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spread out with their equipment. 9) Locate trash and brass receptacles in places convenient for the shooters, both on the firing line and in rest areas. Match Procedure 1) Stages of a match may be fired in any order as determined by the sponsor and identified in the program and to suit local preferences, except when the program is specified by NRA (as in sectional tournaments). the most common sequence of fire is shown below:

a. b. c. d.

Indoor or Outdoor 3-Position: Prone, Standing, Kneeling (Conv. & Intl.) Indoor 4-Position: Prone, Sitting, Kneeling, Standing Outdoor 4-Position: Prone, Standing, Sitting, Kneeling Prone- Many variations: 50 yards, 50 meters, Dewar, 100 yards; or, Dewar, 100 yards, 50 yards, 50 meters (also popular) e. Position Air Rifle - Prone, Standing, Kneeling f. International Air Rifle - Standing

2) Firing Line Commands may be found in the Smallbore Rifle or International Rifle rulebooks, Rule 10.7. Most questions can be answered by the rulebooks. 3) Be sure to start promptly and keep up a lively pace throughout the match. Competitors do not like to be pushed, nor do they like a tournament run by an inefficient, foot dragging sponsor. Prompt scoring will also give the shooters the feeling that you are in control of things. Some groups like to shoot through lunch, while some prefer a break. If you are not sure, ask the shooters for their thoughts. After the Match Most match questions can be answered by the rulebooks

1) Request that competitors pick up all their refuse, brass, ammo boxes, etc., before they leave the firing line. 2) Have a crew ready to sweep down the firing line for indoor matches. This helps set up for the next match quickly. 3) Check all target frames for damage. Have them fixed prior to the next match. 4) Remove preliminary bulletin board sheets and complete the Final Results Bulletin. 5) Check score reporting cards (SR-1) for accuracy and legibility and mail to NRA with sanctioning fees as soon as possible (within 30 days for standard tournaments, sooner for special matches like Sectionals). 6) Send results bulletins (e-mail or online bulletin) with any awards to all competitors (within 2 weeks). 7) Inventory targets and supplies. Order more now, so that when they are needed at the next match they are available.

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Chapter 2

Tournament Operations Guide

NRA Tournament Operations Guide  

Guide on how to efficiently run NRA Sanctioned Tournaments

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