ARTICLE 1 – Corporation Name ARTICLE 2 – Objectives ARTICLE 3 –Membership ARTICLE 4 – Officers ARTICLE 5 – Board of Directors ARTICLE 6 – Elections ARTICLE 7 – Impeachment of Officers and Board members ARTICLE 8 – Meetings ARTICLE 9 – Fees ARTICLE 10 – Match Schedule ARTICLE 11 – Eligibility for Corporation Competition ARTICLE 12 – Board of Appeals ARTICLE 13 – Amendments
RULES OF COMPETITION
ARTICLE 14 – Firearms and Firing Procedure ARTICLE 15 – Scoring procedure ARTICLE 16 – Irregular Scores because of Multiple Malfunctions and Shoot Aheads ARTICLE 17 – Penalties ARTICLE 18 – Forfeit Match Procedure ARTICLE 19 – Postponements ARTICLE 20 – Classification of Individuals and Teams ARTICLE 21 – Awards ARTICLE 22 - Ties
Articles 1-13 as approved by vote of Team Captains 6 June 2002. Article 15 section 3 amended 29 December 2004. Article 21 section 7 amended 28 August 2007. Articles 14-22 of the By-Laws as approved by vote of Team Captains 6 June 2002. . Article 15 section 3 amended 29 December 2004 Entire By-Laws amended in 2017, and approved by the board Aug 29, 2017 Entire Rules of Competition amended in 2017, and approved by the board Aug 29, 2017
ARTICLE 1 - CORPORATION NAME The name of the Corporation shall be the INTERSTATE PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC., as set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation.
ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTIVES Objectives of the Corporation shall be set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation.
ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 A. The membership shall be composed of individual members organized into teams according to ARTICLES 9 and 11 of these By-laws. B. A Team in good standing shall be one that has fulfilled the requirements as set forth in the Corporate Chapter and By-laws. C. Teams may apply for membership by submitting a written application to the Corporation Officers. D. Team membership shall be voted upon at each Annual Meeting of the Corporation. E. A new Team shall be granted membership only after ¾ affirmative vote has approved the application. F. All teams must have safe and adequate range facilities.
Section 2 – UPDATE - The Corporation membership year for Individuals and Teams shall be from October 1 to September 30. Section 3 - Any member may have his membership revoked upon recommendation of the Board of Directors and a ¾ vote of the Team Captains, a quorum being present, at a meeting called for this purpose, for such misconduct, such as theft, misrepresentation, or fighting, or unsportsmanlike behavior which may bring discredit to the Corporation or his fellow shooters. Any member so charged shall be entitled a written statement of the charges against him at least five (5) days prior to a Special Team Captains’ Meeting called to consider the charges. The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard by the Team Captains prior to a vote. Such notice shall be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested. If membership is revoked, the individual shall not be entitled to a refund of any Corporation dues or fees. Re-application for membership in the Corporation shall not be considered for three (3) years thereafter. Section 4 - Individuals and/or Members of the Corporation whose valid State Pistol Permit is revoked by the issuing agency or State shall be ineligible to compete in Corporation Matches/Events until re-issued by the appropriate authorities or agencies.
ARTICLE 4 - OFFICERS
Section 1 - The Officers of the Corporation shall be the President, Vice-President, Statistical Officer and Finance Officer. All officers shall be active individual members.
Section 2 - Duties of the Officers A.The President shall: 1. Preside at all Regular and Special Meetings. 2. Conduct all meetings in accordance with the Parliamentary procedure outlined in ROBERTS’ RULES OF ORDER 3. Cast the deciding vote in event of a tie at the Team Captains’ meetings. 4. Appoint a Nominating Committee and such other committees as are necessary for Corporation functions. 5, NEW - Stay abreast of open issues resulting from meetings and seek resolution and closure. 6. NEW – Work with Statistician to prepare future meeting agendas. B. The Vice-President shall: 1. Preside in the absence of the President; he shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the President while so presiding. 2. Automatically assume the office of President for the following term of office, or if the office of President becomes permanently vacated. 3. Serve on the Nominating Committee.
