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Author Topic: Scoring Mike Fink target  (Read 1450 times)

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Scoring Mike Fink target
« on: July 21, 2023, 01:35:34 PM »
Oh great Nessmuk please define what constitutes a 4. Is it a shot from the thin line separating 6 from 4 all the way to the uppermost thick black line that is the back of the rim, or is it from the 4/6 line to the closest thick black which would be the front of the rim?
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2023, 10:12:00 PM »
Ooh, good question!  We await the determination with baited breath!   :laffing

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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2023, 11:34:16 PM »
You're so right, WH, that would mean + or - 4 precious points!
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2023, 12:20:41 PM »
When I volunteered for this I didn't know I would be imbued with superior judgement, or so you must think. I hope you don't mind if I apply my common sense instead. The Mike Fink cup is a drawing of typical old tin cup, much like the one  I'm holding right now. The middle bands are slightly raised rings circling the cup and thicker rings encircle the top and bottom.

So imagining a 3d cup, any broken line scores the higher number including the thicker sides. Judging from the drawings angle, we are all taller than Mike so the top back lip also counts.

Now the bottom line, the object is to hit the cup off Mike's head, so as long as you break the edge of the bottom it's 10 points. Killing Mike is immaterial except maybe to Mike's cutthroat crew who may come after you.
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2023, 04:20:42 PM »
Thank you, that answered my question and I get 4 more points that I wasn't sure of.   :bigsmile:  Much like you, I did way better this year than last and that was a real surprise.
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2023, 07:14:53 PM »
Thank you, oh Great and Worthy Nessmuk!  From now until the Internet is gone we can refer back to this post and get clarification.  It is now a part of the historical record for future generations.  :toast
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2023, 08:16:23 PM »
When I volunteered for this I didn't know I would be imbued with superior judgement, or so you must think.

Nessmuk, "you 'da man!" Now Winter Hawk joins me in recognizing the superior powers you earned as NMD. Keep up the good work and we'll keep shooting those targets. But, please, no more Perils of Pauline!  ;)
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Re: Scoring Mike Fink target
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2023, 11:04:39 PM »
Perils of Pauline has been deleted, never to be repeated. You guys don't need to butter me up, I'm sticking with this for the duration.


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