WINTER AND SUMMER, SHORT/ LONG RANGE, AIRGUN & BENCHREST LEAGUES
Please refer to these Rules and Information on this page before you enter the leagues. Our intention, with this online system, is to simplify the league entry and scoring systems as much as possible and also to make all information available online, to all clubs who enter. We would like to encourage as many club captains to use the online method, of entering the leagues and scores for each round, as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact the League Secretary or Statistics Officer if you have any queries or problems.
GENERAL INFORMATION - RULES FOR ALL LEAGUES
These are general rules for all our leagues. Additional information for Benchrest leagues are shown below.
  1. Averages will be calculated automatically by the online system to show each shooter’s average based on all cards shot to date, in each discipline, over the current or previous league, if that shooter has competed in the most recent CTSA online league. Captains are not at liberty to amend these calculated averages without permission from the League Secretary or Stats Officer.
  2. There are three instances when a Captain will need to enter an average for his shooter:
    • If the shooter has not participated in the CTSA online league before
    • If the shooter has not shot in the current or previous league and therefore has no current average stored in the system
    • If the shooter shot less that 5 cards throughout the current or previous league.
    • NB: Definition of current or previous league: if a shooter is entering a forthcoming league whilst still finishing the currently running league then this is the ‘current’ league. If a shooter enters a forthcoming league and the previous league is finished then that league is the ‘previous’ league! Simple!
  3. When a captain needs to enter an average for his shooter this average must either be the most recent NSRA average for that discipline or, if the shooter doesn’t have one of those then the average must be taken from the best 5 of the last 6 cards shot.
  4. Any amendments made to the averages input boxes will be alerted automatically to the League Secretary and Stats Officer. Any amendments will need to be validated.
  5. Entries to the leagues must be made online or entry forms must be with the League Secretary by the given 'Enter By' date to be included in the leagues.
  6. ALL our leagues are SELF-SCORING. ALL shot cards are to be signed by the shooter, witnessed and then verified by the Club Captain or Official who has been appointed as the Club Scorer. Scores are the responsibility of the Club Scorer/Captain and should be entered online directly by the Scorer. Any other club member who enters scores should be designated as a club Official in the club's online account.
  7. All shot cards should be gauged and scoring should, in all cases, be carried out in accordance with NSRA Rules, Section 6, Chapter 8 (Scoring) using the correct scoring plan for the type of shooting taking place. (Please see below for information on Air disciplines). Rim fire short range cards must be scored outwardly with .22 gauge whatever calibre is used. Rim fire Long range cards must be scored inwardly.
  8. Should there be insufficient entries for any particular competition in the CTSA leagues to create reasonably sized divisions, then that competition may be cancelled. Any fees paid will be reimbursed.
  9. Should Club Captains/Scorers not be able to enter scores online for any reason then scores need to be sent to the Stats Officer (contact details on Contacts Page of this website) by Round End date shown in the League Rounds dates section
  10. Scores to be entered are POINTS DROPPED ex 100 NOT points scored out of 100. e.g. Enter 6, if card score is 94.
  11. Course of fire for all small-bore leagues: one card, ex 100, per round, per competition to be shot unless individual and team cards are shot concurrently.
  12. Cards can be shot and scores can be entered in advance of each round. You do not need to wait until a round has been completed before subsequent rounds are shot or scores entered.
  13. These are the new rules for the requesting and granting of extensions for shooting any given round in the CTSA leagues:
    • The captain is responsible for entering shooters’ scores online before the Round End date for each round. If he/she has shooters’ card scores that have been shot in time but the captain fails to enter the scores in time those scores will not be accepted.
    • If an extension is required for any shooter then this must be requested before the Round End date for the round/s in question. No retrospective extensions will be granted after the Round has closed.
    • If an extension is requested then a date for completion of the round/s must be agreed between Captain/shooter and League Secretary/Stats Officer. If a date can’t be agreed then the statutory 10 days will be granted. After that date, or the agreed date, no scores will be accepted.
  14. Scores not entered or notified to the Stats Officer or League Sec will be marked as NSR (no score received/recorded).
  15. Scores entered into the online database cannot be edited except by the Stats Officer or League Sec. Should incorrect scores have been entered please notify the Stats Officer or League Secretary in the first instance. Shot cards relative to the score discrepancy may be required for checking before any editing is carried out.
  16. ALL shot cards MUST be held by the Club Captain/Scorer for a month AFTER the last round in any season in case of a query over scoring.