C. The Statistical Officer shall: 1. Record and preserve the minutes of each meeting. 2. Keep a register of all individual members and call the roll of Team Representatives at meetings, when required. 3. Send out proper notices of Regular and Special Meetings and conduct all correspondence of the Corporation. 4. Tabulate scores in order of merit. 5. UPDATE - Once each calendar week of the scheduled season, send a written notice of Individual and Team scores to all IPA shooters via electronic mail. 6. Be responsible for the funds of the Corporation and keep accurate records. All Corporate monies, fees, etc., are to be deposited in a reputable banking institution. 7. Advise the presiding officer, at a Regular or Special Meeting as to the Corporation financial standing. 8. Make available to the Finance Officer and/or the President, all records and information concerning Corporation funds, including a detailed Financial Statement prior to the Annual Audit. 9. Have draft authority with the Finance Officer that shall disperse the funds of Corporation in accordance with authorization by the Board of Directors. 10. Attend to all duties as outlined in the National Rifle Association Pistol Rules as are applicable to Corporation competition. 11. Attend to all other duties that may be prescribed herein. 12. Maintain a listing of all Corporation Members who are currently competing in Corporation Sanctioned Events/Matches and team affiliation with their verification of complying with State Laws governing use of a pistol. 13. NEW- Maintain all IPA Historical Records/Documents which are in hardcopy form. 14. NEW- Utilize IPA provided computer for all IPA records, files and correspondence for easy access by statistician backup. 15. NEW – Work with the Awards committee to identify eligible shooter/team awards. 16. NEW – Act as the focal point between the IPA and the chosen Banquet facility to coordinate event attendance, meal selections, and payment. 17. NEW – Creat and distribute Season Schedules. 18. NEW – Provide NRA Certificates to Captains and Shooters ensuring compliance while traveling with firearms. 19. NEW – Retain and store all un-awarded special trophies for future award.
D. The Finance Officer shall: 1. Prepare, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, a Budget to be approved at the Annual Meeting. 2. Have draft authority with the Statistical Officer. 3. Audit the Corporation’s financial records as maintained by the Statistical Officer and issue a statement. This audit is to be conducted annually and prior to the formal transfer of financial responsibility. 4. The formal transfer of responsibility for the finances of the Corporation shall take place at a Board of Directors Meeting called for this purpose not more than six (6) weeks following the Annual Awards Banquet. E. After review by the Corporation Finance Officer, of the Statistical Office records, and approval of these records by the Board of Directors, the Statistical Officer shall receive an honorarium equivalent to (35%) of fees collected by the Corporation in the form of Team Entries, Individual Memberships, and Individual Team Match Fees, or a Minimum of $1300 and Maximum of $1500 whichever is greater.
ARTICLE 5 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 1 - The Board of Directors shall consist of the incumbent Corporate Officers, three of the most recent active past Presidents of the Corporation, and two Directors elected from the members at large. One Director shall be elected each year to serve for a term of two years.
Section 2 - The Board of Directors shall assume the duties of any or all Special Committees unless otherwise specified. Section 3 - A quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 6 - ELECTIONS Section 1 - On or before the first Monday in March of each year, the President shall call a Special Meeting for the purpose of organizing an election.
Section 2 - Persons may be nominated for office by any of the following. A. The Nominating Committee B. The Team representatives present at the Election Meeting. C. A petition bearing the signatures of at least ten Corporation members. Section 3 - The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Corporation President, Vice-President, and three Team Captains. The Team Captains shall represent different Clubs.
