For the first time ever I was told yesterday I was not needed for a homebrew competition where I volunteered as a BJCP judge. Now I am not the best judge on the planet, nor the highest ranking judge, but I’ve been homebrewing since 1998 and a judge since 2001 and achieve the rank of National in 2004. It’s a new competition to BJCP sanctioning so I do wish them well, but to turn away someone ranked in the top 15% of the program and involved for 13 years as a judge does not seem like a recipe for success.