In HFT we currently have what I believe is a surplus category, that of "Ladies". To the best of my understanding women don't have any disadvantage in HFT shooting, so why should they have a different class? I'm aware of the argument that it is supposed to encourage more women to shoot, but I don't think that holds water. We need to encourage new shooters of whatever age and gender, so it would make much more sense for all new shooters, male and female (adults) to be in their own "Entry Level" class until they have scored, say, 45+ in at least two comps, after which they are lumped in with the the big boys and girls. That would be a great incentive for personal improvement. I also feel that clubs should be encouraged to recognise & record Personal Best scores, which would give some extra incentive both to new shooters as well as experienced ones. What do you think?