How To Be a Block Officer at Outdoor Bullseye Matches

There are usually two block officers required at all outdoor bullseye matches. The Range Officer is responsible for the safe and orderly conduct of the range and he “runs” the match and the Block Officers assist the Range Officer by acting as additional eyes and ears. One Block Officer will be in charge of the right side shooting positions and the other Block Officer will be in charge of the left side shooting positions. At our club, we always try to have two sets of Block Officers: one set scheduled to arrive before the match begins and the other set scheduled to arrive about three hours later to relieve the first set.

Before the match begins, the Block Officers will help set up the range for the day’s match. This includes setting targets in the frames, bringing out replacement centers, setting up the public address system and speakers, and the equipment that turns the targets.

At the start of each phase of the match, the Range Officer will give commands […]

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