  17. The Statistics Officer will be checking shot cards on a regular, though random, basis. Please send cards directly to him should he request them. Clubs that are unable to supply their shot cards when requested could be subject to disqualification from the league. Any discrepancies in scores found by the stats officer will be adjusted in the database accordingly. Stats officer's decision on scores is final.
  18. Correct stickers MUST be placed on each card shot. If individual and team cards are shot concurrently then both relevant stickers MUST be placed on each card.
  19. Targets used must be the current approved NSRA Pattern for each distance.
  20. Should a shooter be unable to shoot and a substitute is required please discuss this immediately with the League Secretary or Stats Officer. Substitutes are permitted at any time through any league season subject to average score and scoring rules set out in NSRA Rules, Section 2, Chapter 7, Paragraph 7.9.7.
  21. Only original NSRA targets to be used in this league.
  22. The definition of a junior shooter in the CTSA leagues is this: the shooter must be under 21 years of age on 31st December in the current year.
BENCHREST LEAGUES. Additional information - general Rules above will still apply.
  1. Individual shooter ONLY, short & long range, with appropriate NSRA targets for distance shot (15yd, 20yd, 25yd, 25m or 50m/50yd).
  2. Rifles of .22 calibre or less, rimfire cartridge or air, may be used.
  3. NSRA Benchrest Rules apply .
  4. Scoring to be with .22 gauges, with oversize gauges to be used as specified by the NSRA.
  5. 10 fortnightly rounds, course of fire ex 100 per round.
AIRGUN LEAGUES. Additional information - general Rules above will still apply.
  1. Individual shooters ONLY.
  2. 10 Metre competitions will be 30 shots per round, shot within one hour including any sighters. The air rifle competition will be shot on AIR3/89 targets (competitors may also use singe bull targets or five bull strips). In any case one shot per diagram. The air pistol competition will be shot on AIR4/89 targets, five shots per diagram. Cards for these competitions may be shot with .177 rifle/pistol only. To be scored as per NSRA rules, inwardly, with correct gauge.
  3. 20 Yard competition will be 20 shots per round, 10 shots at each of two PL15 targets. This competition may be shot with .177 or .22 air pistols and must be scored and gauged as .22. Due to low numbers of shooters in the recent years, this competition is shot on a handicap based on the competitors entered average. To be scored as per NSRA rules, inwardly, with correct gauge.
  4. Pellets may be flat or round nosed.
LSR Discipline Leagues. Additional CTSA & NSRA Rules - general rules (above) will still apply.
  1. Shooting to be done from the shoulder in the standing position and unsupported, at distances of 20yds or 25mtrs. If shooting at 20yds NSRA PL14 targets to be used, at 25mtrs SPA1 or equivalent targets to be used.
  2. No special or adapted clothing allowed, casual clothes only, no camouflage or military type clothing to be worn. (ISSF has banned this type of clothing).
  3. All rifles used to be .22 calibre, short, long or long rifle rimfire or .177 compressed air or CO2.
  4. The overall weight, including sights and a glove if used (for the support hand, left hand if right handed, right hand if left handed), shall not exceed 4.5kg.
  5. No specialist butt plate or hooks, palm rests or weights to be added to the rifle.
  6. No rifle supports are to be used, this includes back supports or support belts worn by the shooter.
  7. Any type of sights can be used, optical or metallic.
  8. Trigger must support a 500g (1.1lb) weight.
  9. If the rifle is used with a magazine, it shall not be loaded with more than 10 cartridges or projectiles, even though the magazine may be of a larger capacity. NSRA rule 8.3.3.3.
  10. Only sub-sonic .22 ammo only to be used.
  11. All targets to be scored with .22 gauge.

Leagues to be of 10 rounds per season. Course of fire is 20 shots deliberate per round, 5 shots at each of the 4 targets and all must be fired on the same day.

Safety;- all rifles and magazines to be unloaded at all times, except when loading and shooting on the firing point, under the control of a range officer. NSRA safety rules from 1.9 down to and including 1.9.7. Breech flags to be used at all times, if these do not fit, then the system used for air rifle should be employed (length of strimmer wire inserted from the breech to outside the end of the barrel so it can be seen).
DATA PROTECTION ACT, 1998
Any of the minimal amounts of personal information of league entrants or club officials held by CTSA is maintained and processed in accordance with the DATA PROTECTION ACT, 1998. Information supplied to us is used purely for running the rifle leagues and is not shared with any other organisation or individual.
