Can anybody please tell me how misdirection of resources, lack of engineering skills, a rulebook which allows winners to be chosen, a network of judges compliant and extremely adept at applying said choices and a simple lack of talent, can be impacted on or influenced in any way by handling, thus giving a poor standing in World rankings. If absolute compliance with one aspect is required then the problem is very easily resolved - and resolved with very little conflict. Set a flag system up - yellow for a warning - red for any further transgressions. There are a lot of ploughmen out there who when in Rome do as the Romans do. That’s not forgetting the fact that if you were to dock offenders, (in the scruffy classes) then a lot of them would still win. High time to take the judges out of this argument. It is simply not in their remit. It is down to the stewards. I have also been about long enough to see some prize exhibits created by hands free lobbyists, by and large beyond redemption. Handling for a whole Week would not put some of this work to rights.