Championship Rules and Regulations
c. For practice a shooter may use the ammunition of his/her choice.
d. Gun club will have ammunition for sale. Shooters desiring International
loads for practice should contact gun club.
e. All hulls hitting the ground become property of the gun club.
a. Only college students who meet the eligibility requirements will be
allowed to compete in this tournament.
b. It shall be the sole responsibility of the shooter(s) to know they are
registered and entered in the event(s) desired. Each shooter or team
manager must report to Registration upon arrival.
c. The coach, advisor, or team captain must declare team members for
each event before the first round is fired by a team member from the
school in question.
d. The coach, advisor, or team captain will be permitted to substitute team
members or change shooting order before the first round is fired by a
team member from the school in question.
e. Cases involving illness or other such emergencies will be ruled on
individually by the Championship Director.
f. The Coach/Team Captain will be permitted to substitute team members
or change shooting order until close of registration the day of the
scheduled event. Once registration has closed no changes in team
or shooting order will be permitted.
a. Practice shooting will be available on Wednesday and on each day of the
competition as the fields become available.
b. Shoot management reserves the right to withhold any practice field
should tournament conditions so merit
a. To permit distribution of rewards there must be at least (3) entries in that
b. Any award(s) won in the competition will be presented to team/individual
in that event.
c. There is no limit to the number of individuals and/or teams entered from
one institution; however, no shooter may represent more than one
d. Each team entrant is eligible for individual awards.
e. Each individual (and team) must register in the name of the school
where they are currently enrolled.
Team and Squad Assignments
a. In International Skeet and International Trap the squad and field will be
assigned by lot (luck of the draw). A team shall consist of three (3)
shooters from the same school.
b. In American Skeet, ATA Trap, and Sporting Clays team members may
shoot on the same squad, designating shooting order. A team shall
consist of five (5) shooters from the same school.
c. Each team shall be identified by the name and location of the school it
d. Sporting Clays will use European rotation, which permits competitors to
shoot individual stations in any order, barring breakdowns and slow
station. Shooters must move to another station if field referees, gun club
staff, and/or shoot management so order.
School High Over-All Team
a. A School must enter one team in each event (excluding sporting clays) to
be eligible for HOA awards.
b. A shooter may represent the school in one or more events.
c. In instances in which a school enters more than one team in each event,
the scores posted by the team designated as Team #1" will be applied
towards the school's HOA score.
d. Sporting Clays scores will not count towards HOA Awards.
Tournament Appeals and Violations
a. The Tournament Director will determine individual eligibility. The
Director's decisions shall be final; however, an individual may file an
appeal with the chairperson of the ACU-I Recreation Committee for
review and decision by an ad hoc eligibility committee.
b. Any participant violating academic or other tournament eligibility
regulations may be subject to review and appropriate action by the
c. Matters of tournament policy and detail are decided by the Recreation
Committee of the Association of College Unions-International.
9. Flanker Referees
In International Skeet and International Trap, competitors will be required to
serve as Flanker referees for the succeeding squad on that field. Those shooters
who draw the last flight/squad will serve as Flanker Referees for the first flight/
squad out on that field. Flankers failing to show and complete their assignments
will be fined two (2) targets in the event in question.
10. Competitors Jury for International Events
a. A shooter jury will be selected to check that fields conform to regulations
prior to each day's competition in International Trap and International
b. Once traps are set to the jury's satisfaction, no changes will be permitted,
except in the case of equipment breakdown or shooter protest of target
11. Rules and regulations printed in this tournament brochure supersede other rules.
For circumstances not covered herein the rules of the respective governing body
American Skeet - NSSA rules govern.
ATA Trap - ATA rules govern.
Int'l Skeet - NRA Int'l Shotgun rules govern.
Int'l Trap - NRA Int'l Shotgun rules govern.
Sporting Clays - USSCA rules will govern.
a. Protests will be initiated according to the rules governing the event,
except for rules contained herein which supersede other rules (see
GENERAL REGULATIONS #11).
b. If the protest is not resolved on the field by the Chief Referee or Squad
Pusher, the protest must be presented directly to the Tournament
Director, in writing and accompanied by a $20.00 forfeiture bond. In the
case of protests involving target irregularity, the protest will be reviewed
by the Director and the Shooter Jury. In all other cases, protests will be
reviewed by the Director, who may appoint a Protest committee to rule on
the protest If the protest is allowed, proper action will be taken and the
bond will be forfeited.
13. Time Limit
In each event, a shooter will have fifteen (15) seconds from the moment
he steps onto the station to load, call for the target and fire. For the first
violation the shooter will receive a warning. For the second and all
succeeding violations the targets will be declared lost
14. Tie Breakers
a. International Events.
1. Team. In International Skeet and International Trap a tie for team
will be decided by the combined score of team members in the last round
of 25, next to last round, etc., until the tie is broken.
2. Individual. In International Skeet and International Trap ties for
the first three (3) places will be decided by a shoot-off. Each shooter fires
one (1) round of 25 targets and the winner will be declared based upon
the total number of targets broken. In the event that a tie still exists a
"miss and out" (sudden death) round will be fired in which each
shooter fires station after station until a "lost" target is registered. Each
shooter must shoot at the same number of stations.
3. For the Mike Tipa Award (best combined score for International
Skeet and International Trap) a tie will be decided by long run starting
with last round of 25 (beginning with International Skeet) and progressing
to the next to last round, etc., until the tie is broken.
b. ATA Trap
1. ATA Trap Individual. A tie for champion, 2nd place, 3rd place,
Lady Champion or Lady Runner-up will be decided by a shoot-off in
rounds of 25 targets.
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