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Citizen K
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2019-01-07 00:48:12  

WFTF Competition rules change summary for 2019 and 2020.

Full rules document:  https://airgunwarriors.com/resources/library/WFTF_Competition_Rules_2019.pdf

 

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2019-01-07 07:03:02  

IMO to solve target problems,use targets that are exactly like the ones Rick Stoughtenburg made. Rick was a member of Western Wayne club in Plymouth Michigan. This club hosted many Nationals and World events. There were no problems with these flawless targets. They have already survived the test of time.

Match directors will be pleased to know that only a single attachment point is required. Also the target does not have to be exactly level. Rick even had a Bat target that worked upside down.

I was Illinois match director for 6 years and NEVER had a target malfunction.

IMO this is a no-brainer. Target malfunctions are very important to eliminate hostilities and keep competitors happy. Nothing creates event frustration like target malfunctions.


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Johninma
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2019-01-07 07:48:17  

I'm not so worried about the targets. The obvious miss is adjusting the protest requirements to keep too many cold lines from being called as in last years worlds. I get they are trying to correct it with the target rule but it's an end around that doesn't address the freedom to protest every target you shoot without consequence.

I did download the full rule book and like that it isn't 60+ pages.


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pistolero
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2019-01-07 10:23:22  

Being a Hunter PCP competitor, I have little interest in WFTF rules. So all I have to say about the list of rules changes and revisions is, the Powers That Be could sure benefit from a good proof-reader/editor! 

I'm available, and would consider a 10% discount off my usual $500/hour rate... for the betterment of field target, you know. Because I'm just that kind'a guy!

 

"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett


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Greg Sauve
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2019-01-07 15:47:52  

When evaluating the WFTF’s document  language we must keep in mind the following;

1 this was an informational summary

2 the “powers that be” that wrote it were writing in their second (or third) language

The WFTF rules only apply to the Worlds competition itself.  AAFTA  may or may not adopt these changes for its WFTF class.

I always find it interesting at the Worlds shoots that instructions and awards are presented in English.  This has been the case in Italy, Norway, Germany, New Zealand, Lithuania, Portugal, Wales and Poland.

Greg


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pistolero
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2019-01-07 21:11:33  

It is flattering that the default language at international events of all kinds is 'Merican.

 

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KPinWI
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2019-01-08 16:25:55  

English is the "business" language of much of the world. Probably due to the influence of the British empire, not "Merica "where Spanish-English is the language. In my experience teaching foreign students Reactor Engineering, most European students spoke 2 or 3 languages one of which is English. Had many students that spoke , French, German and English.


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CanadianFT
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2019-01-10 14:17:16  

The official language of the WFTF is English.  I do not see it stated specifically in the rules or constitution, but I do remember when it was adopted a number of years ago.  The closest thing I see is in the rules where it is stated that whenever possible, marshals at the worlds  should be able to understand and speak English.

Tim


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Scotchmo
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2019-01-10 16:45:23  
Posted by: CanadianFT

The official language of the WFTF is English.  I do not see it stated specifically in the rules or constitution, but I do remember when it was adopted a number of years ago.  The closest thing I see is in the rules where it is stated that whenever possible, marshals at the worlds  should be able to understand and speak English.

Tim

 

If it says “whenever possible”, than it is not really a “rule”. It’s at the discretion of the match director.  A vague statement like that in the “rules” is also an indication that marshals are NOT required to speak or understand English.

Match directors are not required to follow many of the course setting rules either. When there are no consequences for “illegal” course arrangements, and the shooter has no recourse to address them, many of the so-called rules should be classified as suggestions.

English is the most common internet language. And probably understood by the most people as a first or second language. 


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CanadianFT
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2019-01-12 21:56:40  

I have been the chairman of our RGB since 2008 and remember the discussion about the official language of the WFTF.  It is English.  All proposals and communications are in English, as are all applications from countries to become members.  One non English speaking country submitted applications in their native language and were asked to re-submit them in English before they could be considered.

As to the rules, they are being refined every year by adding more precise wording and closing loopholes.  Sergio, the WFTF President, has worked tirelessly to improve the WFTF and the championship.  

I look froward to seeing you and a great number of American and international shooters in England this coming August.

Tim


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Pzhills
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2019-01-13 19:33:35  

Sheesh!  The tower of Babel.  Maybe the rules should be written in sign language.  Tee hee.


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