Isn't the President from Chicago? I detect an advantage in the competition just with the name.
Just kidding. It does look like a pretty good recipe and I'm sure I'll try it as I'm a fan of english style anything. Congrats!
I did look at the competition results and noticed something a little odd....someone's "old speckled rooster" came in 1st under the English Pale Ale category but it was listed as a Special/Best/Premium Bitter. If I recall, Old Speckled Hen (which I think this person was referring to on the commercial side) is an ESB by category. Of course, like our head brewer always said...you enter the beer on what it is...not what you want it to be. Maybe it should have been called Young Speckled Chick (less body and less oomph).