Section 4 - The Nominating Committee shall serve as the Election Committee and shall: A. Prepare the ballot containing the names of Corporation members in good standing who have been nominated as candidates for office. B. Before the first Monday in March, distribute ballots by mail to members of the Corporation who are eligible to vote. An individual eligible to vote shall be a paid-up member in good standing who has fired in the current season. Ballots shall be returned to the Chairman of the Election Committee within two weeks after the mailing of the ballots. Ballots not returned within this period shall be invalid. C. After the deadline for the return of the ballots, a majority of the Committee shall open, count, and tally the ballots. D. Give written notice of the election results to the Corporation Officers, Team Captains, and Candidates. If the nominating committee is not able to find more than one candidate per office, the Election Committee may, at a meeting of the Team Captains and Board, present the slate of officers for approval by vote of the Team Captains. If approved by a majority of Team Captains present, the nominees shall be elected and serve the following year.
Section 5 - Installation of Officers shall take place at the Annual Awards Banquet.
Section 6 - Vacancies A. Whenever an office or Board position, other than that of President or Vice-President, is vacated permanently, the President shall within thirty (30) days, and with the approval of a majority of the remaining Board Members, appoint a Corporation member to fill the vacancy, B. The Vice-President shall automatically fill the office of President when it becomes vacant. C. If the Vice-President cannot assume the office of President at the time of the normal installation of new officers, the President may, if he so desires, continue in that office for the following year. If the President is unwilling. or unable, to continue in that office for an additional year, a Special Election shall be held. D. A Special Election shall also be held to fill a vacancy in the office of Vice-President. The President shall not have the authority to appoint an individual to this position. E. Special Elections shall be conducted in the same manner as Regular Elections and within sixty (60) days of the vacancy occurring. F. If vacancies occur after January 1st, the Regular Election may be used to fill the vacancy, instead of a Special Election, at the discretion to he Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 7 - IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Section 1 - An Officer or Board Member shall be considered for expulsion from office upon written petition by five members of the Board of Directors, or ten individual members of the Corporation, provided that such ten members are representative of at least two different Clubs,.
Section 2 - Upon presentation of the petition to any Board Member, he shall call a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, which must be held within five (5) days, for the purpose of transmitting the charges to the accused Officer or Board Member. The charges may be transmitted personally to the Officer or Board Member or by registered mail, return receipt requested. The charges must be in writing and must include a statement that the accused may submit his resignation without any further action under this article.
Section 3 - If a resignation, in writing, from an accused Officer is received within fifteen (15) days, the Board shall schedule a meeting for consideration of the charges as a Committee of the Whole, which shall consist of the Team Captains and the remaining Board Members. The accused Officer or Board Member shall be afforded the opportunity to appear and defend himself against the charges. The notice of meeting shall be in writing and directed to each member of the Committee of the Whole specifying a date (not more than thirty (30) days thereafter), a time and a place. Such notice shall be sent by certified mail.
Section 4 - A vote for expulsion of said Officer or Board Member by ¾ of the Committee of the Whole shall be sufficient to remove said Officer or Board Member from office whereupon his duties shall be assumed by such other Officers or Board Members as provided in these By-laws.
Section 5 - Nothing in this article shall be deemed to deprive such Officer or Board Member of his membership in the Corporation unless the notice specified in section 2 above includes the notice provided for revocation of membership in addition thereto.
ARTICLE 8 - MEETINGS Section 1 - The Regular Meeting of the Corporation shall be the Annual Corporation Meeting held on or before the 30th day of August each year, two weeks notice shall be given each Team Captain.
Section 2 – Typical follow-up meetings are held as follows: A. January – Follow-up actions B. March – Follow-up actions and Elections C. June = Follow-up actions and Season Closure
Section 3 - Special Meetings may be called by a Corporation Officer or three Team Captains.
Section 4 - The quorum required to legally transact business at these meetings shall be the representatives of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Teams in good standing. Only the Team Captain or his representative shall have the power to vote. ARTICLE 9 - FEES Section 1 - The Team Annual Registration Fee, the Individual Membership Fee and the individual Match Fees shall be determined by the Board of Directors and approved by the Team Captains at the Annual Meeting.
