I believe it has only recently gotten a Certificate of Botanical Recognition, which has not yet been published in Awards Quarterly. So once the name becomes official [to the AOS], it can start being used for awards.
Yep, I was on the team that did that award. Not too special a flower (an nice d'al), but we felt the waters needed to be tested as to how the taxonomists would treat it. It certainly breeds differently than straight besseae and has a different growth habit. Very important horticulturally.