The whole WFTF needs to be disbanded and re-built from the ground up,
The New world federation to be run under Current bfta rules by the EFTA and BFTA, and kept within the uk for no less than three years, and any RGB's who wish to hold event, must attend these events ( ARRIVAL BEFORE THE COURSES ARE BUILT) to be trained/shown and assist with the whole process of how to organise and build a Real world class event, and prove they are capable before they are allowed to host.
And if their countries laws do not allow for 16j air rifles, then they cannot host.
I strongly believe that, if we started this by ourselves, that many other countries would join/rejoin the New WFTF.
My list would have these countries in as standard, as those who have already proved their ability to host.
(Please do not take offence if your country is not in my list )
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 .
I can see where you're coming from Andy.
We'd definitely help out though (shooting or not).
I took a week unpaid leave last year to sort out the NW GP
Surely some non-qualifiers / keen folk who aren't shooting would be able to lend a couple of days?
Shooters from this country who would spend time and money travelling and making the whole event a week's job....surely they could use some of that time to help with prep?