View Full Version : IBS/NBRSA..World team matches ??

01-06-2008, 07:01 PM
What matches will be used in 2008 to determine the world team/USA ? Where will the World group matches be held and when.

Is it possible to get the IBS group matches/NBRSA group matches in one format...Sure would be nice .


Dave Coots
01-06-2008, 08:47 PM
The NBRSA news said the qualifier matches are the Cactus, SuperShoot, and the NBRSA Nats in Phoenix.

I believe the event is held in South Africa in June of 09.


Mike Paul
01-06-2008, 08:49 PM
Are you going to make it to AZ for either event this year?


Dave Coots
01-06-2008, 10:05 PM
Taking the Wife and dogs to the Cactus, and probably the Nats a guy thing. Need to practice up on my driving. How about u?


01-06-2008, 11:48 PM
These matches, especially the CACTUS ????


Mike Paul
01-06-2008, 11:54 PM
the Cactus is on the 1st and 2nd of March.

I am planning to go to both also. We will have to catch up.
See you there.

01-07-2008, 12:33 AM
I tried to ask the same thing a few days ago and then it was suggested I do it. In the midst of visiting my dad I posted some dates and nothing was followed up.

mmmmmmmm and they wonder why attendance is down, even those on this site do not know when a major match is nor the conact information.


01-07-2008, 05:39 AM
I'm sure the IBS and NBRSA will be posted when they are finalized. The IBS schedule will not be finalized until the Annual Meeting January 18-19. I think the NBRSA schedules are submitted by region.

As to "those on this site not knowing", those who attend these events will find out the dates before they leave home. Not a bad idea.

Wilbur has provided a page on this site for any additional postings of shoot dates. Its on the main page and it is called Benchrest Events Calendar

Jim Borden
01-07-2008, 08:04 AM
The IBS Tentative schedule for all disciplines has been posted on the IBS webiste for a few weeks now.

As Jerry Indicated-it will change from tentative to firm as contracts are signed and returned--probably mid-january


Mike Bryant
01-07-2008, 08:45 AM
It looks like the points matches this year have been changed from your best 3 event placings to just the 3 largest matches. In effect, this is the way that it always has been. With the way that the points are awarded based on the number of competitors that place behind you, you could pick up as many points at the Cactus, Nationals or Super Shoot with a poor finish as you could if you had won the other smaller attended events. Of course, a poor finish won't get you on the team. The SS because of it's sheer number of competitors is a must attend event if you want a hope of being on the world team the way that the points are currently awarded.

The only way that the best 3 out of 5 or 6 events would have worked would have been for all events to have somewhere near the same attendance of shooters or for each of the events to have the same amount of total points available. My personal preference would be to have 5 or 6 qualifying matches with equal points of say 100 points available for winning each event even the SS. Those smaller matches would not stay small for long especially if shooters considered that some of them were easy pickings to pick up world team qualifying points. The qualifying matches for the World Team are all NBRSA sponsored matches and always have been. The points matches in 2006 were the Cactus, Hog Roast, Super Shoot, East/West Show Me Shootout, NBRSA nationals and the NBRSA Eastern Regionals. I don't have the match reports any longer for those but the attendance from memory for the Cactus was around 175, Hog Roast 100, SS 350, E/W 100, Nat 200, Eastern Reg 140. All numbers can be plus or minus on attendance. As you can see a 75th finish at the Cactus would have given you the same amount of points as winning the Hog Roast. I'm sure that's the reason that the events for this year have been reduced to three. I'd like to see all events the same size and more qualifying matches. Equal points at each would do this. It wouldn't hurt the attendance at the SS after all it was the Super Shoot before it was a qualifying match. Equal points would grow each qualifying event to become mega matches. This is just my opinion and have no effect on anything concerned with the world team selection process. I shot all the qualifying matches in 2006 and enjoyed every one of them even if I didn't wind up qualifying. The best shooters certainly did qualify as evidenced by their performance at the world team match in 2007.

mike lucas
01-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Anyone have any insight on one of the qualifying matchs the "WSBF North American Regional Championships" held at North Lawerence Ohio in May?