Inspired by RMI George Jones, let’s test your scoring skills. Below is a picture of a target. It shows an A-zone with C-zone below, flanked by no-shoots on both sides. We give you a list of different scoring situations in the poll below. Can you score 100%?[Read more…] about Can you score this?
RO Best Practices
If you’ve ever worked a major match you’ve probably heard the RM say this during the Staff Meeting: “Read the Written Stage Briefing verbatim, no ad-libbing!”[Read more…] about Reading the WSB verbatim
Everyone knows that PractiScore defaults to all steel hit, so you only have to enter any misses on steel targets, which in most cases is handy because it saves an input touch or multiple touches. Those multiple touches can in turn create errors in scoring. But the same feature can, if not properly attended to, also cause errors without any input on steel.[Read more…] about Steel Yourself
There are official range commands for a reason and there are reasons why Range Officials should limit themselves to only those commands. Yes, sometimes situations arise where you might have to deviate from the list of allowed commands, but 99% of the time the official commands are appropriate and the only thing needed. Let’s look at the common range command deviations and why they are not needed or should not be used.[Read more…] about Stick to the range commands!
Target changes at major matches need to be efficient and ensure that the target presentation is consistent over the entire match. Adding a new target over a base target is easy for a single target, but can be tricky for target arrays if they are not set up properly from the beginning.[Read more…] about Tactful Tacking
Episode #2 of the NROI Podcast is available on most podcast distribution sites. This month, RMI and former Area 8 Director George Jones joins us to discuss the updated popper calibration procedure he helped bring about and which became a part of the rules with the September 2021 rulebook.[Read more…] about NROI Podcast Episode 2
I know our rulebooks are quite long and complicated. And I know that there are too many rule numbers. But using the rulebook effectively just takes a little familiarity and practice. We don’t expect everyone to memorize all the rules and rule numbers because it’s not necessary and we provide rulebooks as a handy reference. Here are some tips on how to get better at using the rulebooks.[Read more…] about Use the chapters
Start positions specified in written stage briefings usually specify locations for hands and range officials need to make sure that the competitor has his or her hands in the proper position before proceeding with the “Are you ready?” range command. Why? Because if the competitor is not in the proper position, a reshoot is required. Let’s look at some common hand positions used in written stage briefings.[Read more…] about Show me your hands