Snowbird X-Miss Match

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

                                                           2017 Snowbird X-Miss Match Regional

Mid-Range & 600 Yard Match Program

Palm Bay, Florida

NRA Tournament ID# TBA


Sponsor Club:  The Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. NRA #C1034


Event Dates:

December 26, 2017:  Practice & Single String Team Match;

December 27-28-29-30, 2017: Individual & Team Matches;


Location: Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club is in the city of Palm Bay, FL.

Exit I-95 at exit 173 westbound on Malabar Road, State Rd. 514. Follow Malabar Rd. 4.8 miles to Hurley Road. Go left on Hurley Rd. The gate to the club is at the road's end.


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Rules: This is an NRA Registered Match. All current NRA Highpower Rules for a Registered Match will apply.


Eligibility: Open to anyone.


Entries: Entries are limited to the first 80 individuals and the first 20 teams. Advance registration is preferred. Entries after 12/16/2017 should call to check on availability and will be subject to a $25 late fee. Tee shirts are not guaranteed for late entries. Snowbird is often a sellout. Please do not count on walk in entries!!!!


Entry Fees

Individual Fees per day:

Adult PMRPC members............. $35.00

Adult non-members.....................$40.00



Individual Fees for all three days package which includes the registered match (plus late fee if applicable):

Adult PMRPC members.............$100.00

Adult non-members....................$115.00

Juniors........................................$ 25.00


4-Competitor Team………….    $120 per team


Your entry is not guaranteed until payment is received



If you cannot attend the tournament please notify the match director as early as possible.  If you cancel before the entry deadline, you will receive a full refund.  After the entry deadline, you will receive a partial refund reflecting our expenses pre-paid on your behalf.


Course of Fire:

December 26, 2017, 9:30am Squadded 300/500/600yds Practice ($10 fee pay at practice)


December 26, 2017, 1:30 PM, ONE & DONE! Single String Team Match ($10 per shooter pay at Match)

Each Team will fire four strings, suggested one string per shooter. 1st/2nd/3rd place awards will be handed.

Match 1: 600Yards-2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 100 minutes total block time.

Aggregate – Team total


December 27, 2017

Match 1: 300 Yards - Unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes. 

Match 2: 500 Yards-2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 3: 600 Yards-2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 4: Aggregate of matches 1, 2, & 3.


December 28, 2017

Match 5: 300 Yards Team match, slow fire, 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record per team-member. Total team block time of 100 min.

Match 6: 500 Yards Team match, slow fire, 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record per team-member. Total team block time of 100 min.

Match 7: 600 Yards Team match, slow fire, 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record per team-member. Total team block time of 100 min.

Match 8: Team aggregate of matches 5, 6 & 7 


December 29, 2017

Match   9: 600 Yards individuals - Unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes.

Match 10: 600 Yards individuals - 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 11: 600 Yards individuals - 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 12: Aggregate of matches 9, 10 & 11.


December 30, 2017,

Match 13: 600 Yards individuals - Unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes.

Match 14: 600 Yards individuals - 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 15: 600 Yards individuals - 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.

Match 16: Aggregate of matches 13, 14 & 15

Individual grand aggregate: Matches 4, 12 & 16


Squadding: Squadding and briefing begins at 07:30 AM. Squadding for individual matches will be issued during the briefing by the Statistical Officer in the Registration area behind the 600 yard line. NRA Membership numbers and classification cards must be exhibited before squadding assignments are made. NRA membership is not required to compete. If a competitor fails to present himself at the proper firing point when his relay is called, or fails to show in the Pits before Pits seal, he may lose his right to compete in that event. High Masters and Masters will be grouped together when possible but this is not guaranteed as per Rule, 11.6.7.  Competitors will shoot on different relays and different targets each day regardless of classification.




Classifications: The NRA Highpower Classification system will be used. Unclassified competitors will compete in the Master Class. Rule 19.6 – Assigned Classification, or 19.2 – Temporary classification may be used in making entry provided documentation is presented to the STAT Officer.


Rifles: The following rifles are permitted:

Service Rifle – NRA Rule 3.1, CMP Rule 6.1; Match Rifle – NRA Rule 3.3; Palma Rifle – NRA Rule 3.3.1; Any Sight Match Rifle – NRA Rule 3.3.2; F-Class – NRA Rule 22.3.4(a) Open and 22.3.4(b) Target. AR-Tactical as per section 23 NRA rules including NRA rule 3.3.3 throughout with recent amendments.

