ARTICLE XII. STATE TEAMS (Nov 2012)
A. Teams. The State Team Selection Committee will select the State Teams for the current year in the following order based on the previous yearís averages:
1. Open First Team; Open Second Team;
3. Sub-Junior Team; Junior Team; Tri-Sub Team; Sub-Sub-Senior Team; Sub-Senior Team; Senior Team; Veteran Team; Senior Veteran; Super Veteran Team;
4. Military Team; and Retired Military Team.
Teams will be
composed of five members maximum; individuals may be selected to one team
only. Selection to the OPEN, TRI-SUB, SUB-SUB-SENIOR, SUB SENIOR, and SENIOR Teams will be based on the average of the individual's end of year four gun averages (doubles excluded) as compiled by NSSA. The team member having the highest average will be designated team captain with the remaining members ranked in descending order. In case of ties, the smallest gun average will be used for the tie-breaker, then the next larger, etc., until the tie is broken. 600 qualifying targets in each gauge are required. Once that minimum is reached all targets shot are included in the four gun average to determine placement on the teams.
Selection to the LADIES Team will be based on the individualís end of year four gun average the same as defined above; however, only 400 qualifying targets in each gauge are required. Once that minimum is reached all targets shot are included in the four gun average to determine placement on the team.
Selection to the SUB-JUNIOR, JUNIOR, VETERAN, SENIOR VETERAN, and SUPER VETERAN Teams will be based on the individualís average for the 12 gauge (or the next lower gauge if the shooter shot less than the required 400 qualifying targets in the 12 gauge). Once that minimum is reached all targets shot in that gauge are included in the gauge average to determine placement on the team.
Selection of MILITARY Team members is based on the normal 600 target minimums in each gauge; however, if there are insufficient qualifying military shooters the required minimum targets will be lowered to 500 and then to 400 as necessary to attempt to fill the team with five shooters.
Selection of RETIRED MILITARY Team members is based on the normal 600 qualifying target minimums in each gauge.
B. Eligibility. At least a minimum number of qualifying Virginia targets must be shot to establish eligibility. Shooters who have changed their state of residence during the shooting year remain eligible for Virginia State Team consideration if they meet all other eligibility criteria contained herein and notify the Secretary or State Team Selection Committee Chairman of their desire to be considered for a Virginia State Team. The shooter must provide data to support his/her request. No shooter may allow him/herself to be considered for any State Team selection in more than one state for any particular NSSA shooting year.
Targets. Qualifying registered targets
a. Shot in main events at open shoots in Virginia;
b. All targets shot at the Virginia State Championships including those shot in the preliminary event(s). These are the only preliminary event targets allowed for state team selections.
c. Shot in main events at the World (less Mini and added target events), Junior World (Junior and Sub-Junior shooters only), and Zone II main events only. Junior World targets that qualify an individual for a team qualify the same individual for any team.
d. Shot in any gauge event at the Armed Services Skeet Championships (for Military and Retired Military Teams only).
e. Registered skeet Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) targets shot in Virginia or at the National SCTP Championships only (for Sub-Junior and Junior Teams only).
2. Non-qualifying targets include:
a. Non-qualifying targets include those shot and registered as Targets Only, Added Targets, Monthly Targets, and League Targets, or in preliminary events (except Virginia State Championships preliminary events), and targets shot at closed shoots except the Virginia State Championships.
b. Targets shot that are recorded by NSSA using (SHOOT NUMBER)-A1 for additional targets, (SHOOT NUMBER)-P1 for preliminary targets, (SHOOT NUMBER)-T1 for monthly targets, and (SHOOT NUMBER)-L1 for league targets are not qualifying targets under any circumstances (except for (SHOOT NUMBER)-P1 targets shot at the Virginia State Championships). You will find these designations in your NSSA shoot history.
C. Procedure. The Secretary will request a listing from NSSA of the shoot histories of those individuals eligible for the teams and forward the listing to the State Team Selection Committee Chairman for processing. The list of selected teams will be submitted to the President for approval and forwarded to the Secretary for reporting to NSSA for publication in the SSR and the VASkeet.com webmaster for inclusion in the web site. Team members will be recognized in the State Shoot program and their awards presented at the State Shoot general membership meeting in August
D. Exclusion. Individuals may request exclusion from State Team eligibility by writing or e-mailing the Secretary. Such exclusions may be for one or more years, and may be rescinded at any time by again writing the Secretary. To request or rescind an exclusion for the current year, the request must be received by the Secretary prior to 1 January.
E. Minimum average. A shooter must have a minimum average of .8000 to be selected for a state team. That average may be their HOA average or a single gun average depending on the target requirements for the various teams.