Section 2 - Fees Due A. The annual registration fee shall be paid by each Team to the Statistical Officer at of before to the first scheduled match. B. The individual membership fee shall be paid at or before a member’s first match. C. The individual match fee shall be paid to the Statistical Officer each time a member participates in a scheduled or postponed Corporation match. D. The NRA league fee for each individual shall be paid to the Statistical Officer at or before the member’s first match. E. If any team registration or individual membership fees are not paid to the Statistical Officer at or before the first match, that team’s or individual’s scores shall not be counted. In the case of a team, the match shall be considered a forfeit.
ARTICLE 10 - MATCH SCHEDULE Section 1 - The Corporation shall sponsor Team Competition based on rosters submitted by September 15th of each year. The “Organization of Competition” shall be recommended by the Board of Directors and shall be submitted for approval at a meeting of the Team Captains prior to the start of the shooting season. The league shall be conducted as an NRA approved league. Approval forms shall be prepared and submitted to the NRA for approval by the Statistical Officer. The Statistical Officer shall report league results to the NRA.
Section 2 - The date of the first scheduled match of the season shall be determined at the Annual Corporation Meeting.
Section 3 - The season match schedule(s) shall be prepared by the Statistical Officer and approved by the Board of Directors prior to distribution to the Team Captains.
Section 4 - All Team Captains of record shall receive from the Statistical Officer written and electronic copies of the match schedule(s) not later than seven (7) days before the first scheduled match of the season.
ARTICLE 11- ELIGIBILITY FOR CORPORATION COMPETITION Section 1 - Each Team shall select at its discretion the individuals who are to represent it in competition scheduled by the Corporation.
Section 2 – Only individuals holding a current and valid license or are otherwise in compliance with applicable state laws regarding pistol usage shall be allowed to compete in Corporation events/matches. Teams knowingly allowing an individual to compete without proper permits shall be subject to having events the individual(s) competed in be declared an automatic forfeit and subject to a full review of the Board of Directors. The only exception to this is with regards to Junior shooters (Juniors). Juniors must be between the ages of 12 and 21, and must be accompanied and supervised on the firing line by at least one shooter who is qualified for this task in accordance with all applicable State Laws. The Corporation Statistical Officer, at the beginning of each season, shall provide the Team Captains with a certification sheet that every individual electing to compete in Corporation Matches shall be required to fill out, prior to shooting. This certification is required only once unless there has been a change in a shooter’s authorization to possess a handgun. Any shooter whose authorization to possess a handgun changes shall report this change to his team captain immediately. Persons whose authorization to possess has been revoked, surrendered or suspended, shall not be allowed to shoot in Corporation matches. This certification sheet shall include a statement to be read and signed by each individual, prior to competing, verifying that he or she is the holder of a Valid Pistol License or is in compliance with State Laws and is legally authorized to possess a handgun. This certification is due prior to shooting the first match or must be included with the first match results with the Corporation Individual Fee/Dues. Failure to sign and return this sheet shall bar an individual from competing in ANY Corporation Event(s) and if ANY matches were fired, those scores shall not be recorded for Individual or Team Score.
Section 3 - An individual who has once participated in a scheduled competition as a representative of a team shall be considered a member of that Team for the duration of the current season.
Section 4 - An individual may represent only ONE Team during any scheduled season of competition except as provided below; and to be eligible to shoot, an individual must be a representative of a competing team. He cannot shoot alone in an effort to maintain his average, or his sixty percent eligibility. A. Any individual who elects to represent a Team other than the one with which he is currently affiliated must mail to the Statistical Officer a letter written by the Captain of the Team with which he wishes to become affiliated, requesting the change of affiliation. The letter must be signed by both the individual and the Team Captain. If a team disbands during the season, members of that team may elect to move to other teams if the new team captains approve. B. Any individual who desires to transfer to another Team may not do so if such transfer violates the spirit of the “Organization of Competition” as established under Article 10, Section 1. C. Such determination shall be made by the Board of Directors within thirty (30) days.
