Here’s a common misconception about rulings versus simple answers to questions: A ruling is made through the official ruling system, which requires the ruling to be approved by the board of directors, and doesn’t go into effect until 7 days after the ruling has been approved. Rulings can change or interpret an existing rule, but are never made without cause and a demonstrable need for the change. There is a system for this which requires a written ruling and the reason for that ruling, along with possible consequences of the ruling—all of that information goes to the board.[Read more…] about Questions, Answers, and Rulings
DQs are hard for ROs too
You have heard the saying: “There are two types of shooters. Ones that have DQ’d and those who will DQ.” Well, this is true for ROs too: “There are two types of ROs. Those who have DQ’d a shooter and those who will DQ a shooter.”[Read more…] about DQs are hard for ROs too
Remembering Your Why
Sometimes it is important in life to stop and remember our “Why”. Why are we doing something; be that being involved in a hobby, a sport, or even as drastic as our job. Some call it soul searching, others have other terms for it. Regardless, it is often a good idea to break the repetitious cycle and really spend time determining why we are doing something.[Read more…] about Remembering Your Why
Why the evergreen rulebooks?
Since USPSA transitioned to evergreen, or all electronic, rulebooks in January 2019, there have been a lot of questions as to why? My old rulebook was still good? Why do we need a new rulebook?[Read more…] about Why the evergreen rulebooks?
But it’s only a local match
We have all heard that expression before. It usually is uttered when a stage design isn’t legal, when a shooter is stopped and given a reshoot for a popper not falling, or any other instance where the rules weren’t followed. When it is uttered, all RMs and RMIs (and some RO/CROs) cringe (like finger nails on a chalkboard) and wish they had never heard it.[Read more…] about But it’s only a local match