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IDPA scoring question

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Kcustom45, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Kcustom45

    Kcustom45 Well-Known Member

    How exactly do they do the scoring for IDPA? I just started shooting IDPA recently (Actually Saturday was the Classifier) and I don't think I completely understand the scoring method. Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. Navy joe

    Navy joe Well-Known Member

    Start with your time in seconds to complete the course of fire. Then start adding seconds on for poor hits, misses, penalties, etc. Low time wins. Vital zone of target is referred to as zero, as in centered chest hits and a small centered head zone cost you zero points added on. The worse your hits, the more added on.
  3. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

    IDPA Scoring

    There are three versions to the scoring on IDPA targets. Vickers, Limited Vickers and Par Time. Limited Vickers is mostly shot during the Classifier, and requires a certain amount of shots on each target with your time of completion to finish the course of fire. Vickers requires you to complete the course of fire with your time but does not specify how many shots you must fire to complete the course. Example: If you have 2 targets that require two hits in each zero zone to neutralize, you can fire 10 shots at each and only the best 2 for each target are scored plus your time. Par Time is based on a set time to clear the course of fire; shot before the start or after the buzzer will give you a penalty.

    Targets are scored based on points down. If a target requires 2 hits to neutralize, that would make the target worth 10 point. A hit in either Zero area would equal 2 hits down 0 points (Perfect score). A hit in the zero and one in the -3 area would make the target worth 2 hits down 3 points or worth 7 point total. A hit in the -1 area and a miss for the other, would make the target worth 1 hit down 6 points or worth 4 points (A missed shot is 5 points lost).

    Now for every point down that you earned is then transferred into time and added to your total time for the string that you just shot. Every point is worth .5 seconds. So if you had 12 points down from a string of targets, you would get 6 seconds added to your time.

    Not to go into this here, but you can gain additional time if you incur penalties anywhere from 3 to 20 seconds.

    This is only a quick summary, and can be confusing concept to pick up. My suggestion is after you shot go with the Safety Officer to your target and watch and ask questions as he scores you. If you still have questions, ask some of the seasoned shooters in the bullpen, to walk you through the scoring. Once you understand it, it'll make sense...

    Navy Joe has a good quick understanding...

    Enjoy... :cool:
  4. Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Well-Known Member

    I was pretty confused at 1st also. Just make sure you do what Dr. Who said about asking questions and it wont take you long to figure out.


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