When it came to the Grand Masters (GMs), the very fastest shooter was not the top finisher as High Overall went to the 5th fastest shooter. The top Master was the quickest in his division, the top A shooter was 2nd fastest in his division. The top B shooter was 4th in his division. Apparently, speed alone does not determine the winner. That brings us to the second chart; % of possible points (accuracy) in relation to the overall finish.
Amongst the GMs, the match winner had the 2nd highest number of points. Second and Third place had the 4th and 5th place highest points. Mr. 7th place had the highest points.
Together, these charts allow us to make a mature and clinical assessment of what produces National Champion skill (and World Champion, too). It is the balance of speed and accuracy.
Recall, the charts start by identifying the shooter’s Overall Finish first, then their performance in Accuracy (percentage of possible points) and Speed (total number of seconds). The National champion was neither fastest nor most accurate. He was the shooter with the healthiest balance of speed and accuracy. He was 5th fastest and 2nd most accurate. The fastest shooter was something like the… 11th most accurate shooter. He was too inaccurate to win. Our most accurate shooter was 7th overall. He was too slow to win. That most accurate shooter appears to be 17th in overall speed. His balance of speed and accuracy is a bit out of whack as well. He took too long to earn the most points.
Competition drives (should drive) us to learn our best balance and make that performance our habit until even better performance becomes our habit. That is to say a habit wherein we produce high accuracy in the least amount of time.
High accuracy in as little of time as you can manage as a habit. That sounds like a sound philosophy for winning gun-fights, to me.