“The sport of Target Shooting, and the
interpretation of any rule, is governed and conditioned by the SPIRIT OF
every endeavour has been made, in drafting these rules, to ensure that the
competitors know what is required of them, the spirit and intention of each
rule must be apparent and obvious and will, therefore, be the guiding principle
of the Association in considering any infringement.” NSRA Foreword.
The League shall be
called the “ISLE OF MAN RIFLE ASSOCIATION INDOOR LEAGUE” or a name agreed with
Association Matches shall be shot under the NSRA rules except as otherwise
provided for in these rules.
for the League Competition shall only be entertained from affiliated Rifle
League shall start no later than the third week in October and shall finish no
later than the first week in April.
League shall consist of three divisions.
a match between clubs up to seventeen members shall form the team. The highest
five scores shall count for the first division, the next five highest shall
count for the second division, the next five highest shall count for the third
division and the lowest two scores shall be counted out.
a match between clubs where one or both is unable to form a full team of
seventeen members, all members present (up to a maximum of seventeen) are still
permitted to compete in the match. The team scores shall be arranged as in
2.2.5 above as far as numbers permit and regardless of the number of members in
the opposing team.
team is permitted to have up to two reserves present at the match. A reserve
cannot be included in the team unless the captain of the opposing team is
advised of their inclusion, the score board is amended, and the team still has
no more than seventeen members. Any card shot by a reserve prior to their
inclusion in the team cannot be counted towards the team score.
aiming mark is termed a 'target'. A 'card' may comprise more than one target.
The term 'card' shall be taken to include the printer strip and/or start card
and/or printed score sheet for competitions shot on electronic targets.
matches will be fired on targets of the appropriate dimensions. For dimensions
see NSRA Rules and Regulations appendix ‘A’.
shall be shot on a fifteen-yard range. For matches fired on paper targets,
only cards supplied by or authorised by the NSRA may be used. Unlimited
sighting shots per card shall be permitted.
shall not be permitted to return to the sighter after the card has been started.
matches fired on electronic targets:
equipment shall comprise:
of makes and models approved by the ISSF;
originally supplied with the hardware or supplied and/or installed subsequently
with the approval of the hardware manufacturer, and which has not been altered
by any unauthorised person.
hardware shall be registered with the NSRA.
is noted that the NSRA reserves the right to have such equipment inspected and
tested for accuracy.
whole of the target scoring area and the aiming mark must be visible to the
fixtures shall be arranged at the first meeting of the Executive Committee as
soon as convenient (normally within one week) after the Annual General Meeting.
This meeting shall be called “The Fixtures Meeting.”
Clubs in the league shall shoot at least one home and one away match with each
other. Two points shall be awarded to each club for a win and one for a draw.
the event of two or more Clubs completing the season with the same number of
points for the first division title, the club with the highest aggregate score
for the whole season (every match to count) shall be deemed the winner. If
there should be a tie in both the number of points and on aggregate the title
shall be shared.
the event of two or more clubs completing the season with the same number of
points for the second or third division title, the club
with the highest aggregate score for the whole season (every match to
count) shall be deemed the winner. If there should be a tie in both the number
of points and on aggregate the title shall be shared.
the fixture list has been arranged, any alteration of dates for matches must
have the approval of the Postponement Committee.
in cases of inclement weather, application to postpone a match must be received
seventy-two hours before the date of the match (excluding Sundays) by the
Secretary or Competition Secretary of the Association, stating the reason why
the postponement is desired. The Postponement Committee shall decide whether
the match should be postponed and if agree, shall, with the agreement of both
clubs concerned, fix the new date. In the event of inclement weather, both
clubs’ representatives shall mutually agree an alternative date and inform the
Secretary or Competition Secretary of the Association for approval by the
communications on the postponement of matches must be made by the respective
Club Secretaries to the Association Secretary or Competition Secretary and no
communication shall be permitted by any parties to the Postponement Committee
other than through the Association Secretary or Competition Secretary.
Club failing to contact the Secretary or Competition Secretary of the
Association when required to, as laid down in Rule 2.2.16, or any Club failing
to obey a directive of the Postponement Committee shall have their match
concerned declared void.
