There is nothing wrong with the idea that categories compete among themselves. Multipliers were built in to cater for difficulty but I see no problem that the contest results are published with individual categories in mind.
Much like my running sport I’ve been practicing for close on two decades, there are juniors, seniors, veterans, masters and great masters. They certainly would not be able to compete against each other. Prize giving is per group – 1st, 2nd and 3rd. etc. It gets more difficult with age, I know, I’m moving to the great master category – fast!
73 de Eddie
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