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PROGRAM FOR 2017 ARMED SERVICES SKEET CHAMPIONSHIPS

WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR 2017 ASSC TO FINALIZE AWARDS


May 15 - 19, 2017

 

12125 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226

 

The Armed Forces Skeet Association, Inc. reserves the right to change this program without recourse or protest.

I am pleased to join the Manager and members of the Jacksonville Clay Target Sports in welcoming you to the 57th annual Armed Services Skeet Championships.

Much is planned for your shooting and social enjoyment during the week.  The following schedule should assist you in planning your time.

As in the past, we are grateful for the support provided by all of our volunteers and referees. Awards will consist of the following:

Awards are subject to change based on the number of shooters registered to shoot. Final determination of awards will be made May 1, 2017 and the program will be updated and finalized. Shooters are highly encouraged to pre-register starting February 1, 2017.

Entry fees this year will be $46.00 per hundred targets, including daily fees (subject to change). Concurrent event entry fees are shown in the program with the event description. As always, the Armed Forces Skeet Association, Inc. reserves the right to change any portion of the program as unforeseen conditions dictate.

Please contact your AFSA director with any ideas for improving the awards and/or procedures for future Championships. If you are interested in refereeing, please contact the Chief Referee.  Points of contact for this shoot are:

         

Club Manager
Bud Steil (GSteil61@gmail.com)
AFSA Manager
Chief Referee
Banquet Coordinator
Local Military Coordinator
Bud Steil
Club Shoot POC
Bud Steil (GSteil61@gmail.com)
Shoot-Offs
Darron Todd and Referees
Computer Operations
Belinda Tiner & Greta Moore
Protest Committee
AFSA Officers

Good Shooting to Each of You,

Chris Naler
Colonel, USMC (Retired)
President

   

SUMMARY OF PROGRAM CHANGES FOR 2017:

  1. Entry fees will be $46.00 per hundred. This is the same price as last year. We always try to keep prices as low as possible while returning proceeds back to the shooters in awards.
  2. All military shooters (active duty, reserve/NG, cadets, military retirees and military veterans, NOAA & PHS) are eligible to shoot.
  3. All spouses and dependents of eligible military shooters are welcome to participate at the 2017 ASSC.
  4. The new Military Veteran 3-man HOA team event was successful in 2016 and remains this year.
  5. Credit cards are never accepted at the ASSC.  Cash or check only please. We are looking at adding credit cards.
  6. Note: The host club shoot (Pletcher Open) is not the ASSC preliminary so you have to update your averages after the Pletcher Open and reclassify, if appropriate, before shooting the ASSC.  Forms will be available at the Registration Desk.
  7. Military Veteran (MV) events are open to all military veterans who served and were honorably discharged.  A DD Form 214 or equivalent is required.  See "Shooter Eligibility" information below.   
  8. Shooters who shoot an event on a different day than indicated in the shoot program, may not be eligible for any tangible or intangible awards for that event, but may still compete in the HOA event. Shoot management maintains total discretion on eligibility for awards.     
  9. Shooters must enter all five events and the HOA event to be eligible for door prizes at the Hall of Fame banquet. Shooters must also be present to win door prizes at the Hall of Fame banquet.                                                     

      

  GENERAL INFORMATION

SHOOTER ELIGIBILITY:  Participation is open to all active duty U.S. military and foreign military personnel, U.S. Reservists and National Guard personnel, USCG, ROTC and service academy cadets, retired personnel from all U.S. military services, U.S. military veterans with an honorable discharge and their dependents, NOAA and PHS personnel, both active and retired, are also eligible.  Shooters must present a DD Form 2 "Armed Forces Identification Card", DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or DD Form 256 "Honorable Discharge Certificate" at registration to verify eligibility.  Verification is only required at your first ASSC unless your NSSA shoot record already reflects your status.  Documents will be returned to shooters immediately.  PLEASE HAVE AVERAGE CARDS UP-TO-DATE INCLUDING YOUR AVERAGES AT THE LAST RECLASSIFICATION FOR PRESENTATION AT REGISTRATION.  Spouses with valid ID cards may shoot all eligible events.

 
MAIN EVENTS
AGE CONC
RET. MIL
MIL
MV
2/3 MT
MIL 5MT
C of C
BASE/CLUB TEAM
REFEREE
NEW SHOOTER HANDICAPS
MILITARY
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
RM
X
X
X
X
 
X
X
X
X
RES/NG
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
MV
X
X
X
X
 
X
X
X
X
CADETS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEPENDENTS
X
X
X
 
X
X
X
X

HOA CLASSIFICATION: In no case will a shooter be classified lower than his/her lowest class in any one gun for HOA. Classes D and E are combined for HOA awards but reported separately for All-American points.

