PLYMOUTH AND DISTRICT SMALL-BORE LEAGUE

Winter League Rules


1)   Clubs are to be affiliated to the N.S.R.A. and insured.

2)   Teams up to a maximum of 10 with the best 5 to count.

3)   Targets to be N.S.R.A. 1989 series, outward gauging up to 4 away and inward gauging above 4 away (as per N.S.R.A. Rules and Regulations 2.1 Appendix B - see image below).

4)   Each club shall use a current N.S.R.A. pattern gauge for competition marking, standard or oversize up to 4 away and standard above 4 away.

5)   Optional sighters, 10 rounds to count, I on each aiming mark. Details will be timed at 15 minutes for each detail.

6)   Spotting and coaching allowed. Coaches must not interfere with other competitors.

7)   (a) Any shot(s) (including sighters) that strike part of the card shall be scoring shot(s) (for 20 yards: shot(s) touching and within the black lines as printed on the card(s). (b) Any person shooting a shot they cannot trace, or having an extra shot appear on their card should report this to the range officer as soon as apparent. Attention is drawn to N.S.R.A. rules 5.3.2.1. to 5.3.2.3. and rule 5.3.3.

8)   Targets to be numbered on the back, competitor names must not be used.

9)   In the event of a protest, either by the team or individual, the captain of the protesting team individual MUST NOT sign the result card, this will indicate to the Stats officer that a protest is being submitted.

10) All protests and challenges must be sent to the Winter League secretary within three days. All challenges must he marked by the Winter League secretary. Any card(s) being submitted for challenge MUST NOT be remarked or tampered with before being sent to the Winter League secretary.

11)  Composition of teams to be at the discretion of the club, any indication that a lower team is being strengthened for a particular match will be reported by the Stats officer to the League secretary.

12)  Whilst it is preferable that everyone shoots on a shoulder to shoulder basis, cards may be shot in advance, subject to a maximum of two in any one session and must be shot in date order. This is subject to the prior agreement of both clubs concerned, with a maximum of only two members per team per match being allowed to shoot in advance. Cards must not be shot on the home range. No cards may be shot after the match has taken place.

13)  No member shall shoot more than one match per week, except in the case of postponed matches.

14)  League matches must be started not later than 7.30pm, and no member arriving after 9pm will be allowed to shoot except by agreement by the two team captains, prior to the start of the match.

15)  No practice or postal shooting will take place on the range after 7.15pm until the completion of the match.

16)  The home team will provide the targets, be responsible for posting the match result cards and the appointment of a range officer who will be in overall charge.

17)  Match result cards must be received by the Stats officer not later than the Saturday of the match period. Failure to do so will result in loss of match points for the home team.

18)  Should a club require a postponement, at least 48 hours prior notice must be given to the opponents. A request for a postponement not giving 48 hours notice will only be permitted under exceptional circumstances, such as a security clamp down, power cuts etc; and then only with the approval the Stats Officer. The postponement must also be advised to the Stats officer. Whenever possible the re-arranged match must be fired on the original range. Postponed matches outstanding must he fired at least a fortnight prior to the end of the season, on a neutral range if so desired by the Stats officer.

19) A member leaving a club, and joining another, cannot shoot for their new club for 14 days The Stats officer must be informed by their new secretary before they can shoot.

20)  Spotters and coaches must not score cards.

21)  The firing point must be illuminated whilst shooting is in progress.

22)  Points not covered, N.S.R.A. rules will apply.

Revised 2013

The first scores shown are points dropped (scores in brackets are points counted). The inward gauging is with a standard gauge (not oversize).

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