Originally Posted by Gibbs
My last post didn't make my opinion about newbies clear, GP's are for the top shots in the UK and if newbies want to shoot them, good luck to them, but they shouldn't expect it to be a club shoot.
As for GP clearances, there have been a few, and the main problem is bunching at the top. If the GP's were harder there would be a bigger gap between 1st and 10th. As things stand, there is sometimes NO gap between 1st and 10th.
GP's are for ALL grades, not just AA, that is why good GP scores lead to qualification for the showdown which is for the top shooters.
Personally I feel the quality of the courses so far have been good apart from a number of small issues (which I am not going to go into right now) and by and large we have got them about right (which is illustrated by how many clearances happen). Make courses too difficult and you will end up with shoots of maybe 20-30odd AA shooters instead of the 160 shooters of ALL grades that come to ENJOY these events.