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How many classifiers do you have to shoot to be classified


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You don't indicate where you are located, but check with some of the nearby clubs and see if they are hosting a special classifier match.

With permission from HQ, the club can shoot several classifiers in one day. Usually they will have enough to get you classified provided you don't zero any of them.

I usually see these in the Spring so the new shooters picked up during the winter months can get classified before the major matches start.

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Kind of off topic but in the same vein; if I've shot some classifiers, not enough to be classified yet, but by the time I have, and the PCTs are all over the board, how does that work? For a hypothetical instance, I have 64.4, 33.7, 92.5, 84.3, 65.5, and 14.3. Do they average them out?

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The two lowest classifiers (33.4% and 14.3%) will be thrown out. The remaining four average 76.675%. Hypothetically the shooter will be placed in "A".

With such a wide range (especially the 92.5% classifier) it may raise a few eyebrows and I do not know how HQ would handle that. If you were already classified and one of your classifier scores was 15% above your classification bracket, it would be flagged and possibly not accepted for determining your classification.

From the website:

This classifier was not used as part of your current average because it was one of the two lowest percentages within the most recent six (for initial classifications) or eight on file at the time the classification update process was run.

For initial classifications, the best four scores of the most recent six scores on file are used to calculate your classification. After you have earned your initial classification, the next time the classification system is run, your best six of the most recent eight scores on file will be used to calculate your current average. Because a Special Classifiers can earn you six score on the same match date, the scores are ranked in descending order by percentage to determine your most recent six or eight scores.

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Thanks for the clarification. Again, it was a hypothetical, but two of the scores are actually mine. Not the 92.5, but sometimes I do really good and have hit a stage with scores on par with M shooters. I normally shoot in the solid B zone, but I was worried that a low score would really throw me off and possibly bump me down.

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So along the same lines as well. 2 years ago I shot 3 classifiers and obviously never got classed. This past weekend I shot 5 more so now I should have enough to get ranked. How do you suppose they would score this since there is a huge time lapse between the classifiers shot?

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So along the same lines as well. 2 years ago I shot 3 classifiers and obviously never got classed. This past weekend I shot 5 more so now I should have enough to get ranked. How do you suppose they would score this since there is a huge time lapse between the classifiers shot?

I might be wrong but I believe they will take the highest 4 of your 8 total scores for your average. After that there might be a change up but I understand that for your initial class they'll take the highest 4 of any number of scores submitted. The fact that the dates are so spread out might make me wrong, but I haven't read anywhere that dates would make a difference.

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They should use the original 3 plus the best 1 of the 5 new ones to set the initial classification (4 scores), Then they will take the the best 6 of the 8 to adjust the percentage. So if the original 3 all contain the lowest scores then 2 will be classified as F and the remaining 6 will have Y's.

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I wish USPSA would design a good website.

Simple stuff should be easily found on the first page

In that vein, have we gotten any update on when exactly that might happen? I thought I had heard it was supposed to be a spring release, but nothing so far.

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I wish USPSA would design a good website.

Simple stuff should be easily found on the first page

In that vein, have we gotten any update on when exactly that might happen? I thought I had heard it was supposed to be a spring release, but nothing so far.

I think every time they peel back a layer of the onion they find out how much of a cluster-f thinks were under Phil.

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I mean, I know they mean well, but you gotta remember for websites, people are LAZY!

They'll leave it in seconds if they get confused.

I have given people that asked me about the sport simple links to videos on my blog. And they are so lazy they don't even look.

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