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  1. UnSean

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    At the weekend I heard that if you shoot the GP series, travelling all over the country, staying in hotels, camping etc etc and at the end, you may just win the series by just 1 target which is very tense.

    I have been told that the winners of the entire series may get a glass paperweight if he or she is lucky!

    But if you enter the raffle you could win a new Air rifle!!

    That's amazing, so one could come last and walk away with a new gun.

    Brilliant, but this is a wind up joke surely?
     
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    Depends if you want to see the prizes going to a few likely AA shooters or to anyone.
     
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    nope

    You have been incorrectly informed
    If you win the series by one point the likelyhood is you will have won a few of the rounds
    This means you could have a collection of paperweights
     
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    wot he said

    By raffeling the prizes it keeps the hopes of shooters like me alive,rather than knowing in advance what group of super AA graders will bag em
     
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    Quite. Last year Dave C picked off an S400 after years of travelling to the GP's.
     
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    NOT this dave c i hasten to add
     
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    I did propose Last year that the Gp series was better funded in regard to the top shooters getting some cash prizes, but it did not go through.
     
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    I think this all comes down to where the prize money would come from.

    If there were a generous sponsor for the AA grade series winner then job done.

    If you increase the GP entry fees across all grades just to give it to the top AA then I can't see all the other grades who have no chance of winning it being willing to stump up the extra (on top of diesel, etc).

    Maybe increase the entry fee for AAs and leave it the same for all the other grades (A, B, C, Piston, Open). Or have an optional extra fee for those AAs who think they can win the pool?

    Present system is good and keeps folks' interest up in the mid-session break as the raffle is drawn.

    Anyway, it was discussed at the EGM and there was no support for any change in fees for the 2014 season - anyone can think about this and push their regional reps for changes for the 2015 season if that is the general feeling. Better still find a sponsor willing to fund the cash for one or more seasons.

    Cheers
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    Rob, I would hardly call winning a raffle a prize in the same breath as winning a series of shoots.
     
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    Hmm who holds the licence to raffle prizes to that amount, legal limit without a licence is to the total value of £250.00.
     
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    Surly prizes should be distributed in equal amounts I.e. AA,A,B,C and overall 1st etc

    The raffle should be a side show, not the main event, I thought this was a joke!
     
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    Neil,

    Where did the gun come from that was won in the raffle?
     
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    Where is this information drawn from?
     
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    I didn't. I said, that if you want to see the most likely suspects being the top AA shooters winning the big prizes, then that's the other option.

    Unless a sponsor is found, then you can't split a single rifle across the six classes, AA, A, B, C, Piston, Open
     
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    I once heard an anecdote regarding the raffle.

    It was likened to Ronnie O'Sullivan winning the snooker championship and the prize money going to the guy in the third row, seat number 16. :D
     
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    The prizes should go to the competition winners, unless the entry form said it was for a raffle, which should be optional.

    Was the rifle donated or bought from funds, or entry fees or raffle charges?

    If a rifle is available it should in my opinion go to the top shot.

    If there is a problem with the same shooters taking the prizes we need to stop all sports and maybe call it the GP Raffle with plinking available.
     
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    ^^^^ :d ^^^^^
     
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    Then get it proposed and then the BFTA can vote on it.
     
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    It would be more like the prize going to the burger van staff, as they haven't had a shot in the competition either.
     
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    Pretty sure there is requirement to actively compete in a certain number of GP's, others will know the exact rules :)
     
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