Judging Criteria and Judge Job Descriptions
Our goal at the South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo (SCLR) is to be fair and consistent in judging all events. If you are or ever were a qualified practicing working lineman, you are eligible to be a judge for the SCLR. Should you volunteer to be a judge, it is mandatory to attend the judges meeting that will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at (location and time to be announced). In this meeting, each event will be reviewed, and final instructions will be given so that our judging can be fair and consistent. All judges will be required to assist in proctoring the Apprentice Division Written Test Event.
Please review the list of items below to see what is expected and needed to participate as a judge:
- Having experience in the electrical lineman trade
- Attend the judges meeting on Thursday
- Assist in proctoring Apprentice Division Written Test
- Must attend the Competitor Q&A Session following the Apprentice Written Test
- Fair and consistent judging
- Wear hard hats
- Wear long pants
- Wear safety toe shoes
- Wear safety glasses (dark or clear)
- Wear provided judge's shirt
- Wet weather gear is not required but recommended in the event of rain.
Judges will receive a complementary gift bag with a ticket for a free lunch on the day of the rodeo. We need and welcome Judges from all cooperatives, so please consider getting involved and representing your cooperative at the SCLR.
Thank you for Your Support!
There will be one Master Judge to represent each division: Apprentice Division Master Judge and Journeyman Team Master Judge. The duty of a Master Judge is to be the authority on the day of the rodeo to resolve situations involving their assigned divisions. They are to assist the Chief Judge, for each event, in resolving disputes and protests in any situation the Chief Judge is unable to resolve. They are to be available to their Chief Judge to consult with on procedures and help locate any items that may be needed for each Chief Judges event. Master Judges are also responsible for the flow of their assigned divisions and shall assist with re-routing teams in the event of a back up. Know what to do in case of illness or injury. (First Aid, fire rescue, ambulance, etc…)
A Chief Judge is to be the authority on the day of the rodeo to resolve situations and protests at their event that the judges are unable to resolve. They are to be available to their Judges to consult with on procedures and help locate any items that may be needed for each Judges event. The Chief Judges are responsible for keeping the event moving, tracking the teams/apprentices entering and leaving the event, and getting teams/apprentices properly staged and informed prior to entering the event. Sign team or apprentice score sheets at the exit, when the team or apprentice has completed the event. They will also ensure that their event site is cleaned and organized at the completion of the day. Know what to do in case of illness or injury. (First Aid, fire rescue, ambulance, etc…)
A Judge is to be the authority in conducting the event competition for each individual team or apprentice. The Judge will not be allowed to judge a team/apprentice from their cooperative. They will escort the team or apprentice to the event structure and allow five (5) minutes for questions and set up. The Judge will start time and observe the team or apprentice during the event for infractions and stop time at the completion of the event. The Judge enters the individual deductions on the provided score sheet along with the completion time and informs the Team/Apprentice of their score for that event. The Judge will sign his name on the score sheet and give to the Chief Judge at the designated event exit.