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National Skeet Championships Conditions of Entry

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY – 2021 National Skeet Championships

  1. Any shooter wanting to compete at the Skeet Nationals must be a registered member of the ACTA for the current financial year that the championships are being held.
  2. The closing date for nominations is 10am on the Tuesday 11th May 2021. Preferential squadding will only be accepted on nominations received prior to this date.
  3. Nominations received after the above date will incur a $20 per event late nomination fee. No preferential squadding will be considered after closing date.
  4. Every shooter is to provide their current and previous Record Card when requested by the State or National Handicapper at State and National Championships.
  5. In the event of any shooter not being able to produce his/her Handicap Card, a duplicate shall be issued for the duration of the National Championships. This card will then be forwarded to the Club Secretary to enable scores shot to be recorded. Note: A $20 fee will be charged for the issue of any duplicate Handicap Card.
  6. Shooters will be Pre Squadded and any interpretation of this will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director.
  7. Each shooter is to take enough cartridges to shoot at 50 targets/100 targets. A time limit of one minute will be imposed for the changeover for each 25 targets. Should the one-minute time limit be exceeded then a penalty of the LOSS OF ONE TARGET may be incurred.
  8. For the National 28gauge Championship load size is limited to 21gr (3/4oz) maximum struck measure shot size not larger than no. 7. For the National .410bore Championship load size is limited to 14gr (1/2oz) maximum struck measure shot size not larger than no. 7"
  9. Any shooter missing their squad and requiring re-squadding will be penalised one (1) target (at the discretion of the Tournament Director).
  10. Should a shooter being late for his squad then elect to withdraw from the event he will not be eligible for any refund of nominations paid.
  11. All shooters should sign the score sheet after each 25 targets. Once a shooter has signed his score sheet he has accepted his score and grade. Any score sheet not carrying the shooters signature will be credited with the lowest score recorded.
  12. All competitors will be called upon to referee and/or score throughout the period of competition. The persons’ designated to referee and score must fulfil their obligation to do so. While replacement referee and scorers are permissible, the penalty of a loss of one target for their failing to officiate shall be made against the officially designated person. Failure to either referee or score will incur a penalty of the LOSS OF ONE TARGET in the next event. Should a following event not be programmed then the penalty of the LOSS OF ONE TARGET will be incurred in the event concerned.
  13. Any unauthorised shooter interfering with or attempting to interfere with the trap will be penalised FIVE (5) TARGETS.
  14. All disputes must be in writing together with $20 deposit, which is refundable subject to the appeal being upheld.
  15. All disputes and deposits must be lodged with the Tournament Director, who shall arrange a hearing with the appointed jury.
  16. When team selection is involved, shooters who are eligible for the open team selection as well as section teams shall choose in which team they will be selected. They cannot compete in both Open and Section teams.
  17. Any eligible competitor paying nominations is entitled to receive awards in the Open section, Women’s, Junior’s or Veterans section, however the overall winner cannot take any grade prize.
  18. A minimum of three persons must compete in any Grade or Section, including High Gun before sashes, medals trophies and/or cash are awarded, irrespective of nomination paid.
  19. Any interpretation of the program and conditions of entry will be the responsibility of attending members of the Executive Committee, whose decision shall be final. The ACTA reserves the right to alter the program.
  20. An acceptable standard of dress is required for all competitors, Tournament Director to adjudicate.
  21. All Competitors must comply with Firearms Licensing Laws in their State of residence and in the State hosting the National Championships.
  22. Squads of 5/6 to shoot 50 targets in one visit only to the traps. Squads of 5/6 to shoot 100 targets in one or two visits to the traps or as designated by the Tournament Director.
  23. Payment of the nomination fee only entitles the shooter to enter the event. Changes to the program including the number of targets shot will not be eligible for any refund.
  24. Free junior nominations, open to any junior who has not competed in a national event of any discipline & only by pre-nomination. Claim for this concession must be made at time of nominating & will not be refunded retrospectively. Late nominations will not be eligible for this concession.
  25. Shooters will be Pre-squadded as per ACTA rules and regulations and any interpretation of this will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director. Withdrawing from an event needs to be done in writing or by ringing the National Office (02 6938 2121) & leaving a message PRIOR to the event. All refund requests will be dealt with on an individual basis.
  26. The setting of targets will be conducted by the Tournament Director and the trap mechanic prior to the start of the event daily. No further adjustments will be made to traps without the authorization from the Tournament director or the Shoot Marshal.
  27. Shooters must have at least 200 targets recorded on their Record Card to establishing a grade prior to entering State and National Championships.
  28. As per the ACTA auditor request and risk management strategies all prize monies will be paid directly to winners bank accounts within two weeks of the completion of the event. Prize money will be calculated on the actual number of shooters competing in each event.
  29. The optional prize pools are paid overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd and are not graded, these pools will have 5% withheld due to the escalating costs associated with delivering this service. These monies will also be paid in and out by direct deposit.
  30. All National and NSW State Covid-19 Compliance requirements must be strictly adhered to by all. This includes on-site Covid Safe Check-In proximity scanning using QR codes through the Service NSW App and any other measures that are advised during the period of the event.

April 2021 CTSN

On the cover: Michael Veenstra, 2021 SA State DTL Carnival Overall High Gun

Inside this month's edition

ACTA Report
2020 South Australian State Trap Carnival
What’s Happening in the VCTA
Psychological Skills for Shooting
Coaching News
ACTA State Rules Supervisors
Fimac Engineering Handicap at Bega
41st Norfolk Island International Championships
Waratah News
National Skeet Championships Conditions of Entry
National Skeet Championships Program
Competition Results: SA, TAS, NT, VIC, NSW, WA, QLD
8th Terry Faulks Memorial Day at Tyagarah
Mixed Target Event Shot at Southern CTC
Previous Skeet Nationals Winners
Break Badges
ACTA New Members
Shoot Calendar
2021 Registration and Club Membership Application


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