In this Question of the Month, we scored an array of targets from a Virginia Count course of fire. Did you score the two targets correctly?
Here was the scenario and target picture: This is a Virginia Count stage and the best four hits per target score. All the hits are indicated with arrows. The edge hit on the top target head does touch the perf.
Since this is a Virginia Count stage, more than four hits on a target will be penalized as an extra hit. How did everyone score this target?
Let’s look at each target before I tell you the correct answer. First, let’s score the bottom target. There are four hits, so no extra hits here. One Alpha and three Charlie. But make note of the Charlie that breaks the non-scoring border perf on the top of the head of the bottom target. Since the bottom target overlaps another target, that hit will also score on the behind target, in this case as an Alpha on the upper target.
Now let’s look at the upper target. The edge hit on the left side of the head touches the perf, so it counts. So that means there are four Charlie hits. And we have the Alpha hit from the shot on the non-scoring border of the lower target. Four Charlie and one Alpha is five total shots, one too many. So we will score the best four hits (A, 3C) and also assess an extra hit penalty. Which means the correct answer of ‘A, 3C, extra hit and A, 3C’ is the correct answer.
While two for one shots are rare and sometimes beneficial to get, those shots on overlapping scoring targets can cause some heartburn in Virginia Count stages. If there had been some hard cover or a no-shoot between those overlapping scoring targets, then there would have not been an extra hit penalty since extra hits in hardcover and no-shoots don’t count towards that specific penalty (see 22.214.171.124).
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