For the November Question of the Month we posed a question about penalties for a Fixed Time Speed Shoot. Why? Because we know everyone can use a bit more practice with Fixed Time penalties.
You are the RO on an 8 round, Fixed Time, Speed Shoot with 4 IPSC targets and a par time of 6 seconds. The stage procedure is to engage each target with only 2 rounds. A competitor fires an extra shot at T4 for a total of 9 rounds and the last shot is also at 6.32 seconds.
Okay, let’s look at what happened and which Fixed Time specific penalties apply. The stage is 4 targets with only 2 shots at each target for a total of eight rounds. The competitor fired 9 total rounds, so there is one extra shot penalty per 22.214.171.124. The last shot occurred at 6.32 seconds. Since the par time for the stage was 6 seconds, any shots after 6.30 seconds earn a overtime shot penalty per 126.96.36.199. So, an overtime shot penalty was also earned. Which means that the winning answer of “Extra shot and overtime shot” is the correct answer.
I know some of you are saying, “Wait. What about double jeopardy?” Well, if you look at 10.2.2 and 10.2.2.1 you will see that the rules for failing to follow the stage procedure only apply if there are not other rules that address the infractions. In this case, we have two separate rules that apply so this isn’t violating the stage procedure and 10.2.2 doesn’t apply.
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