Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good: Covered loading and unloading tables, Sunday’s weather, Stage 6 and 7, Hooten Old Town.

The Bad: Stage 5, Saturday’s rain, slim on the vendors

The Ugly: Saturday’s shooting, The shotgun targets

I was very unhappy with my shooting on Saturday. I just felt like I was working in slow motion and the shotgun targets were giving me fits. After lunch it felt much better and Sunday I shot well. Looking over my stage rankings I can see it wasn't just my imagination. On Saturday before lunch we shot stages 9, 10, 1, and 2. My average rank score for those stages was 140. on the plus side my average rank for the last 6 stages I shot was 79.6. My highest rank score was 148 on Stage 2 and my lowest rank score was 60 on Stage 7.

So what does that mean? I don't know, maybe I get nervous at the big matches and screw it all up. What I can tell you is that if I had shot the first 4 stages like I did the last 6 stages then I would have finished 80th overall instead 101st and I would have finished 5th in my category which was a goal of mine from the beginning (Indiana State gives awards out to 5 places and I was shooting for an award) instead of 6th.

I guess I need to start practicing.


José Giganté said...

Some of us didn't have problems with the knockdowns and actually like those targets.

Good: The whole shibang; Hooten, Comraderie, BBQ & the Van.

Bad: The hanging of some targets, a few folks got misses for no good reason.

Ugly: Pledging allegiance to the Confederate flag? c'mon.

Judge Mint Day said...

Ya, gotta agree with Jose on the Van. It was great and made the trip more enjoyable then last year. Maybe we could van camp next year?

Sonny's BBQ was pretty great, but I think Jose is right when he said that they probably wont be back at Hooten next year.

How could I forget about the pledge to the Confederate flag! Give me a break! Made me want to break into a chorus of Yankee Doodle Dandy.