WRABF and ERABSF Rulebook 2012 - 2013

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WRABF & ERABSF RULEBOOK 2012 - 2013
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  WORLD RIMFIRE & AIR RIFLE BENCHRESTFEDERATION&EUROPEAN RIMFIRE & AIR RIFLEBENCHREST SHOOTING FEDERATIONOFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2012-2013  WORLD & EUROPEAN RIMFIRE & AIR RIFLE BENCHRESTRULES 2012-2013 CONTENTS  SECTIONAADMINISTRATIONSECTIONBRULES OF COMPETITIONSECTIONCCONDUCT OF CHAMPIONSHIPSECTIONDAPPROVED EVENTSSECTIONETECHNICAL PROVISIONSSECTIONFRANGES AND FACILITIESSECTIONGCEREMONIES, MEETINGS, MEDALS AND AWARDSSECTION HENTRY FEESSECTION IRANGE SAFETY AND PROCEDURESSECTION JCOMPETITOR REQUIREMENTSAPPENDIX APROTEST FORMAPPENDIX BAPPLICATION TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIPAPPENDIX CAPPLICATION FOR WORLD RECORDAPPENDIX DCONFIRMATION OF WORLD RECORDAPPENDIX ERIFLE INSPECTION AND TECHNICAL DATAAPPENDIX FAGENDA – TECHNICAL MEETINGAPPENDIX GAGENDA – DELEGATES MEETINGAPPENDIX HWORLD and EUROPEAN RECORDS and PARTICIPATION NUMBERS 3  WORLD & EUROPEAN RIMFIRE & AIR RIFLE BENCHRESTRULES 2012-2013 General Information General Information The following information is the main Rules for Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Competitions developed to suitinternational shooting. The following Rules can be used for Local, National and Continental Championships bymember associations. These rules will be used for all World and European Rimfire and Air Rifle BenchrestChampionships from 2012 onwards – as ‘local rules’ – International ‘head to head’ Championships and may beused for International Postal matches were appropriate. Targets used in all competitions will be the Official Worldand European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Targets as supplied as a master for own photocopying on A3 sheetor printed from the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation (here by referred to as WRABF andERABSF) website.( See APPENDIX F ) for details. This consists of 25 scoring targets. English will be the officiallanguage, both aurally and in writing, at the shooting ranges during championship. Affiliation The WRABF and ERABSF cover the majority of Rimfire and Air Rifle competitions at 25 meters and 50 meters. Affiliation to the WRABF and ERABSF brings national Rimfire and Air Rifle benchrest shooting organisations under the same main rules of shooting set out below, with specific adaptation to suit other forms of rimfire benchrest.These adaptations may cover distance, classes and targets all to suit other world and continental rimfire benchrestshooting and club facilities. Annual WRABF membership costs for each country is set at $40 US. This is to bepaid to the treasurer at the beginning of each year starting in 2012.Annual ERABSF membership costs will be fixed at the General Meeting in Plzen, 2013.Eligibility of Venue The shooting venue where the championship is to be held must be approved and Insured, hold a current licence for the use of the firearms being used and abide by the Firearms Licensing Regulations of that country. It will be theresponsibility of the host association / organisers to ensure that the range and facilities are of a high standardsuitable for the conduct of the Championship. The Host will also need to organise volunteers to assist in runningthe event. Acceptance of terms and conditions By entering the world championship individuals, teams and national associations/ federations are officiallyaccepting the rules stated within this document. This relates to all aspects of the championship includingequipment and behaviour. The disqualification rules outlined within this document are very important to consider and it is the responsibility of all individuals, teams and national associations/ federations to make themselvesaware of these facts. Where rules are broken or issue’s raised, a normal protest can take place during the match bymatch officials and/ or the protest committee. If rules have been explicitly broken and this is discovered after thechampionship, than an Emergency General Meeting of international delegates will take place to consider the facts/evidence and come to a decision. If upheld, individuals and/ or teams can be disqualified or have scores removedin the same way the protest system works. ( This would be an exceptional circumstance ). SECTION A Administration  A.1 Authority: 4  WORLD & EUROPEAN RIMFIRE & AIR RIFLE BENCHRESTRULES 2012-2013 The World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting Championships are conducted on theauthority of the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation and approved by theDelegates Committee.  