Rebel105 wrote:Well the CRO confirmed there weren't any ET issues during Canberra Lead-up or Queens 2017, it's on this forum.
I'll stand corrected about the number of attendees, but, Canberra 2016 was an Australian Development squad trial for Canada so a lot more F-Open and FTR shooters attended.
Further to this, the lead-up winner and Queens winner in F-Open chose not to attend in 2017 why, ask them, they surely didn't have ET issues. Other reasons are at play so don't muddy the water.
The 2017 F-Open Queens winner was very outspoken against the Canberra ET's and threatened not to attend, perhaps not now.
We had better get used to the idea as more and more organisers are installing and using ET's for Queens series. NTRA is using ET's this year for both Alice Springs and Darwin.
The VRA needs to actively maintain the ET's and use them to promote confidence in them.
If all Associations used ET's and they are starting to, F class shooters will be staying home it would seem, I doubt it.
If you're talking about the 2016 Winners not attending in 2017, I won the lead up and didn't attend in 2017 due the ET's. There were 17 Queens entries in 2017 and 32 in 2016 in FO, not all were due to the development squad or ET's, so yes there's something else at play but the ET's did have an impact.
In NSW we are going away from using ET's at the Queens and back to paper, unfortunately with a system available to us we can't continue to use them as every year there's a problem and it's starting affect our numbers.
I'm not anti ET's and I'll be at the Nationals, and possibly the QRA Queens this year, both use ET's.