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    Contest Debate

    Does anyone have an opinion on a father being part of the judging process at a surf tournament while his son is also a competitor?

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    Dont see anything wrong with it unless is plays favorites with his son

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Dont see anything wrong with it unless is plays favorites with his son
    This was the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ732 View Post
    This was the case.
    Then no they shouldnt be a judge if you have more than just hear say to back up you complaint.

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    the father definitely, without a doubt, shouldn't be a judge in his son's heats. Its probably fine for hime to judge other heats, but would need to be swapped out during his son's heats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    the father definitely, without a doubt, shouldn't be a judge in his son's heats. Its probably fine for hime to judge other heats, but would need to be swapped out during his son's heats.
    Yeah exactly

    Also to the starter of the post let please keep names out of this discussion. There is no reason to slander someone on the net who isnt here to give a rebuttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Yeah exactly

    Also to the starter of the post let please keep names out of this discussion. There is no reason to slander someone on the net who isnt here to give a rebuttle

    Of course, I wouldnt do that, just wanted everyones opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    the father definitely, without a doubt, shouldn't be a judge in his son's heats. Its probably fine for hime to judge other heats, but would need to be swapped out during his son's heats.
    My thoughts exactly. If I were the father, or the son I would not have it any other way.

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    When I was studying karate in college, my instructor told a story about how he made a mistake in his kata (form). He was banging through it so hard and doing such a good job that none of the judges noticed. Once he finished the judges gave their score (all 9's) and his instructor stood up and said in Japanese/broken English "Minus point. He make mistake." This caused my instructor to lose the competition, but was the honorable thing to do. I follow the same philosophy. My son would not want me as a judge in his heat because I would be overly critical of his technique. Its better to lose with honor than to win in disgrace.