Originally Posted by RobF
I can tell you, and have.
The meeting was held at the last GP, Far Coley 2012. The question was "How do we select the best team, now Germany have announced booking in so early and we're at the last GP, and how do we do it in the future". The answer was Champs/Inters for 2013, for 2013 and Euros for ever after that until someone proposes something else.
It was (from memory) proposed by Ian Taylor, and seconded by Sefta (apologies if that's incorrect, I can confirm when I access the emails if you like).
That's one line.
The bottom line is, we don't know how many places are available. I need to know who is interested. And any suggestions will be greatfuly received. But it doesn't matter if there's 200 replies saying Hallelujah, if no-one transfers from an internet forum to their rep's inbox, and cc's me in on it, it's just 200 replies saying Hallelujah on an internet forum. Now this could be as per all the other noises on the net, which translate to about 1 in 100 ideas actually being mentioned at committee, or it could not.
Firstly, in any event, I need to know who wants to go. I had one person before Saturday. Two by the end of Saturday, Sunday while I was shooting I had 3. I spoke to those I could find who hadn't bomb burst after the trophies, and texted those that had.
As for your first point, no you can't always enter as an individual. In Germany you couldn't. You could shoot as one, we handled all the entries. And in Italy and Hungary we did all the applications to make it easier for both the shooters and the organisers. Only in NZ were we told not to apply, to which end I couldn't actually find out who was going and who was going to be in the team! (or not as it turned out).
What you're suggesting sounds like using grading. Which I'd be inclined to look at, but I think that has room for perversion, which whilst I'm not suggesting it does happen, it has the room to happen, and if someone did, then someone else would be upset.
So your boat hasn't sailed, pick up the ship to shore, send them a rough idea of your course, and try to resist drinking your own urine just for one minute, as although you may feel like it's the perfect storm and it's time to down go down with the ship, if you check your current depth off keel, you're in 3ft of water 20yds off shore. Just turn around. You just dozed off after lunch and woke up looking away from land.
Firstly Rob, that is WAY too many maritime analogies!
Secondly, are we saying that no matter what happens next season, the person who came 17th at Weston Park the previous year - so sorry Scott
- would still be in the team, even if they don't shoot again between now & then?
Look, I'm just trying to illustrate the insanity of this 'selection system'. I'll have a word with our Scottish EFTA rep
and ask if he will put forward an agenda point to discuss selection moving forward.
In the meantime, when the WFTF do get back to you re places, dates etc, please put me down as keen to take up any extra allocated places.