Club Competitions

(Agreed by the committee on 14/3/2007)

A, B, C, D, & E Cups

Shooters must compete in a team or individual league of ten rounds or more, e.g. Hampshire, Southampton or club, to be eligible for inclusion in this competition.

The shooter’s class shall be determined at the beginning of the indoor season.

  • “A” Class – 98 and above
  • “B” class – 96.5 to 97.99
  • “C” class – 94 to 96.49
  • “D” class – 92.50 to 93.99
  • “E” class – 92.49 and below

The competition shall be shot over 25 yards during the indoor season.

The shooter’s average shall be taken from the previous season shooting in the Hampshire leagues.  If a shooter did not shoot in a Hampshire league then the average shall be the average of all other league match cards shot in the previous season.  Failing this, stickers will be provided to shoot nominated cards under match conditions.

Winners shall be those in each class with the best average at the close of the competition.

Any shooter who does not shoot 10 competition cards shall be ineligible.

Club Championship

The club champion shall be the shooter who has the highest combined total score from:

  • The best six cards at 25 yards during the indoor season in either a team or individual league of 10 rounds or more e.g. Hampshire or Southampton.
  • The best six sets of two cards at 50 metres during the open-air season in either a team or individual league of 10 rounds or more, e.g. NSRA.

Shooters who do not shoot sufficient rounds in each season in the competitions described above shall not be eligible.

In the event of a tie the best score at 50 metres shall decide the winner.  If a tie still exists then a shoot off shall take place at 25 yards.

Vic Reeves Shield (for most improved average)

The winner shall be the club member whose average over the 25-yard range has increased the most over the previous indoor season. Averages shall be calculated from all cards shot in either a team or club individual league of 10 rounds or more, the best taking precedence.  Any competitor who does not shoot 10 rounds shall be ineligible.

Pairs Trophy

This is a club league ‘own start handicap’ competition shot over 25 yards during the indoor season. The number of rounds shall be twice the number of pairs less two. Each round shall be one card for each member of the pair. Each competitor must nominate his/her handicap for the whole match before shooting. Pairs shall be selected by random draw conducted by the match secretary. Scoring shall produce a win/lose situation for each match, graduated gauges being used to resolve ties.  The winners of the competition shall be that pair that scores most wins.  If a tie exists at the end then a count back on the number of 100s shot during the competition shall resolve it, further ties on 99s, then 98s etc until a winning pair is decided.

Captain’s Trophy

This is an own handicap knockout competition over 25 yards during the indoor season. A start of 5 or more for each round must be nominated at the beginning of the competition. Match secretaries shall make the draw of competitors for the first round and the winners shall proceed to the next round.  Byes will replace shooters in order to make a suitable shooting plan.  A draw shall determine those shooters that shall shoot in bye rounds.  In the event of a tie in any round the cards shall be re-gauged with graduated gauges until a winner is decided. A match secretary or the stats officer must witness any alteration to a declared start already written on a card before the card is shot.

Secretary’s Cup

Shot during the summer season, best scores on six cards at 50 metres, with scoring based on the shooters cards in the winter leagues and club competitions.  Averages will be calculated to two decimal places.  Every competitor will be awarded 10 points in each round.  To this bonus will be added the gun score minus the competitor’s average.  The winner shall be the competitor with the highest number of points at the end of the competition.

Carrier Trophy

Shot during the summer season, best scores on six cards at 100 yards, with scoring based on the shooters cards in the winter leagues and club competitions, less two points.  Averages will be calculated to two decimal places.  Every competitor will be awarded 5 points in each round.  To this bonus will be added the gun score minus the competitor’s average.  The winner shall be the competitor with the highest number of points at the end of the competition.

Polar Bear Trophy

An outdoor competition to be shot on the open-air range on the first Sunday after New Year’s day or, if this is the 2nd of January, then the following Sunday. The competition shall be 40 shots at 50 metres, excluding sighters. This is a handicap competition based on the average of the best first six shot cards in the club and 50 metre summer competition. If a competitor does not have a summer average, he/she can shoot three cards at 50 metres before participating, to establish an average. Scoring shall be in accordance with the Macrea handicap system.

