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Old 16th February 2013, 07:04 AM
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Shaun Shaun is offline
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A good point Rob.

The option to stand must be considered from the position that no dispensation is allowed. At present a shooter would approach the Chief Marshal for permission to stand; hence dispensation. If no dispensation is allowed then it would mean those who cannot kneel would score zero if they were not offered the alternative to stand.
Now I can only hope for integrity in that a shooter that can kneel does so. We have talked endlessly about not being able to make a judgement about a person's physical ability so this rule would be if you cannot kneel then you can stand; it's your choice.
In mid-course can you change your mind. Under this rule yes, perhaps your knee/ankle is sore and you tried to kneel at the first lane and then thought better to stand.

Now if dispensation is allowed then we stay as we are: ask for the Chief's permission.
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