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Will Hewland

It was odd having shooters down below, while you waited up top.. I suspect a huge platform may not reappear. Good shoot though. 

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tiptop
5 minutes ago, Iggy said:

Just in case I didn’t make it clear enough, I’m not in any way ‘bashing’ the shoot...it was one of if not the best I’ve ever participated in and I will definitely be shooting more of Steve’s regular shoots in the future for the superb challenges they offer. 

Steves shoots are generally some of the best you will ever shoot. I just find it odd, that at at major title championship there are options to shoot from different positions, and nobody was/is aware of this. Strange to say the least.

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chippy

Unless there's two Paul Freeman's it looks like I've qualified for the final. 

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Will Hewland
9 minutes ago, chippy said:

Unless there's two Paul Freeman's it looks like I've qualified for the final. 

Very good score in A. Get in..

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schmokinn
9 hours ago, chippy said:

Unless there's two Paul Freeman's it looks like I've qualified for the final. 

Congrats Paul,well done 👍

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r4bob

hi, Will Hewland, and very well done with your score in the British, Why do you shoot birds only in big comps?

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balltrap
21 hours ago, chippy said:

Unless there's two Paul Freeman's it looks like I've qualified for the final. 

No there cannot be two like you ! ...............well shot

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Will Hewland
2 hours ago, r4bob said:

hi, Will Hewland, and very well done with your score in the British, Why do you shoot birds only in big comps?

Ha ha. At EO and BO this year, I’ve stuffed my scorecard with an unlikely poor stand. I guess I trust myself to do so. 😆😆

This event I missed 13 in two stands which really should have been 5 max. 

Its just bloody unlikely to hit the top in AA with a huge entry on a very firm course.. I’m just not enough of a robot to hit the big score..

 

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tiptop

Well done Fauldsy. 

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chippy
4 hours ago, tiptop said:

Well done Fauldsy. 

He was absolute class in the shootoff.

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Clynt

So Martin Myers shoots = highest score over the shoot and walks away with nothing on the final day .......find that wrong some how, !!??

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schmokinn
4 minutes ago, Clynt said:

So Martin Myers shoots = highest score over the shoot and walks away with nothing on the final day .......find that wrong some how, !!??

Me too,if they insist on having something for the media/sponsors just invite the top 2/3 from everyday back for the Superfinal not win a shoot to win a shoot to get into the Superfinal :no:

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Will Hewland
4 minutes ago, Clynt said:

So Martin Myers shoots = highest score over the shoot and walks away with nothing on the final day .......find that wrong some how, !!??

Swings and roundabouts I suppose.. Richard Bunning did that massive 117 to lead the BO 2 years ago and was nowhere in the final. Then this year he was 4 behind going into EO final and won it! It’s all about where you are going in.. The final is either a great chance to catch up or a nightmare trap door to fall through.. 

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tiptop
1 hour ago, Clynt said:

So Martin Myers shoots = highest score over the shoot and walks away with nothing on the final day .......find that wrong some how, !!??

...And 2 gold, and 2 silver class medal were won by people that did not shoot well enough to qualify for class on qualifying days. That to me this is also wrong.

There was/is, so much wrong this year with this shoot. Just glad i saved my money again.

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Will Hewland
3 minutes ago, tiptop said:

...And 2 gold, and 2 silver class medal were won by people that did not shoot well enough to qualify for class on qualifying days. That to me is also wrong.

Did not shoot well enough to qualify? How did they qualify then? 

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tiptop
1 hour ago, Will Hewland said:

Did not shoot well enough to qualify? How did they qualify then? 

They sneaked in through category. Will, you don't have to shoot a top score to get to finals day. I have been saying this since they brought this format in in 2016. That is one of the reasons I won't shoot it anymore

They even brought in a Seniors category last year to ensure they had enough AAA/AA shots reach the final to make it look good. 

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schmokinn

The simple answer is it is not about what we want,its not about the shooting its about MONEY thats why they have a CEO that doesn't shoot and is a management consultant.

Things will never change for the better when we have people that are obsessed with money in the bank and little else!

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Salopian

All you lot moaning about this and that , if you go on Pigeonwatch it was a dreadful event, if you go on here it was an unfair competition, if you go on Steve Lovatt's Facebook page it was a wonderful event , the best ever . 

Who am I a mere simpleton to believe?

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tiptop
14 minutes ago, Salopian said:

All you lot moaning about this and that , if you go on Pigeonwatch it was a dreadful event, if you go on here it was an unfair competition, if you go on Steve Lovatt's Facebook page it was a wonderful event , the best ever . 

Who am I a mere simpleton to believe?

I just don't agree with the way the CPSA run it, and as I say I voted with my feet and have never shot it since this qualification farce started. As for targets they are what they are, at what ever shoot you turn up at, you will never please everyone. As for the social media comments one is a little more bias than the rest because its full of ....what are they called ...ah yes Lovally's, to which Steve can never do any wrong. Among other names:smile:

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Clynt

Maybe Matt Rutherford could run a poll on here ? regarding,  whether  or not shooters feel its the best option to reach the crowning of a champion at a major , I like a few others feel it's flawed and unfair ....it seems to me that the 120 birds are just used as qualifying , and if thats the case ,is that what the majority want , ?? must admit I've also formed the opinion,that it's lost it's appeal for these very reasons ..... 

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Rupert

Usain Bolt wins his heat to qualify for a final but finishes 4th out of the pots

Lewis turns in fastest qualifying but fails to make the top step. There have to be finals in events of this size

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schmokinn
41 minutes ago, Rupert said:

Usain Bolt wins his heat to qualify for a final but finishes 4th out of the pots

Lewis turns in fastest qualifying but fails to make the top step. There have to be finals in events of this size

Yes but there are effectively a final and a final final!

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tiptop
4 hours ago, Rupert said:

Usain Bolt wins his heat to qualify for a final but finishes 4th out of the pots

Lewis turns in fastest qualifying but fails to make the top step. There have to be finals in events of this size

An athlete  can run in the 100m heats and not qualify for the final, can also run in the 200m heats and qualify for that final. He/she cannot come out on finals day and run in the 100 final as they never qualified for that. Yet in this shooting game you can have people with multiple entries, lets say an A class vet, they can shoot on qualifying day, not make the A class cut off, but could be the top vet on that day. On finals day they can then come back and win A class, how can this happen when they never made the cut. If you are going to run qualifiers you should only be allowed to shoot in what you have qualified for.

Why does the Seniors category always disappear  from the finals day prize board? They run 5 days of qualifiers for that, yet lady junior and lady colt HG suddenly appear from nowhere....another strange anomaly.............Lets make it professional...hahaha, oh dear  :no:

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Steve Lovatt

Hi all 

i really dont get this as martin says ge dont agree with the system so he dont go , simple same as prize money why are people getting hung up on it that dont go to the event ??

the event was full with a waiting list for most days so lots think its the best way !!

ive lost count of all the times ive heard its not fair as it was three dufferent shoots in three different days at other events , we and the cpsa cant please all on this topic so i guess if the shoot is full something is right 

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tiptop

Lets be honest Steve, this type of shoot will always fill no matter how they are run, whether people agree with them or not, just because of what they are.

You never know in 2020 I might have a go again, at least I will get to have more than one entry. ..:smile:

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