Team captains list the handicap bases, compute the differences and enter them in the space on the score sheet marked “H’Cap”. This difference is entered only on the side of the individual whose “Previous High Score” is lower. When total individual scores are posted, the handicap is added, the 2 individual handicapped scores compared and the individual matches decided. A check mark is entered in the “Point” column for each individual winner and the number of check marks is totaled. The team score is treated in the same way as the individual scores and added in as one check mark. More points can be ascribed to the team score, so it counts more heavily in the final tally if desired. Add up the check marks and the match is decided. The high standing score decides ties. In the example, if Jones of X team had one more point, he would have won his individual match on the basis of a higher standing score and would have thrown the match into a tie. But Y team has the high team standing score and would have won the match. This system has been given a thorough trial in shoulder-to-shoulder league shooting. It is quickly grasped, works very smoothly and generates a lot of interest among the shooters. It can be adapted for any type of league except silhouette.
Split Season Split season might better be called a double schedule since it is a term applied to a league operation where winners are selected twice, usually at the completion of the first full series of matches between teams and again later when a second full series of matches has been fired. Season winners may then be selected by either a shoot-off between half season winners or league tournament.
SUGGESTED COURSES OF FIRE The following courses of fire are made up in an outline form as a guideline for leagues. “Sanctioned leagues” are NRA sanctioned competitions which function under NRA rules in order to maintain the validity of individual classifications. League managers should include appropriate wording from the rulebook as well as any ground rules that may be required in the standard operating procedure developed for the use of their league. The courses listed are those most commonly used in competition. Any course of fire, the scores from which are eligible for classification, may be used by a sanctioned league. The courses used in sanctioned leagues must follow Rule 7 of the appropriate NRA rulebook. Police Pistol Combat courses are not described herein since they may be used by police clubs only, which will be furnished descriptive literature for the operation of police pistol combat courses, on request to the NRA Law Enforcement Activities division.
Gallery Smallbore Rifle Range: 50 ft Course Of Fire: 10 shots prone / 10 shots sitting / 10 shots kneeling / 10 shots standing. Double course optional/ Prone, stand, sit, kneel course is an option. Time Limits: 1 minute per shot / prone sitting and kneeling, with 1½ minute per shot for standing / 3 minutes additional for each target change. Target: A-17 Rifle: NRA Smallbore Rule 3.2 21
Guide to running an NRA Sanctioned League