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Point • • • •

NAME Baker Crandall Ellis Dykstra Mitchell Baker Crandall

Previous High Score 387 392 373 384 387 387 392

Prone 100 100 99 99 99 97 100

Sit 100 100 100 99 100 92 94

Kneel 95 97 96 99 94 84 86

Stand 87 95 89 91 93 372 379

TOTAL 382 392 384 388 386 382 392








H’Cap 382 387 5 7 390

H’Cap TOTAL 282 392 389 395 386 382 392 1,553

Two teams, X and Y, meet at X’s range for a scheduled league match and find that X team has 7 shooters, but only 5 of Y teams shooters are present. The captain of the team having the most men present (X team) lists his shooters in any order. He lists also the previous high score each man has fired in league competition, taken from the captain’s record. These scores will be used to determine handicap. Next, Y’s captain draws the name of his person from a hat and lists them in the order drawn. The 5 people are paired off against the first 5 shooters listed on X’s side of the score sheet for the individual matches. This leaves 2 of X’s shooters still unopposed, so the top names on Y’s roster are repeated until all X team’s competitors are opposed. The handicap is based on a shooter’s potential. Each captain keeps a record of scores fired by each person in league competition. The highest score fired previously is the base of a competitor’s handicap. To compute the handicap, give the less-proficient shooter 100% of the difference between the handicap bases. On the top line of the score sheet, Jones gets a handicap of 3 points because his 384 previous high score base is 3 points less than Baker’s 387 base. This has proved a fair handicap method and produces very close matches. With this method, the poorest marksman has an even chance against the top scorer in the league and it happens often that these 2 are paired off against each other in the draw. Team score is handicapped in the same way. In compiling the team score, the top scores in each position are selected, marked with asterisks, and added to make the team score for each position. This gives every shooter a chance to contribute something to the team effort. A shooter firing good prone or kneeling scores might contribute those to team scores. Notice that the team score is added across the bottom and is the total of the aggregate team position scores; it is not added vertically from individual totals. On occasion, a shooter’s handicap may be so large that he posts a handicapped score in excess of a possible 400. His individual opponent cannot possibly beat him and win the individual match, but the opponent can contribute to winning the team match by shooting high scores in each position. Thus, the better shooter’s efforts are never wasted. This occurs rarely and the shooter who has fired the exceptional score will not likely repeat the performance soon because he must thereafter use the high score he has fired as his handicap base. This system eliminates the problems that plague an “average” handicap system, where a rapidly improving shooter is unbeatable because his handicap is based on an average that includes earlier, much lower scores. 20

2011 NRA Sanctioned League Handbook  

Guide to running an NRA Sanctioned League

2011 NRA Sanctioned League Handbook  

Guide to running an NRA Sanctioned League