Entry to the Somerset Open Shoot, 2018

To enter the Open Shoot you can submit your entry on-line - click here.
Your entry fee will be payable on arrival at the range. If you submit an on-line entry and are subsequently unable to attend,
please advise us as soon as possible and in any case at least 2 days prior to the shoot.

OR

If you prefer to enter by post or email please download a printable entry form here.
Print & complete your entry and then either post it, or scan and email it, to the address on the form.
You can post your entry fee with your form or pay on the day. If you submit an entry and are subsequently unable to attend,
please advise us as soon as possible and in any case at least 2 days prior to the shoot.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS SATURDAY 14th APRIL 2018 - Late entries may be accepted if spaces are available

Squadding notices will be issued by email unless a printed copy is requested, in which case please send an s.a.e.
Results will be posted on the SSBSA website.


SOMERSET OPEN SHOOT - RULES & INFORMATION

The following is a summary of the Rules and Information for this competition. The downloadable version that includes an entry form (see above) is the latest available and takes precedence over this online version

SOMERSET OPEN SHOOT - RULES & INFORMATION

COURSE

English Match (60 shots at 50 metres) using the 3 cards system.

CLASSES

The meeting will be fired in four classes:-

Class X

97.5 & over

The committee reserves the right to re-classify competitors.
If no average is given Class X will be allocated.
All class winners will automatically shoot in the next higher class the following year.

Class A

96.0 to 97.4

Class B

93.5 to 95.9

Class C

93.4 & below

SQUADDING & TIMINGS

Squad 1

09:30

to

10:50 hrs

PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMINGS - THEY ARE DIFFERENT TO LAST YEAR

NO CROSS SQUADDING IS AVAILABLE.

Squad 2

11:20

to

12:40 hrs

Squad 3

13:10

to

14:30 hrs

Squad 4

15:00

to

16:20 hrs

The match will be shot over 3 details each of 20 minutes, for unlimited sighters and 20 shots to count. Details will start and finish on signals given by the Range Officer. A 10 minute period will be allowed between details for change of targets. A 30 minute period will be allowed between squads to allow competitors sufficient time to prepare for the shoot.
Rifles may be assembled off the firing point with a breech flag inserted and clearly visible or the bolt or action removed.

COMPETITIONS & PRIZES

Open Competition

1. Aggregate in four classes (X, A, B & C)
2. Ladies Championship.
3. Veterans Championship. (Aged 60 or over on 31st December following the shoot)
4. Junior Championship. (Aged under 21 on 31st December following the shoot)
5. Pairs Championship in two classes (X/A and B/C)
6. Team Championship. (Club teams of four)

Closed competition
7. Team Handicap Competition for SSBSA Affiliated Club teams of four. ( X - Scratch A - 12 Pts B - 18 Pts C - 30 Pts)

All competitions will be shot concurrently. Trophies will be presented at the range at the close of the meeting.
Prizes will be awarded to the leading competitors in each class together with The Team Handicap (Somerset Only), Ladies, Junior, Veteran and Pairs Competitors.

NB.: Perpetual trophies must be returned to the organiser for engraving 2 months before the next awarding.

RULES

• NSRA rules and regulations will apply except for ties. These will be decided on the last card working backward, the bottom pair of diagrams being considered the last card. The Range Committee will settle any disputes and their decision will be final.

• Averages should be calculated from the best 5 of the last 6 officially scored cards. Competitors will be allocated to each class in accordance with averages submitted, except for previous years winners who will be allocated to a higher class. The Range Committee reserves the right to reclassify any competitor whose declared average appears to be incorrect.

• Teams must comprise four members of the same club.

• Recorded Scores. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that their scores are correctly recorded on the exhibited lists. A score may be challenged on a deposit of £2.00 which will be returned if the challenge is upheld. The Association will not enter into any correspondence regarding missing or disputed scores after the close of the meeting.

• Disciplinary matters. The procedure for dealing with any disciplinary matters is fully documented within the "SSBSA Rifle & Airgun Competition Rules & Format", a copy of which is available upon request.

• Range Register. All competitors must sign the Range Register and visitors must sign the competition Clubroom Register available on the day.

• Squadding details, including squad time, competitor number & firing point, will be displayed in the clubhouse.

• Squads will commence promptly at the times stated. Competitors must allow sufficient preparation time so as to be ready to shoot at those times.

• Targets and backing cards will be available on the firing point prior to your squadding time. Competitor number, firing point number, and detail number will be found on all targets and backers - is the competitor’s responsibility to check that this information is correct. Queries must be resolved with the range officer before shooting commences.
Bulldog clips are required.

• Shot targets and backers are to be handed to the Range Officer at the end of each detail.

• Breech flags must be used when rifles are not in use but uncovered and with the bolt or action in place.

• Removal of equipment. Competitors should remove their equipment from the firing point at the end of their last detail before collecting their targets.

• Squadding. Every competitor whose entry is accepted and entry fee paid will be squadded at their chosen time. Should the chosen squad be filled, the competitor will be offered whatever detail is available. In the event of a competitor being unable to attend, any entry fees paid, less 20%, will be refunded if the meeting organiser is informed at least 2 days before the meeting.

INFORMATION

• All firing points are covered.
• Ammunition will not be on sale.
• Car parking facilities are available.
• The Long Ashton Range and Clubroom are non-smoking areas.
• Further information can be obtained from the "Somerset Small Bore Shooting Association Rifle and Airgun Competitions, Rules & Format", available upon request.

REFRESHMENTS

A selection of snacks along with tea, coffee and squash will be available for purchase in the Clubroom.

SECURITY

The Association will not accept responsibility for articles owned by competitors or others at the meeting that may be damaged, lost or stolen from the Range or its surroundings. Rifles and other equipment should be locked securely and out of sight in your vehicle when not competing.

CAR PARKING

Parking is available on site. Vehicles are parked at their owner’s risk and the Association will not accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft of or from vehicles parked at the Range or its surroundings.

DIRECTIONS

The range is located at Flax Bourton, North Somerset. It is situated on the B3130 a quarter mile north of the A370 Junction. Bear left at the first double roundabout and immediately right up the lane ahead of you through the set of green gates. The closest post code for your satnav is BS48 1NL.

reddot1A location map for the Range can be found here.

ENTRY FORMS

Completed entry forms should be sent to the Long Range Organiser at the address shown on the form. Squadding times will be notified by email. If you require postal notification a stamped, self-addressed envelope must be enclosed with the entry form.


DATA PROTECTION

By entering this competition you are giving consent for the Somerset Small-Bore Shooting Association to keep and use information about you. Your details may be retained for a period of five years after the competition. Results will be retained indefinitely for the purposes of future reference and maintaining historical records, and as such may be distributed to interested parties. Results and scores showing competitors' surnames and initials only, plus club name where relevant, will be published on the SSBSA website. Names will be omitted only if requested on the application form.

RESULTS

All results will be published on the SSBSA website and will be emailed to competitors supplying an email address on their entry form.

Entry forms for the 2018
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The Somerset Open Shoot - 22nd April 2018