they didn't like the recurved dorsal? spoken like a true judge, albeit an uninformed one! there is no such thing as a purpuratum with a flat dorsal. and if there were, it might be in line for a high award, but in my book purpuratum should be recurved. there was a spicerianum with a pretty flat dorsal that got an AM or FCC from the AOS; to most people that diminishes the species' 'charm'.