Calling All Field Target and HFT Shooters!

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  1. fastnick

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    Last year saw the first-ever running of the British Air Rifle Championships, with competitors shooting both a Field Target course to BFTA rules and an HFT course to UKAHFT rules, and the overall winner being the shooter with the highest combined scores from both courses. Well, Sunday 3rd June sees battle re-joined at Maldon & District Air Rifle Club (M.A.D.) for the title of British Air Rifle Champion 2018……

    As the format of last year’s B.A.R.C. seemed to work well and everyone we spoke to seemed very happy with it, there’ll once again be 3 competitions running on the day – one for HFT, one for FT, as well as the overall championship. In addition, in the HFT Class, we’ll also be running categories for both recoil and .22 rifles, provided there are 3 or more entries in each one.

    The British Air Rifle Championships is a competition that is by no means only for “elite shooters” in either discipline; the day is very much all about bringing shooters of all abilities from the worlds FT and HFT together, and to enable them to experience both sides of competition air rifle shooting. Whether it’s FT or HFT that you usually shoot, the day is all about having fun and all safe shooters with sub-12 ft. lbs. guns are welcome.

    Entry forms are now available online to download – just click HERE

    PLEASE NOTE: Entry numbers are limited, so best to get your entry in sooner rather than later in order to avoid disappointment
     
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    My lad and I would love to shoot this event, any alternative payment method available?
     
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    Unfortunately, PayPal is just too expensive for the relatively small amounts of money involved.

    Alternatively, if you are an HFT shooter, there's always a chance that we might meet up at an HFT shoot - though with limited spaces at the B.A.R.C. , you might be chancing your luck if we don't run into each other for some months.

    Really though, the best way to be sure of your entry is to just print off the entry form and send it to us with a cheque (or a postal order is fine if you don't have a cheque book)
     
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    Entries are starting to fill up somewhat faster than expected - there are still lots of places available, but we would advise that you don't leave it too long to send your entry form and cheque in to us.
     
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    Rule change to scoring – British Air Rifle Championships

    We’ve had some feedback and suggestions from those who came along to last year’s competition, and as a direct result this year will see a change to the scoring system……

    Previously, 2 points were awarded for a kill, 1 for a plate and zero for a miss/doughnut on the HFT course, whilst on the FT course it was 1 point for a kill, and zero for a plate or a miss/doughnut – which gave a bit of an advantage for those shooters whose primary discipline was HFT rather than FT, as they had a better chance of pulling in a higher score on the HFT course compared to those who mainly shoot Field Target would have had on the FT course.

    So, for this year we’ve decided that scores for the overall title of British Air Rifle Champion will be calculated on a combined percentage of the scores from both courses basis, rather simply adding together the points that each shooter scores on both courses.
     
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    With less than 3 weeks to go, there are just a few entry places left for the British Air Rifle Championships which takes pace on Sunday June 3 at Maldon & District Air Rifle Club (M.A.D.)

    Even if we say so ourselves, we have got some absolutely stunning glass trophies up for grabs, including trophies for 1st-3rd place in both the Field Target and HFT categories, as well as a magnificent trophy for the overall winner and for the Recoil/.22 class.

    Just click HERE to to download an entry form, and we'll see you on June 3 :)
     
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    How are the scores calculated please?
    Explain Combined percentage?
     
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    Each course comprises 25 targets; on the FT course you will score 1 point for a knockdown and zero for a plate or complete miss, whilst on the HFT course you will score 2 points for a knockdown, 1 for a plate, and zero for a miss.

    The maximum score for the HFT course is therefore 50, and on the FT course it is 25. If a shooter scores 41 on the HFT course and 22 on the FT course, his/her percentage scores will be 82% and 88% respectively - i.e. 41 as a percentage of 50, and 22 as a percentage of 25.

    The combined score for a shooter is calculated by adding the two percentages together.
     
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    So an FT shooter who misses (plates) 5 targets will score 80%. An HFT shooter who plates 5 targets will score 90%
    Still a scoring bias.
     
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    Strangely enough, it was an FT shooter that suggested the scoring format that we have adopted for this year's competition ;)

    If the rules that we are running this year's shoot to don't appeal, then we are always open to constructive suggestions for 2019. Alternatively, please feel free to not come and join in the fun of the B.A.R.C. that so many shooters seem to enjoy.
     
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    Ok, but for me the only fair way (assuming both disciplines are competing against each other and not just for their own classes) to have comparable scoring is for both to use the exact same scoring system.
     
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    You've hit the nail on the head there!

    The 2 classes are NOT competing against each other! The whole point of the B.AR.C. is to find those shooters who have the necessary skills across both disciplines - not to pit FT against HFT (though admittedly we do play up a bit of friendly rivalry in our pre-shoot YouTube video).
     
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    why do people always find something to moan about, just go and shoot the comp, the rules are the same for everyone be it hft or ft, go and enjoy a days shooting for gods sake
     
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    It's only an observation.

    But you make a good point, why do they always find something to moan about?
     
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    Hang on, let me get some more emergency bandwidth if we are going back there, just in case someone mentions I won A grade last GP.... drat! I would have got away with it if it wasn't for you pesky kids... :D
     
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    Scary tho Rob how you can win A grade but wouldn't have won B grade.......what's going off there?

    Hang on get some of that emergency bandwidth ready.....:D
     
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    Please insert the sound of a truck reversing here please Rob.
     
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