Just a not-so-hypothetical question about cheating at IDPA matches…
If someone is given advanced knowledge of the stages for a match, or is able to shoot the exact stages before the actual match, is that cheating?
I’m not talking about the Match Director shooting the stage to get the angles setup correctly, I’m talking about someone being allowed to practice the stages days or even weeks before the actual match. In IDPA, individual walkthroughs are not allowed, so if someone is given advanced knowledge, and is allowed to shoot the stages beforehand, isn’t that an individual walkthrough?
The IDPA rule book is mostly silent on the matter, other than one line under the “Competition” rules where it states the following:
C 4. Individual rehearsals of a CoF are not permitted
Would being allowed to shoot the stages several times over, before the match not be an individual rehearsal?
Isn’t IDPA supposed to be about defensive scenarios, where people shoot stages that are supposed to simulate things that could happen in real life? If this is the case, then someone being allowed to shoot stages beforehand for practice certainly goes against the spirit of the game.
- IDPA Rule Book
What do you think?