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Your range must be ready to go long before the first competitor arrives. Nothing will turn a competitor off more than arriving at the published time only to find that the Statistical Office is not quite ready to issue squadding tickets, check classifications, etc. When it is time to start shooting all range personnel must be in place; this includes the Chief Range Officer, Line Officers, etc. If mechanical or electrical turning targets are used, these must be checked out the day before the match, so time will be available to make any necessary repairs. They should also be checked out about fifteen minutes before the match to be sure all is well. The PA system, if used, must also be checked to be sure that all competitors can hear the commands. Competitor Registration The Statistical Office must be ready to register competitors at the time published in the program. Usually all advance entries received are squadded well before the tournament date and then placed in alphabetical order so squadding tickets and scorecards can be issued efficiently. Squadding is usually done by class so all Masters are on the same relay, all Experts are on the same relay, etc. This is not always possible, but an effort should be made to do so. The number of firing points you have made available and the number of competitors will determine the number of entries so only one, two, or three relays will be fired. Targets A sufficient quantity of the proper targets must be available at the range for the course of fire used. It is always advisable to have back-up targets on hand in case some are destroyed by bad weather. The number required depends Make sure to have enough targets for each competitor on the number of competitors expected. This is best figured by knowing how many targets will be required by one competitor to complete the match. Example: Outdoor 2700 Aggregate. A competitor will need the following targets for the .22 caliber stage (change targets after each 10 shot string). 20 shots SF, 50 yards 2 — B-6 SF stage of NMC - 10 shots, 50 yards 1 — B-6C (center) 20 shots TF, 25 yards 1 — B-8 TF stage NMC, 25 yards 1 — B-8C (center) 20 shots RF, 25 yards 2 — B-8C (center) RF stage NMC - 10 shots RF 1 — B-8C (center) SF stage - Reduced 50 yards to 25 yards 3 — B-16 Based on the previous section, each competitor will require the following targets for the .22 caliber aggregate: 50 yard slow fire, full faced (B-6) 1 50 yard slow fire, center (B-6C) 2 25 yard TF & RF, full faced (B-8) 1 25 yard TF & RF, center (B-8C) 5 25 yard reduced 50 yard (B-16) 3 Since the same course of fire will also be fired for the centerfire and .45 caliber matches, this total must be multiplied by three. Multiply this by the number of competitors and you will have the minimum number of targets required. This is just an example, and Tournament Operations Guide

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NRA Tournament Operations Guide  

Guide on how to efficiently run NRA Sanctioned Tournaments

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