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ZONE 8 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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    BAHAMA MAMA PTO & ZONE 8 INTERNATIONAL SHOTGUN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    FEBRUARY 13-15, 2009

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED GO ONLINE TO THIS LINK:
    Signup URL: https://www.iclays.com/cgi-bin/tournament_signup.cgi?tournament_id=293
    HCSSC will hold a random drawing for a flat of ammunition for all shooters
    pre-registered & pre-paid before February 1, 2009.
    Registration automatically places shooter in both the
    Bahama Mama & the zone 8 Championships

    ENTRY FEE: PRELIMINARY SKEET/TRAP/DOUBLES EVENT $73.00 (INCLUDES $8.00 FEE TO USA SHOOTING & LUNCH)
    MAIN EVENT SKEET/ TRAP$108.00 DOUBLES $128.00 (INCLUDES $8.00 FEE TO USA SHOOTING & LUNCH BOTH DAYS)

    RULES: This match will be conducted according to current USA Shooting Rules.
    The rulebook can be viewed and printed from the USAS website at www.usashooting.org
    All entrants must show proof of current USA Shooting membership
    Applications for USA membership available at www.usashooting.org
    Euro-Class System and rules applu for Bahama Mama Pay-outs.
    HCSSC range rules also apply.
    HCSSC reserves the right to cancel an event if we do not have a full squad of 6 shooters.
    Only 7/8 oz 24 gram loads may be used. Limited supply of ammunition will be available. Call ahead to pre-pay & reserve.
    Practice will be allowed after the Preliminary event is complete but it is limited to avaialable light.
    No practice will be allowed after the Main Event match begins.

    CONTACT: Jack Burch, Match Director or Deborah Barney, Event Coordinator
    1886 Cypress Creek Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028;
    Phone 830-995-5118; fax 830-995-2169;
    Email info@hillcountryshootingsports.com
    Directions to the club and other information available on our website: www.hillcountryshootingsports.com

    (Note: Management reserves the right to make changes without notice

    BAHAMA MAMA PTO & ZONE 8 INTERNATIONAL SHOTGUN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    FEBRUARY 13-15, 2009

    This match has been sanctioned by USA Shooting as BAHAMA MAMA PTO for International Trap, Skeet and Doubles. All competitors must be individual members of USA Shooting. The Bahama Mama will award cash payouts for both the Preliminary and the Main Events based on the Euro-Class System. Please note that “supported shooters” will be placed in Euro-Class A. {For this match, supported shooters include any country’s National Team or National Development Team members and any country’s military team members.} For a full description of the Euro-Class System, please read the attached information.

    BAHAMA MAMA PTO CASH PAYOUTS:
    Preliminary Event: HOA & Euro-Class Pay-outs based on 100 target match. For Trap the last round of the 100 targets will be shot as a final. Special Category Pay-outs will be awarded for High Lady, High Junior & High Senior IF there are 6 or more shooters in each category.
    Main Event: HOA & Euro-Class Pay-outs based on 125 target match + Finals or 150 + Finals for Doubles Trap. There will be 3 Euro-Class Finals:
    A-C Class. Special Category Pay-outs will be awarded for High Lady, High Junior & High Senior IF there are 6 or more shooters in each category. Ties for the entry into the finals squad will be broken by Shoot-offs. Flash Targets will not be used for finals.

    This match has been sanctioned by USA Shooting as the ZONE 8 CHAMPIONSHIP for International Trap, Skeet and Doubles. A USA Shooting Registration fee of $8.00 per competitor per event is to be charged for those entering this competition Any person shooting the preliminary will also be required to pay the $8.00 fee. All competitors must be individual members of USA Shooting. Individuals may compete in as many Zone/regional matches as they wish. USA Shooting medals are restricted to those competitors whose permanent legal address is within the zone/region boundaries.

    ZONE 8 AWARDS:
    Preliminary Event No Zone Awards for the Preliminary Event.
    Main Event : USA Shooting will provide a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal for each event being held. HCSSC will provide an award for High Senior, High Junior and High Out of Zone Shooter for each event being held. **{Results for Zone Awards will be based on the 125 target main event. No finals will be held for the Zone Awards. Ties for the Zone Awards will be broken by Shoot-offs.}**

    Note: Management reserves the right to make changes without notice

    Josh Lakatos will be conducting training sessions at HCSSC in late February.
    You may contact Josh at joshlakatos@aol.com or 626-893-5986

    Note: Management reserves the right to make changes without notice


    The Euro Class System
    by Maxey Brantley

    The Euro Class System is a system using the scores fired by competitors during the tournament to classify each shooter into one of three classifications, Class A, Class B, or Class C. It allows shooters of different shooting Associations with dissimilar classification systems, new shooters and seasoned competitors alike to compete equitably with each other, based on their performance during the competition.

    The Euro Class System allows Match Directors to predict the number of entries and determine an equitable awards program for all shooters, based on the number of projected participants, rather than a number of projected participants with an unknown distribution of “official” classifications. The Euro Class System allows shooters to be competitive for awards regardless of their performance during the match. The system makes it difficult for any shooter to attempt to assure him/herself a lower classification than their ability would normally dictate. Shooters having a bad match, or wishing to try new equipment or techniques are still competitive for awards. It precludes new shooters from being classified into a higher classification until a prescribed number of targets are fired to determine an “official” classification. It also negates the practice of combining shooters in “official” classes, AA and A, B and C, D and E, etc.

    CLASSIFICATION EXAMPLE

    24 shooters attend a 200 target match. After 5 rounds are fired, the Jury Meets. The Jury places 6 pieces of paper in a hat, numbered 0 – 5. One piece of paper is drawn at random, in this case “3”*. The Match Director will have the Statistics Officer compute each shooter’s 100 target score using rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5. Scores/shooters are ranked from high to low. Ties are broken by long run back by score, and then by long run back by target, if necessary, to rank the shooters from 1 thru 24. The 24 scores/shooters are divided into three groups of eight shooters. Shooters 1 – 8 are Class A, shooters 9 – 16 are Class B, and 17 – 24 are Class C.** If there is an uneven number of competitors, Class A will be increased in size to provide an equitable awards division, since normally the HOA will be an A Class shooter. Example: 23 shooters attend, Class A will contain 9 shooters, Class B and C will contain 7 shooters.

    HOA and Class Awards are based upon total targets fired and Finals if conducted.

    Special Awards (Women, Junior, etc.) may or may not preclude the winner from a Class Award based on the Match Bulletin.

    Normal Award Schedule:
    HOA
    Runner Up (optional for larger competitions)
    1st – 3rd Class A (1st – 2nd for smaller competitions)
    1st – 3rd Class B (1st – 2nd for smaller competitions)
    1st – 3rd Class C (1st – 2nd for smaller competitions)
    Special Awards (as determined by Match Director’s Bulletin)

    * If the “0” is drawn, all rounds fired are used to determine score/classification.

    **At the discretion of the Match Director, after the classification process is completed, “supported” shooters (military team or USA Shooting Team members) not in Class A, may be reclassified to Class A, regardless of their performance. This ensures supported shooters do not take awards from shooters in the lower classifications. The Match Director should publicly define “supported” in advance of the start of competition if this option is used. Number of Awards per Class remains the same, regardless of how large Class A becomes.
     
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