Please Note: – Snow, frost and freezing high winds are required to make this a true polar bear shoot but in the case of blizzard conditions, the competition shall be postponed. Wink

Examples Of The Application Of The Competition Rules

A, B, C, D, & E Cups

A shooter’s average will be determined from the previous season or from a set number of provided cards if no previous season information is available.  For example Fred will have shot in the NSRA and Hampshire leagues, and have an average of 96.84 using all his competition cards, whilst Tom, maybe a new shooter, can be given, say, six cards to shoot before a certain date, and his average will be determined from these.

The shooters last ten cards, as determined by the date of the round (not date shot) are used to obtain an end of season average.  So, maybe three cards from the Hampshire league, Three from the NSRA, two from Southampton, and the last two cards from a non-own-start club competition make up the 10 cards for an average.

Club Championship

For each shooter all the scores from 10 round or more 25 yard winter competitions will be gathered, and the best six totalled.  A similar action will be taken with 50 metre cards during the summer, except that pairs of cards from the same round will be totalled.  Both totals will be added together and a winner determined.  If there is a tie then the winner will be the shooter with the highest 50 metre total.  If there is still a tie then a shoot off over 25 yards will take place.  The shoot off could be four cards, but not less than two, at the discretion of  a club official.

Vic Reeves Shield (for most improved average)

The winner will be one of the winners of the A to E Cups.

Pairs Trophy

At the time the names of the entrants are gathered they will be asked to name a ‘start’ of five or more that will be used for the whole competition.  The names of the entrants will be drawn to determine the pairs and a shooting plan drawn up.  Cards will be ‘made up’ for each round of the plan, including writing the shooter’s start on all his/her cards.  To each gun score will be added the shooter’s start.  The difference between this value and100 will be taken from 100 and allocated as the shooter’s score.  The scores of each shooter will be added together, compared with score of the other pair, and a winner of the match declared.  Ties shall be settled with graduated gauges.  After all matches have been completed the pair with the most wins will take the trophy.  If there is a tie then all of the tying shooters’ cards will be examined to find the number of 100s, 99s, 98s, etc.  The pair with most 100s wins, or if none then 99s, then 98s etc, until a winning pair is found.

Captain’s Trophy

Names and starts are gathered in the same manner as for the Pairs, and an individual Knock Out shooting plan drawn up.  Each shooter attempts to get a gun score plus start of 100, as in the Pairs. A winner of each match is declared, by graduated gauges if necessary, to pass on to the next round.  For a knockout plan to work there must be 32, 16 or eight shooters to make a full plan.  To get to these numbers names will be drawn to shoot off in a ‘pre round’.  The shooters not drawn are given a bye in this round.  Suppose there are 18 shooters, then four names must be drawn, the first to shoot against the second, third against the fourth, to find the two shooters to make up the other 14 to the necessary 16.  These names will then be drawn to fill the shooting plan.

Secretary’s Cup

Averages will be gained as for the averages at the beginning of the A to E cups.  This average will have two decimal places.  In each round the shooter’s gun score will have their average subtracted from it.  The resultant figure will be added to 10.  For example Tom has an average of 95.65, and scores 97 in his first round.  97 minus 95.65 equals 1.35, plus the 10 gives a score for the round of 11.35.  Next round he only scores 94.  94 minus 95.65 equals -1.65, add that to 10 gives 8.35 for that round.  The scores from each round are added together to give a final score.

Carrier Trophy

As for the Secretary’s Cup, except for two things.  The average used is the average as above, less two points, and only five points are used instead of 10.

Polar Bear Trophy

The match secretary will determine averages used either from match cards if available, or from specially shot cards.

Examples of shooting plans

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All the above produce a progressing result as the rounds progress.  An alternative plan produces a result only at the end of the competition.  Never-the-less, all teams/individuals shoot against all others.

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