ENTERING LEAGUES
When you have entered your shooters' details into your Account page please click on the 'Enter League' link in the menu. Your shooters' names will be available for selection to enter leagues either in teams or individually and for any competition we offer. Once you have entered the leagues you should then print out the page, using the 'Print' button on the webpage, and send it by post to the League Secretary - address details will be given on the printed form - with your cheque for the entry fees. Payment details will be printed on the form you print out.
Once your members have been entered into the database their details will be available for selection for future league entries. Their average score from the previous league they entered will be displayed alongside their name details and can be used for the current league they are entering. Alternatively, you can enter a new average for that shooter. The club captain or person who created the club account is responsible for entering shooters' scores but he/she is able to nominate other users to the club's online account should he/she wish someone else to enter scores etc. You can add a new Official by logging into your Account and clicking on Add new Official. Log In details will be sent automatically to the nominated New Official by email.
WINTER AND SUMMER SHORT RANGE LEAGUES
You can enter individual shooters and teams of FOUR shooters into the Short Range, 25yd, Leagues.
FEES FOR SHORT RANGE LEAGUE - £4 PER INDIVIDUAL AND £10 PER TEAM OF 4 ENTERED
WINTER AND SUMMER LONG RANGE LEAGUES
You can enter individual shooters and teams of THREE shooters into the Long Range (50mtr and 100yd) leagues.
THERE ARE FOUR COMPETITIONS IN THE WINTER LONG RANGE LEAGUES
Individual 100yds - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Team (3) 100yds - FEES £7.50 PER TEAM
Individual 50mtrs - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Team (3) 50mtrs - FEES £7.50 PER TEAM
THERE ARE FOUR COMPETITIONS IN THE SUMMER LONG RANGE LEAGUES
Individual 100yds - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Team (3) 100yds - FEES £7.50 PER TEAM
Individual 50mtrs - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Team (3) 50mtrs - FEES £7.50 PER TEAM
WINTER AND SUMMER SHORT & LONG RANGE BENCHREST LEAGUES
You can enter individual shooters ONLY into the winter and summer benchrest leagues.
THERE ARE TWO COMPETITIONS IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER BENCHREST LEAGUE
Individual Short Range (15yd, 20yd, 25yd, 25m) ANY SIGHTS - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Individual Long Range (50m/50yd) ANY SIGHTS - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
WINTER AND SUMMER AIR RIFLE AND PISTOL LEAGUES
You can enter individual shooters ONLY into the winter and summer air rifle and pistol leagues.
THERE ARE 3 COMPETITIONS IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER AIR RIFLE AND PISTOL LEAGUES
Individual - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
WINTER AND SUMMER LSR LEAGUES
Leagues to be of 10 rounds per season. Course of fire is 20 shots deliberate per round, 5 shots at each of the 4 targets and all must be fired on the same day.
You can enter individual shooters and teams of THREE shooters
THERE ARE 2 COMPETITIONS IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER LSR LEAGUES
Individual 20yds/25M - FEES £4 PER INDIVIDUAL
Team (3) 20yds/25M - FEES £7.50 PER TEAM
WINTER 2015-16 SHOOTING DATES (Short/Long Range, Airgun, LSR & Benchrest Leagues)
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED OR ENTERED ONLINE BY: 21st SEPTEMBER 2015
Rd. 1 - 2 Nov 15 Rd. 2 - 2 Nov 15 Rd. 3 - 16 Nov 15 Rd. 4 - 30 Nov 15 Rd. 5 - 14 Dec 15
Rd. 6 - 11 Jan 16 Rd. 7 - 25 Jan 16 Rd. 8 - 8 Feb 16 Rd. 9 - 22 Feb 16 Rd.10 - 7 Mar 16
SUMMER 2016 SHOOTING DATES (Short/Long Range, Airgun, Rapid Fire, LSR & Benchrest Leagues)
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED OR ENTERED ONLINE BY: 4 APRIL 2016
Rd. 1 - 16 May 16 Rd. 2 - 30 May 16 Rd. 3 - 13 Jun 16 Rd. 4 - 27 Jun 16 Rd. 5 - 11 Jul 16
Rd. 6 - 25 Jul 16 Rd. 7 - 8 Aug 16 Rd. 8 - 22 Aug 16 Rd. 9 - 5 Sep 16 Rd. 10 - 19 Sep 16