goatskin- Thanks for your post on the Lewis for 4 handicap events. I had never thought of trying to accumulate actual data on the amount of purses played over a few years. I am not a money shooter but this could be interesting information.
<blockquote> Pat Ireland: <i>"goatskin- Thanks for your post on the Lewis for 4 handicap events. I had never thought of trying to accumulate actual data on the amount of purses played over a few years. I am not a money shooter but this could be interesting information."</i></blockquote>
I thought it was interesting, as well, but how significant/telling ... ?
I wish it was easier to dump Stuart's numbers into a spreadsheet (for that matter, I would have loved to have had a full, capturable data-stream ...), and massaging a wealth of numbers might be even more interesting.
I eyeballed the Singles and Doubles numbers, and it seemed pretty obvious that, in Singles, about the best you could hope for was to get your options money back, and in Doubles, you <i>could</i> make expenses.
Caps is the only place to make any money (but it's also harder for the 'baggers to hide there, too.)
That said ... IF you <i>can</i> 'manage' your Singles and Doubles averages as a A or B shooter, THEN bring-it when the green flag drops, you absolutely can do better than just OK.
And you have to consider the heat kept some from shooting all that they might if it had been cooler weather. Many shooters didn't shoot everything because they were resting for the handicaps. With these two facts in mind, the numbers were down, but it would be hard to tell how much.
How long will the Martins money last and what will happen when it is suddenly GONE? Relying on a "gimmic" to sustain attendance is a risk, fine while it lasts....but what of the State and Zone shoots etc? Those numbers are down !