Match shall commence later than 8.00pm. Ranges shall be open from 7.30pm. These
times notwithstanding, it shall be incumbent on all clubs to commence matches
at the earliest possible time and to open their ranges accordingly.
the event of any Club failing to shoot on a date arranged, (except in the event
of inclement weather, in which case 188.8.131.52 applies) the opposing Club shall
be deemed to have won the match by default, provided that the two officials of
such opposing Clubs are present at the range on which the match is to be shot,
at the latest time which the match should commence, i.e. 8.00pm. At the
conclusion of this time the members of the team with the opposing club shall,
on the same night, shoot their cards on their home range. The cards shall be
forwarded to the Competition Secretary for scoring (or in the case of
electronic scores, for recording).
a match commences, where paper targets are to be used the Club Captain or other
representative shall write the names of the members of his teams on the front
of the requisite number of match cards. For all matches the names of the
members of the teams shall be written on the score board before the commencement
of the match.
shall be shot on a shoulder to shoulder basis. Firing points available must be
used by any member of either team at all times.
matches shall be completed in the shortest possible time.
specified number of scoring shots in a League Match card shall be ten.
match details shall consist of a maximum of ten minutes, to include unlimited
sighters and ten scoring shots. The time shall be called out at 5, 7, 8, 9
minutes and then ‘Cease Fire’ called. The detail will be timed from the moment
the Range Officer gives the order to commence firing. No rifle shall be loaded
before the range officer gives the order to commence firing. Any shots fired
after ten minutes shall not count.
Coach, Range Officer, or any other person who has used a scope to observe a
match detail that they are not shooting in shall not be eligible to be a marker
match cards in a league match shall be shot on the same night and on the same
range. If a match cannot be completed because of Force Majeure it shall be
declared void and a new date shall be fixed by the Postponement Committee with
the agreement of both clubs.
definers authorised by the NSRA shall be used.
of either team intending to shoot shall be present at the range no later than
10.15pm. or they shall be excluded from the match unless otherwise agreed by
home team must provide:
Range Officer who is fully conversant with the rules.
nominated marker/scrutineer where paper targets are to be used. Where
electronic targets are to be used the home team must make arrangements for each
shooter to be entered onto the scoring system at the start of each detail and
for completed cards to be printed at the end of each detail.
marking table with adequate lighting not more than 75cm above the table.
marking board made in such a manner as to allow only the scoring area of shot
targets to be seen.
facilities for the opposing team coaches to ‘spot’ competitors on the range.
accurate timing device.
sufficient supply of match cards. For matches using paper targets all cards
for use during the match shall be issued immediately prior to commencement of
the match by the Home Team subject to Rule 2.2.18 (if applicable). Each such
card shall be uniform in shape, size and appearance and have no distinguishing
marks whatsoever from any other card proposed to be used in the match. All
sighters on cards must be appended in a uniform manner. Unless it shall be
agreed by both Captains, or in the absence of a Captain a representative of the
appropriate team, only cards supplied and issued by the Home Team may be used
in the relevant match. Any objection to any card supplied and issued by the
Home Team must be made to the Captain or representative of the Home Team prior
to any card being shot. If after consultation with the respective nominated
scrutineer/marker of both teams the objection is not withdrawn or resolution of
the objection not agreed then the matter shall be referred to the Range Officer
whose decision, subject to Rule 184.108.40.206, shall be accepted for the purposes of
the relevant match.
required, A4 envelopes for protests.
opposing team must provide:
observer to accompany the Range Officer, unless the opposing team indicates
that it is content for the Range Officer to be unaccompanied.
a card has been shot the Range Officer, and/or the observer where appropriate,
shall collect the cards from the butts or printer and place them in a
container, visible to both teams, awaiting collection by the markers or team
captains. Under no circumstances may these cards be touched by anyone with
the exception of the Range Officer or marker/team captain until the match is
over and the result declared.
match card which has been shot in compliance with the Rules may be withdrawn
from competition after it has been collected or otherwise been taken into possession
by the Range Officer in accordance with Rule 2.2.29.
team shall not be allowed more than one coach or spotter per shooter on the
range at any one time. All such coaches or spotters must conduct themselves in
such a manner as not to disturb other shooters.
requests by the Range Officer must be complied with.
competitor shall be disciplined for obeying a Range Officer’s request.
target holders must display the cards with the centre of the card, or in the
case of electronic targets the centre of the aiming mark, 60 cms. from the
mean level of the firing point, plus or minus 5% and paper targets must be
placed with the printing upright.
to marking, shot paper cards must be shuffled face down in such a way that the
names of the shooters on the face of the cards remain hidden. The cards must
then be marked alternatively by the markers in batches of 5 using a marker
frame which keeps the identity of the shooter hidden during the process.