ARTICLE 12 - BOARD OF APPEALS
Section 1 - The Board of Appeals shall consist of the Corporation Team Captains and shall be presided over by the incumbent Corporation President
Section 2 - The Board of Appeals shall settle all disputes arising between Corporation Teams, providing the settlement is in accord with the provisions of the Corporation Charter and these By-laws.
ARTICLE 13- AMENDMENTS
Section 1 - Any amendment to the Corporation By-laws shall be prepared by the Board of Directors or three Team Captains and submitted at a meeting of the Team Captains for action. Three-fourths of the votes cast, a quorum being present, in the affirmative, shall be necessary for adoption.
Section 2 - Articles 14-22 shall be considered the Rules of Competition which can be amended by simple majority vote in the affirmative, of Team Captains, a quorum being present, at the Annual Meeting. Any Corporation member may propose changes to the Rules of Competition.
IPA RULES OF COMPETITION
ARTICLE 14 - FIREARMS AND FIRING PROCEDURE
Section 1 - The current official National Rifle Association Pistol Rules shall govern all Corporation competition except as provided herein.
Section 2 - A. .22 Caliber Competition - The scores of the high five (5) individuals shall be totaled for the Team Score. B. CF Caliber Competition - The scores of the high five (5) individuals shall be totaled for the Team Score.
Section 3 - Each regularly scheduled corporation match shall consist of two separate matches based on NRA Courses of Fire, a .22 Gallery Course and a Center Fire Gallery Course. Entries for each course of fire close with the firing of the first shot of the final relay for that course of fire, unless prior arrangements have been made by the Team Captains.
Section 4 - Corporation Matches are scheduled to start at 7:30 PM. and shall commence not later than 8:00 PM. If any Team has to travel outside its home county to attend any scheduled match, that match shall commence not later than 8:30 PM.
Section 5 - The Team Captains present at each scheduled competition shall determine all firing procedures not covered by these By-laws, NRA Pistol Rules, or procedures established by official League action. Any such different firing procedures shall be reported to the Statistical Officer immediately. Team Captains are encouraged in every instance to promote competitive shooting participation, firearms safety, and good sportsmanship.
Section 6 - Center Fire competition shall be restricted to firearms which fire metallic cartridges loaded with smokeless powder. Black powder use is forbidden.
Section 7 - The only scores acceptable for Team totals are those fired: A. With both Teams (or at least 3 of the 4 teams in the case of a double match) present at the appointed time and place for the regularly scheduled match. B. With both Teams present at the appointed time and place as agreed to by both Team Captains and affirmed by the Statistical Officer for any necessary makeup matches. C. With both Teams present at an appointed time and place as scheduled by the Statistical Officer for any necessary makeup or tie-breaking matches. D. Or as provided for under ARTICLE XVII - FORFEIT MATCH PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 15 - SCORING PROCEDURE
Section 1 - NRA scoring rules and procedures shall be used except as covered Article XIV. The Corporation shall provide each Team, competing in Corporation events, a current NRA rulebook. These MUST be available during all Corporation events. A. All Corporation Teams shall have the following scoring aids* available at their home range; .22, 32, 38, and 45 Scoring Plugs, Official NRA overlay and Target Center overlay. These aids shall be used in accordance with the rules as published by the NRA. All decisions shall be made by the appointed Referee ONLY and are final. * The Corporation shall provide all Teams with one set of these tools. After which time it shall be the responsibility of the Team to replace any lost devices. The Corporation shall maintain a supply of these tools in the event new Teams join the Corporation or current Teams lose their current ones. Replacement overlays will be available Free of Charge.
Section 2 - All targets should be scored in the presence of representatives of two different teams.
