a good point and well made. the open class could be a shining example of how to attract new shooters to the gp series. last years c grade told a story, and am am assuming that is why the new grading system was introduced. i have to say about the new grading that i am not in favour of it. it just highlighted a fact that c graders didnt want to shoot the gps. i belive that an effort to find out why should have been made rather than mucking about with the grades. the open class can and probally will help attract those new shooters into the national comps, and the sport will be all the better for it. the open class is here to stay and we should embrace it, it will take time but then what doesnt.