REGISTRATION:  Shooters are to pick up their entry sheet at the registration desk and update their current averages, events to be entered (including concurrent and team events), and partner(s) names for team events.  Those who did not pre-register should anticipate some delay in completing their registration at the shoot and paying for their entry.  All shooters must reclassify and update their averages after the Pletcher Open. Reclassication forms are available at the AFSA registration desk and will be handed out during registration. All forms must be updated and submitted prior to shooting the ASSC.

SHOOTER RESPONSIBILITIES: Each shooter is responsible for assuring that he or she is posted properly, including events entered, grouping, classification and scores.  No squad or team will be delayed by an individual's failure to show at the scheduled range and time.  Individuals failing to report within 10 minutes of the scheduled starting time will be squadded following the last scheduled squad, if possible and time permitting.  Winners must arrange for the pickup of their awards at the shoot.  The Association will assume shooters that fail to pickup their awards have donated them back to AFSA. Thank you! No awards will be mailed. A signed authorization form will be required if you need a fellow shooter to pick-up your awards. The forms will be available at the Registration Desk.

RULES: The shoot will be conducted in accordance with the rules and procedures of the National Skeet Shooting Association. 

LIABILITY RELEASE: The Armed Forces Skeet Association, Inc. will not be responsible for accidental injury to any shooter or guest during these Championships.  Attendance or payment of entry fee confirms your agreement to accept all risks.

SHOOT-OFFS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NSSA RULES II-B-8 & II-B-9: When the same individuals are tied for event and concurrent titles, such as Gun Champion and Senior Champion, only one shoot-off will be held to determine both titles. All ties from Open & Concurrent Champion, Runner-up, Third, as well as Open Class First through the level determined by NSSA event difficulty factor, and Concurrent long-run ties, will be shot off. This includes any tangible or intangible awards. Shoot-offs will also be conducted to determine 2-man and 5-man team champions. Shoot-offs will be doubles at stations 3, 4, and 5, miss and out by station. If shoot-offs for any event/award cannot be conducted due to weather, power failure, etc., all awards will be determined by long run.

REFEREES: Referees will be selected from qualified participants.  Pay will be $8.00 per 100 targets.  The Chief Referee will schedule referee assignments.  Referees must fulfill their obligation by being at the assigned range at the scheduled time. Qualified shooters are encouraged to referee.

HOA SHOTGUN AWARDS:  No shooter may win more than one gun for High Overall, except a retired shooter may win the Retired HOA gun and an open HOA gun.

SHOOT REPORTING FOR ALL AMERICAN POINTS:  For all gauges, concurrent events, and the 500 HOA: Champion, Runner-up, Third will be reported.  Additional positions will be reported based on the number of entries for All-American points. All team events will be reported as stated in this program.

BASE/CLUB TEAMS:  See NSSA rule II-D-3 for eligibility criteria.  Ethics and honesty cannot be legislated by any rule book.  Base/club team members must be active club shooters and participants in club activities.  Shooting at a club once or twice a year does not earn eligibility.  Please do what is right when you allow yourself to be entered on one of these teams.   All base/clubs must be physically located on, or under the operational control, of a military installation.  Shoot management shall make the final determination of base/club eligibility.

SQUADDING:  Shoot management retains the right to squad individual shooters on any squad that has a vacancy, or to combine less than full squads as necessary. 

INTERSERVICE TEAMS:  If a service does not have five eligible shooters present for the shoot they may include one retired service member to form a single service team.  Retired members may not shoot on any service teams if there are five eligible members present at the shoot to form a service first team.  All service shooters with a valid CAC/ID card are eligible to shoot on interservice teams.

 

GUN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

 

EVENT 1 20 GAUGE (100 TARGETS) MONDAY
EVENT 2 28 GAUGE (100 TARGETS) TUESDAY
EVENT 3 410 BORE (100 TARGETS) WEDNESDAY
EVENT 4 12 GAUGE (200 TARGETS) THURSDAY & FRIDAY
EVENT 5 DOUBLES (100 TARGETS) MONDAY & TUESDAY

 

GUN CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS

 

 

 

 

CHAMPION REMINGTON 1100 SPORTING SHOTGUN*
RUNNER-UP

SILVER STAG CHUCK WAGON KNIFE SET

THIRD LONESOME CHARLIE'S SHOOTING POUCH W/ASSC LOGO
CLASS 1ST (AAA THRU E) KNIFE**
CLASS 2D (AAA THROUGH E) 1.0 OUNCE AFSA SILVER COIN
CLASS 3RD (AAA THROUGH E) 1/2 OUNCE AFSA SILVER COIN
 

*12GA GUN CHAMPION WILL RECEIVE A REMINGTON 1100 CLASSIC TRAP SHOTGUN.

