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Definition of HANDICAP - Merriam-Webster 1 a : a race or contest in which an artificial advantage is given or disadvantage imposed on a contestant to equalize chances of winning. b : an advantage given or disadvantage imposed usually in the form of points, strokes, weight to be carried, or distance from the target or goal.

For 16yd singles, 16yd doubles and handicap, are there better ways to equalize the chances for all contestants or should equalization not even be a consideration in any of the 3 events?

If shooters felt that they had an equal chance of winning, would this result in more registered shooters and targets thrown or less?
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<blockquote><I>"...are there better ways to equalize the chances for all contestants to win the top prize in each of the three events..."</I></blockquote>Nope! Never gonna happen! Quit tryin!

NASCAR keeps tryin' and all they've done is create the 4-wheeled version of perfessional rasslin'! 'Bout as spell-binding as watchin' mold grow.

Sorry Scott,

I changed the wording in hopes of making my comment a little clearer.

True 'equalization' would indicate a game of chance. But trap shooting is a game of skill and winning is performance based.

How that works for trap shooting is about how 'outcome based' education worked for our kids.
Now look up sandbagging. Handicap system will never be credible unless you do something with the cheats. Do we enforce the rules that we have on record? I think not. BT100dc
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