Jackaroo, # 29989 Posted November 6, 2016 Share Posted November 6, 2016 OK lets see what we can do to make more shooters come to EOT. I'd like to start with comparing Winter Range to EOT. WR attracts upwards of 750 shooters, while EOT the World Championship, attracts only 3/4 of that, curiosity has got me thinking. Why.? Now obviously there are or could be a number of reasons, but I'd forget about the actual stages, shooting distances, target size etc. etc.They are both pretty much the same and are both excellent matches, I'm not going to detract anything from the quality of the shoot/event. Over the time both Kathouse Kelli and I have been in the USA, we have spent an enormous amount of time travelling around shooting, as far west as Seattle WA, and as far east to Gettysburg, and we've had some wonderful adventures and met plenty of fine people, cowboys and cowgirls alike along the way. In many cases we have come across many folks who have not been to EOT, but have been to WR, and make no mistake there are lots who haven't been to either. When comparing the two events one thing came up..that EOT was too long, ie. The event was spread out over 10 days and WR only 7 days, so many folks could not get enough vacation time, if they wanted to take in WB and cowboy. So my take is, if WR can have all the events in 7 days why can't EOT? EOT could surely run Monday to Sunday like WR. My opinion is, I don't think we really need 12 stages of WB, and 10 stages as do WR would be just as good for the world championship for WB, which after all, is basically a side match at most other major events. Do we really also need two cowboy warm up days, WR run all their side matches and warm ups on one day.! Cutting the match down to this length, I would think be a big saving in costs, for both the organizers and attendees, in time effort and money. This I think would be more appealing, especially to the shooters who are further away, who may use the weekend before to get to the match. The other thing that struck me of late was the smaller number of vendors at EOT against WR. I have been going to EOT for years and notice a big drop off, maybe this could be a lack of sales at the event, keeping them away, or maybe other factors, time and distance?? Who knows? Anyway, do any others have any views on this, be interesting to hear. And in no way am I critersizing SASS or any of their personel on this, they all do a fine job in all that they do, and without them we wouldn't be having the fun we're having. The two of us must be having the most fun one can have, choosing to live here rather than Aussie at present .....just living the dream. Cheers Jack Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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