THE MARKSMANSHIP CHALLENGE

The Marksmanship Challenge is an internal competition that we designed to test (using as many disciplines available to us as possible) our members overall shooting ability. There are many competitions run on a handicap basis, and some run purely on gunscore, but these generally tend to involve only one discipline. We wanted to see 'who is the best overall shot', and hence this competition was born.

THE MARKSMANSHIP CHALLENGE



This competition is intended to prove your all round shooting ability with a firearm. There will be no handicap or allowance for age, disability or any other discretions whatsoever. ABILTY WINS.

The competition is open to all members. In each discipline, members who do not own a suitable kind of firearm, may borrow one from another member.

Where possible, disciplines can be shot at any time during the year, but cards MUST be nominated and a suitable witness available. Other disciplines will need to be shot on organised days. The competition will run from the start of the winter league to the end of the summer league with the awards made at the annual club shoot prize giving.

Points will be awarded in each discipline as follows: 1st place will receive the number of points equal to the number of entrants, with each subsequent place being awarded 1 point less. For example if there are 7 entrants, 1st place scores 7, second place 6 and so on down to 1 point for last place. At the end of the year, the person with the highest number of points wins.

DISCIPLINES

1. 20 SHOTS AT 25 Y      .22     PRONE RIFLE        MAX SCORE  200
2. 20 SHOTS AT 50M      .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  200
3. 20 SHOTS AT 100 Y     .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  200

4. 1 ROUND TIME LIMIT AT 25 Y .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

5. UNL’D SHOTS TIME LIMIT AT 50 M .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

6. 10 SHOT GROUP AT 100 Y  .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

7. 20 SHOTS AT 10 Y   .177 STANDING AIR PISTOL   MAX SCORE  200
8. 20 SHOTS AT 20 Y   .177 STANDING AIR PISTOL  (OUTSIDE) MAX SCORE  200

9. 20 SHOTS AT 10 Y   .177 STANDING AIR RIFLE   MAX SCORE  200

10. 2 x 2&10 SHOTS AT 600 Y  7.62 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  100

 RULES FOR THE MARKSMANSHIP CHALLENGE

GENERAL

This competition is being run under the rules of good sportsmanship. If a specific condition should arise that is not directly covered in the following rules, then ‘good sportsmanship’ will be applied. In the event of any dispute the Captains decision shall be final.

All scoring shall be the responsibility of the club Captain. In the event that the club captain is not present at a fullbore shoot then a suitable officer from Watford OCA shall be tasked with delivering any relevant score cards to the club Secretary.

All record keeping shall be the responsibility of the club Secretary.

Any competitor not owning a suitable weapon for a particular competition may borrow one from another competitor.

Any competitor who has not shot a particular discipline before may seek advice from another competitor with suitable experience in that discipline. If called upon to provide advice and guidance to an inexperienced competitor, that competitor must do so to the best of their ability. Any competitor found to be giving inappropriate guidance or deliberately misleading  another competitor will be instantly disqualified and may face further disciplinary action as deemed fit by the committee.

Competitors must ensure a committee member is available to time events that require it.

All shot cards and score cards should be handed to the secretary for scoring and recording.

SPECIFIC

1.   20 SHOTS AT 25 Y   .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  200

As per club league competitions, 10 shots each on 2 cards. If tied, V bull count will win (i.e. taking out the pip). If still tied, gauges will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but both cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

2.   20 SHOTS AT 50M    .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  200

As per club league competitions, 10 shots each on 2 cards, 5 shots on each aiming mark. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, outward gauging will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but both cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

3.   20 SHOTS AT 100 Y   .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  200

As per club league competitions, 10 shots each on 2 cards. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, outward gauging will used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but both cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

4.   1 ROUND TIME LIMIT AT 25 Y .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

As per club league competitions, 10 shots in 90 seconds, with a further 60 seconds for unlimited shots on a skirmisher card. If tied, scores on first card will count. If still tied, V bull count will win (i.e. taking out the pip). If still tied, gauges will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but both cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

5.   UNL’D SHOTS TIME LIMIT AT 50 M .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

90 seconds to fire as many rounds as desired at standard 50 mtr cards. 4 Aiming marks plus 1 sighting mark may be displayed for shooting. No single aiming mark may have any more than 5 shot holes unless all other marks contain at least 5 shot holes. Any aiming mark not meeting this criteria shall have any excess shot holes discounted starting with the highest possible scoring holes. In addition 1 penalty point shall be applied for each occurrence. All shots will count. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, outward gauging will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

6.   10 SHOT GROUP AT 100 Y  .22 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  -----

10 minutes to fire 10 shots at a standard 100 yrd aiming mark. Scoring shall be by measuring the resulting group size with the smallest measured group (edge to edge) winning. All shots will count. If more than 10 shot holes exist, all holes will be included in the group. The group may appear at any point on the card as actual scores will have no bearing on the result. If so desired, the competitor may make additional aiming marks on the card prior to it being shot. Competitors may use any support desired as long as no part of the weapon is held, clamped or otherwise artificially held in place at any point. All competitors must shoot the club rifle with a suitable optical sight fitted. All competitors shall use Eley Match ammunition. The card may be shot at any time during the year but must be nominated and signed before being shot. Card must then be witnessed by a committee member.

7.   20 SHOTS AT 10 Y   .177 STANDING AIR PISTOL   MAX SCORE  200

As per club league competitions, 5 shots each on 4 cards. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, outward gauging  will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but all cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

8.  20 SHOTS AT 20 Y   .177 STANDING AIR PISTOL  (OUTSIDE) MAX SCORE  200

To be shot outside as per club league 10 mtr competitions, 10 shots each on 2 PL15 cards. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, outward gauging will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but both cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.
 

9.   20 SHOTS AT 10 Y   .177 STANDING AIR RIFLE   MAX SCORE  200

As per club league competitions, 5 shots each on 4 cards. If tied, outward gauging will be used. Cards may be shot at any time during the year but all cards must be shot consecutively and must be nominated and signed before being shot. Cards must then be witnessed by a committee member.

10.  2 x 2&10 SHOTS AT 600 Y  7.62 PRONE RIFLE    MAX SCORE  100

There are 4 booked shoots at Bisley shooting at 600 yds this year. Competitors may attend any of these days to complete this discipline. Alternatively if there is sufficient demand an extra day may be booked for the purposes of this competition. Details to be counted for the competition must be nominated prior to commencing firing. Standard rules for long range target rifle will apply. If tied, V bull count will win. If still tied, places will be awarded to that competitor whose score card shows the smallest group (not including sighters) in the opinion of the Captain. Scores must be recorded by a suitably experienced member of Watford OCA. It is the competitors responsibility to ensure that score cards are marked accurately as no protests will be entertained after the shoot has been completed. In the event of a dispute over the marking of a score card, the competitor may call upon any officer of Watford OCA to arbitrate. That persons decision shall be final. Arbitration must be completed and the score card marked before any further shots are fired. All cards must be appropriately signed by the competitor and witnessed by the scorer.
 

The prize for this competition will be a simple certificate and your achievement recognised on the club Honor Board.