McCandless Posted November 14, 2011 Share Posted November 14, 2011 I am speaking solely for myself. Just 'cause I have an RO 2, and I read up on the rules, and try to think through the "you make the call" posts, doesn't mean I have all the answers. Although I get in a few licks RO'ing at monthly matches. That just isn't enough. Our rules are getting fairly complicated (to my mind, anyway) and sometimes, something just isn't in the book. Look at it this way... baseball umpires go up through the minor leagues, learning and experiencing, before they get to "the show". Knowledge of "the book" doesn't make 'em great umpires as soon as they put on the suit. I shared the RO duties on my posse at a major match this weekend, with absolutely wonderful, classy, friendly, and somewhat inexperienced shooters (for the most part). (The two of us who did RO, were the only RO 2's on the posse). There was a call or two, that with 20/20 hindsight, I might have called a little differently. But, I can say with a clear conscience, I really did the best I knew how. No calls were protested (that I know of). I did all I could to get the shooters through the stages safely. I plan to get out there at monthly matches and RO as often as they'll let me, and I'm going to ask those who are more experienced than I to make sure I don't foul up, and if I do... TELL ME!! To those on my posse this week. My apologies if I did something that wasn't "up to snuff". I really did try to make it a good experience for everyone. Ruptured Duc (hobbling off to get my bottle of Aleve.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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