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Handicap and Handicapping
SELF NOMINATED HANDICAP SCORING SYSTEM
Outright is simply the use of raw scores to determine a ranking (winners, runners up, etc) by comparison with other raw scores.
Handicapping is a system imposed in order to offset advantages or disadvantages to make for a better contest and creating parity amongst competitors.
There are various forms of Handicapping in addition to score adjusting, such as limiting equipment, time, distance, etc but these are often difficult to administer and apply without the handicap then defeating its purpose for a level playing field.
- the course of fire being contested
Self-Imposed Score Handicap amounts are determined by the competitor. This system is quick, simple and avoids any issues or criticisms of undue or unfair penalties. Self imposed means self responsible, and encourages shooters to know their skills, helping them to improve.. This is the preferred method.
APPLY SELF IMPOSED SCORE HANDICAP
If the addition of the raw score and handicap amount equates to a result higher than a “possible” score, then each point over is deducted from the possible, and that final result is then used.
Example 1: Note enough handicap,
Example 2: Too much handicap,
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