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What's your biggest Complaint about scorer?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by todddietrich, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. todddietrich

    todddietrich Active Member

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    My son will start scoring this week for the ATA at Sparta. What are your most frequent complaints with scorers? He is an ATA shooter with a 94ish average. He made the NRA all scholastic team this year(shoot over a 190/200 in an event and hold a 3.0 school GPA). Good eyes, calm demeanor, knows the rules, and can tell the difference between a wad and a chip. He umpired baseball last year. Tell me what you hate, and I will pass it along. I don't think he can be bribed, but all net proceeds go to college and or gas money.

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    He will answer to the name "Skibo"

    regards,

    Todd /Illinois
     
  2. zzoom

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    Speak loud enough to be heard, call losses promply.
     
  3. 9point3

    9point3 Well-Known Member

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    Have him sound off! Most of us can't hear well and are wearing ear protection.
     
  4. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Tell him don't let the grouchy old geezers intimidate him.
     
  5. 1oldtimer

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    They used to move the scorer's chair according to the yardage of the squad. That way the shooters could hear the lost call. For some reason they quit moving the chair. Now us old timers can't hear.

    Clyde
     
  6. jeffprigge

    jeffprigge Active Member

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    I would like all xx's please no OO's , tell him to enjoy himself and pay attention when good shooters shoot on his trap , he may just learn something . Have fun
     
  7. Dougbbbb

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    I like when the scorer calls lost or dead end after the lead off shooter shoots his fifth shot.

    Doug
     
  8. todddietrich

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    I should probably add, he has a fondness for model 12's and a facination with Ljutic Space Guns. It might gain you a bird.
     
  9. YOTESLAYER

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    If he has to fetch a trap boy from the house between rounds do it promptly after the round has finished, and never make a squad wait for anything!
     
  10. bluedsteel

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    Thanks for asking.

    As others have stated, ask him to speak loudly so "lost" calls can be heard...again, most of us are hard of hearing even before we strap on the muffs and plugs.

    bluedsteel
     
  11. CharlieAMA

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    From what you have said, he will be fine. Let him do his job.
     
  12. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    He'll do well. Last year the scorers at the grand were the best I had ever seen........wish I could shoot with that kind of scoring at all the clubs.
     
  13. brownk80

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    Be courteous and respectful of the shooters, call promptly and clearly (you don't have to yell, but you need to be heard) and if you have a problem with a shooter call your supervisor over immediately and above all WATCH ALL the targets and enjoy the experience.
     
  14. 320090T

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    Shut the darn speakers off on walks and between squads.

    Wear glasses and plugs.

    Call FTF's and lost birds if a shooter passes on a hard angles.

    Run to the trap house, moving targets are harder to hit.

    Wait for the squad next to your field to finish before you start cleaning yours.
     
  15. W.P.T.

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    Put the "TIP" can in plain sight, not only can shooters not hear they can't see either ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  16. RWT

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    Biggest complaint, forgetting to turn the voice call switch back on after a post change!!!
     
  17. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    What RWT said. Especially if your lead off. :)
     
  18. acorange

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    I third the note about turning the speakers back on....
     
  19. himark

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    Speakers on promptly...(dont forget)

    Call out your loss's clearly and loudly

    Changing posts call out your scores clearly.
     
  20. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    As shooting is taking place, pay attention to discussions concerning broken birds or anything else, shut the speakers OFF till it's time to resume shooting! Keep the on-off button handy, like in his off hand ready to act.

    A well schooled scorekeeper on the rules makes for a great squad also! He'll do just fine!

    Hap