A.2 Recognition of Member Countries: There is no restriction on the number of countries that may join the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation, subject to them meeting the admission criteria established within theserules, fulfilling financial obligations and meeting the appropriate standards of behaviour andsportsmanship. A country may be expelled and membership cancelled by the delegates attending a meeting dulycalled and constituted by these rules. Such expulsion will be by a 2/3 rd majority ballot of those countrydelegates present.  A.3 Recognised Body: It is for each member country, to establish the body within its jurisdiction that will be recognised for participation at any rimfire championship conducted under the auspices of the World/ EuropeanRimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation. However, only one body per country can be represented atthe World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation Delegates Meetings per A4. The bodyrepresenting each country must be a member of the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle BenchrestFederation. Only one member federation/ association representing rimfire and/ or air rifle benchrestfrom each country is allowed to be a member of the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle BenchrestFederation.  A.4 Types of Membership A4.1 Full Membership Each country accepted for membership is entitled to appoint a representative to care for their interestsand attend any meetings of the WRABF/ ERABSF Delegates Committee.  A.5 Multiple Representations: Where more than one organisation pursues the interests of Rimfire Benchrest Shooting within aparticular country, it is for that country to determine representation. However the World/ EuropeanRimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation Advisory Committee will only recognise one such body inany one country. Where an Association / Federation accept such responsibility, it is required to ensureall competitors from that country who wish to represent their country, are provided with theopportunity to qualify for such teams.    A.6 International Affiliation: It is expected that any country / association recognition, should be capable of/or recognised by thecontrolling body of sports shooting in that country, to ensure full international status can be conveyedon the countries representatives.  A.7 Advisory Committee Meetings:  An Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at each World/ European Rimfire and Air RifleChampionship to discuss matter relative to the conduct of the Rimfire and Air Rifle Championship.The Advisory Committee meeting will be conducted by the Chairman/ President of the World/European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation or his nominee if unavailable to attend.Representation will be by a Delegate from each approved country who may be accompanied by anofficial observer. Each delegate present at the meeting will hold one vote. The Chairman/ Presidentmay hold his countries vote or a casting vote, but not both.  A.8 Membership Fees: Member countries will be responsible for the payment of any membership fees or levies determinedfrom time to time by the World/ European Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation DelegatesMeeting. Failure to meet deadlines set for the payment of such fees will result in the non-acceptanceof shooters from that country in any events conducted by the World Rimfire and Air Rifle BenchrestFederation. Annual WRABF membership costs for each country is set at $40 US. This is to be   paid to the treasurer at the beginning of each year starting in 2012.   Annual ERABSF membership costs will be fixed at the General Meeting in Plzen, 2013.  A.9 Conduct of Events:  A World Rimfire Championship shall be conducted every four years. A World Cup will also be heldevery four years (at the same venue as the European Championship), in between (two yearsafter and two years before) each World Championship. All events at such Championships will beconducted in accordance with these Rules.Should the host country traditionally conduct events in metric distances, same will be allowed,however all events for that Championship will be conducted in the metric distances.  A.10 Changes to Rules to be used at World Rimfire Championship: Should changes be required to these rules, these should be advised to the Advisory Committeemembers at least one year prior to competition, and confirmation of such changes approved by thenext Advisory meeting. Should no such changes be advised, then the competition will proceed on thebasis of the published information. A temporary change for a specific Championship can be approvedby the Chairman or nominee, in consultation with the Organising Committee, subject to all competingcountries approving in writing that such change have their agreement. 5
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