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



While not part of the Grade Rules, the information published here is for the guidance of all team members. The current version of the Grade Rules follows below.

    • The updated Grade Rules are attached (see below). Please circulate the rules to your members.
    • Practice starts as soon after 9 am as possible, depending on the safety procedures.  The Chief Security Officer advises the Range Officer when the range can be opened.  Practice 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.

    • The time limit for all ranges is 4 hours. Allowance will be made for time lost due to interruptions and incursion stoppages.

    • Once a club team is allocated a target they MUST compete on that target. Any target issues MUST be advised to the Range Officer who will decide if any target reallocation is necessary.

    • Teams MUST provide a check scorer at the scheduled start time.
    • Each shot must be recorded on the score card at the time of firing as shown on the monitor.
    • Individual scores must be completed then verified by the check scorer at the completion of each individual shoot.
    • The ET monitor IS NOT a check scorer.
    • A reminder that the calibre of rifle to be used is .308 (7.62mm) or .223 (5.56mm) only.
    • Projectiles to be used for the above calibres are those specified in NRAA SSR's (Appendix 1). The latest version of the SSR's can be found on the NRAA website under the Publications tab.


This information is provided by the MDRA Competition Sub-Committee

Last updated: September 2018



Conditions for the City of Sydney Rifle Teams Championships

“Grade Matches”


1.     Standard Shooting Rules

1.1  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


2.     Team eligibility

2.1  Teams nominated in this competition shall be from the following:

a)     Clubs affiliated with the MDRA Inc.

b)    Clubs from other DRA’s affiliated with the NSWRA.

c)     Schools affiliated with the NSWRA.

d)    An Under 25 team formed from members of Clubs in a), b), or c) above.

2.2  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.

2.3  The acceptance of entries is subject to approval of the Executive of the MDRA.

2.4  Where a club team withdraws from the competition, its members may shoot for another club in a same or similar grade.


3.     Team Composition

3.1  Teams shall consist of a maximum of 8 shooters for Target Rifle and 5 for F class.

3.2   All team members must be enrolled as active members of the NSWRA and the NRAA through their respective rifle association.

3.3  For composite teams all of the team members must be enrolled with the 2 clubs concerned.

3.4   Any changes to the composition of a team SHOULD be made in writing to the statistician prior to the start of the match.

3.5   Where a team is altered, the Executive shall have the power to regrade the team at any time.

3.6   No competitor shall compete as a shooter for more than one team in any single match (except as noted in rules 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10)

3.7   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.

3.8   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.

3.9  Members of the Under 25 team (see rule 2.1d) may also shoot for a club team in the same match provided they complete their club shoot before they start their Under 25 shoot.

3.10       Non-school clubs shall not be limited in the number of Under 25 team members they may include in their team(s).


4.     Entry and Grading

4.1  Team Entry shall be made on the form issued by the MDRA and be accompanied by the entry fee specified.

4.2  The number of Grades will be determined by the Executive committee

4.3   The Executive shall decide in which grade a team competes

4.4   After the 2nd match of the series the Executive will review the grading.


5.      Competition format.

5.1  The competition shall consist of 5 matches where possible, to be shot at the distances and dates as advised by the MDRA

5.2   Coaching is only permitted by other team members or other members of the applicable Club(s)/School.

5.3  Each team member will fire a stage of 14 counting shots with 2 optional sighters at each match ( 15 counting shots for F class).

5.4   For each match, the score for the team will be

A Grade – The Agg of the 6 best individual scores (previously 7 best).

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.

6.     Team Responsibilities

6.1  Scoring.

6.1.1     Teams must provide a check scorer at the scheduled start time

6.1.2     Each team score card must be completed and verified by the check scorer

6.1.3     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.


7.     Conditions for shooting on the Electronic targets (ET’s).

7.1  All clubs are asked to have their ET’s in the frame in time for the 12:00pm start time.

7.2   TWO Teams will be squadded to one ET.

7.3   The two teams are to alternate shooters, with a coin toss to decide which team goes 1st.

7.4   While one team is shooting the other team should have someone on the mound ready to start as soon as they are finished.

7.5   If team “A” hasn’t got a shooter ready the team squadded with them (Team “B”) may have two consecutive shooters.

7.6   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. 


8.      Prizes.

8.1  A team must compete in every match to be eligible for prizes.

8.2   In the event of a tie, count back will decide the winner as per Standard shooting rules.

8.3  Grade.

8.3.1     In each grade the team with the highest Aggregate score will be the winner

8.3.2     A pennant will be awarded to 1st,2nd,3rd in each grade.

8.3.3     Badges will be presented to the members of the winning team (maximum 10)

8.4  A prize will be awarded to the shooter and his coach who achieve the highest individual score

8.5   Champion Club

8.5.1     This trophy will be awarded to the club whose top 6 Target Rifle shooters and top 4 F Class shooters, in each match compile the highest aggregate score in the competition. The calculation ignores which team the club’s shooters are in and excludes non-club members.

8.6  Parramatta Trophy

8.6.1     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. E.g.; 1st place scores 10 points, 2nd place 9 etc.

8.6.2      Points are recalculated if any regrading occurs.

8.6.3      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





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