What are you MINIMUM expectations as a competitor in YOUR chosen field for YOUR entry fees? I want to know the following ... What do you EXPECT from the organiser that YOU are giving your hard earn dollars to? What do YOU expect your judge to BE? (qualifications, notice given by club) I am disheartened and on both sides here ... as a judge... a competitor... and someone who hands over their hard earned cash .... What exactly do you expect you will get for your entry fee? Lets face it, these days, with petrol and ground fees no matter what your discipline, you are lucky to get out of an event for $100 minimum. What do you think the organising clubs minimum requirments are? Should they notify people who judge as a helper duty - BEFORE the morning of the event - whay tests they are judging? these days you have to supply a helper at all events... so where does your money go? surely not to the local boys brigade for being runners at the event. Yep - there are a lot of overheads now, rates, insurances affiliation fees it goes on and on - I am NOT disputing that - OR having a go at organising committees ... The question is - WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS AS A COMPETITOR?