Originally Posted by nemesis
I still don't understand why anyone would want to do it though, is it because they don't want to be embarrassed by dropping down into a lower grade ?
Say for example a top AA shooter suddenly became shite and didn't want to go back into A grade. He still continues to be shite and still doesn't hand his card in.
Everyone else knows he's shite and he knows it too. So why would he want to stay in AA.
Surely he'd be better off in A grade where he's a chance of winning.
Maybe they have personal sponsors or a manufacturer team spot based on performance which gives certain perks like preferential kit upgrades, pellets, servicing that they want to keep. It could just as easily be the kudos of saying they are ranked in top (pick a figure) in the UK.