(Photo credits: Johan Harris, 2014 BRSC Steel Challenge, Modified Colt Gold Cup .45 ACP)
As a participant in an organized event you need to realize after the event there is some administration to be done whether you are an occasional or dedicated sport shooter.
Everyone who participated is usually very keen for the day’s scores.
First you will get scored per exercise or stage, secondly you overall score and lastly you’re ranking when the scores are calculated for the year’s events.
What is the importance of scores and rankings?
Firstly it is the uncontested proof by the club, range officers and other participants present that you indeed participated!
Secondly with this proof on record you may submit an activity on your logbook or profile, where occasional participants often slip up is they do not keep any record because it is not required as prescribed for dedicated members who needs a certain activity level to maintain their status.
Keep in mind those scores are more than just a proof of participation, it allows verification that you indeed participate, use your licensed firearm and above all it is worth its weight in gold when renewing a firearm license or when you decide to license an additional firearm.
These reasons alone should be enough to motivate any responsible firearm owner to keep track of their participation.
The Golden rule: No job is complete unless the paperwork is done!