Rifle Weighing: On day 4 of Regionals, the 5 top score leaders rifles for each division will be weighed. NRA rules.

Ammunition: Provided by the competitor as per rule section 3.17 & 3.17(b) inclusively.


Scoring & Pits: All competitors are responsible for scoring duties. Any competitor failing to perform his or her scoring duties is ground for disqualification.  Silver Mountain Electronic Targets will be used (NRA Rule 10.17). Competitors are encouraged to bring a Wi-Fi electronic device capable of opening a web browser page to a specific IP address. In the event of a catastrophic failure or malfunction of the electronic target system, the Match Director will reserve the right to make a decision to either delay the match or to switch over to conventional targets and pit duty.  In that case, all competitors are responsible for pit duties. If a substitute puller is used, the competitor is responsible for their attendance, performance and compensation. Competitors with physical limitations that need assistance should notify the Match Director in advance. The pit rotation will be announced during the briefing.


Targets: 300 yards: MR63 target & MR63FC F-Class target; 500 yards: MR65 target & MR65FC F-Class targets; 600 yards: MR-1 target, & 600 yard MR-1FC F-Class targets.


Awards: Every competitor who sends in their registration prior to Dec 16, will receive an Official Snowbird X-Miss Match Shirt. Be sure to include your shirt size on your entry!!! Rifle categories will be Service, Match, Any Sight/Tactical, F-Open & F-TR. Each rifle category will be divided into Classes. Awards will be given for individual Matches. Separate class awards will be given if five or more competitors are entered in a class. Five or more entries will make a class for one award; ten or more for 2 awards; fifteen or more for 3 awards.


If there are fewer than five High Masters entered, they must fire for Place and Category awards only.  High Masters and Masters will not be combined. Other classes of less than five may be combined. F-Class will be split into F-Open & F-TR if there are enough entries. After all match costs are set aside, approximately half of the remaining fees are distributed in awards. Individuals winning a Place or Category award are not eligible for Class awards. All awards will be presented after the end of the event. This takes place approximately 3:30 PM.


High Overall Winners: Competitors must shoot in the same Rifle Category all three days to be eligible for High Overall placement.


Team Event High Overall Winners: Each Rifle Category will be recognized during the awards ceremony.


Barbeque: This year there will be a barbeque on December 30th, 2017 after the conclusion of the events. Target time is 3:00.  You can enjoy your meal while awards and statistics are prepared.  It is complementary to competitors signed up for full tournament, daily shooter and guests is $16, and $5 for small children. We need advance reservations for extra tickets at registration.


Lodging: There are numerous hotels within fifteen minutes of the range. The drive time to beachside hotels is approximately 45 to 50 minutes. The following hotels are within fifteen minutes of the range:

§  Comfort Suites,1175 Malabar Road, Palm Bay,FL32907321-369-1234,

§  Holiday Inn Express, 1206 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 321-220-2003

§  Beachside hotels are available on request but the drive time is 45 to 50 minutes.


On site camping: Campsites with electricity are available on the Club property for $10 per night. Contact the Match Director for more details.


Additional Information:


Local rules: Ear protection is required and all participants are strongly encouraged to wear eye protection on the firing line, plus eye protection and ear protection are mandatory and a hat is recommended in the pits. All shooters are required to sign a Release and Hold Harmless Agreement to participate.  All minors (under 18 years) must be under direct adult supervision anywhere on club property.


Misses: Every competitor is expected to have every shot within the frame.  Equipment capable of 15 minutes elevation above the 200 yard zero.  If you do not have a zero for each yard line, attend the squadded practice on December 26 and request assistance at squadding. We will not accommodate first time installations of new scopes or new irons. Each shooter is responsible for every round leaving their rifle. Once the Match starts, a non-visible miss may be grounds to pull the competitor from the line, even during the sighting period, at the discretion of the Chief Range Officer. Scorers need to ensure the shooter is on target.  During the unlimited sighting shot interval the scorer may coach the shooter e.g. watch the bullet path down range and offer corrections. Coaching is only allowed during sighting shots. If a non-visible miss is off the target, it must be reported to the line officer. If you develop a sight malfunction, the rules give you time to repair it. The line officer may insist you go to the 50 yard practice range, or the sight-in 200yds range, and re-zero before he allows you to resume shooting at 600 yards. We will not allow unsafe practices or non-visible misses. The Chief Range Officer will have the discretion to disqualify the competitor for the rest of the match.  


