in last years welsh GP, i called my very first shot. the faceplate was black the paddle white. i took the shot and saw a mark on the paddle. i was certain in my mind that i had a direct hit. being the first shot at that target, i called it. when the marshall reached the target for examination, he told me the truth, i had hit the faceplate right by the killzone, the mark on the target was the paint removed by the pellet strike. i could only the mark until it was noted. i dont call targets that i think i have hit, because in all likely hood its i think i have hit it every time i have seen the pellet and its hit the paddle its gone down. now if i miss i just accept the fact im s@ite.