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How do you earn yardage?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Chipshot, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Chipshot

    Chipshot TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    The ATA rule book has the earned yardage table that shows how scores of 96 and above earn yardage and how you earn yardage by winning based on the number of entries. 15 entries is the minimum number.

    Bob Mizner
    ATA Life Member 9801608
  2. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Chicago area
    Bret is close, but not quite correct.

    96 is .5 yard, 97 thru 99 is 1 yard, 100 is 1.5 yards. Those are "score" punches, and it doesn't matter where you finish in the overall standings, you get that yardage no matter what.

    The score punch can be increased based on punches for where you finish. Look at the rulebook for "earned" yardage punches, it depends on the number of shooters - up to 4 scores will get punched depending on the number of shooters. The "earned" punch overrides the "score" punch, meaning if you shoot a 100 with over 1500 shooters you get 2.5 yards, even though the score punch for 100 is 1.5 yards.

    Also keep in mind that punches for where you finish are against the entire field, not your yardage group. There are no automatic punches for winning a yardage group.

  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    M R Ducks:

    With Mr. Calhoun's addition, you are getting closer to a complete answer. However, there are actually three ways to earn yardage.

    As Scott said, scores of 96 or greater result in mandatory punches. The minimum mandatory punches are: 1/2 yard for a 96, a full yard for 97, 98, or 99, and 1 1/2 yard for a 100. However, these distances may increase depending on the number of contestants in the event. The earned yardage table in the ATA Rules and Regs specify those numbers.

    Winning scores will also get you a punch as long as there are 15 or more shooters in the event. For example, assume you shoot an 87 on a very windy day. Further assume there are 16 shooters. Congrats! You just got a 1/2 yard for an 87!

    Finally, one may earn yardage for winning significant money in a handicap event. This rule was created because of a belief that unscrupulous individuals (primarily from the “Bluegrass” state and invariably from the 20 yard line) would shoot a score of something like 25, 25, 25, and 19. A score of 94 would not get the person any yardage but money options for the three 25’s and two 50’s (first and middle) would typically win them some money. At large shoots hitting three 25’s and a pair of 50’s might win them a ton of money… hence the “yardage for money rule”.

    Bottom line is read the earned yardage section of the ATA Rules (available at shootata.com) for full details.

  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    sissy gave a nice answer to the question with the addition of the yardage for money. One more way you can get yardage (earning yardage might not be the correct phrase) is by request. You can move back to the 25 yard line by requesting this move to your delegate who will forward the request to the CHC.

    Joe- You are a new handicap shooter and absolutely do not make a request to move back. Please take my word for this. This is one of the few times I offer advice that I am absolutely certain is correct.

    Pat Ireland
  5. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    Is Earl Scripture still operating a club? He had another way!

  6. hoggy

    hoggy TS Member

    May 9, 2006
    PITA rules are slightly different. You can find them at shotpita.com.
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