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Please explain ATA "money punches"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GoldEx, Aug 10, 2010.

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  1. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    Please explain ATA

    It means if you win more than X dollars in a handicap event from playing the options, you get a punch regardless of what your score is. This was an attempt to eliminate the guy that somehow manages to shoot 25 25 24 16 or something similar every time he goes out. Wins a bunch on the 50's from the 21 or 22 and never gets a punch for score.

    Jeff
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Please explain ATA

    Yes, unfortunately, someone could shoot an not unusual score but hit a big lewis and get a punch for their troubles...
     
  3. goatskin

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    Please explain ATA

    NSX, you get a half-yard for $ over 750, and a yard for +1250, but they are not additive. If you win/tie and get a punch, you don't get the $ punch added to the winning/tying yardage.

    It looks like he hit a 50, a couple of 25s and the jackpot and/or yardage purse, and was over the $750 marker for a half-yard.

    'twas smart (and profitable) shooting, anyhow.

    Who said playing the 50s was not worth it any more?

    Bob
     
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    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Please explain ATA

    NSXER this is how it reads in the rulebook.

    D. EARNED YARDAGE

    Page 24

    5. Any score of 97, 98 and 99 or winning a total of $750.00 or more
    (option and added money) in a single handicap event will automatically
    earn 1 yard, and a score of 100 or winning a total of $1,200.00 or more
    (option and added money) in a single handicap event will automatically
    earn 1-1/2 yards provided these scores do not earn at least that much
    under the earned yardage table.

    Bob Lawless
     
  5. goatskin

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    Please explain ATA

    I was (obviously) going on (clearly faulty) memory - thanks for the correction & clarification, Bob.
     
  6. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Please explain ATA

    Several years ago, the CHC identified a few shooters who consistently won large purses at the Grand playing the 50's option but never earned a punch. The money punch was adopted to resolve this limited situation.

    There are very few shoots where one can win $750 or more with a score that did not earn a punch. When considering the Lewis option, the money punch might seem unfair, but how many shooters get $750 for a Lewis hit?

    Pat Ireland
     
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