So my club is hosting it's first spey casting tournament and I have questions that I hope others here who have competed might be able to chime in on. BTW I have never competed so this is all new.... In a nutshell it says from their webpage: Who: Open to All - beginners to expert - Skagit to Long Belly What: The inaugural LBCC Spey Casting Tournament Why? Improve your casting (and fishing!) - Learn from among the best. Join us for fun and friendly competition THREE COMPETITIVE CLASSES! Class A – Open Class B - Intermediate Class C - Novice 1. What areas do they judge - accuracy, distance, or..... ??? 2. How do the equipment levels affect judging ? Short light trout spey all the way up to 16' 10wt big sticks ? Ultra short skagits, scandi, mid belly, long heads ??? 3. Class levels - how do you classify entrants into novice, intermediate or open class ? 4. What is an Open class ? thanks all!