Originally Posted by D Martin
Not having a grading system is one of the things that set HFT and FT apart. I'm like many others happy to turn up and shoot for a gold, silver or bronze and try to shoot well enough through the season to get into the gathering.
I agree having one would put a few people off, it would make things too formal.
I'm not sure a grading system would put people off !
The badge system helps to encourage lower scoring shooters by giving them something to aim for, the grading system does exactly the same thing. Shooters would still be able to attain a badge but would also be competing in a smaller pool of shooters of the same ability for a trophy, you then also have the ability to slowly move up the grades.