Rules of the Leinster League

Shooting

  • Each shoot shall consist of 50 targets over 5, 6, 7 or 8 stands. English Sporting Rules apply.
  • It is recommended that Squads should contain a maximum of 6 shooters.
  • All squads must complete the stands in numerical order unless instructed by the organisers to do otherwise.
  • Show pairs may be viewed from inside stands. Only the first shooter on the squad may see a show pair and show pair should only be given if the squad in front has already finished shooting. Only one show pair can be given.
  • Coaching will be permitted providing it does not cause any delay.
  • Referees must call all losses and also call each competitor’s score after each stand. All competitors should sign their cards at the end of each shoot.

Shoot Dates and Times

  • Shoot dates for each club will be agreed at the Annual General Meeting.
  • The running order of start times for each club will be agreed each year at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Clubs must inform the secretary of their intended start time by Wednesday of the week before their shoot is to be held.
  • Squad times will be generated and circulated by the secretary on Friday before the shoot at the latest.
  • All clubs should endeavour to stick to their allocated start times. Shooters must arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of their start time.
  • All clubs must honour the advertised last entry time, even if the shoot is running ahead of schedule.

Clubs and Participants

  • All participants in the Leinster League should have a valid form of Personal Accident Insurance
  • All Clubs intending on running a League Shoot must provide the League Secretary with proof of Public Liability Insurance for their grounds. This must be submitted no later than the Monday preceding their Shoot Weekend. Failure to provide proof of insurance will result in the shoot being cancelled.
  • Juniors must be under 18 on the date of the first shoot.
  • Once a shooter has shot for a particular club they cannot change clubs until the following year.
  • In order to be eligible to hold a shoot a club must send an average of 8 competitors to each shoot.
  • Shooters who return to the Leinster League after an absence of more than 2 years must be re-classified on their first three shoots.

Scores and Handicaps

  • Scores should be entered into the excel spreadsheet by the club holding theshoot and the completed spreadsheet should be returned to the statistical officer on the evening of the shoot.
  • The statistical officer will circulate the results containing only individual scores on the Monday following the shoot.
  • Any complaints about scores should be communicated to the individual’s club representative who should first contact the host club to have the competitor’s score card checked. Only then can the statistical officer be contacted. All contact with the statistical officer should be by email only. No telephone contact will be accepted.
  • Official results containing club placing’s will be circulated on the Wednesday following each shoot.

Handicaps and cut off points are as follows:

  • AA 41 and above, 0 point handicap
  • A 36 and above, 3 point handicap
  • B 32 and above, 6 point handicap
  • C 27 and above, 10 point handicap
  • D below 27, 14 point handicap
  • New competitors will be classed after 3 shoots. Checks will be performed by the committee to ensure newly classified individuals had not been “sandbagging”.
  • Club scores each week will consist of the highest 8 scores including handicaps.
  • The highest scoring club will be awarded points corresponding to the number of clubs in the competition. (e.g. 13 clubs = 13 points). The second club will be awarded this number less 1 point (e.g. 12). The next placed clubs will be awarded points in descending order to 1 point for the last placed club.

Prizes

  • Prizes awarded will be subject to funds received and will be reviewed yearly by the committee
  • Prizes will be given each Sunday for the high gun in each class. Each person is eligible to win this prize only once.
  • Individual class prizes (AA, A, B, C, D, Ladies, Juniors Veterans) will be based on scores without handicaps over the best scores from their best 7 out of 11 shoots. Handicaps for the following year will also be classified on this score (e.g. best 7 average).
  • Each individual is eligible to win only 1 class prize (Sunday high guns are not included). There will be a prize for overall high gun which will be the highest scoring competitor from any category (Juniors, Ladies, Veterans). This person is then ineligible for any other class prizes.
  • There will then be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Ladies, Juniors, Veterans.
  • Winners of these prizes are excluded from the class prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd in AA, A, B, C, D. In the case of Junior shooters they will be awarded the highest prize available first and will then be excluded from any other class prize.
  • There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place for each club. Winners of the above prizes are excluded from these prizes.

Disciplinary Procedures

  • Any individual found to be guilty by the committee of sandbagging will be classified as AA for the remainder of the year and any scores previously counted in their club’s top 8 may have their handicap subtracted.
  • A jury should be appointed for each shoot consisting of a member of the Leinster League Committee, a member of the host club and one other shooter. The jury will resolve any issues arising on the day of the shoot.

Rules regarding non return of League Trophies

  • Should any trophy winner willingly refuse to return a league trophy in the year following them winning it then they will be exempt from participating in any further league events until such time that they remunerate the league by either 1. Returning the trophy or 2. Compensate the league for the replacement of the trophy. Remuneration 1 or 2 will be decided by the League Committee.
  • 2. Following Rule 1 being applied and satisfied the individual in question will be exempt from qualifying for any league prize (Sunday High Gun, Class Prize, Straight 50, League High Gun) for a specified time as set down by the League Committee/Representatives at a scheduled meeting.