marker shall not mark more than five cards in sequence. Each club shall
nominate a marker before a match begins. If the nominated marker is not
available for marking, the captain or representative shall nominate an
person scrutinising the cards shall not be allowed to use a definer. The
definer, when used, must be placed in the shot hole by the marker.
a match is declared, a request for any protests shall be made.
any shooter desire to protest against the scoring of any card notice of such
protest must be given to the Markers. The card shall thereupon be placed
untampered within a sealed A4 envelope (unfolded). The seal shall be signed by
disputed card shall be received by the Competition Secretary no later than four
days after the match and shall be settled by the Competition Committee within
eight days of the match. The marker or captain of both clubs shall be invited
protest or challenge fee, which shall be fixed by the Executive Committee at
the beginning of each season, shall be deposited with the Competition Secretary
for every protest, dispute or appeal submitted. In the case of protests
dealing with counting, every card, the subject matter of a protest, shall be
treated as a separate protest for the purpose of the rule. The protest fee
shall be forfeited if the protest fails.
a protest has been lodged the result of the match shall not be declared until
the protest has been determined. No protest shall be considered after the
match has been declared.
the Captain or a representative of any team is not satisfied with the Range
Officer's ruling under the proviso to Rule 220.127.116.11 or the Captain or
representative or any shooter is dissatisfied or challenges the validity of any
score or match card other than by way of a protest under Rule 18.104.22.168 then
such Captain or representative or shooter shall report any such concern to the Secretary
of the relevant Member Club who shall thereupon inform in writing the President
of the Association who shall be entitled to directly or indirectly carry or
cause to be carried out any proper enquiry and may refer the matter to the
Competition Committee whose decision shall be final and binding or to the
Competition Committee requesting a recommendation be made to the Executive
Committee whose decision shall be final and binding.
any club shall withdraw from the League before the end of the season all points
scored for or against such team shall be void. In such a case individual
scores shall not be affected for Association competitions.
Secretary of a club having a team competing in the League shall send to the Competition
Secretary or any other nominated member of the Association Executive Committee notification
of the result of each home match immediately on conclusion of such match so as
to arrive within 48 hours of the conclusion of the match.
a bullet leave the barrel and for any reason whatsoever not hit the intended
card the competitor shall lose the potential value of the shot. Should the
competitor then fire at his own card more than the balance of shots allowed his
card shall be disqualified.
question of construction of these rules and any point not provided for shall be
dealt with by the Competition Committee pending Executive Committee approval
which shall be final.
the event of a dispute between individuals and/or teams, the dispute shall be
submitted in writing and be dealt with by the competition committee. If the
competition committee cannot agree a resolution, the matter shall be put to the
Executive Committee whose decision will be final. Individuals or teams
concerned shall be excluded from deciding a dispute in both the Competition
Committee and the Executive Committee.
rules shall continue in force until such time as the Executive Committee shall
amend or rescind them.
competitor may spot for him/herself with the aid of a telescope which shall be
completely separate from the rifle.
competitor may only use equipment which is permitted under NSRA Rules and
Regulations. No other object which provides any form of artificial support
shall be permitted.
coach shall be permitted but he/she may not load, adjust sights or touch the
rifle in any way.
no circumstances may any rifle be loaded except at the firing point, or be taken
from the firing point loaded, or be fired in any direction other than at the approved
rifle shall be loaded before the Range Officer has given the order to commence
competitor may handle a rifle or adopt a firing position whilst anyone is forward
of the firing line. In such circumstances rifles must have safety flags
flags must be inserted in all rifles at all times except where their removal is
permitted when the competitor is on the firing point and adopting a firing
position preparatory to commencing sighting or match firing under the control
of the Range Officer. When placing a rifle down on completion of firing the
rifle must be unloaded with the action open and a safety flag inserted before
removal of the rifle from the firing point. If a safety flag is not used as
required by this rule, the Range Officer must instruct the competitor to comply
with the rule. If a competitor refuses to comply with the rule the Range
Officer must report the matter directly via the Club Secretary to the
conduct and failure to observe rules. A competitor or team infringing any part
of these rules, or proven guilty of any dishonest, discreditable or dangerous
conduct in shooting is rendered liable to disqualification and/or to suspension
from taking part in any further Association competitions. Any competitor, club
or witness conniving in such conduct renders him/herself liable to similar
person failing to report immediately to the Association any breach of the rules
which is known or suspected also renders him/herself liable to similar
Junior is any competitor aged under eighteen years on the 1st of October of