Latelly we bartenders have been thrue the worst method for competitions, it looks like the tv show American Idol, where the judges are the same, same competitors and off course, same results. This happend in the most recent competitions I have been performing, looks like people say to be IBA, but they fix results as they want.
Other way to compete nowadays is by submitting recipes, online and letting someone who wants to learn from you for free, judge you. Off course they go based on what they want, they never make the drink based on recipe (I bet you), and choose a fake winner as they please.
I will keep on this issue for the underdog bartenders later on.
Ignacio De Notta.