Section 3 - The referee for the match shall be the Visiting Team Captain or alternate. In case of a double match, the Home Team Captains will choose a Visiting Team Captain to be referee. Challenges shall be made to the scorer of the relay upon which the challenged target was fired, and the scorer shall advise the referee of the challenge. The match referee shall not participate in the routine scoring and shall decide all challenges before the conclusion of that match. The match referee shall not be advised as to the name or the Team of the challenged target and the referee’s decision shall be final. If the referee is a firing member of a Team and wishes to challenge his target, a Home Team Captain or alternate shall decide the challenge.
Section 4 - No protest fee shall be charged.
ARTICLE 16 - IRREGULAR SCORES BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE MALFUNCTIONS AND SHOOT-AHEAD
Section 1 - An individual must enter a score once he has commenced firing in a Corporation match. Only one alibi refire in a Gallery Course shall be permitted. If a second malfunction should occur which is verified by the Range Officer as an acceptable alibi, the individual may elect to cancel his score and cease firing. If he should cancel, his card must be marked “Cancel Allowed” and be signed by both Team Captains. If an individual elects to cancel his score, the score shall not be used in computing the Team score, the score shall not be used in computing his season average, the individual shall not be credited with having shot a match in that caliber, and the match fee shall be turned in and shall not be refundable. Only two (2) “Cancel Allowed” cards shall be permitted to an individual in each caliber for a match season.
Section 2 - An individual may elect to shoot any future scheduled match by having his score count for the future match in addition to the present match. This is to allow shooters the ability to shoot ahead for vacations, work, out-of-town activities, etc…. The election must be made prior to firing the first shot of the present match. Five shoot-aheads per individual shall be allowed in a season. Each shoot-ahead election must be approved by both team captains and the match fees paid for the shoot-ahead match. Once the election is made and approved, it cannot be revoked. These scores will be used in the next match even if your team match is postponed. If however, the entire league is canceled due to weather, these scores will be thrown out and the fees will be refunded. Should the shooter cancel with either gun, no score will be used for that gun in the next match and the fee for that gun will be refunded. Shoot-aheads shall be identified to the Statistical Officer in the match report. The Statistical Officer shall remove the results of the shoot-ahead match from the NRA report.
ARTICLE 17 - PENALTIES Section 1 - Any Corporation Team which shall allow an ineligible individual to represent the Team in any scheduled or postponed match shall forfeit that match. Section 2 - Any Team which fails to send representatives to a scheduled or postponed Corporation match shall forfeit that match. A. Any Team having at least one representative at a Corporation match shall be considered present for competition, and the match shall be conducted in the usual manner.
ARTICLE 18 - FORFEIT MATCH PROCEDURE
Section 1 - The Corporation Team to which a match is forfeit shall forward to the Statistical Officer a list of eligible Team members who were present, together with the individual fee for each member listed. An eligible team member whose name appears on this list shall be credited with competing in a Corporation match. The team members may elect to fire the match for individual averages. Individual scores shall be reported to the Statistical Officer as in a regular match. If the team elects not to fire, no Corporation match score shall be entered for the individuals and the credited match shall not be used in the computation of the individual’s average for the season.
Section 2 - The Team to which a match is forfeit shall be credited with a win. If the “Organization of Competition” for the current season requires a Team score to compute standings, such as a “round robin” or a point system, the Team shall be credited with a score equal to its average to date, computed to the nearest whole number. This average must be based on at least six (6) match scores or the current average after six matches have been fired.
Section 3 - This Team score shall not be used in computing a Team’s average for award competition.
ARTICLE 19 - POSTPONEMENTS
Section 1 - All Teams shall have a common interest to fire each match as scheduled so that bulletins may be issued promptly and the league standings determined easily.
Section 2 - The only acceptable reasons for postponing a Corporation match shall be for what is known in law as an “Act of God”, mechanical failure of transportation while en route to a match, or by agreement between the affected Team Captains. Normal illness or absenteeism of Team members shall not be acceptable reasons for postponement, whereas problems arising from storm, fire, epidemic illness, or flood would be considered permissible.
