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carnevoodoo

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So I was reading the results from the Kona competition (I got a 2nd out of 10 in Belgian specialty!) and I was wondering about how they decide if there's say one beer in a category, if it gets a 1st or a 2nd or whatever.

There was one beer listed in a category by itself and it got a 2nd place. Just wondering how they decide that.
 

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Since BJCP competitions go by the style sheet, I'd guess it just wasn't a very good representation of the style.
 
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david_42 said:
Since BJCP competitions go by the style sheet, I'd guess it just wasn't a very good representation of the style.
I was just wondering if they had a specific number to cut it off at for each place.
 

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I know very little about this. But I thought I saw that they have a scoring system and you must hit a certain number for gold, silver, or bronze. So, maybe that one beer just did not score out high enough for a gold. But I could be wrong.
 

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david_42 said:
Since BJCP competitions go by the style sheet, I'd guess it just wasn't a very good representation of the style.
That is my guess, too. There is no set score threshold for a certain medal. However, nothing requires the judges to award medals according to place, i.e., you do not have to give a first-place finisher a gold medal if it is not up to a gold medal standard.


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