Open Championships

Saturday 29 May 2021
Yate Outdoor Centre, Broad Lane, BS37 7LB

Sedgemoor Open Championships

This event will be held under the prevailing COVID-19 regulations and under guidance from the NSRA and England Athletics NGBs. Additional measures will be in place regarding social distancing, face coverings and sanitation. Only pre-registered athletes and their immediate families will be admitted to the stadium.

  1. Closing Date
    Entries will close at midnight on 23.05.21. Later entries at discretion of organiser.
    You will receive Pre-Race Information, Start Lists and an updated Timetable during the following week, in advance of the competition
  2. Entry Fees
    Payable during Registration – on the day – using card/electronic payments only (no cash)
    a. Individual athlete – £20
    b. Mixed Team (Pair) member – £5
  3. Rules
    The competition will be conducted according to the ISSF Rules and Regulations for ISSF Target Sprint Competition “Edition 2018 – Effective 1 January 2018”, with local variations as required.
  4. Age Categories (as at 31.12.21):
    a. Youth u16 (b. 2006 and later)
    b. Junior u21 (b. 2001 to 2005)
    c. Men/Women (b. 2000 and prior)
    Athletes may enter in a more senior category if they wish, but this needs to be requested to the organiser before the closing date.
  5. Heats and Finals:
    There will be a heat for each (35mm) event, with the fastest 10 athletes qualifying for the final. If the number of entries allows only one heat, then the slowest 2 athletes will be eliminated. The Beginners’ Event (49.5mm targets) will be split male/female, but open age category, with no heats and time only deciding result
  6. Trophy Points:
    Each athlete will nominate a Club/Hub during registration. Points will be awarded to the Club/Hub depending on the finishing position of each athlete per event.
    1st – 5 points; 2nd – 4 points; 3rd – 3 points; 4th – 2 points; 5th – 1 point
    Only Individual 35mm target events will qualify for points.
  7. Mixed Team (Pair) competition:
    Open age category, using 35mm targets only
    Start – woman running, shooting
    Changeover – man running, shooting
    Changeover – woman running, shooting
    Changeover – man running, shooting, running – Finish
    To allow partners from different clubs/hubs, trophy points will not be awarded in the Teams races. If the number of entries requires more than one race, times only will decide result
  8. Equipment
    Rifles are available to borrow from the organisers, if required. Own rifles to comply with ISSF Target Sprint Rule 6.1 – Precision Class III. Compressed air cylinders with Air Arms adaptors will be provided. You will need to supply adaptors for other make rifle cylinders.


12:00Registration Opens 
13:00 Range opens for free practice 
13:45Range closes for free practice 
14:40Youth GirlsHeat
15:00Youth BoysHeat
15:20Junior WomenHeat 1
15:40Junior WomenHeat 2
16:00Junior MenHeat 1
16:20Junior MenHeat 2
16:40  Beginners (49mm) Female Final
 17:00 Beginners (49mm) MaleFinal 
 17:40 MenFinal 
18:00Youth GirlsFinal
18:20Youth BoysFinal
18:40Junior WomenFinal
19:00Junior MenFinal
19:20Medal presentation ceremony
20:00Medal presentation ceremony