Not sure. I would have thought 198 would have won.
Your 198 qualified you for a trophy in your declared category.I shot at PSSA yesterday, a 198, along with many others. I am a B class , Sub Veteran
When it came time, 196 were in a shoot off for B , I had to shoot off in sub Veteran against AA shooter's.
So a 196 won B class and someone else won sub Veteran.
Is this correctly done
Why wouldn't a 198 win B class?
Thank you sir.Your 198 qualified you for a trophy in your declared category.
As such, according to the rules, for that event, you can only win or shoot off for your category trophy/trophies.
By declaring category you are indicating, in essence, that category is more important to you than class.
If that is not the case, then in subsequent tournaments I'd suggest that you not declare category.
Although it's entirely possible for an event to not have category trophies, it would be the unusual one that does that.Hope you figure it out because it can change depending on the program.
If its class day and only class trophies are awarded then categories aren't recognized and you compete against all comers in the class.
This is my opinion of course but one I will offer. Also a sub vet.Thanks, I was having trouble finding it in the rules, didn't understand why a 196 trophies but a 198 wouldn't
Thanks for the explanations
Well, you'd be able to qualify for class, place or yardage trophies. That's covered in the rule book, Section X, D, 5.If you declare category & your score doesn't win or tie in that category you are then able to claim class or yardage are you not?
I hate to say this but all the confusion goes along with so many categories the ATA has now.More than once at a large shoot I have had to explain this to an angry parent whose kid lost the Category shoot off but ,had a higher score in their class but couldn't fall back into high in class. They just couldn't understand why their kid shot a higher score in class but didn't get a trophy. The confusion arises because, at smaller shoots where trophies are NOT provided by the ATA or no All American points are given , the shoot management may use whatever fall back rule they wish. Declaring category at a large shoot is always a crap shoot. It may work for or against you but, at a really LARGE shoot it might be better not too unless you have a pretty high average .
I've never seen that.And with Subvet and Vet being sometimes combined when attendance is low at local shoots