Set & Medley judges shall complete each band's scoresheet immediately after the band has performed and their scoresheets shall be collected for delivery to the recording staff before the next band commences its performance.
Explanation: Currently judges hold their scoresheets until the end of the event enabling them to review their rankings before the scoresheets go to the recording staff. Obviously this practice is a major contributor to the lengthy delays which occur before the announcement of results, particularly for the grades with larger numbers, ie grades 3, 4a and 4b. If we are to maintain the interest of the public (and minimize the nail-biting of the participants) we need to have the results out as soon after the event as possible.
Adoption of this remit would materially lessen the delay and also bring our procedure into line with RSPBA contests, including the Worlds.