Reggie manages all the bookkeeping of your competition end-to-end - from Entrant and Judge registration, collecting and recording
Judge timesheets and Entry scores, providing reports and a slide-show Awards Presentation, publishing the results on the web and
providing BJCP with judging points. Reggie has been in use for over 10 years, and has been used by all of the Florida competitions for
over 7 years.
New Features in Reggie Version 6
Complete multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian currently supported) Entrant and Judge registration screens
Integration of Sponsors (regular, per-medal-style, and Pro/Am) with the Awards Presentation and the Web results
Sponsors are now shown on the Entrant / Judge registration screens
Organizer Approved entry comments The Organizer can now review Entry provided information and approve (or not), and contact Entrant for additional information, as needed
Reenter a beer from previous comp Entrants can easily reenter a beer that they had entered in a previous competition. BJCP2015 competitions also cross-reference to BJCP2008 styles.
Handling of clubs, judging locations, delivery locations, etc., is now international-friendly
Updated BOS handling Rewrote the Best Of Show reporting section to be more clear, and also to integrate awarding of Pro/Am winners
The Check-in/Payment report now also provides a list of email addresses for unpaid entries, so they can be emailed together
Updated the Web Results display to better demonstrate how to use the Reggie API to generate your own web result reports
Format updates to several reports to make them more functional (e.g., Table Cards now have a larger font for Judge Names)
Updated look-and-feel Also improved functionality, tuned for efficiency, clubs are selectable by partial name
More information about Reggie
Reggie is web based and runs on any web-enabled device (laptops, tablets, cellphones) with any operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone), and any modern browser that supports HTML5 (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.).
Reggie can be run over Wi-Fi or from your cell phone hotspot.
Reggie will run concurrently on multiple devices (Competition Organizer, Registrar, Judge Director, Scanner, each on separate laptops, for example).
From an Entrant's viewpoint, once an account is set up in Reggie, the account is good for ALL competitions that Reggie hosts. This allows Entrants to review their Entry and Judging history for ALL Reggie competitions.
Reggie handles online Entry registration, and lets you adjust many settings (max #entries per brewer, max #entries in comp, etc.) Reggie also works with PayPal to track payments received.
Reggie supports several different Style Guidelines including the most recent versions of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP 2015) and World Beer Cup (WBC 2016). You can add your own specialty medal groups ("Coffee beer"), or choose to allow a subset (for example, using the BJCP guidelines for a mead-only competition).
Reggie enforces the Guideline requirements - so if a particular style requires Sweetness and Fruit Type, the entry will not be registered and accepted until this information has been entered.
Reggie handles online Judge registration, and then lets you create Judging Sessions and assign judges appropriately. Judges with entries or style preferences are flagged for you.
Once you have the entry bottles, Reggie assigns random entry numbers and organizes a quick and efficient Bottle Sorting/Labeling party for you.
Reggie tracks who has paid, which registered entries are missing bottles, etc., so you can quickly identify and address these issues.
After you have all the entries ready to go, Reggie helps you in Grouping the entries (for example, you may want to group all Lagers together if there are not enough individual Style entries).
Reggie supports (and encourages) queued judging, but will also handle specific flighting if you prefer. Mix and match.
When you get to judging days, Reggie prints all the forms for you - table identifiers, sign-in/waiver sheets, judge scoresheet labels, flight info sheets, cup labels, flight pull sheets, etc.
As entries are judged, Reggie helps you record the Judges and the points scored. Reggie has continuously updated BJCP Judge information, so if you're BJCP, Reggie already knows about you; if not, then Reggie can easily add you.
Reggie supports scoresheet scanning - so you can scan scoresheets as they are returned by the judges - and then make them available to the entrants immediately after the awards ceremony - with the push of a button.
Reggie manages your competition from first-round judging (queued or not, or both), mini-Best Of Show judging, through Best Of Show judging. You may have multiple BOS panels (for example, Beer and Mead/Cider).
Once the judging is complete, Reggie will print medal labels for you, if desired. Then use Reggie to do an award-by-award Awards Ceremony slideshow on a big-screen TV.
After the Awards Ceremony, click a checkbox to publish all of the medal winner results on the web. Reggie will also email all entrants and provide information to them for how to view/download their scanned scoresheets.
If you are stuffing scoresheets into envelopes for manual distribution (or eventual mailing), Reggie prints envelope addressing and sorting labels to assist.
For final wrapup, Reggie calculates the BJCP judging points for you, lets you review the report (and add missing information, as needed), then automatically submits the report, in XML format, to the BJCP.
Reggie tech support is always available - you can email, text, or call our support cell phone at any time.
Reggie costs between $30 and $100 ($200 if more than 800 entries), depending on your competition size
(1-150 entries: $30 USD, 151-300 entries: $50 USD, 301-800 entries: $100 USD).
This cost covers our expenses for web hosting, bandwidth, online storage, and other costs.
Think of it as another comp expense (like judge lunches or copy services).
Reggie automates the competition for you, saving you lots of time and headaches.
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NOTE - all other documents in the top section of that page are OLD - do not use them as references about the mechanics of the test.
If you know everything in these two documents, you have all the information you will need to pass the Online exam. There are also
many other very useful resources on this page to broaden your knowledge - feel free to also read them.
Also, for the Tasting test, you will need to understand the BJCP 2015 Mead Style Guidelines.
Start by going to BJCP.org and take the Online exam.
