RULES

General rules and instructions for organizing the Junior Nordic Shooting Championships

1. Purpose

1.1. The purpose of these rules is to give guidance and instructions for organising the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships between the member federations of the Nordic Shooting Region (Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

 

2. Ratification of and amendments to the rules

2.1. These rules were ratified by the NSR General Assembly in Finland in 1975, and completed at the NSR meeting in Finland in 1987. They were amended at the NSR General Assembly in Sweden in 1989, at the NSR General Assembly in Norway in 1994, at the NSR General Assembly in Denmark in 1996 and at the NSR General Assembly in Denmark in 2002.

2.2. English is considered to be the basic working language for the Nordic Shooting Region/ Championships. In case of disagreements in the interpretation or use of these rules, the English language version shall prevail.

2.3. Amendments, additions and deletions to these rules may only be made by a two-thirds majority of the General Assembly of the Nordic Shooting Region.

 

3. General

3.1. The organising federation should always endeavor to provide alternative accommodation at a reasonable cost in such places as school dormitories, army barrack etc., etc.

3.2. The entry fees should be kept as low as possible, but should cover the expenses of the organising federation. The other member federations should be notified of the cost of entry fees as early as possible to enable them to decide on the strength of their teams.

3.3. Facilities must always be provided for the Nordic Shooting Region General Assembly.

3.4. A lavish banquet is not compulsory. If one is arranged, its costs may be defrayed by collecting extra fees from the individual shooters and officials, but the cost of such a banquet may not be included in the competition entry fees.

 

4. Nomination of the organizer of the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships

4.1. The organising federation for the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships shall be decided two years in advance by the General Assembly of the Nordic Shooting Region, at it’s meeting at the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships.

 

5. Conditions

5.1. Only shooters from the member federations of the Nordic Shooting Region may compete for, or receive the title "Nordic Junior Champion" in the events included in the program of the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships.

5.2. Only member federations of the Nordic Shooting Region may compete for the team championships.

5.3. To award medals and the title "Nordic Junior Champion" participation of not less than three federations is required.

5.4. Participation of teams from outside the Nordic Shooting Region.

5.4.1. The organising federation may invite teams from non-member federations to participate in the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships, provided that such invitations have been approved by and agreed by at least two-thirds of the Nordic Shooting Region member federations.

5.5. Juniors are shooters who will be under the age of 21 on December 31st in the year of the competition.

5.6. Mixed participation is not allowed, due to the division of the events junior male and junior female events

6. Preferable organization and duration of the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships

6.1. Nordic Junior Shooting Championships will be arranged in all even years by the federation which is elected host of the championships by the General Assembly of the Nordic Shooting Region two years in advance.

6.2. The number of days for the championships must not exceed one training day and three competition days. A weekend must be included.

 

7. Information to member federations

7.1. A preliminary information bulletin (No.1) shall be sent to each member federation at least five months before the championships. The information should include the name of the host city, location of ranges, type and cost of board and lodging available, transportation details, etc. With this information bulletin will be sent the preliminary entry form "A", with the decided list of events requesting the number of participants in each event. Non-refundable entry fees shall be paid together with the return of the form “A” not later than one month after receipt of the bulletin.

7.2. A further information bulletin (No.2) shall be sent to each member federation at least two months before the championships. This should include a detailed championships program. With this second bulletin will be sent the final registration forms "B", requesting the names of all shooters and officials. Entries exceeding the number paid for (see Art. 7.2) may be refused by the organizers, if they cannot be included without changing the detailed program.

7.3. Reservations at hotels and other accommodation shall be made in good time by the organising federation (e.g. a year in advance).

 

8. The official shooting events at the Nordic Junior Championships

8.1. Compulsory events for JUNIORS MEN

  • 10 m Air Rifle, 60 shots + Finals
  • 50 m Rifle 3 Positions, 3x40 shots + Finals
  • 50 m Rifle Prone, 60 shots + Finals
  • 10 m Air Pistol, 60 shots + Finals
  • 25m Pistol, 30+30 shots
  • 50m Pistol, 60 shots + Finals
  • 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol, 60 shots + Finals
  • Trap, 125 targets + Finals.
  • Skeet, 125 targets + Finals.
  • Nordic Trap, 150 targets + Finals.
  • 10 m Running Target, 30+30 shots
  • 10 m Running Target, 40 mixed runs
  • 50m Running Target (Boar), 30 + 30 shots

8.2. Compulsory events for JUNIORS WOMEN

  • 10 m Air Rifle, 40 shots + Final
  • 50 m Rifle 3 Positions, 3 x 20 shots + Final
  • 50 m Rifle Prone, 60 shots + Final
  • 10 m Air Pistol, 40 shots + Final
  • 25 m Pistol, 30 + 30 shots + Final
  • 25 m Standard Pistol, 3x20 shots + Final
  • Trap, 75 targets + Finals.
  • Skeet, 75 targets + Finals.
  • Nordic Trap, 150 targets + Finals.

 

9. Participation, team size, number of entries

9.1. All shooters nominated for participation in the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships must have been citizens of the country which he/she represents for at least two years and he/she must comply with the Eligibility Rules (Section 4.0) of the ISSF.

9.2. As a minimum each federation shall be allowed to participate in each event with one team. At the discretion of the organiser, B teams may be invited in any or all events, to compete on equal terms.

9.3. All leaders, coaches, officials and shooters participating in the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships must be well acquainted with and abide by the ISSF rules and regulations, and the General and Shooting Rules and instructions for organising the Nordic Shooting Championships.

