I'm trying to work out how to run a mini tournament with a shootoff at my local match in the future, based on hearing discussion about it on Ben's Podcast (after dark #2)
Here's what I have for rules, thoughts? Am I missing anything obvious that could lead to incessant bitching from the competitors?
The USPSA match today will determine the rankings for the shoot off. The shoot-off will be a handicapped, knockdown steel, double elimination tournament with the following rules.
The top FOUR shooters in each CLASS will be ranked, according to overall finish, and placed into a bracket style double elimination tournament. If there are not four shooters in each class, the match director will select a shooter from the next lower class to fill that spot.
The higher seeded shooter will get to choose his side (right or left). Everyone will start with 5 pieces of steel. One piece of steel will be added for each class above D class, and one additional piece of steel added for optics division shooters. PCC will start stock on belt, loaded mag inserted, empty chamber.
At the start signal, shooters must knock down all of their targets, and must perform one reload before hitting the final target. Failure to perform the reload or hitting the last target before hitting all other targets is an automatic loss.
Class Additional Plates D 0 C +1 B +2 A +3 M +4 GM +5 Open, Carry Optics, PCC +1 additional
REF/Calibration rules: In the event a plate does not fall, a hit in the calibration zone of the target counts as that target being down. If there is a hit outside of the calibration zone and the target does not fall, the shooter must hit it again to knock it down.
No reshoots. No calibration calls.