**ALL 12 GAUGE CLASS 1ST (AAA-E) RECEIVE A LONESOME CHARLIE'S DELUXE LEATHER POUCH WITH 2017 AFSA LOGO.

 

 

CONCURRENT EVENT AWARDS
($6 Entry Fee)

  CHAMPION
RUNNER-UP
3RD
GROUP I 1ST
GROUP 1 2ND
GROUP II 1ST
GROUP II 2ND
GROUP III 1ST
GROUP III 2ND
ACTIVE MILITARY
YETI DRINKWARE
1.5 OZ.
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
RETIRED MILITARY
PENDING
4-BOX LEATHER CARRIER
LEATHER BOX HOLDER
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
MILITARY VETERAN
30MM MOAB*
KNIFE
LEATHER BOX HOLDER
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
TRIPLE SUB
YETI DRINKWARE
50 CAL BB*
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SUB SUB SENIOR
YETI DRINKWARE
50 CAL BB*
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SUB SENIOR
YETI DRINKWARE
50 CAL BB*
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SENIOR
YETI DRINKWARE
50 CAL BB*
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
VETERAN
YETI DRINKWARE
1.0 OZ.
1 OZ.
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SENIOR VETERAN
KNIFE
1.0 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
-
-
-
-
SUPER VETERAN
1/2 OZ.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
REFEREE
KNIFE
-
-
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
LADY
1 OZ.
1 OZ. (CU)**
HONORS
-
-
-
-
-
-
COLLEGIATE
HONORS
HONORS
HONORS
           

*20MM BOTTLE BREACHER OR 50 CALIBER BOTTLE BREACHER

**CU = Copper AFSA Coin

You probably noticed that Group I is honors only. Why? Years ago we added RU and 3RD for concurrent All American points and took the awards from Group I to do so believing Group I shooters would win the RU and 3RD. This table of awards just makes it much more obvious. Runner Up and Third in the concurrent still get points. The difference is the concurrent multiplying factor. If you had 25 in class 1 and 20 in class 2 of the concurrent the multiplying factor was 25. Now it's everyone in the concurrent or 45. That's why Military had everyone in class 1 to get the increased multiplying factor. Now it doesn't matter.

The places that receive points to be multiplied by that factor are still CH(4), RU(3), 3rd(2) and Group 1-1st(1), 2nd(.9), 3rd(.8), 4th(.7), 5th(.6), and 6th(.5). So someone getting RM16 would get .5 x 45 or 22.5 All American points (assuming there were 45 in the concurrent). There are still no points in Group II of any concurrent so if your average puts you into Group II you will have to declare yourself into Group I during registration to be eligible for Group I All American points.

CONCURRENT EVENT CLASSIFICATION TABLE

EVENT GROUP 12 20 28 410 DBLS HOA
RETIRED
II
94.5-96.5
94.0-96.0
92.5-95.0
89.0-93.0
88.0-93.99
92.5-95.5
MILITARY
I
96.0+
95.0+
95.0+
90.5+
91.0+
94.0+
MIL VET I 96.0+ 95.0+ 95.0+ 90.5+ 91.0+ 94.0+
TRIPLE SUB
I
96.0+
95.0+
95.0+
90.5+
91.0+
94.0+
SUB-SUB-SENIOR
I
94.5+
95.5+
95.0+
93.5+
91.0+
95.0+
SUB-SENIOR
I
96.0+
95.5+
95.5+
91.5+
91.5+
95.0+
SENIOR
I
95.5+
95.5+
95.0+
91.0+
91.0+
94.5+
VETERAN
I
95.5+
95.5+
95.0+
91.0+
91.0+
94.5+

REFEREE

I
95.0+
94.5+
95.5+
92.0+
91.0+
94.5+

 

                     

EVENT 6

HIGH OVER ALL CHAMPIONSHIP -- 500 TARGETS
($20 Entry Fee)
(Shot concurrently with Events 1, 2, 3 & 4 )
(HOA must be entered before firing your first shot of any event included in HOA.)

