Hmmmmm, well let's see now --- never thought I was a redneck --- Naw can't be --- I'm a fan a Tony Stewart though --- Still ain't never heared a "Ricky bobby", although I only been watchin Nascar fer bout 2yrs now --- I do know a bunch a "Jim Bobs", "Billy Bobs". Bobby Jims", Billy Joes", "Billy Rays" n' a few uthers. I got a redneck fer a neighbor whose been inta Nascar since the beginnin a time --- I'll hafta ask him about "Ricky bobby" ??????? !!!!!!!!!!
Elkie you gotta get out more...go down to your blockbuster video store and rent the movie, "Talladega Nights"...then you'll know all about the great Ricky Bobby.
Never seen that movie --- We ain't got no video store in are town --- it ain't big enough --- and if we had one, and did rent one a them DVD thingies we ain't gotta thing to stick it in to play it on are TV. Y'all ferget we from suthern Georgia, and catch snappin turtles n' rattlers n' moccasins n' gators fer are entertainment --- rent movies ??? --- y'all must think were rednecks er somethin.
I been gettin out every day shootin my bow in the back yard practicin up to fulfill "Fantasy Pick#3" !!! AND, I am actually gettin perty close to bein a "shoe in" for the Classic !!!
This is Mike Tyrell's reply:
“In classes where a final Shoot Down is not conducted, scoring ties (including first place) will be broken by the number of bonus rings. If a 1st place tie cannot be broken by bonus rings, and if time and weather permit at that tournament, the “Closest-to-the-12” tie-break procedure will be used. Each shooter will shoot one arrow and the arrow that is closest to the center of the lower twelve ring (regardless of actual score) will receive an additional bonus ring added to their final score. If for any reason a shoot-off cannot be held, and for all other places that are tied by bonus rings, the sum of the prize money for the tied places will be divided equally between the shooters. Special rules apply to all ties for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in classes designated for a final Shoot Down and are in the “Pro Pressure Point Shoot Down” rules section below.”
Please note that this procedure is in place and has been followed for many years (we did one in Texas for the K-50 class this year.) It is also important to note that we have had times when this couldn’t be followed due to the competitors not being available, or the weather wasn’t cooperating. With this rule already in place, and being followed, we always try to insure that each class will have a clear “champion” decided.
I know of no sponsor who would go to the trouble of worrying about whether an amateur won second or third place outright when reviewing a resume or awarding contingency. Any concerns someone has about breaking a tie for second or third place couldn’t provide an argument for any additional benefits to our competitors that could possibly outweigh the major burden of processing over 1,500 scores, determining if there are any ties (other than first place) in all of our classes, locating the competitors, conducting a tie-breaker, delaying the awards ceremony, and regenerating all the scores following an event. Remember that there are many classes with different shooting times for the same class and the likelihood of everyone being available on a timely basis would make the entire process moot to begin with.
The argument “If they do it in the Shootdown why can’t they do it for everyone?” is not recognizing that during the Shootdown all competitors are available and contingency programs definitely exist. This is a completely different situation and therefore is not even remotely appropriate to consider as a rationale for this discussion.