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  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Need information on what exactly are all the available options and how they work & pay off. OK you Big Money guys.

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  2. Dave S

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    Here is a basic list

    There are many kinds of money options to choose from when you have progressed to the point where you might want to play the money options. Remember, most clubs have their own kinds of options. They change the percentages, cost and various methods of payout. Ask the cashier to explain the option to you. Remember; don't play any money that you can’t afford to lose. For beginning shooters, the basic Lewis Class option is best suited for your skills. You can win money with this option with a very low score.

    Basic Lewis Class:
    When all the shooting has been completed, the scores are listed in numerical order from the highest to the lowest. They are then divided into as many groups as there are classes. For example, if there were 30 entries and 5 classes, there would be 6 scores in each class. The highest score in each class would then be the winner.

    High Gun System:
    The high gun system is often used where money is to be divided among several winners within a given class. For example the program may state that there will be 4 classes with 3 monies in each class i.e. 50-30-20% High Gun, 50% to the winner of first place in each class, 30% to second and 20% to third. Typical scores in Class A are as follows: 99,99,98,98, 97, 96,95. Under this system, the 3 high guns or, in other words, the 3 high scores win the money. The two 99s take 1st and 2nd monies, namely the 50% and 30%, or 40% each. The two 48s tie for 3rd place and split the 20%, getting 10% each.

    Percentage System:
    This system is another method of distributing money within a class, or where all scores are handled as one group. Here, if there are 3 monies, all those breaking in the 3 top places participate in the money division. Using the example above on a percentage basis, the 99s split 50%, or get 25% each, the two 98s split 30% or 15% each, and the one 97 gets 20%. Some Program Purses might pay 40-30-20-10% (paying 4 places), or 25-15-10-25-15-10% (paying 6 places).

    The Jack Rabbit System:
    In this system, each contestant pays a certain amount into the purse for each target he is going to shoot. For example, he might pay in 10 cents for each target in a 25-bird event making a total of $2.50. He will then get back 10 cents for each target he breaks i.e. $1.50 for breaking 15X25, $2.00 for breaking 20X25, etc. The amount which remains in the purse, represented by the targets that are missed, is then divided among the high guns, either according to the High Gun or Percentage System.

    The Rose System:
    Here each place is assigned a given number of points. The points may be varied to suit local conditions such as 4,3,2,1; 5,3,2,1; 7,5,3,1; or may run into five or six figures. This system maintains an equal ratio and pays best to the top scores no matter whether one of the contestants has a place by himself or not. As an example using the 5,3,2,1 distributions, say there is $18 in the purse. There is 1 first at 5 points, 2 seconds at 3 points each, 3 thirds at 2 points each, and 1 fourth at 1 point. This is a total of 18 points which, divided into the purse of $18, gives a point value of $1. The 1 first then is paid $5, each of the 2 seconds $3 etc.

    Options:
    It is quite common to have Optionals in conjunction with the regular events. As the name suggests, a shooter need not enter into this category of money prizes in order to shoot the regular events. Optionals are composed of additional money being placed in a side purse and distributed among the winners by one of the money division systems such as the Lewis, Percentage or Rose. Optionals are often played on parts of the program as well as the whole. For example in a 100-target event, the program might state that there will be $2 Optionals on the first 50 targets, $2 on the second 50, $2 on the middle 50, and $4 on the total 100. A shooter may play any one, or all, as he sees fit. Another version might be on the 25s.

    Ford Purse:
    Ford Purse Events can be added to any program with entry of $1 per event i.e. on each 25 targets, on each 50 targets and on total score. As the event progresses, ties on sub-events are automatically shot-off on next subsequent events. Where ties exist on total score, the purse usually is split among those tied, without shoot-off. At the Grand American the Ford Purses are used on the doubles and handicap events, and pay liberally to event winners.

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  3. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dave.......... this info is very helpful.

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  4. Gary Waalkes

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    Go to Shotgun Sports home page. Scroll to the bottom and under "shop" will be a category "books (all)". Click on that and look for "trap Options - a user manual". If you want to learn about options, this is what you want.
     
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    John, you should not be worrying about the options, just shoot!!!!
     
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    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Why worry about playing options? There are perfectly good flashlite and similar trinkets awarded at every shoot. Just ask the professional trinket shooters on here!!
     
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    If you really want to know about a lot of different options, you are better off following above advice to buy a book. It is more complicated than the explanation above. If you ask specific questions here about a certain option, you can get answers, but it is too complicated to have everything explained here.

    Generally, the program will explain all but the most basic options. You need to understand that "high gun" and "percentage" systems apply to many options, including the Lewis. "High Gun" gets confusing to many since it can mean both a payout system, as in a Lewis Class with payouts in each class based on high-gun, or it can actually be a purse, as in a High-Gun Purse.
     
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    Practice until you can Consistently (note capital "C" - that means regularly not frequently or occasionally) - shoot 100 straight in your game, be it 16s, handicap or doubles. When you reach this level, begin to play all or some of the options, but not before. The Lewis classes are basically a "lucky number" game. Do you feel lucky? You will be glad you waited. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    The best option for most of us is the option to not play the options!

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    To ed. from OldGoat: Well said. Amen. Regards.....
     
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