Originally Posted by paul4be
If a shooter is unable to shoot in the required positions for a specific class (i.e. standing, and kneeling) then they should not shoot in that class. That is not discrimination, but common sense and the way of pretty much all sporting rules.
If you are unable to shoot the required positions, then you shoot in an alternative class in which you are able to shoot the allowed positions.
That is not discrimination or any other PC term anyone chooses to argue. It still allows ANYONE to take part in the comps. It does offer the option of a level playing field across classes.
It makes no difference whether the adapted positions offer advantage or not in reality. If you can't shoot in the required positions for a class, then you should not shoot in that class - simples
It should not be left down to specific shoot marshals to sort at a shoot either. Rules as above would prevent that stone dead.
Need though to make sure an "alternative" class has sufficient numbers to be meaningful, so that it does not become a farce in it's own right. My fear is too because of one individual who "appears" to use the rules to gain advantage, that a groundswell of opinion develops that blames the rules, not the application/misapplication of the rules, so that there is a negative impact on "genuine" cases.