Remington 1100 American Classic Shotgun for HOA Champion

 

HOA AWARDS

 

CHAMPION
REMINGTON 1100 AMERICAN CLASSIC SHOTGUN
CLASS 1ST (AAA-D/E)
REMINGTON 1100 SPORTING SHOTGUNS
CLASS 2D (AAA-D/E)
AMERICASE UL-1122 DELUXE SHOTGUN CASE
CLASS 3D (AAA-D/E)
LONESOME CHARLIE'S SHOOTING POUCH W/ASSC LOGO

Remington 1100 Sporting Shotguns for Class 1st Place

(12GA Class D/E combined for HOA Class 1st Award, but they will be reported separately for All-American points.)

HOA CLASSIFICATION TABLE
(NSSA 4-Gun HOA Table)

AAA
97.81+
AA
96.38-97.80
A
93.88-96.37
B
90.25-93.87
C
85.25-90.24
D
85.24-79.25
E
Under 79.25

CONCURRENT EVENT HOA AWARDS

($6 Entry Fee)

 

CHAMPION

RU
3RD
GRP I 1ST
GRP 1 2D
GRP II 1ST
GRP II 2D
GRP III 1ST
GRP III 2D
ACTIVE MILITARY
SIG SAUER PISTOL
LEATHER POUCH
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
KNIFE
KNIFE
-
-
RETIRED MILITARY
REMINGTON 1100
10 - 1OZ .45ACP SILVER BULLETS
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
MILITARY VETERAN
SKB IS300 SHOTGUN
7OZ SILVER SHOTGUN SHELL
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
KNIFE
KNIFE
-
-
TRIPLE-SUB
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SUB SUB SENIOR
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SUB SENIOR
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SENIOR
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
VETERAN
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
HONORS
HONORS
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
SENIOR VETERAN
KNIFE
KNIFE
KNIFE
-
-
-
-
-
-
SUPER VETERAN
1 OZ.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
REFEREE
KNIFE
-
-
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
1 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
-
-
LADY
LEATHER BOX
1 OZ.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
COLLEGIATE
HONORS
HONORS
HONORS            

                                                                      

Hall of Fame drawing for a SKB RS300 Shotgun

 

TWO MAN TEAM EVENTS

(Entry Fee is $6 for gauge events and $6 for HOA.)

2-man team 12GA and HOA (500 targets) event will be determined using the 200 - 12GA targets.

 

 
GAUGES
HOA
CHAMPIONS
KNIVES
KNIVES
GROUP I 1ST
1 OZ.
1 OZ.
GROUP I 2ND
1/2 OZ.
1/2 OZ.
GROUP II 1ST
1 OZ.
1 OZ.
GROUP II 2ND
1/2 OZ.
1/2 OZ.

  TWO MAN TEAM CLASSIFICATION TABLE

GROUP
12
20
28
410
DBLS
HOA
I
95.5+
95.5+
95.0+
92.5+
92.5+
95.0+
11
Under 95.5
Under 95.5
Under 95.0
Under 92.5
Under 92.5
Under 95.0

 

 ACTIVE DUTY INTERSERVICE FIVE (5) - MAN TEAM EVENTS

(Entry Fee is $6 for HOA.)

 AWARDS

GUN EVENTS
HOA
CHAMPIONS
1 OZ. (CU)*
KNIFE
RUNNERS-UP
HONORS
KNIFE

*CU = Copper AFSA Coin

The number of teams entered by each service is unlimited, however, no shooter may compete on more than one team.  Team members must shoot shoulder to shoulder.  All service shooters with an ID card are eligible to shoot on interservice teams. Dependents are not eligible. The 12GA and HOA event winners will be determined using all 200 targets of the 12GA event (500 targets).

 

MILITARY VETERAN THREE (3)-MAN TEAM HOA ONLY EVENT

(Entry fee is $6 per shooter.)

The Purpose of this event is to encourage Military Veteran (MV) shooters to come together as representatives of their respective services on Military Veteran teams. All 3-person teams must be composed of Military Veterans from the same service (i.e., those identified in the Shooter's Eligibility paragraph). No shooter may compete on more than one team entered in this event. Team members do not have to shoot shoulder to shoulder. If a service has only two eligible Military Veteran shooters at the ASSC a retired or active duty member of the same service may fill the third position. Teams must have at least two Military Veteran shooters to enter the event. All Military Veteran shooters entered in the ASSC must be considered for the event. Teams will compete for Champion and Runner-up. The HOA for this event includes the 410 bore, 28 GA, 20 GA, and the 1st 100 of the 12 GA - total of 1200 team targets.  This new event must have at least three teams entered for awards to be presented. This event has awards only - no team plaque. The winning team will be recognized at the Hall of Fame banquet.  

