Ridgway 2007

Event Ridgway rendezvous Event ridgway
 
Open_to_all_carvers  Open_to_all_carvers 
 
wood_Quality_Main_GOOD  wood_Quality_Main_FAIR 
 
wood_size_main_LARGE  wood_Quick_Carve_FAIR 
 
wood_UNIFORMITY_Main_GOOD  wood_size_main_SMALL 
 
meals_provided  wood_size_quick_carve_SMALL 
 
meals_provided_BREAKFAST  wood_UNIFORMITY_Main_POOR 
 
meals_provided_LUNCH  wood_UNIFORMITY_QUICK_POOR 
 
meals_provided_DINNER  meals_provided 
 
show_useful_for_your_publicity_purposes_DT_KNOW  meals_provided_DINNER 
 
Rooms_Accommodations_PROVIDED  show_useful_for_your_publicity_purposes_DT_KNOW 
 
onsite_Sales_GOOD  Rooms_Accommodations_OTHER 
 
Parking_Near_to_Carving_Area_YES  Rooms_Accommodations_OTHER_EXPLAINED some
 rooms provided for favorites
 
Paid_to_participate_in_Event_NO  onsite_Camping_NOT_ALLOWED 
 
All_Tools_Allowed  onsite_Sales_POOR 
 
Electricity_Provided  Parking_Near_to_Carving_Area_YES 
 
NOT_Able_to_keep_Main  Paid_to_participate_in_Event_NO 
 
Reas_for_NOT_Able_to_keep_Main aucti All_Tools_Allowed 
 
Able_to_keep_Quick_Carve  Electricity_Not_Provided 
 
Percent_from_Quick_Carve_Aucti_to_carver 100 NOT_Able_to_keep_Main 
 
Do_not_know_if_helper_allowed  Reas_for_NOT_Able_to_keep_Main auctied
 
Cleanup_Crew_Good  Quick_Carve_Given_to_Event 
 
Hospitality_of_City_Good  Helper_Allowed 
 
There_was_NOT_a_Theme  Cleanup_Crew_Fair 
 
Bathrooms_Availability_and_Conditions_Good  Hospitality_of_City_Good 
 
No_Security  There_was_NOT_a_Theme 
 
Setup_of_Event_Good  Bathrooms_Availability_and_Conditions_Poor 
 
do_not_know_fee_for_spectators  Security_Provided 
 
Carving_related_classes_offered_do_not_know  Setup_of_Event_Poor 
 
Nightlife_good  do_not_know_fee_for_spectators 
 
Safety_Gear_Required_Yes  Carving_related_classes_offered_yes 
 
fueling_statis_provided_Yes  Nightlife_fair 
 
Rate_the_awards_poor  Safety_Gear_Required_Yes 
 
Perks_Offered_tshirts  fueling_statis_provided_No 
 
Perks_Offered_Hats  Rate_the_awards_poor 
 
Quality_of_Prizes_fiar  Quality_of_judging_poor 
 
Perks_Offered_tshirts 
 
Quality_of_Prizes_poor 
 
Comments  I went to the third, fourth and fifth and enjoyed them, but it seemed to lose the giving atmosphere and gain a carnival type feeling.  Also, it was very evident that there was special treatment being given to carvers that were close to the Bi's and the people from overseas were placed  another level.  When I would arrive I would have to fight for a 10 X 10 space, but several of the "names" had a 20X20 area.   I was not the only person to observe this and I know that I won't return neither will the other people that noticed.   It's a shame that such a good effort has turner into a "Good ol' boy" event.  Makes people wonder, where does all this money go?