29th September 2014, 02:04 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Member of: Southampton Buccaneers, Parkstone, South Dorset
Location: Poole, Dorset
Originally Posted by strangefroot
Been reading this with interest over the past few days , so here goes with my thoughts on the subject .
Firstly , I think that any uk nation would struggle to host a worlds event that would be anywhere near what we enjoyed in hungary , Italy , south Africa , Germany , usa , etc .
We have hosted the worlds over here a few times now & ive shot them all . Each time the courses have been top notch but the hospitality has been embarrassingly woeful ( in my opinion ) That is not a slur on the 6 or 8 people ( yes 6 -8 ) that set up & ran the events .
The reason that I think we'd struggle is manpower . Long gone are the days of yesteryear when you turn up to a wood somewhere , shoot a few targets & all retire to your hotel rooms . People expect more ( & rightly so ).
The main problem I can see regarding manpower is course marshalls . I mean , we'de need 10 or so ( properly trained ) marshalls on each course ( 30 ). Who would have to give up their shooting to do that ????
3 x chrono marshalls .
6 or so stats folk .
people sorting trophies .
people sorting entertainment & venues for pre shoot greet meet & presentation night inc food etc .
folk to sell merchandise .
Course setters X 10 ( inc days off work )
zero range organisers .
That's just a few off the top of my head & im sure there'll be loads more tasks that crop up .
The trouble with us is , we are a selfish lot that get on our high horses when things don't happen the way we think they should . Well , its not gunna be to long before we get the chance to show em how its done , so my question is , who out of those that whine & whinge are going to be wiiling to get stuck in & get their hands mucky come crunch time ???
Cheers , calps .
My name is on the list for not shooting our worlds and just helping out. And when I mean helping out I mean doing the job that needs to be done, not the bit that that I think it would be nice to do.
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