MDRA No.1 Grade Team Competition - information, rules and forms






    • The updated Grade Rules are attached (see below).  The main change apart from F class and Electronic Targets is to allow 2 “imports” per TR team and 1 per F Class team.  Please circulate the rules to your members.


    • Practise starts as soon after 9 am as possible, depending on the safety procedures.  The Chief Security Officer advises the RO when the range can be opened.  Practise must stop at 11 am to give clubs time to install the targets if not up already.


    • Please remind your members that the Grade Match starts at 12 noon.  The Electronic Targets should be in place and ready to go by 11:45 am at the latest.


    • A reminder that the calibre of rifle to be used is .308 or .223 only.


Competition Committee


Conditions for the City of Sydney Rifle Teams Championships “Grade Matches” are as follows

Standard Shooting Rules
Unless otherwise provided in these conditions, the competition will be conducted under NRAA standard shooting rules for Fullbore rifle  clubs, as amended from time to time

Team eligibility
Teams nominated in this competition shall be from the following:
Clubs affiliated with the MDRA Inc.
Clubs from other DRA’s affiliated with the NSWRA.
Schools affiliated with the NSWRA.
A composite team may be nominated by any 2 clubs affiliated with the NSWRA provided that conditions make it unreasonable for clubs to enter a team in their own right.
The acceptance of entries is subject to approval of the Executive of the MDRA.
Where a club team withdraws from the competition, its members may shoot for another club in a same or similar grade.
Team Composition
Teams shall consist of a maximum of 8 shooters for Target Rifle and 5 for F class.
 All team members must be enrolled as active members of the NSWRA and the NRAA through their respective rifle association.
For composite teams all of the team members must be enrolled with the 2 clubs concerned.
 Any changes to the composition of a team SHOULD be made in writing to the statistician prior to the start of the match.
 Where a team is altered, the Executive shall have the power to regrade the team at any time.
 No competitor shall compete as a shooter for more than one team in any single match (except as noted in rule 3.8)
 A competitor may shoot for a Target rifle team AND an F class team in the same match, so long as both teams are from the same club.
 No more than two “imports” may be used in Target Rifle and 1 for F class.  If a club wishes to use more than 2 imports, the team must be entered as a composite team.

Entry and Grading
Team Entry shall be made on the form issued by the MDRA and be accompanied by the entry fee specified.
The number of Grades will be determined by the Executive committee
 The Executive shall decide in which grade a team competes
 After the 2nd match of the series the Executive will review the grading.

 Competition format.
The competition shall consist of 5 matches where possible, to be shot at the distances and dates as advised by the MDRA
 Coaching is only permitted by other team members or other members of the applicable Club(s)/School.
Each team member will fire a stage of 14 counting shots with 2 optional sighters at each match ( 15 counting shots for F class).
 For each match, the score for the team will be
A Grade – The Agg of the 7 best individual scores.
B Grade  - The Agg of the 6 best individual scores.
C Grade – The Agg of the 6 best individual scores.
F Class   -   The Agg of the 4 best individual scores.

Team Responsibilities
Teams must provide a check scorer at the scheduled start time
Each team score card must be completed and verified by the check scorer
On the completion of the match all scorecards must be completed, including scores and totals for the Parramatta trophy, checked and signed and handed to the Range officer.

Conditions for shooting on the Electronic targets (ET’s).
All clubs are asked to have their ET’s in the frame in time for the 12:00pm start time.
 TWO Teams will be squadded to one ET.
 The two teams are to alternate shooters, with a coin toss to decide which team goes 1st.
 While one team is shooting the other team should have someone on the mound ready to start as soon as they are finished.
 If team “A” hasn’t got a shooter ready the team squadded with them (Team “B”) may have two consecutive shooters.
 If  team “A” doesn’t have a shooter available twice in a row, then team “B”  MAY finish their full complement of shooters, before team “A” shoots again.( The reason for this is, if both teams have 8 shooters, then you have 18 minutes per shooter. Team “B” shouldn’t be disadvantaged and run short of time through no fault of their own.  

A team must compete in every match to be eligible for prizes.
 In the event of a tie, countback will decide the winner as per Standard shooting rules.
In each grade the team with the highest Aggregate score will be the winner
A pennant will be awarded to 1st,2nd,3rd in each grade.
Badges will be presented to the members of the winning team (maximum 10)
A prize will be awarded to the shooter and his coach who achieve the highest individual score
 Champion Club
This trophy will be awarded to the club whose top 12 shooters, in each match (excluding non club members) compile the highest aggregate score in the competition.
Parramatta Trophy
The scores of the top 4 shooters in each team, in each match, will be totalled together. Points will be awarded according to the teams Placing in the teams grade in each match. Eg; 1st place scores 10 points, 2nd place 9 etc.
 Points are recalculated if any regrading occurs.
 The trophy is awarded to the team that scores the highest number of points over the course of the competition. In the case of a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the team with the most number of 10’s,9’s,8’s etc. If still a tie, the team with the highest competition agg is the winner

Updated 8/12/12

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