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WHFTA World HFT Championships 2009

Competitors Guidance Notes

Please note that why some of the timings below may seem harsh we are trying to ensure the event runs smoothly & doesn’t over run.

Airgun Expo Charity Badges
Countryman fairs have arranged the production of a limited edition Airgun Expo badge for sale at the event, all profits from the sale of these badges will go to the charity Disability Target Shooting Great Britain The badges will be on sale at the booking in tent at a price of 3 each.

Access to the site
• Access to the site will be available from 7am each morning.
• When going through the ticket stalls competitors may exchange their tickets for a wrist band, this wrist band will allow access in & out of the site anytime over the weekend, including coming back into the site for the evening entertainment.

Gun Safety
• All rifles must be cased when transported to the zero range & the courses, once over the bridge onto our courses you rifles may be uncased.
• Once over the bridge there is no secure location to store you cases so you are advised to take them round the course with you.

Booking in
• 1st session shooters - 07:30 to 08:15 each day
• 2nd session shooters - 09:15 to 10:30 each day
• Booking in outside of these times will not be allowed.

Zeroing Range
• A 140ft wide covered zero range will be available to competitors only
• The zero range will only be open on the Sun & Mon of competition.
• Due to the limited space the following zeroing times will apply.
• Zeroing for 1st session shooters 07:00 to 08:30.
• Zeroing for 2nd session shooters 09:15 onwards.
• 1st session shooters may use the zero range after completing the 1st session.

Course Exclusions
• Access to the course area over the bridge is strictly limited to course setters & organisers only on the Saturday.
• On the first day of competition & the morning of the 2nd day no shooters are allowed over the bridge to watch the competition.
• Competitors shooting the 1st session on the Monday will be allowed over the bridge to watch the final session on the Monday afternoon.
• Any competitor found on the course when not shooting will be disqualified from the competition, the only exception are WHFTA officials & marshals currently on duty.

1st Session shooters
• The safety Briefing for the 1st session will take place on the grass in front of the hall at 08:45 prompt.
• This area is approx 200yards from the bridge on the left.
• All 1st session shooters must attend this briefing or they cannot shoot.
• The first session will start at 9am.

2nd Session shooters
• 2nd session shooters must attend the second session safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot, the safety briefing will not wait for shooters.
• At the end of the 1st session the claxon will be sounded three times.
• 15mins after the finish of the 1st session, 2nd session shooters should make their way over the bridge to the lawn area in front of the hall in preparation for the 2nd session briefing.
• All shooting marshals from the first session should help with the spraying of the targets in readiness for the second session. One of the shooting marshals shooting partners should stay at their finish lane to look after their rifle/kit until they have finished painting.

• There will be a number of shooting marshals on the course, these marshals are there to cover any problems like strings snapping & such.
• Any target disputes will be covered by the head marshal on that course.
• There will also be two roving marshals per course.
• Each session will be covered by a Chief Marshal who will have final say in any disputes.
• Any problems not covered by the Chief Marshal or the rules will be decided by a panel of judges, these will be Pete Dutton, Richard Harley & Pete Sparkes, if any of these have a vested interest in the decision then a replacement judge will be chosen.

Chief Marshals
• Richard Harley - Sunday AM & Monday PM
• Pete Sparkes - Sunday PM & Monday AM

Prize Raffle
• The Prize raffle will take place on Sunday 12th after session 2.
• The raffle will take place at the covered zero range approximately 30mins after the close of session 2.
• You must attend the raffle to win a prize.

Target Checking Procedure
• Any targets called by a competitor will be checked using the new target checker.
• Only the head marshal on each course may check a target with the checker.
• When checked, if the target falls it is deemed to be working.
• If the target fails to fall when it is checked, the competitor & only that competitor will be awarded the target, the target will then either be repaired or immediately replaced.

Score cards
• All score cards should be handed in as you leave the course.
• Unfortunately shooters not handing their cards in at the close of shooting on the Monday may miss any shoot offs or prize giving.

Shoot offs
• All placings will be decided by shoot off.
• The shoot offs will take place at the covered zero range approximately 30mins after the close of the second session on Monday

Trophy Presentation
• The Trophy presentation for the World Champion & all the class winners will take place immediately after the end of the shoot offs.
• Ian Harford from Countryman Fairs will be presenting the trophies.
• Trophy presentations will take place at the covered zero range.
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CSFTA Chairman/BFTA Rep
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