On the right-side menu, click on Exam Center
Under FAQ, click on #1: How Do I Become A Judge - Online Exam
Click on the Click Here To Enroll link
Scroll down to the Mead Exam section and choose to either take it once ($10), or you can get three tries at it for $20. If you've studied well, one try should do it.
Take the exam. It is 200 questions in 60 minutes. It's open book - but at 18 seconds per question, you don't have much time to look at references.
Refer to the Mead Study guide to find out details of what is covered - but the main things are the BJCP Mead program and procedures, Mead balance and
style attributes, varietal honeys, varietal grapes, fruit/spice additions, mead making process, and identifying characteristics and faults in meads.
When you pass, you will receive a Certificate Of Completion (CoC).
IMPORTANT - AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - EMAIL IT TO THE EXAM ADMINISTRATOR You *MUST* have the CoC BEFORE you are eligible to take the Mead Tasting Exam. Your CoC is good for one year. If you don't take and
pass the Mead Tasting Exam within a year of your CoC, it expires - and you'll need to take the Online Exam again.
NOTE - EVERYONE MUST TAKE THE ONLINE EXAM - whether you are already a BJCP Beer judge or not.
Next, you'll sign up for the BJCP Mead Judging (Tasting) exam. For this, you will have 90 minutes to judge 6 meads using a slightly-modified
BJCP Mead Scoresheet (the standard one is here - the test one is similar).
Download this scoresheet, make a bunch of copies and PRACTICE. Be sure to look at the CUE words under each section (Aroma, Appearance,
Flavor, Overall) - for Aroma, be sure to write a comment about the mead for EVERY cue word: Honey Expression, Alcohol, Esters,
Complexity, Other Aromatics. Fill out your scoresheets completely, address all CUE words in each section, assign scores, make sure the
scores add up, and be sure to check any appropriate Descriptor Definitions, and to fill out the Stylistic Accuracy, Technical Merit,
and Intangibles checkboxes. Everything that you don't do will lose you points when your exam is graded - so make sure you do it all.
IMPORTANT - YOU MUST PRE-PAY FOR THIS JUDGING EXAM TO HOLD YOUR SPOT. IF YOU HAVEN'T, DO IT NOW! If Nelson is administering your Judging Exam, scroll up to the top of this page to pay using PayPal. The cost of
the Judging Exam is $40 if you are not currently a BJCP Beer Judge (or if you are a Provisional Judge). If you are currently a BJCP Beer
Judge ranked Recognized or higher, then the cost if $15. Enter your name (so that I can match up your PayPal payment with you), and choose
the appropriate Pay button. Let me know if you have any questions or problems with paying using these links or using PayPal.
What are examples of good and bad Mead scoresheets??
How to improve
Stylistic Accuracy, Technical Merit, and Intangibles checkboxes
Always check these if they are mentioned in your text sections (Aroma, etc.)
Medium marshmallow and cotton candy with a light woodiness, light warming alcohol, low esters, a hint of pear, moderately sweet but
complex and inviting
Mint, medicinal, herbal, bandaid, earthy
Address all cue words (Honey Expression, Alcohol, Esters,
Complexity, Other Aromatics), and provide intensity (low, medium, high, etc.) information for each item
Deep straw with slight orangish tint and brilliant clarity, slow teardrop legs, low petillant carbonation, bright surface reflectance,
meniscus is darker possibly indicating some age on this mead
Straw, no carbonation
Address all cue words (Color, Clarity, Legs, Carbonation), and provide intensity (low, medium, high,
etc.) information for each item; also add Reflectance and Meniscus information if you can
Sweet honey flavor with pronounced marshmallow and cotton candy, buttery texture, moderately intense acidity that keeps the sweetness
from being cloying, low tannin, medium body derives more from sweetness than tannin, warming alcohol not hot, no carbonation, well
balanced between sweetness and acidity with tannin and alcohol in supporting roles
Vanilla extract, medicinal, herbal, bandaid
Address all cue words (Honey, Sweetness, Acidity, Tannin, Alcohol, Balance, Body, Carbonation, Aftertaste, Special Ingredients/
Style-Specific flavors), and provide intensity (low, medium, high, etc.) information for each item
Wonderful mead! A sweet and complex mead that is well balanced. Perhaps a slight increase in tannin from oak and a slight decrease
in acidity would increase complexity
This smells phenolic, thank you for your mead
Address all cue words (Overall Drinking Pleasure, Suggestions for improvements); bring together any comments from previous sections;
don't introduce new information that wasn't described above; be polite and offer constructive criticism
Write enough to fill all lines but don't stretch your words or leave big spaces at the end of each line; write meaningful and descriptive information, Write legibly - the graders should not need to decipher your penmanship
This section is only for people who have already registered with Nelson for an upcoming exam
The Beer Judge Certification Program has two prices for taking a Judging (Tasting) test:
If you are a current BJCP Beer Judge (ranked Recognized or higher), the cost is $15
If you are a Provisional Judge or you are not a BJCP judge, the cost is $40
Pay for BJCP Exam:
Check this box if you are a BJCP Judge already (do not check if you are Provisional)
Ready to set up Reggie for your competition? Fill out the following information and submit to apply to use Reggie for your beer/mead/cider competition.
Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email from Reggie.
Competition Date: Enter the date of the competition (or final date if more than one day) - format is YYYY-MM-DDCity: State/Country: Competition Name:
Line 2: Unless the competition name is long, enter it in Line 1, and you might enter the year in Line 2.
If the competition name is long, split it up between Line 1 and Line 2. Date range for accepting entries:
Date format is YYYY-MM-DD AHA/BJCP Competition ID: AHA/Approximate competition number of entries: Style Guideline: