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help-explain hi gun purse

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tcr1146, May 27, 2013.

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  1. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    I thought I understood all or at least most of the options available at the bigger shoots!? However, the Buckeye lists a "High Gun Purse"- one money very 5 entries hi gun?! Can someone please explain this option? Thanks, Tom Rhoads
     
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    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The high gun system of payout is in contrast to the percentage system. Here is an example of Handicap scores and the payout: Lets say there is one 98 and 2 97's and 1 96 and 4 95's and the break down is 40% 30% 20% 10%: OK in the high gun system the 1 98 gets 40% of the money, the 2 97's each get half of 30% + 20% ie 25% each and the one 96 gets 10% and the 95's get nothing.

    In the percentage system the 98 gets 40% but the 2 97's split 30% for 15% each and the one 96 gets 20% or more than a 97 and the 4 95's split the 10%. I'll let you decide which is a better system.
     
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    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    miketmx: I guess I should have been more specific! I understand high gun option, but I don't understand "One money for every five entries"!? For example, let's say there are 50 entries at $25 per. The total pot would be $1250. How many places are paid and what percentage? Thanks, Tom Rhoads
     
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    With exactly 50 shooters at one pay per 5 entries there would be 10 pays and would follow the High Gun Table for a percentage breakdown. There is an example of this table on page 5 in the online PITA Rulebook. Without the exact number of entries the club can round up or down for the number of pays usually explained in the shoot program. The High Gun Table is a fair method of payout for a large number of entries but is often given as a fixed number of pays for fewer entries.
     
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    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir! Tom Rhoads
     
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    Let me see if I get this. So you can divide the number of players by 5 and that number of the top scores are going to get paid. That is not by score, but by the number of players. For example, 30 players = 6 pays. If there were 3-98's and 3-97's they would be they only winners. Right?
    Doug Allison
     
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    Right.

    "Guns" = people (shooters)

    "Percentage (System)" = scores
     
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    The good thing about it is if there are 30 shooters and it is paying 6 places, the top shooter and the 6th place shooter get the same amount of money. 30 * $25 = $750 or $125 per place.
     
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    That's not necessarily true.

    High gun determines which shooters qualify for the option payout.

    The payout is still done on a percentage basis.

    The only way that "the top shooter and the 6th place shooter get the same amount of money" is if all six shooters have the same score. Then the money would be split six ways.

    Using the table in the PITA Rule Book that Mike provided, six pays would be split 30/20/15/13/12/10.

    So in Doug's example the three 98s would then split 65% of the pot (30 + 20 +15 = 65, or 21.66% each), and the three 97s would split 35% (13 + 12 + 10 = 35, or 11.66% each.)
     
  10. W.P.T.

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    If you end up being high gun they give you a purse, next question ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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