[CQ-Contest] new scores in standings

K5WA K5WA at Comcast.net
Mon Oct 5 15:23:18 EDT 2015

I should have researched this before my past post.  In the RDX, the two different “deadlines” are shown here in the rules:
12. Log Submission Terms
12.1 Logs must be submitted to the contest sponsors within 14 days after the end of the contest (no later than 5.04.2015).
12.2 An applicant aiming for a spot in the "Top 3" list of any contest category (paragraph 3, 3.3) must submit his logs within 36 hours after the end of the contest.
Were the logs removed from the WRTC listing beyond the 36 hour deadline or the 2 week deadline?  If they were beyond the 2 weeks, sure, wipe the slate clean.  If we are talking about the award deadline, leave ‘em in.
From: Terry Zivney [mailto:n4tz at arrl.net] 
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2015 1:28 PM
To: K5WA
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] new scores in standings
Hi Bob,
Those late did not meet the rules; therefore, they have no official
score. The late logs are not subjected to as much scrutiny; just the
computer cross-check.  In the 'old days', late logs didn't even get
that courtesy.  I don't know about non-CQ contests, but I suspect that
if you send in a log after the deadline to the WAE or RDXC that you will
get NO points, not even a listing with italics.  
The most highly-publicized log problem in the CQWW last year came about
from someone who manipulated their log moments before the  deadline by
adding bogus QSOs. Do you think that we should let people 'enter' after
the deadline and after they had a chance to see the public logs we post?
When  should the 'unofficial deadline (wink wink) for WRTC aspirants' be?
The deadline is the deadline.
Terry N4TZ
On Monday, October 5, 2015 12:51 PM, K5WA <K5WA at Comcast.net> wrote:
It seems to me that WRTC competitors really wouldn’t care so much about the “award” in any particular contest; they simply want the placement ranking to validate WRTC credits.  Rule C clearly says “award” and logically is limited to that particular contest.  I don’t see how an “award” for a particular contest can possibly stop the WRTC from accepting the placement ranking.  Does the WRTC require a plaque or certificate to validate ranking in a contest?  If a WRTC aspirant ranks in the published standings, even though he forgoes his right to an “award”, it really shouldn’t make any difference for WRTC qualification points.  
I say all this knowing I’m going to get dropped ANOTHER 1000 points behind our NA#4 TL if my idea is accepted.  ;-)
Just trying to be fair about “definitions”.  
2 cents offered…
Bob K5WA
Subject:    Re: [CQ-Contest] new scores in standings
From: Terry Zivney <n4tz at arrl.net>
Reply-to:   Terry Zivney <n4tz at arrl.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 00:28:54 +0000 (UTC)
The rules of the CQ WPX Contest state clearly that "C. Logs submitted or postmarked after the deadline may be listed in the results, but are not eligible for awards."
This means not eligible for first place, second place, or last place awards.
Terry Zivney, N4TZ CQ WPX Contest Director

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