This weekend we had a Production shooter start a stage cocked and locked (CZ Shadow 2). Shooter finishes the stage and hits the "approve" button on the tablet. Shooter goes to the next stage & at "make ready" does the same thing. The RO tells shooter this is not allowed and instructs shooter hammer must be down. Shooter complies and states to RO the previous stage was shot with a cocked & locked position. Shooter finishes second stage.
The Range Master (RM) was called. RM asks shooter to re-shoot the previous stage & shooter agrees. No drama at all.
I was sitting with the RO's afterwards and listened to the discussion. One RO said a bump to Open should have been done. The other RO's said the shooter should not be bumped to Open and the score stands. I (not a RO) mentioned the shooter "approved" the score so it was too late to do anything. The RO's that were on the stage are good RO's.....They just simply missed it. No one (other than the shooter) saw the cocked & locked position.
Questions: 1) Bump to Open?
2) Re-shoot appropriate? What if the shooter refuses the re-shoot (cause they did really well the first time)?
3) Shooter approval of the score negate the "bump" and/or re-shoot?
4) Is a shooter's confession good enough when no one else saw the error?