F Class National Teams Matches SARA 2017

F CLASS NATIONAL INTERSTATE TEAMS MATCHES 
Future Format Plus – Program for South Australia

At the NRAA Board Meeting held on 23rd August 2016 the results of the Interstate Survey about the future format of Interstate F Class teams matches were tabled.
There was an overwhelming preference for OPTION 1 in the survey, therefore the Board have decided to adopt this for future events, commencing in South Australia in May 2017.
For your information OPTION 1 was:-
Day 1 – Practice sessions then Match 1 - 20 shots at 1000 yds.
Day 2 – Match 2 - 15 shots at 800/900/1000 yds.
If a Venue has Metric Ranges then the equivalents are 700/800/900 metres.
Matches will be shot under the current NRAA SSR’s. Time limits have been calculated as per ICFRA Rules.

The Next F Class Teams Matches are planned at the Lower Light Range in South Australia for:-
Monday 1st May 2017
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The SARA Queens then follows on directly from Wed 3rd to Sunday 7th May 2017.
This is also a Call for States to Nominate their F Class Teams for this Competition to the NRAA
States wishing to enter teams in any or all of the Disciplines are asked to do so by November 11th 2016. Send these nominations to Catherine Berry at the NRAA.
Entries are invited for F Open, F Standard and FTR Teams.
Please note the information below and the shooting program as attached in the following pages. Further information with details about Entry Costs, Captains Meetings, Presentation Dinners, Catering, Venues etc. etc. will be circulated closer to the event and once they are known.

For more info on F Class National Teams, Lower Light 2016 preliminary program go to http://www.nraa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/National-F-Class-Teams-Matches-SARA-2017.pdf


NRAA NATIONAL F CLASS TEAMS MATCHES
Match Program and Conditions

GENERAL
The Open State and Territory F Class Standard, F Open and F T/R Team’s events are designed to encourage competition between the States and Territories at the highest possible level.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Selection of these teams is the responsibility of the respective States or Territories.

ELIGIBILITY
Matches are open to F Standard, F Open and FTR Disciplines and the following conditions apply.
One team from each State and Territory Association and one each from the three Armed Services are eligible to enter in each Discipline. Other teams may be invited by NRAA. Team members shall be affiliated members of the NRAA and primary bona fide members of the State or Territory Rifle Association, which they will represent as at the date on which selection to the team is confirmed. A team shall not number more than 8 active participants from whom shall be selected the numbers required for each match as set down in the Match Conditions. An Association if it so desires may appoint in addition to the 8 team members a Team Manager who shall not take an active part in assisting the Team on the shooting mound other than recording the scores of the team on the official scorecard. Team Captain and Team Coach may also be shooting members of the team if a team so decides, but the actual team make up shall be made known to the NRAA Match Executive Officer, in writing, i.e. by entering the names of the team’s shooters, the Team Captain, the Team Coach and the Team Reserve on the official score card, no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of any match. If in the opinion of the Match Executive Officer, a team member becomes unable to continue, the team reserve may act in any team capacity, i.e. the team reserve may Captain the team,
may coach and/or shoot.

VICE CAPTAIN
In the event that the Captain of the team is not available to fulfil his/her duties then he/she may appoint a vice captain who for the period of appointment is deemed in all respects to be the Captain.

AWARDS
Perpetual team trophies will be awarded for each match and each Discipline.
Gold Medallions (9) shall be awarded to each member (including Manager)of the First placed teams in Matches 2 and 3. The assigned Trophies will be awarded to the highest top off rifle individual score in Match 4 for each Discipline, as well as Gold Medals for each of these individuals and their respective coach. Such medals to be provided by the NRAA Limited and costs included in Team Entries.

CONTROL
The matches will be under the control of a Match EO representing the NRA

NATIONAL F CLASS TEAMS MATCHES SQUADDING
The CRO shall conduct a draw for targets each morning and after every major break in the program when the markers leave the butts. For the purpose of increasing spectator interest, at the final range of the CRO shall squad the leading team in the centre of the range with the remaining teams allocated adjacent to and alternating each side of the leading team in descending order of their placing prior to the final range.

SAFETY
The Captain of each competing team will be responsible for ensuring that each member of the team strictly observes Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) in their entirety.

AMMUNITION
NRAA approved loaded factory ammunition and handloads are permitted.

COSTS
The host State shall calculate all local costs incurred in staging the matches, including markers, range and butts officers, targets, and target materials, range fees etc (but not including ammunition costs) and shall submit these detailed costs to the NRAA. The NRAA shall include any other costs that may be involved in running the event and then submit a Budget for the event to the NRAA Board. Upon approval the NRAA shall strike a Teams Entry Fee payable by each State.
Every effort should be made to keep these costs to a minimum and host States should keep in mind the extra benefits and profits that accrue from having extra competitors at their venue.

PRE-MATCH MEETING
A meeting chaired by the Match EO and attended by the CRO and one representative from each competing team shall be held, where practicable, on the day prior to the conduct of practice shooting. The purpose of such meeting shall be to explain the Practice and Match Conditions as prescribed herein, to decide on Practice times and to discuss any local issues which may impact on the conduct of the practices or matches. In all matters the decision of the Match EO shall be final.

CHALLENGES
Any challenges shall be as per SSR’s.

