Results service

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Results are disseminated both by email and via this website.

We endeavour to get the results out as quickly as possible and the self-imposed target for doing that is the Monday 14 days after the last date for shooting each round. Clubs are given a generous period in which to send cards to the scorers (the Wednesday of the week following the ldfs), and our scorers do their best to score the cards and send the scores to the Competitions Secretary responsible for producing and emailing the results and updating the website.

We normally have about 15 scorers scoring the cards for all our competitions. At the start of the season each scorer is given ten Excel files (one for each round) that are specific to the competition(s) they are scoring. It is basically a subset of the ‘Round Zero’ file (see the Results page). Once they have scored all the cards for a round they put the scores into that round’s file and email it to the central organiser, who has a bespoke computer system that amalgamates the worksheets in all the scorer files into one big file, works out the points in each division and then, from round 2 onwards, increments the points and gunscore totals from the previous round’s equivalent figures. The system then sorts each division into points and aggregate order so everyone can see where they’re placed.

That combined Excel file thus becomes the main Results file for the round, and it is emailed to nominated club representatives along with the file of Averages, which the computer system also produces.

In addition, those two files and their equivalent PDF versions are published on this website round by round. Take the drop-down from the ‘Results’ item in the main menu for the season in question (there may be two seasons shown at the end of one and the start of the next). There will be links to both the Excel and PDF files for each round, whose shooting dates are also listed, as well as to Excel and PDF versions of the Averages files.

The first page of the results and averages files (both Excel and PDF versions) is an ‘Index’ that contains internal links to each competition and, in the results file, to each division within it. This saves having to scroll through yards of data you might not be too interested in to get to the place you want. There is a little ‘back’ arrow at the top of each competition page to return to the Index.

An further report is produced each round and is also sent to the clubs with the results. This is an Excel file containing one sheet per club, and these sheets show an extract from the division of each individual and team from that club, along with their current place in the division. Thus clubs can see the latest situation for everyone in the club in one place. A PDF version is put onto the website too.

At Round 6, a duplicate version of the Averages file as at that round with ‘R6’ in its name is emailed and published on the website, and that file remains ‘frozen’ at Round 6.  This is for clubs to use to use to refer to for averages to declare on the following season’s entry forms, which are made available at around that time.

If any card has an infringement of a rule then the name of the shooter is altered so that the broken rule number is appended to it preceded by a ‘P’ (to indicate ‘penalty’).
e.g. J. Bloggs P5.2.1
means that J. Bloggs put two shots on one diagram on an indoor prone card, say, and incurred a one-point penalty to the score for the card. J. Bloggs P5.2.1×2 means he did it twice.
If a card is disqualified then it’s similar:
e.g. J Bloggs P7.4.2
means that the card was not signed, and the score is given as zero. The scorer may or may not highlight the score or the shooterr’s name just to embarrass them.

An entry in a score cell of ‘ncr’ means that no card was received by the Wednesday deadline.
An entry of ‘w/d’ means the competitor has withdrawn from the competition, or, sadly, has passed away during the season.

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