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Tournament Officials

Officials will be thoroughly familiar with conditions of the program and with Canadian Firearms Institute Rules. The Match Director, Deputy Match Director, Chief Range Officer, Chief Statistical Officer and Official Referee may not compete in any Registered Tournament where they are officiating. In Approved Tournaments, the Supervisor is the only official who may not compete. Refer to Section 11 of the CFI AP Rulebook.

In-house Club & Approved Matches
  • Match Director
  • Official Referee /Supervisor(selected by Sponsor)
  • Statistical Officer (reporting, selected by Sponsor)
  • Chief Range Officer (selected by Sponsor)
  • Enough RSO’s to work the range for the entire competition (Selected by Sponsor)
Registered Matches
  • Match Director
  • Statistical Officer (reporting, selected by Sponsor)
  • Chief Range Officer (selected by Sponsor)
  • 3 man jury—selected by Sponsor
  • Enough RSO’s to work the range for the entire competition (Selected by Sponsor)
Sanctioned Regional or Provincial Matches
  • Match Director
  • Statistical Officer (reporting, selected by Sponsor, Approved by CFI)
  • Chief Range Officer (selected by Sponsor, Approved by CFI)
  • Official Referee—Approved by CFI
  • RSO’s—Approved by CFI
Match Director

The Match Director is directly responsible for the efficient conduct of the entire tournament.

Deputy Match Director

The Deputy Match Director, when appointed, is responsible to the Match Director for the efficient conduct of the entire tournament, and acts for the Match Director in all matters listed in Rule 11.1. A Deputy Match Director is appointed at the discretion of the sponsor.

Supervisor

A Supervisor is required at all CFI Approved Tournaments. The Supervisor may be a CFI Official Referee, or an officer of a CFI Club, League or an Association who is familiar with CFI Competition Rules and match procedure.

The Supervisor is responsible for seeing that all CFI Rules are properly interpreted and applied. His/her decision will be final in scoring of challenged targets. The Supervisor shall not act as a scorer except to score challenged targets.

Jury

In all Registered Tournaments which are not Provincial, Sectional, Regional, or National Championships, a 3-member Jury will be formed by the Match Director to function as the “Official Referee”. The Chairman of the Jury must be a member of the sponsoring organization, and complete the reports required by CFI.

Official Referee

A CFI Official Referee is required at all CFI Official Provincial, Sectional, Regional, and National Championships. Assignments are made from the Headquarters of the Canadian Firearms Institute. The CFI Official Referee is not an administrative or operating official and is not responsible for the behavior or efficiency of either Range or Statistical Office personnel. It is the responsibility of the Referee to see that all Canadian Firearms Institute Rules are properly interpreted and applied.

Range Director

When appointed, the Range Director and Deputy Range Director are responsible to the Match Director, and have supervisory responsibility for the Chief Range Officers and for efficient and safe operation of the ranges.

Chief Range Officer

Will have full charge of the range and will conduct the matches on the schedule approved by the Match Director. He/she is responsible for range safety, and for enforcing all rules.

Range Officers

Each Range Officer is an assistant to the Chief Range Officer; competitors may be assigned this duty. He/she is responsible for the safety and discipline of range personnel, competitors and spectators in the sector of the range to which he has been assigned.

Statistical Officer

The Chief Statistical Officer is in charge of all statistical work in connection with the match except the actual recording of scores when this is done on the range. The Statistical Officer is directly responsible to the Match Director. He/she is assisted by such Assistant Statistical Officers as may be required.