Justifying "Classes & Awards for Adults" - How many shooters are necessary?

Joined: October 27th, 2003, 11:32 pm
When it comes to your clubs and/or major regional matches, how many adult shooters are needed to normally justify a class and awards for that class?

My predisposition is that 4 shooters would be the absolute minimum to formally justify an official class at a match, i.e. Hunter, IC, etc. to justify distributing awards for those classes to ensure that competitors aren't picking up awards for merely shooting the class when only 2 or 3 shooters actually compete in that class.

I can also see the argument that if 3 do arrive then its enough to warrant 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for a given class but the argument comes up that well, the shooters were guaranteed wood/awards...

Anyhoo, what do you guys do at your clubs?

Regards,

Tony

Joined: July 6th, 2002, 8:59 pm
For general guidelines, please see these sections of the Handbook:
Class System - Page 30
Awards Presentation - Page 31
http://aafta.org/Assets/handbook/2009/a ... 202009.pdf

A common rule of thumb seems to be (on any given classification): 3 shooters per placement award (i.e., you need 4 to 6 shooters to justify a 2nd place award, and 7 to 9 to justify a 3rd, etc).

Regards,
HookEm

Joined: October 27th, 2003, 11:32 pm

Joined: January 23rd, 2009, 8:35 pm
When it comes to your clubs and/or major regional matches, how many adult shooters are needed to normally justify a class and awards for that class?

My predisposition is that 4 shooters would be the absolute minimum to formally justify an official class at a match, i.e. Hunter, IC, etc. to justify distributing awards for those classes to ensure that competitors aren't picking up awards for merely shooting the class when only 2 or 3 shooters actually compete in that class.

I can also see the argument that if 3 do arrive then its enough to warrant 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for a given class but the argument comes up that well, the shooters were guaranteed wood/awards...

Anyhoo, what do you guys do at your clubs?

Regards,

Tony
The laughs, food & beers at the end of the day should be reward enough ..lmao
at least for me it is...LOL

Joined: October 27th, 2003, 11:32 pm

LOL!!!

Regards,

Tony

Joined: January 23rd, 2009, 8:35 pm
Yeah I use to be the same but once you get 30,40 trophies you get over it...LOL

Joined: October 27th, 2003, 11:32 pm