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without charge to sponsors of Registered and Approved tournaments. Complete the cards as the match progresses. Make an effort to have the cards completed before the tournament ends, this makes clean-up easier. Acknowledge entries: Acknowledge advance entries with an e-mail or post card. These cards also act as a receipt for entry fees received, and tell the shooter of any additional amount to be collected. Information usually covered in the acknowledgment is:

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

How much money received Any amount yet to be collected Registration number Number of events entered Time of firing first event Relay assigned

Competitor packets: Many tournaments prepare a packet for each competitor and place in it all items that are needed. In this packet goes the competitor’s squadding ticket, any labels needed, brassard, tickets for entertainment, and any other special information. Note on the outside of the packet any added amount to collect from the shooter (or refund due). The face of each packet should have a label with the competitor’s name and registration number. Completed packets should be placed in a box and filed alphabetically, ready to be issued to competitors during registration. Registration numbers: When any entry card arrives, assign the competitor a registration number. To the competitor, this is the “Competitor Number.” It is by this number that competitors are identified throughout the tournament. For easy identification of a shooter’s classification, many Statistical Officers assign a block of numbers to each class. For example:

1 to 99 - Assign to High Masters 100 to 199 - Assign to Masters 200 to 299 - Assign to Experts 300 to 399 - Assign to Sharpshooters 400 to 499 - Assign to Marksmen

Registration numbers make it easy to identify competitors

Squadding: It is accepted practice (convenient for both shooter and operating personnel) to squad a shooter on the same relay and same firing point for all matches during a single day. If the tournament runs more than one day many sponsors will change relays and firing positions all day. In rifle matches, squad left-hand shooters on the right-handed end of the range because their feet interfere with the competitor to their right in prone matches. When entries indicate that shooters are traveling together, they should be squadded where they have easy access to their car and equipment. Do not squad them side by side. It is best to squad Proper squadding ensures a successful match them on the same relay, unless they indicate

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Guide on how to efficiently run NRA Sanctioned Tournaments

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