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Old 6th June 2014, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian.Samson View Post
I don't understand why you feel shooting targets doesn't require a shooting skill

Here's a different way to look at it - Suppose you settle tied scores with a sudden death shoot-off as you proposed.

So you have say 5 targets, and each shooter in the shootoff takes a shot at the first target, if anyone misses that target they're out of the shoot-off, all those that hit it get to go on and shoot the next target etc.. until there's only one shooter left who hasn't missed yet.

You're shooting targets, so there's a shooting skill involved and it's fair - everyone gets a shot at the target, if they miss they lose.

Well.... the only difference between that scenario and Countback is just a matter of timing.

Instead of shooting your shoot-off at the end of the competition, you shoot it during the competition and the shoot-off targets start from target 1.
I guess it requires a change in the mindset of the shooter

When shooting targets 1-10 one has to be mindful of the fact the scores potentially count for 2 separate competitions. Since I rarely end up in a tie-break situation, I guess I haven't adapted yet.

Still, it feels wrong lumping both competitions into one.
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