9.4. Maximum team size and individual participation in the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships:

9.4.1. Team size in all events 3 participants.

9.5. Maximum number of entries for compulsory events, by category in the Nordic Junior Shooting Championships:

9.5.1. Juniors Men

  • In the 50 m and 10 m Rifle events: 6
  • In the 50 m, 25 m and 10 m Pistol events: 6
  • In the Trap event: 3
  • In the Skeet event: 3
  • In the Nordic Trap event: 3
  • In the 50 m and 10 m Running Target events: 3

9.5.2. JUNIORS WOMEN

  • In the 50 m and 10 m Rifle events: 6
  • In the 25 m and 10 m Pistol events: 6
  • In the Trap event: 3
  • In the Skeet event: 3
  • In the Nordic Trap event: 3

9.6. Accompanying leaders, coaches and officials

The maximum number of accompanying leaders, coaches and officials must not exceed 20 % of the total number of participants.

 

10. The shooting ranges

10.1. There is no specification for any minimum number of firing points at any of the ranges used. There must, however, be adequate accommodation and technical equipment to enable all the shooting events included in the program to be efficiently carried out.

10.2. If it is absolutely necessary, due to the force of circumstances, some of the events may be organised at a place other than, at which the main activities are held. All events should, however, take place at the same place whenever possible.

10.3. Technical Delegate(s), appointed by the Council, will examine and confirm the acceptability of the ranges and other facilities and services to be used for the championship. See also The Check List for Technical Delegates.

 

11. Range installations and facilities

11.1. Rest rooms or tents shall, if possible, be provided for the use of participating teams to change their clothes, store their equipment, shelter from the rain or sun, etc.

11.2. Rooms for the use of the Nordic Shooting Region General Assembly and the Technical Meeting must be made available.

11.3. Equipment Control in accordance with the ISSF Rules must be organised, and the times and places for such control must be announced to the shooters and team officials.

11.4. A cafeteria or snack tent should be at or near to the ranges whenever possible.

11.5. A qualified medical officer shall be appointed and shall be available at short notice at the ranges during the competitions.

11.6. Adequate toilet facilities shall be provided at the ranges.

11.7. A suitable press room, reserved solely for the use of journalists and equipped with a telephone, shall be provided whenever possible.

 

12. Juries

12.1. Juries shall be formed from all participant federations - as set out in the Guidelines - for Appeal, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Running Target and Classification, depending upon the Program of Events and locations of the various ranges. Judges shall be appointed in advance by federational federations, in accordance with an agreed allocation between federations. The Juries will be published and confirmed at, or immediately before, the Technical Meeting of the Championships concerned.

12.2. Participating federations shall be bound to contribute a minimum of 5 Jury Members, at National Federation Expense, to advise, supervise and assist where necessary, the Organising Committee. In the event that any federation does not wish to fill its allocated Jury positions, it should advise the organizing Committee at least six months before the championships so that other federations may have opportunity to fill vacancies. Note: exceptions to the minimum number may be decided by the NSR Council.

12.3. All Jury Members should be ISSF License holders, but at least they must hold their highest national license.

12.4. Shooters and Team Officials must not be members of a Jury. Jury members must not advise or assist shooters beyond the scope of the ISSF Rules at any time during the competition [ISSF Rule 6.4.4]. However, they may assist their federational teams in practical administrative matters off the ranges.

 

13. Medals and awards

13.1. Nordic Shooting Region special medals will be awarded to the Champion (gilt), the shooter who places second (silver), and the shooter who places third (bronze) in each event in the program.

13.2. Medals are awarded to individual shooters only if a minimum of six shooters participate.

13.3. The winning team in each event will be awarded gilt medals, one medal to each member of the team. None is issued to teams if there were two or less teams competing.

13.4. Teams, in addition to receiving medals, will hold the Challenge Trophy for the particular event until the opening of the next Nordic Championships.

13.5. Challenge trophies will be handed to the Secretary of the Organising Committee, engraved and polished, immediately after the opening ceremony.

13.6. Winners may also receive various special prizes and/or awards that a city, community or another donor may wish to present for the competition.

13.7. A souvenir in the form of a commemorative medal, similar in design to the winners’ medals, but without a ribbon, is to be given to each team member.

 

14. Nordic records

14.1. Junior Nordic Records may be established in all recognized ISSF and NSR Juniors' events in Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cups, Continental Championships, Continental Games that have been conducted according to the ISSF Rules and Regulations, and Nordic Junior Shooting Championships.

14.1.1. Junior Finals Nordic Records may be established only in Olympic events for Junior Men and Junior Women and those mentioned in Article 8.1 and are comprised of the results of the Qualification Rounds added to the results of the Finals for each event.

14.2. Junior Nordic Records, male and female, for individual and team, will be recognized if a minimum of six (6) shooters participate in the individual category and three (3) teams participate in the team category.

14.3. The NSR will issue a Nordic Record diploma to shooters or team members who establish Nordic Records.

14.4. If more than three (3) competitors per country are admitted to the World Cups, Junior Nordic Records can only be achieved by the shooters nominated for the main competitions (not those entered for MQS only).

14.5. The Technical Delegate must submit reports for recognition of Nordic Records.

14.6. The hosting Federation will keep the list updated.

 

The Council meeting in England in February 2002 agreed that the host country could choose to substitute Automatic Trap for (Olympic) Trap at NSR Championships provided sufficient notice was given.

Original Revised version adopted in June 1994, terminology updated and minor clarifications in 2002 Revised after the meeting in Oslo June 2003.

Changed and approved in September 2006 in Copenhagen by the General Assembly.