How the Team Leagues are run

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Team divisions are made up in much the same way as the Individual competition divisions except that the divisions are determined by the team’s average, i.e. the sum of the averages of each of the three declared team members.

Team divisions have no more than six teams, and may have as few as three, depending on the size of the entry and the spread of averages. The organiser has discretion on whether to insert a Bogey team with a fixed score or a Bye. Bogyes are just like any other team and can gain points if they win. Matches against Byes have to be shot to gain points so a ‘no return’ aginst a Bye will result in a loss.

There is a fixed schedule of matches which determines which team shoots against which other in each round.  In divisions of fewer than six teams (including Byes and Bogeys) each team will shoot matches against their own declared average in place of the ‘missing’ team(s).

In the Benchrest team leagues, X-counts will not be considered in matches against Bogey, Bye and Average. That is, only the base score will count.

Two points are awarded for a win, one for a tie. The division winner is the team with most points (equality being split by total gunscore followed by X-counts in the benchrest competitions) at the end of the programme.

A reserve may shoot in place of a team member originally nominated. The current average of any reserve must be declared on the first card shot by them. NSRA Rule 7.9.8 applies (which basically says that if the reserve’s averages is better than the original team member’s average, then the team’s total score is reduced by the difference between those averages). The name on the original sticker should be lightly scored out (so it’s still legible) the reserve’s name added, also legibly, and, for the first time they shoot as a reserve, their average written beside it.

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