Inspired by the threads about dubious judge behaviour, I have decided to share my vast experience and knowledge about judging for the greater good of the community. After reading this guide, you will know everything you need to know to avoid being talked about on this forum for dodgy judging. So, let's start!
As a judge, you have a very important role in the competition. The decisions you make, can have big consequences. For example, you are judging Rowe Hessler in a 3x3 solve. When
Saturday, 17 December was the day when it would once and for all, or at least for a year, be settled who is the best speedcuber of the Netherlands. 40 competitors from across the country and beyond, and their entourage, gathered in Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam, to battle for the title of national champion in events ranging from 2x2 - 5x5, including 3x3 OH and blindfolded, as well as something called Magic.
The Dutch Nationals 2011 took place at 'De Koekfabriek' in Zaandam, an
Ever since I got into solving Rubik's cubes and later into speedsolving, I have been planning to attend an official WCA competition, as soon as there was one within reasonable travel distance from my place and I would get consistent sub-60 averages.
So, when the Dutch Open 2011 in Eindhoven was announced and I was averaging in the low 50s, I registered for the competition. Within hours, my registration was confirmed by Ron.
The Dutch Open was the first competition after