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Class Conundrum

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by timb99, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Being a formerly solid Class A shooter, whose lack of practice and competition in recent times has affected my shooting to the point where I'm now a Class B shooter working to get back to Class A, I found this minor conundrum interesting.

    A shooter with an average from 94% to just under 94.75% will be classified Class B, except when there are 5 classes.

    For example, someone with a 94.5% average will be classified Class B in an event with three classes (A, B, C), four classes (A, B, C, D), and six classes(AAA, AA, A, B, C, D), but if the event has five classes (AA, A, B, C, D), that person will be classified in Class A.

    I found this interesting. Doesn't really bother me. I guess I just found it to be inconsistent.
     
  2. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Well I can't say it isn't strange but I will ask just how would you fix it??

    Bob Lawless


    SIX CLASSES

    98% and over AAA

    96.25% and under 98% AA

    94.75% and under 96.25% A

    93% and under 94.75% B

    90% and under 93% C

    under 90% D

    FIVE CLASSES

    97% and over AA

    94% and under 97% A

    91% and under 94% B

    88% and under 91% C

    Under 88% D

    FOUR CLASSES

    95% and over A

    92% and under 95% B

    89% and under 92% C

    Under 89% D

    THREE CLASSES

    95% and over A

    91% and under 95% B

    Under 91% C
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    tim99... we're all shooting for that 200 straight anyway... aren't we?
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    At a state shoot with this number;94.68%, expect to be placed in class A even though it says; 93% and under 94.75% B

    Hap
     
  5. BIGDON

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    Hap; your past has factored in.

    Don
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not talking about known ability.

    I'm talking about the numbers/categories breakdown.

    Just seems odd and the "brackets"...if you will...don't make sense to me.

    It would make more sense if that average were Class A for 5 classes and 6 classes. But you're A if there are 5 classes and back to B if there are 6? Huh?

    Like I said, and like BigM said, I'm shooting to break them all, and I'm really only shooting against myself, no matter what class you put me in.
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    BIGDON, you are correct my friend. Known ability plays an important part in our game regardless of what the current numbers say. AA time before when I was down in health for a spell recording about those same numbers.

    timb99, I think 99.99% of the shooters do that same thing, trying to break them all every time! You almost have to use known ability when classifying at the important shoots. In my case, I may break a 100 today, tomorrow I may break an 89, week later a 99. It depends on how I feel, pain wise, and even I couldn't classify myself till I've shot a few targets. Most of guys doing the classifying do a good job, and a thankless one at that!! Pat Ireland does a fantastic job at classifying shooters properly too!! He should give clinics on his methods!

    Hap
     
  8. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Well, its all moot now. I shot well enough this weekend to get my average back up above 95, so I'm Class A again.

    Which was my goal for this year anyway.
     
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