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Hey All -

What time does the competition start Friday for RO's and others that won't be shooting Sat or Sun? Would like to come down and watch a few of the folks I met at the M&G do their stuff.

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Well, it depends... LOL. While Saturday and Sunday have set schedules, Friday will depend upon setup progress. The goal is to start shooting early, at least by 9 or 9:30 at the latest. In years past that has been accomplished, but there have also been years where shooting didn't start on Friday until nearly 1:00.

I can give a better estimate later in the week as I get reports on setup. Besides being setup, the stages have to be very thoroughly examined or vetted, if you will, because once the match begins they are not supposed to be changed without all competitors (including RO's) having to re-shoot the stage or the stage must be tossed from the match.
 

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:thanks: DB

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DBChaffin said:
once the match begins they are not supposed to be changed without all competitors (including RO's) having to re-shoot the stage or the stage must be tossed from the match.
definitely don't want to see that again.

Unless it's like at a6 where my worst stage got thrown. :D

just kidding, of course.
 

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Xd357 said:
They told me to be there about 7ish.
I was planning on being there about 7:30 coming up from the 'burg. At a minimum targets will have to be stapled up or at least unbagged, and then we will gear up and go. I spoke with them this morning and things are progressing well. There is still a lot to do but there is a good crew there and they are busting tail and have gotten a lot done already. It sounds like it is a very good possibility that we will start shooting early. With the number of folks shooting Friday, it will likely take most of the day to shoot the match.

spanky said:
definitely don't want to see that again.

Unless it's like at a6 where my worst stage got thrown.

just kidding, of course.
Yeah, having a stage tossed stinks. I know it helped a lot of people at Area 6 (besides you, Rodney comes to mind...), but I hated it happened. I had a great run on that stage and was 3rd or 4th overall and it getting tossed cost me a spot in the final results if I remember correctly. More importantly, it is disappointing having a "wasted stage" that was designed, set up, RO's worked for half the match, etc, all for naught.

Then again, I have also attended matches where a stage was changed and should have gotten tossed and it cost me an overall match win (well if it had been thrown out anyway, a reshoot could have gone either way). I didn't find out that it was changed until after the match was over, and there is not much that can be done about it at that point.

Anyway, nobody's perfect, but we need to strive to follow the rules to the best of our abilities. An even application of the rules is all anyone can really ask for, but it is also what every competitor truly deserves. The Mississippi Classic has a good reputation for fun match with friendly, fair RO's, and I feel like this year's match will only continue that reputation. I hope so and it should be no surprise; Mississippi is the "hospitality state" after all!
 
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