Section 3 - Postponed matches shall be made up following the last regularly scheduled match of the season at the range of the originally scheduled host team, and at a time mutually agreed upon by the two Team Captains and the Statistical Officer. If the make-up of the postponed match remains unscheduled following the completion of the last match of the season,, the Statistical Officer shall schedule the make-up match with or without the concurrence of the Team Captains.
Section 4 - Postponed Matches shall be fired on dates outside of the published match schedule. Under NO circumstances shall any ‘one’ (1) score fired be used for multiple matches and/or Individual or Team scores. Scheduled matches shoot first.
Section 5 - If, in the judgment of the Statistical Officer, bad weather or some other valid reason would make it unsafe or extremely difficult for a significant portion of members to travel to their scheduled matches, the Statistical Officer may postpone the entire league schedule for that week. The Statistical officer shall make every effort to notify as many team captains and individual members as possible of the postponement via e-mail or telephone. Any postponed matches shall be rescheduled immediately after the last match in the schedule and before any shoot-offs.
ARTICLE 20 - CLASSIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS Section 1 - Table of Individual Classification Averages Class I High Master ≥285 a II Master 273 - 284.99 III Expert 260 - 272.99 IV Sharpshooter 245 - 259.99 V Marksman 225 - 244.99 VI Pro-Marksman <225 The Statistical Officer shall keep a master list of classifications by caliber. That list shall be revised before the start of each season to reflect the latest classification for each shooter in each caliber.
Section 2 - A new shooter shall be classified in a caliber after firing six matches in that caliber.
Section 3 - A shooter shall be reclassified upward or at the same level at the beginning of each season based on his average in the preceding season or a shooter’s classification shall be lowered if his average for two consecutive seasons would put him in a lower class. If he does not shoot enough matches to qualify for awards in either of those seasons, his classification shall not be lowered.
Section 4 - A shooter shall be deleted from the master list when he has not fired in Corporation events for 3 consecutive seasons. Once a shooter is deleted from the master list, he shall be considered a new shooter if he does shoot again.
Section 1 - Individual awards shall be given on the basis of .22 caliber average, Center Fire caliber average, .22-CF aggregate average, and percent possible improvement, (PPI). To qualify for awards in any category, an individual must have fired in sixty percent (computed to the next higher whole number) of the matches scheduled for that category. To qualify for the .22 - CF aggregate award, the individual must have fired in sixty percent (computed to the next higher whole number) of the scheduled matches for both calibers. If a shooter wins multiple individual awards specified in this article, those awards may be combined into one physical award. All team awards and special awards of Section 7 of this article shall not be combined with individual awards and shall be separate physical awards. Multiple team awards to the same team may be combined into a single physical award.
Section 2 - .22 Caliber Awards A. OPEN AWARDS - The two individuals with the highest averages for the season, regardless of their classifications, shall receive OPEN awards. Winners in this category shall not be eligible for class awards. B. CLASS I, II, III, IV, V, and VI - First and Second place awards shall be presented to the two top qualifying individuals in each class. Additional awards shall be made in any given class for each additional ten shooters or major fraction (0.5 or greater) thereof over the first ten. C. WOMEN’S AWARDS - An award shall be presented to the qualified woman having the highest season average, provided there are at least five women eligible. A second place shall be presented if there are ten qualified women shooters. Additional awards shall be added for each ten women shooters or major fraction (0.5 or greater) thereof over the first ten. A progressive award shall be presented to the woman shooter with the highest percent possible improvement, provided there are at least five women qualified.