CHAMPIONS
KNIFE
RUNNER-UP
1 OZ. SILVER AFSA COIN

RETIRED INTERSERVICE FIVE (5)-MAN TEAM HOA ONLY EVENT

(Entry fee is $6 per shooter.)  

The Purpose of this event is to encourage Retired Military (RM) shooters to come together as representatives of their respective services on Retired Military teams. All 5-person teams must be composed of Retired Military members from the same service (i.e., those identified in the Shooter's Eligibility paragraph). No shooter may compete on more than one team entered in this event. Team members do not have to shoot shoulder to shoulder. If a service has only four eligible Retired Military shooters at the ASSC a Military Veteran or Active Duty member of the same service may fill the fifth position. Teams must have at least four Retired Military shooters to enter the event. All Retired Military shooters entered in the ASSC must be considered for the event. Teams will compete in two groups: Group I team HOA average of 95.0+; Group II team HOA average <95.0. The HOA for this event includes the 410 bore, 28GA, 20GA, and the 1st 100 of the 12GA - total of 2000 team targets. This event must have at least four teams entered for awards to be presented to Champion, Group I and Group II. Only Champion and Runner-up will be presented if less than four teams enter. This event has awards only - no team plaque. The winning team will be recognized at the Hall of Fame banquet.

 AWARDS

CHAMPIONS
KNIFE
GROUP I 1ST
1 OZ. SILVER AFSA COIN
GROUP II 1ST
1/2 OZ SILVER AFSA COIN

BASE CLUB TEAM

(No entry fee.)

Doubles, 410 Bore, 28GA, 20GA and the first 100 targets of the 12GA and HOA (400 targets)

 Winning teams will be awarded a traveling trophy.  Teams will be composed of 4 shooters.  The purpose of these awards is to give the AFSA the greatest exposure to the home unit commands.  Only one award will be made per club per year.  Therefore, individual gauge winners will not be designated until the HOA winner is determined.  Team members must be affiliated with the same installation shooting facility.   Shoot management will determine team eligibility.  Team members do not have to shoot shoulder to shoulder.  All trophies will be presented at the banquet. Military Veterans are eligible for this event. This event only has a team plaque with club name added each year by the winning club. The plaque is then returned the following year for the next ASSC. The 12GA and HOA winner will be determined using the first 100 targets of the 12GA event.

 

 HOA THREE- PERSON TEAM

(Entry fee is $6 per shooter.)
(Shot concurrently with Events 1, 2, 3, & and 1st 100 targets of Event 4 )

Teams will be determined by a "blind" draw, by average.  All  shooters with a HOA average of 81.0 and over are eligible.  Fewer than 20 teams, two awards.

 AWARDS

CHAMPIONS
KNIVES
RUNNERS-UP
1 OZ. COIN
THIRD
1/2 OZ. COIN

 

 

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

(Entry fee is $6 per shooter.)
(Based on the last 25 targets of the 410 Bore, 28GA, and 20GA events,
and the last 25 targets of the 1st 100 targets in the 12GA event.)

 

AWARDS

CHAMPION
SILVER STAG KNIFE
GROUP I 1ST
1 OZ.
GROUP 1 2D
1/2 OZ.
GROUP II 1ST
1 OZ.
GROUP II 2D
1/2 OZ.

GROUP I    94.0+ HOA AVERAGE

  FIRST ATTENDANCE HANDICAP EVENTS

(Entry fee is $6 for gauges and $6 for HOA.)

This event is open only to shooters (includes qualified spouses, dependents and non-classified first-time members) who are attending their first ASSC and who did not attend an Armed Forces Skeet Shoot (as it was previously called).  All scores will be handicapped by gauge as shown below.   HOA Handicaps are the sum of the gauge handicaps.   AAA and AA class cannot enter the event. A class shooters may enter but do not receive any handicaps. 

AWARDS

GAUGES
HOA
CHAMPION
KNIFE
KNIFE
RUNNER-UP
1 OZ.
KNIFE

HANDICAPS

GAUGE
B CLASS
C CLASS
D CLASS
E CLASS
12
4
8
10
16
20
3
5
8
-
28
5
7
9
-
410
7
9
10
-
DBLS
6
8
12
-

 

Remington 1100 Classic Trap

 

Updated April 25, 2017