EVENTS
National Teams Match are currently conducted by rotation of the States & Territories. Final Decisions on Venues and dates will be made by the NRAA Board.

TIME LIMITS
Time limits per Range have been calculated as per ICFRA Rules. Should any Range be completed before time, the next Range may commence early, subject to agreement between all Team Captains and at the discretion of the CRO.

MEDALLIONS & TROPHIES
In the Interests of keeping ever-escalating costs down, medallions will only be awarded to First Placed teams and only for Matches 2 & 3. Also see the Provisions for Individual medallions in Match 4. All other matches have Perpetual Trophies or Shields only.

MATCH 1
The 1000yds / 900m Match of 20 shots + 2 SIGHTERS
QLD Long Range F STANDARD MATCH [Match 1]
SARA Long Range F OPEN MATCH [Match 1]
NQRA Long Range F T/R MATCH [Match 1]
TEAM COMPOSITION
The minimum entry for the event will be 3 teams. One (1) Captain, One (1) Coach, Five (5) shooting members, One (1) shooting Reserve, One (1) Manager.
RANGES
The distance is 1000yds or metric equivalent which is 900 metres
SHOTS
There shall be Two (2) optional sighters and Twenty (20) scoring shots per shooter to count.
TIME LIMITS
For 20 shot Matches with 2 sighters the time limit for each range is 2Hrs-19 Mins (as Per ICFRA Time Limits)
ON MOUND PERSONNEL
Five shooting members; one Coach; one Captain; one scorer (not required to be team member), one check scorer, (who need not be member of any of the teams competing.)
AWARDS
The assigned Perpetual Team Trophies only. No Medallions
F STD Queensland Match – Donated by the QRA
F Open SA Trophy – Donated by the SA F Class Assn.
FTR NQRA Match – Donated by Shane Green
TARGETS
One (1) target per team
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MATCH 2
3 x 15 shots + 2 sighters at 800/900/1000yds (700, 800, 900m)
SA F CLASS ASSN F STD MATCH – 3 Ranges [Match 2]
VRA F OPEN MATCH – 3 Ranges [Match 2]
QLD F T/R MATCH – 3 Ranges [Match 2]
TEAM COMPOSITION
The minimum entry for the event will be 3 teams. One (1) Captain, One (1) Coach, Five (5) shooting members, One (1) shooting Reserve, One (1) Manager.
RANGES
Where the venue allows, the match shall be conducted over 800, 900, 1000 yards or metric equivalent which is 700, 800 and 900 metres
SHOTS
There will be Two (2) optional sighters and Fifteen (15) scoring shots per shooter to count at each distance.
TIME LIMITS
For 15 shot Matches with 2 sighters the time limit for each range is 1 Hr-47 Mins (as Per ICFRA
Time Limits)
ON MOUND PERSONNEL
Five shooting members; one Coach; one Captain; one scorer (not required to be team member), one check scorer (who need not be a member of any of the teams competing.)
AWARDS
The assigned Perpetual Team trophy for each winning team. Also the NRAA shall supply Gold Medallions for the members of the First Placed Team only.
F STD. SA Match – Donated by the SA F Class Assn.
F Open Vic Trophy – Donated by the VRA.
FTR QLD Trophy – Donated by John Kielly.
TARGETS
One (1) target per team
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GRAND AGGREGATES
WA F STD TEAM AGG SHIELD [Match 3]
QLD F OPEN TEAM AGG MATCH [Match 3]
NRAA F T/R TEAM AGG MATCH [Match 3]
GRAND AGGREGATE
These are the Team Match Aggregates of Matches 1 and 2.
AWARD
The assigned Perpetual Team trophy for each winning team. Also the NRAA shall supply Gold Medallions for the members of the First Placed Team only.
F STD WA Match Trophy – Donated by W&M Brown
F Open QLD Match Trophy – Donated by the QRA.
FTR NRAA AGG Trophy – Donated by W&M Brown.
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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
NSW F STD TOP OFF RIFLE (INDIVIDUAL) [Match 4]
NATIONAL TOP OFF RIFLE F OPEN (INDIVIDUAL) [Match 4]
NRAA F T/R MATCH [Match 4]
AGGREGATE
This is for the Individual Top Off Rifle for Matches 1 and 2
AWARD
NRAA Gold Medallion awarded to the top individual shooter in each discipline plus an NRAA Gold Medallion awarded to each of their Coaches. PLUS:-
F Std. The New South Wales Perpetual Trophy.
F Open – The NRAA Perpetual Trophy.
FTR – The NRAA Perpetual Trophy.
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CROSS MATCH LONG RANGE TEAM AGGREGATES
VICTORIAN L/R F STD CROSS AGG [Match 5]
NRAA F OPEN L/R CROSS AGG [Match 5]
SARA FTR L/R CROSS AGG [Match 5]
CROSS AGGREGATE
This is the Team Aggregate from Match 1 at 1000y/900m and the 1000y/900m Range from Match 2
AWARD
No Medallions. The assigned Perpetual Trophies as below.
F Std.- The Victorian Trophy (Perpetual) (Bill Gray Trophy)
F Open The NRAA Bob Pedersen Trophy
FTR The SA F Class Assn Trophy


This document produced and issued by the NRAA
1st September 2016









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