Originally Posted by yobohadi
Anyone know how GSSF chooses which division a person wins their third pistol when they have two wins in a previous match, then place first in two divisions in a more recent match? One of them will graduate the competitor to Master, but which one, is there a procedure they go by?
Master Class Firearms Award Distribution.
In order to “share the wealth” of firearms
awards among our Master class competitors, any
one individual Master-class competitor may win
one (1), but only one, “Performance” firearm award
per GSSF match. If the Master-rated competitor is
the top finisher in more than one division, he or she
will received the firearm awarded under one of the
divisions and the next available cash award if any
in the other division(s). Generally, the “priority” order
of such firearms awards will be “MatchMeister”,
then “MasterStock”, then “Unlimited”, then equally
“Competition or Subcompact or Heavy Metal” or
“MajorSub” (Upgraded awards). “Random” firearms
awards are not subject to this rule.
This actually happened to me at a match when I placed first in 3 or 4 Divisions while I was an Amateur with one gun win already (on that Friday). Halfway through the weekend match I effectively became a Master and the rules changed for me. None of this was actually known
until the software ran the finals and the prizes a month later.
Since a person who wins their 3rd gun immediately
becomes a Master, they should immediately be under this "priority" rule. If the wins are in 'equal' Divisions then I don't know how they would do it. Perhaps some complex algorythm exists in the scoring software - or maybe Cindy says "eeny, meeny, miny, moe"...
ETA: In priority-order for Amateurs, one of the Amateur Divisions would be higest priority - AmCiv or Guardian.