First of all, my apologies for once more taking so long to post this message.
During the past couple of months I have been busy with various things and also the State Championship Match of last month hash been prepared in a rush, including being quite late in requesting several airgun-related companies for support and sponsorship with gadgets to be distributed as prices.
As I said my request went out too late and none of the contacted companies managed to deliver anything in time for the match. However, the following week I have received two packages: one from Crosman, with five tins of flat point super-match pellets and one from PyramydAir with pellet seaters, water bags, and catalogs.
I want to thank those two companies for their generosity.
It is my intention to distribute the items among the winners at last month match and use the remainder of the items to supplement the awards for the remaining matches of this season.
This time we had a real fast shooter, who completed the course in ten minutes less than the second fastest shooter.
Here are all the times:
|R. Thomas Jones||14:42|
There is an eternal dispute about how much harder is to hit a target at he first shot versus at the second one.
This time I've decided to compile some statistics. I have ignored all the forced-position shots and have included all the forced-standing shots of everybody in the standing category:
|Category||XO||OX||OO||XX||% XO||% OX||% OO||% XX||Tot|
As you can see, the only statistically significant difference between hitting at the first shot and missing at the second (XO) versus missing at the first and hitting at the second (OX) is among Hunter Class shooters. For clickers it doesn't make much difference.
I hope to see you next Saturday (Jan should soon send out the announcement).
PS Since everybody who stayed enjoyed it, we have decided that, from now on, we'll always light up the grill at the end of the match.