CONDITIONS OF ENTRY – 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. Squadding is by Pre-Nomination Only. The close date for nominations is the 4th May 2018
3. Every shooter is to provide their current and previous Record Card whenr requested by the State or National Handicapper at State and National Championships.
4. 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.
5. Shooters will be Pre Squadded and any interpretation of this will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director.
6. 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.
7. 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"
8. Shooters who fail to be at their squad on time will be required to shoot at a designated trap at a time suitable to management
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Any unauthorised shooter interfering with or attempting to interfere with the trap will be penalised FIVE (5) TARGETS.
13. All disputes must be in writing together with $20 deposit, which is refundable subject to the appeal being upheld.
14. All disputes and deposits must be lodged with the Tournament Director, who shall arrange a hearing with the appointed jury.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Anyone participating in the practice of card playing at the National Championships is expected to be considerate of the requirements of others, and the presence and behaviour of the card players must not cause inconvenience or disturbance. Tournament Director to adjudicate.
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.

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