[CQ-Contest] Submission Categories for all Contests

Trent Sampson vk4ts at outlook.com
Tue Dec 8 15:08:40 EST 2015

Is it time to totally reconsider the category system ? 
Should a Multi Multi that is beaten by a Multi Single get kudo's for a first place ? 
Should the Rules that govern contests change to - BEST wins regardless - 
So for example - A QRP station beats all comers including SOAB HP unassisted - he takes the first place in QRP LP and HP ? After all it is the motor sport equivalent of a lawn mower powered go cart beating a NASCAR racer into first place. 
Should Single op, single bands be split out of SOAB entries and also categorised as Single Band ie a SOAB who actually has the best 80M score wins the single band 80m category ? 
What was done by CR3L is hardly cheating - they put forward their log into a category they could win. 
The tip for the future is probably put your scores to 3830 and declare a Nonsensical category. Play your cards closer to your chest. 
Many of the categories are catered for so that in the finest tradition of everyone gets a prize operators are encouraged - BUT as a competition are we really catering for best of the best ? 
I think at this juncture we are not.

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