special category they desire as long as the special categories are clearly defined in the program. 1) Junior - as defined in Rule 2.3. Note that all juniors are members of one of the standard categories listed above. 2) Intermediate Junior - as defined in Rule 2.3.1. Note that all Interme- diate Juniors meed the definition of Junior (Rule 2.3) and also fall into one of the standard categories. 3) Sub-Junior - as defined in Rule 2.3.2. All Sub-Juniors by definition are Juniors (Rule 2.3), and also fall into one of the standard categories. 4) College - as defined in Rule 2.8. 5) School - as defined in Rule 2.9. 6) Woman 7) ROTC 8) Senior - as defined in (Rule 2.2.1).
A Tournament Sponsor may develop the award plan for the competition in any number of ways. In all cases, it is the Tournament Sponsorâ€™s responsibility to clearly define in the tournament program the plan to be used and to specify how competitors are to enter (by definition, an award must be given for every match). Here are examples of various awards plans which may be followed: 1) Open Awards: Awards are given to the top scoring shooter(s) in match. 2) Classification Awards: Competitors are divided into classes based on skill. Awards are given to the top scoring shooter(s) in each classification. Usually the National Classification System is used (Registered Tournaments), but variations may be used (Approved Tournaments). One common variation is an added class for new or unclassified shooters. Another variation sometimes used in junior matches is to further divide the marksman and unclassified competitors into classes (as many as four or five) based on skill as determined by league average and/or qualification program achievement. These two variations are particularly useful in encouraging participation among new shooters in local activities. Copies of league programs which use such systems are available from the NRA Competitive Shooting Division.
There are many different types of special category awards
3) Category Awards: Competitors are divided into categories as specified in the match program. Standard and/or special categories may be used. Awards are given to the top scoring shooter(s) in each category. The sponsor should specifically indicate in which category competitors in each of the standard categories listed previously will compete. However, this does not mean that awards must or will be provided for each standard category.
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