General Information: Here is where you tell our shooters what is available for their comfort and convenience. Are there lavatory facilities at the range? Potable water? Campsites? Will there be food available at the range? What kind? Where are the motels and hotels? Include, names, telephone numbers, and web sites, if available. Classification of Competitors: Use the NRA Classification System to divide competitors for awarding prizes. Those who are not familiar with this system should see Section 19 of any NRA rulebook. Most tournament sponsors establish competitor categories for the awarding of prizes. In smallbore and high power rifle tournaments, for example, sponsors may set up two categories - one for civilian competitors and one for all others. In pistol tournaments, the sponsor may set up one category for Police, one for Civilians, and one for the Armed Services. When competitors register for such tournaments, they state the categories for which they are eligible. Where categories are used, the classification of shooters according to the NRA National Classification system into High Master (if applicable), Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, and Marksman classes is done within each category. This classification is the normal method of awarding prizes.
Divide competitors using one of the different systems for the best distribution of awards
Tournament Operations Guide
Guide on how to efficiently run NRA Sanctioned Tournaments