So Whats it all about?
The NEFTA Classic is a major Field Target competition that attracts competitors from all round the UK and beyond including Italy, Spain, France, Germany Belgium and USA. The Classic has been running since 1991 to a tried and tested format. In 2017 this will be the 27th year it has run. The NEFTA Classic is a two day event where competitors shoot a combination of 40 knockdown and 40 American silhouette targets each day. The latter is a demanding style of shooting that is relatively unusual in the UK outside the NEFTA region although in recent years other regions have adopted the silhouette series to run alongside their Winter League main events. The BFTA has also now included a silhouette league in the GP series.
Banks of five targets are shot from a standing position in
sequence and against the clock. Each bank of five targets is shot twice. The
targets consist of chickens set at twenty yards, pigs at thirty yards, turkeys
at thirty six yards, and finally, rams at forty five yards. Extra spice is
added to this discipline with the watching crowd as you shoot shoulder to
shoulder with fellow competitors. Many excellent Field Target shooters struggle
to adapt to what is quite a speciality event. Appropriately shaped badges are
awarded for clearances of either all five targets in a bank or all ten in a
round. Much more easily attainable is the "Classic Duck" awarded to
the unfortunate competitor that manages to miss a complete bank of five
targets. The Field Target section of the event is a forty target course set to
most usual FT rules. The event will be ably hosted by the excellent Emley
Moor Field Target Club
NEFTA Classic Rules
1. Target Ranges :-
2. All shots to be taken STANDING. There are no other positions allowed at all
3. Gloves, slings or other means of support (which are not part of the rifle
or clothing) are NOT allowed. The butt of the gun to remain outside all
clothing at all times. Standard underarm butt hooks are permitted. Bespoke target shooting jackets are not
5. All targets are shot LEFT to RIGHT.
The field target part of the competition is shot to standard BFTA rules with the exception there is no freestyle open class this is not adopted. If you are unable to kneel you may stand however if you are unable to stand you can opt to forfeit the targets.
Kneeling Lanes :- NEFTA will provide 1 Kurt Thune tapered kneeling roll and
1 rubber matt on the kneeling lane for every shooter to use. Alternatively if
you prefer you can use your own kneeling roll as long as it’s a roll
shape. The roll can be placed below the ankle to aid support, the rubber
matt to keep the knee out of mud. If you feel
the provided equipment will cause harm or personal injury do not use please refer to rule regarding kneeling positions. The NEFTA Committee
or hosting club cannot and will not accept any liability for injury or damage with use of the provided equipment. If you prefer you can opt not to use the roll or matt or any combination. Seat bean bags cannot be used in any
shape or form on kneeling positions.
Entry fee is £25 unless you are visiting from overseas or a Junior under 18 year of age Enrtry can be done by two methods please note due to the way this event is run there is no turn up enter or pay on the day option entry can only be done in advance.
Please ensure you read the full classic rules above before submitting entry.
To enter you must be part of a national shooting association recognised by NEFTA.
Entry closes at 144 Capacity or April 24th 2017
Entries payable by Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org please
send as send money to friends or family.
Only the full amount of £25 Received will guarantee entry. Then complete
the online entry form located HERE If a payment is received less
than the full amount entry will not be confirmed.
Please print fill in detach and return entry form
with remittance made payable to NEFTA to Mrs P Higgins, 16 Westland Gardens, Sheffield S20 8ES Entry form is located at the bottom of this page in pdf and doc formats
If You Have Any Queries regarding the entry Please Email email@example.com