Some of the awards:
And before everyone left, we took a group picture:
AFTER the awards, we decided to just plink a little and get to understand the level of creativity that Andy and AJ had put together.
Verónika was NOT leaving without a stint (or two) at the dueling tree:
As professionally assembled as it looks, it was made by Andy and AJ:
As gallant a fight as she put up, she was doomed! LOL!
And then we went on to what SURELY, MUST be the AAFTA tie-breaker target:
In this VERY ingenious target, the three "Tums" visible on the upper corners are holding the brick that is just hovering over the egg on the opposite side, so that breaking all three Tums on the right, drop the brick on the left egg. Breaking the Tums on the left, drop the brick on the right egg. The mechanism is not that complicated once you understand it:
Adopting this target(or some variant thereof) as the official AAFTA tie breaker would ensure that the finalists are shooters that not only can perform well, but can do so under pressure and against the clock!
Andy and AJ, you're an outstanding part of what makes FT such a fun sport, you make DIFTA proud, and I am very honored to be able to call both of you our friends; our hats are off to you: The MEN!
So, guys, next time DIFTA says they are hosting a fun shoot, they MEAN IT! ROFL!
Unless you're a bitter old curmudgeon that can only find the negatives in life (in which case, you might as well abstain from coming), do mark your calendars when the next one comes around!