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January 31, 2017
Comment period for Supervising Judge application for Jonathan Bescher, Clayton, NC is now open.
The NAFAŽ Judges Committee has received an application for supervisory judging status from Jonathan Bescher of Clayton, NC.
Comments on this applicant should be directed to the Judges Committee at email@example.com.
Comments received will be reviewed by the Judges Committee and the Board of Directors. Names will remain private unless permission
is granted for them to be disseminated to the applicant. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for
consideration at the next board meeting.
- Effective October 1, 2009, the Board adopted new rules on considering applications for supervising judges. The rules
were adopted to give the Judges Committee and Board of Directors the opportunity to make a more informed decision on
supervising judge applications. The new rules call for notice of the application to be posted on the NAFAŽ webpage
for a period, ideally of seven days, to allow for comment to the Board. Applicants are also required to meet with the
Judges Committee via teleconference to discuss his or her application.
- Prospective judges must possess all of the best qualities one could want in a Supervising Judge . . . fairness,
firmness, safety minded, a good attitude to the sport, the participants, the spectators, a sense of responsibility
to the sport and as a representative of NAFAŽ.
- Prospective judges must be willing and able to mentor new and
apprentice judges, answering questions, challenging apprentices, and generally overseeing the education of the new judge.
The sharing of experiences and the ability to explain rulings and other nuances of the sport are an absolute must. Prospective
judges must have excellent measuring skills since his or her measurement is the deciding factor for any height cards. It is
understood that the meeting of all of the necessary criteria for Supervisory status does not mean an automatic approval by the
Board of Directors. It is not the intention of the Board to appoint great numbers of Supervisory Judges in any area.