Section 3 - CENTER FIRE AWARDS A. OPEN AWARDS - Same as Section 2A B. CLASS I, II, III, IV, V, and VI - Same as Section 2B C. WOMEN’S AWARDS - Same as Section 2C
Section 4 - AGGREGATE AWARDS A. OPEN - First and Second place awards shall be presented to the two qualified individuals having the highest Corporate aggregate average as determined by totaling their .22 Caliber and their Center Fire Caliber scores and dividing the total by the number of matches fired. B. CLASS I, II, III, IV, V, and VI - First and Second place awards shall be made to the qualified individuals classified in the .22 Caliber Classes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI respectively who have the highest aggregate averages. C. WOMEN’S AWARDS - First and second place awards shall be presented to the two women having the highest Corporate aggregate average as determined by totaling their .22 Caliber and their Center Fire Caliber scores and dividing the total by the number of matches fired, provided there are five, (or ten) women qualified as in Section 2C and Section 3C, above. D. Additional awards shall be made in any Class for each ten shooters or major fraction (0.5 or greater) thereof over the first twenty.
Section 5 - PROGRESSIVE AWARDS Individual Progressive Awards shall be made in .22 Caliber and Center Fire Caliber to at least three individuals regardless of classification who have shown the most progress during the season. A. Progress shall be determined on a percent possible improvement basis determined by the formula: Current Average - Last Season Average PPI = 100 x --------------------------------------------------------------------- 300 - Last Season Average B. To qualify for this award, the individual shall have competed in sixty percent of the matches for the current season and the immediate past season.
Section 6 - CORPORATION TEAM AWARDS A. Team awards shall be based on the number wins by a team. First and second place team trophies shall be awarded in each Class with three or more teams. A first place team trophy shall be awarded in each class that has two teams. Team trophies shall not be awarded in classes with only one team. Team averages shall be computed only on Corporation Events where a minimum of 5 individual team members compete. 1. First place and second place Team Individual Awards shall be presented to the individual members who qualify for individual awards under Section 1 of this article. B. Additional Place Awards may be presented at the discretion of the Board of Directors if the number of teams in a class exceeds five. C. Progressive Team Awards shall be presented to the Corporation Team in each division, when established by the “Order of Competition”, which has shown the most progress possible during the season. 1. Progress shall be determined on a percent possible improvement basis according to the formula: Current Team Average - Last Seasons Team Average PPI = 100 x ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 1500 - Last Seasons Team Average 2. Progressive Team Individual Awards shall be presented to individual members who qualify for individual awards under Section 1 of this article. 3. Last year’s average shall be computed only for those teams that had competed in sixty percent (60%) of their matches, with the required number of shooters and only those matches with the established number of shooters shall be used to compute the average. Current year’s average shall be determined in the same fashion, and only those matches fired with a full complement as described above shall be counted. D. A Team that forfeits a Corporation match shall not be eligible to receive any Team awards for that season in the caliber for which the match was forfeited.
Section 7 SPECIAL AWARDS A. The Harry Reeves Perpetual Trophy, donated to the Interstate Pistol Association by Harry Reeves, shall be presented each year to the Team having the highest aggregate average for all regularly scheduled matches and shall be retained by the winning Team for a period of one year. B. The Bernie Dwyer Trophy shall be awarded to the individual shooter who is aged 60 years or older prior to the start of the season, having the highest aggregate average. This award may not be awarded consecutively to the same individual. C. The Roy Jinks trophies may be awarded to individual members, teams, or groups of members at the discretion of the board of Directors by a majority vote of those present. The basic criterion for award shall be the greatest contribution to promote shooting as a sport. The Board of Directors may draw up additional criteria or guidelines for the award.
ARTICLE 22 - TIES When two or more teams tie for an award-winning position, a shoot-off shall be held. This match shall determine the winner and shall be held on neutral range so designated by the Statistical Officer and shall be fired within two weeks of the close of the regular season. Shoot-off scores shall not be used in the computation of Team or Individual averages. Ties for individual awards shall be broken by the highest score, including the x-count, in the last scheduled match, regardless of when it is actually fired. If the tie is not broken by the score of the last scheduled match, the scores of the remaining matches from next to last to first shall be compared until the tie is broken.