Score keepers: The Scorer will confirm that the data required on the score card are entered and are correct. The Scorer will ensure both he and the shooter complete and sign the score cards. Rule 14.3.1.  The scorer must account for all rounds fired. Incomplete scorecards will not be accepted by the Stat Officer. It is the shooter’s responsibility to ensure the score keeper is recording all shots. If score keeper misses a shot, the shooter may, at the Range Officer’s discretion, be required to shoot additional rounds.


The scorecards and the Statistical Officer’s report are the official data. Match updates and final scores results will be posted at the pole barn and the official challenge period of 30 min begins once they are posted. It is the competitor’s responsibility to verify these scores during the challenge period and report any discrepancies to stat officials


Coaching is prohibited during all individual matches during shots for record (Rule 9.10) with exception during unlimited sighters match segment (Rule 9.2(b)) or for juniors with pre-arranged expanded classifications status provided by match sponsor(s) under rule 19.4.1 only.


Spiked feet for rifle rests or scope stands are NOT permitted on the Astro-Turf.  All muzzles must be across the white safety line. All other equipment shall be behind the white safety line. NRA rule 9.9 will also be enforced.


Sharing: At time of registration, PLEASE identify any cases of equipment sharing, needs for zeroes, needs for help in the pits, new competitors, etc.  The Chief Range Officer and the Statistical Officer will do what they can to accommodate/balance the requests via squadding.  Total satisfaction is not guaranteed.


For more information or questions, please contact the Match Director:


Chip Becker

2355 Botanica Cir.

West Melbourne, FL 32904






Please enter all requested information. Your information is not saved from year to year. Select and circle the type of rifle you will shoot in each match. Enter the Entry Fee Amount on the line provided. Total the entry fees and enter at the bottom. Please include a check or money order payable to "Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club" for that total. This form must be properly completed for your entry to be accepted. Entries after 12/16/2017 should call to check on availability. If you have any questions contact:

 Chip Becker at 321-614-4573 or email:        


Name (Print):__________________________________________________________________

                              (Please Circle One)

Shirt size: M    L    XL     XXL     XXXL                                Are you a PMRPC Member: Yes / No


Home Address:                                                                               ____                            ___


City, State, Zip code__________________________________________________________


Home Phone:                                      Cell Phone:                         Work Phone:___________


E-Mail Address:                                                                                                                   ____


NRA number:_______________________Mid Range Classification:___________________


Entry Fees: Individual Fees each day:

Adult PMRPC members.....$35.00

Adult non-members........... $40.00


Individual Fees for all three days package incl. BBQ meal (when paid before Dec 16):

Adult PMRPC members....$100.00

Adult non-members...........$115.00


Team Fees ………..…$120.00/4 person team  à other team members names: _____________________        



I will attend the following days:                                                                           

December 26, 2017, Practice   9:30 AM, $10 fee       Pay day of Practice                                      yes / no

December 26, 2017, One & Done! Team Match, $10 fee      Pay day of Match                              yes / no


All Indv matches:  (Circle One) Palma - Service - Match – Any Sight-Tactical - F Open - FTR          _________


Dec. 27, 2017/Indv:  (Circle One) Palma - Service - Match – Any Sight-Tactical - F Open - FTR       _________


Dec 28, 2017/Team:  (Circle One) Palma - Service - Match – Any Sight-Tactical - F Open - FTR      _________


Dec 29, 2017/Indv (Circle One) Palma - Service - Match – Any Sight-Tactical - F Open - FTR          _________


Dec 30, 2017/Indv (Circle One) Palma - Service - Match – Any Sight-Tactical - F Open - FTR               _________


Extra Barbeque Tickets $16 - including guests          Children under 12 - $5                                      __________

                                                                                                   Plus $25 late fee after 12/16/2017   __________

Mail entries and fees to PMRPC Rifle Director:                                                                                              c/o Francois LeBreton                                                                         

295 Lago Cir. Apt 100, West Melbourne, FL 32904                                 TOTAL Enclosed         __________

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