an official site with regards to the contest in question,
so IMHO the only submission that matters is the one 
made to the official entry point for this contest. The rest .. that's called
competitive tactics and happen in any other sport. 
Distract your opponents, make them weak, make them make mistakes by playing
mind games. That's part of competition. 

73 Mike K5TRI

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
john at kk9a.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 3:55 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Category hopping

What "sport" is even remotely similar to radio contesting with very
different playing fields and multiple categories?

John KK9A

To:	Jeff Clarke <ku8e at bellsouth.net>
Subject:	Re: [CQ-Contest] Category hopping
From:	"ScottW3TX at verizon.net" <scottw3tx at verizon.net>
Date:	Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:47:50 -0500

Is there any other sport where a competitor can start in one category, then
in the middle of the race...or even after the race...change their entry

I can't think of one, which seems to indicate such action is
unsportsman-like at best.

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