FITASC Sporting GB Team Selection & Eligibility Criteria for 2023

Mandatory Selection Criteria
 1.  The mandatory selection criteria will be:

o 2022 UK Championship (NSC Scotland 8th - 9th October 2022)
o 2023 Selection Shoot (Somerset 25th or 26th March 2023)
o 2023 Selection Shoot (EJ Churchill Swinton 1st or 2nd April 2023)

Those shooters who have met the above qualification will then need to shoot the 2023 British Grand Prix (Hodnet 22nd – 23rd April 2023) for final selection into the GB Team Squad for the European Sporting Championship.
The squad will consist of the top 8 Men, 6 Ladies, 6 Juniors, 6 Seniors and 6 Veterans (see Table 1).

All venues and dates maybe subject to change

All of the above Primary Criteria are mandatory for BICTSF GB Team selection.

 2. Table 1 shows team numbers and squad/reserve numbers for the different categories.


Category Team Positions Squad/Reserve Positions
Juniors 3 3
Ladies 3 3
Men (formally Seniors) 4 4
Seniors (formally Veterans) 3 3
Veterans (formally Super-Veterans) 3 3

Ranking Procedure

 3.  0 (zero) ranking points are awarded to the High Overall Score (HOS) at each Championship event detailed in point 1. The next highest
       score in that category is awarded points relating to the difference of the HOS i.e. HOS score = 182 (0 points) next highest score = 179
       (3 points) and so on.

 4.  The competitors with the lowest total amount of points when the cut-off for selection is completed will be offered a TEAM GB position
       (refer to Table 1). The 3 competitors (4 in Men) with the lowest amount of ranking points will automatically be offered a team place in
       their appropriate category and the 3 reserves (4 in Men) will be notified of their reserve position. Teams including reserves in each
       category will only be selected from the top 6 positions (8 in Men) from the current rankings.

Resolving Ties

 5.  For the European Team and squad/reserve positions ties will be resolved by all scores being recalcuated as percentages from the High Gun of each
        qualifying shoot. 

 6.  If there is still tied positions after percentage recalculation (point 5) then a shoot off will take place as soon as practicable after the results are known at
        the Selection Cut-Off event. The Shoot off will consistof 25 targets. If after 25 targets the situation is unresolved then the competitors will compete in
        a‘Sudden Death’ shoot off under the supervision of the Chief Referee for the event until the tie is resolved or a ‘Gentlemen’s’ agreement is reached.

 7.  Competitors nominated and called forward to present themselves at the shoot off position, must be ready to compete within fifteen (15)
       minutes of being called forward to the shoot off.

 8.  Should any of the tied competitors be absent from the venue, or not ready to compete within fifteen minutes of notice to compete, then
       their place will be forfeited and the shoot off will continue in their absence providing there are other competitors tied on the same  
       points, for the position(s) on offer, if only one tied competitor is present then the position will be awarded to that competitor by default.

  9. Should none of the shooters be present to shoot-off then ‘Countback’ will be used, starting with the result from the British Grand Prix. The decision of
      the Sub-Committee in this regard is final.

10. The BICTSF discipline director/s reserve the right to defer the shoot off to a more appropriate time should poor light or extreme weather conditions
        prevent fair competition taking place.

11. If after following the above selection criteria the BICTSF discipline directors are unable to form a team in one or any of the aforementioned categories,
        then a team(s) will not be represented in that category(s).

12. Should exceptional circumstances dictate i.e. should a team member be incapacitated for any reason, due to health, discipline or unforeseen travel
        arrangements, and then not be available at the competition venue prior to commencement of the event, to substitute that team member in the spirit of
        competition and fair play; providing the team Manager, Captain or Board Directors (if present) are in agreement.

13. The selection process will then restart the following year, all shooters points from the English Open Barbury 17th & 18th June 2023 and the UK
        Championship Park Lodge 16th & 17th September 2023 will be carried forward as two of the GB selection shoots to count for selecting the 2024
        European Teams.

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