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Grand Totals

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by perosa, Jul 2, 2008.

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  1. perosa

    perosa TS Member

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    I just received my program for the 2008 Grand American. Has anyone ever bothered to actually check the addition of the attendance? I just did and the real story is: 2006 attendence was 32,827 not 33,858; 2007 attendance was 31,511 not 36,633. 2005 is correct.
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Are you talking about entries or attendance, there is a big difference ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. BBowen

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    good point, WPT.

    in the 2008 grand program, at the top of page 66, in big blue letters, it says: GRAND ATTENDANCE. at the bottom, in very small letters, it says: TOTAL ENTRIES.

    there IS a big difference and it's interesting that the totals are inflated from the actual numbers. 5122 more than the actual total in 2007.

    also, there are more events in 2007, which adds to the total entries.

    bruce bowen www.bbguns.net
     
  4. markdenis

    markdenis TS Member

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    Could be a number of reasons the numbers do not match. If Mr. Winston reads this thread, maybe he can answer this question?
     
  5. KEYBEAR

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    flbuck Alot of people just classify
     
  6. perosa

    perosa TS Member

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    The number of people who just classify because they want the pin is not a true reflection of the number of shooters who support the shoot and keep the Grand alive! They do not have to be present to get classified. Are the inflated numbers a means to justify the move to Sparta????
     
  7. gdbabin

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    I always thought it strange they give out pins before people pay at the major shoots.

    Guy Babin
     
  8. ronbo142

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    The ultimate question is that will YOU support your organizationa and come out and shoot in 1 event at the grand. I have made time in my busy scheadule to be there for 1 day and 2 events.

    Ronbo
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    The ATA did not need a means to justify Sparta, it was the only game left in town so it was Sparta or nothing ... The ATA took what was left on the table to be able to host the Grand at all and gave up a bunch in doing so ... The economy cannot be helping things and its only going to get worst before it stabilizes ... The cost factors are not looking very good with gas at an all time high, food and lodging on the rise to cover operating expenses and depleted services to try and balance things out overall in the end ... The majority of shoots will probably be down this year and who knows how far into the future if something don't happen to make it more affordable for the average person ... Bad news no matter how you look at it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. Clay Addict

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    Ronbo,
    See you there. I am going to try to make it for the entire event this year.
    Only one trus Grand and it is Sparta. Been to lots of places to shoot and Sparta is great! Loading shells, packing the wheel bearings, buying lots of Gator Aid (probably need hot chocolate by the weather I have been seeing for that area. Can't wait. Need more practice!
     
  11. dverna

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    Yep, with gas at $4.00+ a gallon a bazillion folks get classified just to get a freaking pin.

    Then they go home without shooting and wear the thing, talk about how bad the place is, and the scores they dreamed they shot.

    Solution - Charge $100 for the pin (and make it a nice pin, mind you) and they get to shoot three 100 bird events at no charge. That will stop those pin chiselers.

    Don
     
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