UKAHFT Gathering rule changes

Discussion in 'UKAHFT Documentation and Forms' started by Scooby, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Following on from previous years Gatherings we will be trialling two new rules for the 2009 Gathering/All comers. These rules may or may not be included in the 2010 UKAHFT rules

    1) The top right box on the scorecards will now be used for one of your shooting partners to sign your card. At the end of the shoot you should check your scorecard with your shooting partner/s before getting one of them to sign it, you will still need to get any alterations signed by a marshal as they happen.


    2) The kneeling rule is being altered so that the bean bag can now be placed further backwards to support the foot area. The foot must still be upright & sitting on a twisted foot is still not allowed, this should help with the marshalling as we still see quite a few shooters stretching or breaking the current rule. Please note, the front hand must still be unsupported & forward of the knee.
     
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    Excellent! :D

    (not that i'm coming... but excellent anyway :D)
     
  3. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Won't help me, I'll still be crap at kneelers:eek::D:D:D:D
     
  4. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    of course it'll help chris - with bag wedged under your shin you will be able to group pellet on pellet at a gazzillion yards with one eye shut:D

    ..... or maybe even hit that illusive barn....... from the inside :D
     
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  5. g.l.w

    g.l.w Wonky

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    True very True.....Even chilly says so !!!!:p:p:D:D
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    What's the phrase I'm looking for Hmmmmm let me think........

    Bollox Dave, what happened pressure get to yer:p:p:p:D:D
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    He is History at The Gathering as he know's;):D
     
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    g.l.w Wonky

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    LOL.....................David and Goliath springs to mind..............LOL:D:D:D
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    The way he shot at Emley he'd miss Woki:D:D:D The lad I feel sorry for is Rose Hudson, pretty sure he'd have cleared Basingstoke and possibly Bisley if his boyfriend had let him come and shoot that weekend:eek::eek::D:D
     
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    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    We used to sign the card in the early days, but not done it since, but a few people mentioned this at the weekend and it's another way to make sure you have checked your scorecard.

    With the kneelers again this was always allowed in the beginning, but we were advised by someone not to have it:rolleyes: but the kneeling rule has always caused confusion and for just one shot it not worth the hassle, so as Pete said this will make life easyier for the marshals.

    Pete
     
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    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    You'll be doing the Gathering all kneeling then Dave ???

    Yes the new rule will possibly help the ones taking the kneeling shots exactly as per the old rule but it won't help the increasing number of shooters who ignore the rule
     
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  12. All That Remains

    All That Remains Caution...I Bite!!!!

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    you will still need to get any alterations signed by a marshal as they happen.

    Pete

    What happens if you get to the end of the course and when you check the score card notice that your shooting partner/s has made an alteration further back on the course, but you had not noticed until the end, can a marshall approve the change?

    Ta

    Janine
     
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    nibbley-uk Dirty Daz

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    I thought there were 3 kneellers ??????
    I dont know anything to help you win again next year :p
     
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    nibbley-uk Dirty Daz

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    I would of thought as long as a marshal checks and signs it in front of your shooting partners who can confirm or deny the change before leaving the course it would be fine.
    Better get the say so from the boss `s though im sure they will be along soon :)
     
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    Don't you start:D ok then 1 UN-Supported kneeler!!!! anyway it was your idea:cool:

    Pete
     
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    nibbley-uk Dirty Daz

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    Oh yeah :rolleyes:
     
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    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    That's a difficult one, we need people to get any alterations signed by a marshal as they happen. Most alterations are just people not concentrating on filling in the cards correctly but we have had cases of people altering their own scorecards during & after shooting. Each shooter in a group should be doing their share of scoring so it is their responsibility to ensure that their scorecard has been marked correctly.

    The problem with allowing people to get alterations signed at the end of a shoot is someone could alter a "1" on an early target & by the end of the course their shooting partners might not be able to remember if they hit it, are their shooting partners going to be able to remember that they missed 9 targets & not 10 targets or even be willing to say to a marshal that they are unsure ?

    So the only answer I can give Janine is we will not generally allow shooters to get earlier alterations made at the end of the shoot but if all the shooting group find either Pete Sparkes or myself we will take each case on it's own merits, we will however be closely monitoring these alterations & once handed in the scorecard will be judged as it stands.
     
  18. The Darrener

    The Darrener New Member

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    Make beanbags illegal & use knee pads, that takes any form of abusing the rules out of the equation.
    I don't go hunting with a beanbag anyway.
     
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    ooh, a challenge :D I will if you will;)
     
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    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    A case of bad wind Chris:eek:
     

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