Here's my question: If I decide to go to the Grand and I have not shot since 85 and I join the ATA this or next week, can I play the money?
Partially correct, I think that your yardage will begin from where you left off, plus since you do not have the 1000 targets for this year you will shoot penalty yardage from there or program not less than 25 yard. Same thing with Singles and Doubles you will shoot penalty yardage. However, if you are a Senior Vet, 70 or older, penalties are waived.Sure.
The only restriction on playing options comes if you shoot "targets only."
Why do you think you have to shoot targets only?I last shot 27 yard line so they can't penalize me no more, so since I do not have any targets registered and at 68 years old it would be targets only then. Hmm, now I really got to give this some thought. It's a six hour drive to the Grand...what a shame since I now only live 20 minutes from Vandalia.
Unless I'm reading it wrong, on page 37 of the rule book under GA qualifications, I have to forfeit all monies and trophies and shoot targets only? I agree about i'm already as far back as one can go, can't hurt a piece of cake that's already been cut.
This is the same statement that is in the Grand Program.A. GRAND AMERICAN QUALIFICATION
No participant shall be classified to shoot Handicap events at less than 25.0 yards unless he/she has a minimum of 1000 registered Handicap targets in the current year. The 1000 handicap targets must have been registered since September 1 of the previous year and not later than the day preceding the first day of the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. However, participants who fail to meet Grand American Handicap qualification as described above shall have the choice of shooting targets only from their assigned yardage provided they waive and forfeit all rights to trophies, options, purses, and added money. Handicap target requirements are waived for Senior Veterans, making them eligible for trophies and monies.
You could always take another person, a box of clays & a hand thrower to Vandalia & shoot to your hearts content........at least until you got arrested for trespassing!I last shot 27 yard line so they can't penalize me no more, so since I do not have any targets registered and at 68 years old it would be targets only then. Hmm, now I really got to give this some thought. It's a six hour drive to the Grand...what a shame since I now only live 20 minutes from Vandalia.
If you decide to play the options--make sure your check is payable to Harlan Campbell--options are the biggest sucker bet in all sports-shoot to enjoy the sport--not to make money