OK, several folks keep talking about how the new prize (giveaway guns/cash) schedule isn't as good as the way it was last year. Help me out here, how so? Is it that the small matches don't payout more than they take in? Or is it that the Masters now have a chance at the random prizes? Seriously I want to understand where you folks are coming from. Right now if you have an average match it appears to me that there will be more giveaway prizes than when we had the A, B, C system. I realize the small matches don't get as many giveaway prizes since now they have to have enough shooters to cover the prize money/awards. If we go back to A,B, C, 10 place payout then that means Ft. Benning has the same number of prizes as say Lubbock, right. So 356* competitors are treated the same as 147* shooters right? Same number of prizes? Does that mean because you live in an area with a good turn out you pay for the prizes for shooters in areas that don't have a good turn out? Why shoot at Ft. Benning when your chances of a prize are twice as good at Lubbuck? I've been vocal in the past, I've been encouraged by folks I respect to hold my tongue and go on for the greater good of GSSF, I did and I have. Now it seems that it's OK to question things again. Like I said, I'm confused about what the problem is. It seems to me the new system is fairer to all the shooters, not just the ones at small matches. It may not be the best "marketing" strategy but at some point and time I would think as competitors (not greedy consumers) fairness would be what we looked for. Right, not greed but fairness? Is the system perfect? No. In the 5 years I've shot Master I've "won" 2 guns. Did I win them? NO. Did I come by them honestly and by the rules? Yes. I was second both times to competitors who should have won both Master Stock and Unlimited. But since the rules say Masters can only win one cert per match I profited. Now if my non-GSSF friends ask did I win a gun I say yes rather than explain how it came about that I got the cert. BUT I didn't win them, I was second. Was that fair to Bobby and Tony, not in my opinion. At some point we need to buck up, figure out that everybody isn't going to be happy with everything GSSF does and if the greater majority profit then maybe it's OK. I sincerely hope I haven't offended anyone, that's not my purpose, but folks we're halfway through the season and it's getting strange again....... Edit for spelling and to identify the *. The numbers quoted were the entry numbers for the matches listed, actual completed entries may be slightly lower.