Hello LMarshall,

Something like that as what you comment is what we are making us in our competitions, I explain to it:

The slingers throw to a target formed by a board with an iron circle in the center, to do following picture of the scheme with measures.

And here a view of the real one

In the modality aim, each slinger throws 5 stones from the following distances:

Children and women 15, 30 steps

Men 30 and 45 steps

(1 step = 65 cm)

The punctuations are the following ones:

Children and women distance 15 steps, impact board = 1 point, impact iron = 2 points

Children and women distance 30 steps, impact board = 2 points, impact iron = 4 points

Men distance 30 steps, impact board 1 points, impact iron = 2 points

Men distance 45 steps, impact board 2 points, impact iron = 4 points

In total they throw 10 stones each slinger

The sum of the points of all the launchings is the final punctuation, they have prize the three first of each category.

This is to big features like each competition is developed, during the year it usually has between 12 and 15 competitions, at the end of the year it is proclaimed the champion of children, women and men .

Greetings,

Vicente

**Quote:**I just had another idea for a sling competition:

use a target with a number assigned to each ring, increasing towards the center of the target. use radar to measure the speed of the sling stone, and average the speed with the number that was hit, to calculate the final points for each shot. Then give each slinger 3 attempts or so, and add the points from each shot to calculate a final score. This would give the public watching on TV some idea of the both the incredible speed and accuracy a skilled slinger can attain.

I also had a question:

Does anyone know how the ancient greeks conducted slinging competitions?