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Old 22nd September 2014, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RobF View Post
Sorry Dan,missed this earlier.

You know I wouldn't just make it up

The logic was purely that was what was decided by the EFTA Committee because although the event may be 1 year away, it could only be 3.5 months away if it's held Jan 1st (unlikely, but as yet we've not been able to persuade the WFTF to bring date announcements forward, so sometime next year is as good as it gets), and given the way Germany went, we need to be able to say yes to and who is definitely going, up front, for when ever booking in opens. If it opens say March, we're stuffed and in the same boat as we were for Germany. That way we can say yes to any additional places we may get, because we already know who's in the team, and who wants to go as well.

The inters/champs was a quick fix. The euro's gives us a decent lead time, so at least we're ready before the winter comes in, everyone disappears down their bolt holes, and we don't get caught out with pants around ankles saying "oh but we haven't picked our team yet" when booking in opens before WL's have finished.

The meeting was held at the last GP in 2012, and the announcement made on the BFTA forum, and also via the reps. Barry would be your rep. In terms of communication with me, both EFTA and BFTA, i'd say he's one of the better ones.,508.0.html

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Rob, thanks for coming back.

I never thought you'd just made it up mate; I know you've got better things to do with your time!

I appreciate the pragmatic argument here & agree that the WFTF need to fix a window earlier - but it's always been held in July/August/Sept so we know if we go off of the Europeans we're going to be some time ahead.

The Worlds is primarily an individual event. Would it not be better to choose a team from those who are committed to going already rather than have people go just because they're in the team?
Shooters could register their availability to shoot for EFTA & earn 'qualification points' at certain shoots throughout the year (for winning / placing) and then EFTA could pick the top 8 best performing PCP shooters who have already shown they are committed to going. This system could run continuously, so at any time EFTA could say "there's a comp on & this is our best X no. of shooters".

I wasn't aware that the Euro's was going to be the one shoot where you could register your desire in terms of wanting to represent your country & even if I had have done I wouldn't have gone this year anyway - I'm not going to bleat on about why, we've all got lives that eb & flow - suffice to say I'm gutted that through missing one shoot, I've got no chance of getting into the team for 2015 & that I would implore the EFTA big-wigs to get round a table and sort a proper system out cos this one is crap. Either that or I'll have to start looking into my family tree to see if I can shoot for Uzbekistan or something!
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