Competitor Responsibilities

By competing in SAPPRF Matches or Events, you agree to the following:

  1. It is a privilege, and not a right, to be a SAPPRF Member and Competitor.
  2. Follow all of the safety rules of SAPPRF and the host range. The safety of the shooters, match officials, and bystanders shall always be my primary objective.
  3. Prior to and during a match, refrain from the use of alcohol, substances, or medications that may negatively impact my ability to shoot safely.
  4. Recognize that it is your responsibility to maintain a working knowledge of the current SAPPRF rulebook.
  5. Adhere to the SAPPRF purpose and principles and not wilfully break any SAPPRF rule.
  6. Listen carefully and refrain from talking during shooters’ briefings and stage briefings.
  7. Refrain from any action that distracts shooters, safety officers, and other competitors during the match.
  8. Understand it is your responsibility as a squad member to be ready to shoot when called to the line.
  9. Understand it is your procedural duty as a squad member to help during stages and between shooters unless you are the current shooter, the on-deck shooter or have just finished shooting, or unless instructed otherwise by a match official.
  10. Not to communicate with others in a threatening, harassing, or abusive manner.
  11. You are responsible for checking your match scores within the verification period to see that they are correct.
  12. Should you have a question or an issue, your first contact is with the Stage/Safety Officer at the stage, then the Match Director.
  13. Any violations of these responsibilities and Code of Conduct will result in your being penalized by the Match Director within the full range of penalties up to and including disqualification from a match, and may result in the revocation of your SAPPRF membership.
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