- Why should my club consider ODPL?
- It’s low-maintenance. Administration consists of getting scores to the website reasonably quickly. You don’t need to fill out forms, send in cheques, maintain a membership list, figure out who is where on a competitive ladder, or really do anything except put on a safe, fun match following the ODPL rules to maintain some uniformity. It’s true club-level activity, brings in a few dollars to support the operation of the club, and is fun!
- Does the ODPL replace the existing IDPA / CDP / etc. activity in Southwestern Ontario?
- No – we aim to extend and regularize, not replace.
- Why would we care about uniformity?
- When you train and gear up, your training and equipment should be largely transferable as you do IDPA and IDPA-style from place to place – this protects your investment in time and money.
- Hey, I’m rated Master in the standard IDPA ranking system – why don’t you have other Masters shoot against me, and not Sharpshooters and the rest?
- Because a) there aren’t enough shooters at a given match to make it helpful to compare class to class b) a lot of IDPA and IDPA-style shooters have never done a classifier c) that would involve record keeping and d) there are a some “gamey” shooters who would deliberately toss a classifier in order to compete in, and therefore win, in a lower class. IDPA and ODPL, without prizing or a national or regional ‘ladder’ to climb, is about personal best. You know who the good shooters are – benchmark yourself against them.
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