Jim got 2nd place at the PA Cup in the Hunter PCP Class. 1st - 4th place were all separated by 1 shot each in a field of over 45 entrants - what a tight spread!
I noticed that a lot of the Hunter Division shooters got awarded one or two extra points after day 1. I assume that a target was pulled after the match. The hit rate on the target seemed to have a strong correlation to the shooters final score, as it should. A good number of shooters missed it both times. About half the shooters knocked it down at least once. A few people knocked it down twice. Notice that the top 4 shooters all knocked it down both times (that's fortunate as it did not affect final standings in this case). Does anyone know why the target was pulled? And what type of target?
...I'm not sure which target was pulled on day one. It was on the red course and was probably a Gamo....Another target was pulled on the white course on Saturday.... I don't know why that target was pulled eitherAnother situation arose on the white course on Sunday when a target was pulled off center during he course of the match and presented an angled face plate and KZ to the shooters. A few shooters protested the target claiming it was an illegal target as the angle presented a reduced KZ diameter. (those protesting missed shots on the target)...Jim in Sacramento
Pertaining to targets that are not compliant for some other reason - call a marshal. As long as the target is square within +/- 5 degrees, it should stay in play. If the shooter thinks a target has been pulled out of alignment, call the marshal to straighten it out.I'm hoping that AAFTA defines some procedures so that scores aren't always being adjusted after the match is over. Since these adjustments are not done transparently (not documented), we don't really know the extent of it. When it happens, it lessens the integrity of the scores.Leaving the target in play is always better. But if they had pulled that angled target, you might have gotten 1st in Hunter. Or did you hit it both times?
I tested every target that was protested after each day of shooting. I don't believe the worlds style procedure is the best either (which you are suggesting), just based on my experience with it in Poland.
First off, great shooting Jim. I'm glad we got to shoot together on Sunday. As for the top six(maybe 8 ) shooters in Hunter none were awarded points from day one as we knocked over any protested targets twice. If you look at the score boards(posted elsewhere) there were no corrections made to our scores. It was tight race.