The Precision Rifle Series Club Series
The Precision Rifle Series Club Series is formed by precision rifle competitors and match directors to organize, structure and support the national precision rifle club level community. The objective is quite simple, create an organizational structure and a series where shooters and clubs can compete within their regions. The national level series is well established, for many shooters the time, travel and costs can discourage active participation in large two day style matches. The PRS Club Series addresses these concerns that exclude many shooters who want to routinely join us on the firing line.
How to get involved
What is the PRS Club Series?
As the national leading body for the long range precision rifle discipline in the United States, the PRS is a member service organization that promotes the growth of the sport the by creating opportunities for shooters and match directors of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. The membership is comprised of shooters from juniors to sponsored professionals, as well as match directors and volunteers. Members can get involved through numerous affiliated clubs across the nation. The Precision Rifle Series Club Series is also responsible for selecting and affording the opportunity for shooters to compete in a regional club and national level PRS finale. The PRS Club Series strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: build the base, promote the sport, achieve competitive success.
Where do the shooters fit?
The PRS Club Series members come from every state in the nation and represent every age group, ethnicity, and background. PRS Club Series offers member benefits for several groups, including:
- Shooters- PRS Affiliated Clubs across the nation offer membership to shooters of all ages. From the beginning competitor to the seasoned professional the PRS offers a systematic progression and competition opportunities in your area.
- Match Directors- The PRS offers valuable training, educational guidelines, and tracks your shooters’ scores. The PRS has organizational and advertisement power to assist in the promotion of your matches.
- The PRS Club series will collect scores and publish standings from affiliated club’s matches within each region.
- Shooter’s scores are all-inclusive. (Scores count toward individual club series and PRS Club Series standings.)
- The PRS Club Series will receive match results from all affiliated club’s one day precision rifle matches.
- Scores will be recorded and standings published by the PRS Club Series after each match.
- Shooters may compete in any and as many affiliated one day matches within and outside their region for points.
- The top three match scores during the calendar year will count toward PRS Club Series points.
- At the end of each year the top 100+ shooters will compete in regional finales.
- Top 5 individual shooters for each class will be recognized as the regional champions.
How to Participate:
- Shooters join the PRS Club Series for free (see the top of the page).
- Shooters may then compete in any 1 day match hosted by affiliated regional rifle clubs.
- Match directors/clubs can request affiliation from the National PRS director via the application on this page.
- Approval will be based off location, club size, facilities/land used and average number of shooters.
- Match directors are responsible for uploading match dates and scores on this page.
- There is no cost for clubs to affiliate, but MDs will collect and submit $5 for all shooters for each club match.
- Registration, scoring and standings will be automatically updated on this site.
How it Works:
- Shooters that compete in any affiliated one day matches will be ranked against all shooters in their region. Home region must be decided upon sign up by the shooter during registration.
- Shooters may compete across their region in as many matches as they desire.
- Scores attained from outside the shooters home region will count toward the shooters standing inside his/her region.
- Only the top three scores will be calculated toward PRS Regional Club points.
- At the end of each year the top ~100 ranked shooters from the region will compete in regional finales.
- Yearly ranking points will count towards 3/4ths of the overall points. The Championship match will count for the remaining 1/4th.
- The top 3 shooters from each region (that are not otherwise PRO Series qualified or have ever been PROs) will be invited to the PRS PRO series finale each year. Top Club Series national winners will be recognized during the PRO Series Finale.
- Match directors will score affiliated PRS Club matches in the following manner:
- Individuals match points / match winner’s match points X 100pts = PRS Club Score.
- For example: Consider a match where the 1st place shooter scored 150 points and 14th place scored 98 points.
- Applying the formula (98/150) X 100 = 63.33 PRS Club points.
- The 14th shooter will earn 63.33 points toward his or her ranking.
- The 1st place shooter will earn 100 points.
PRS Club Series Classifications
In order for shooters to be able to compete with their peers, PRS Club Series competitors are divided into classifications based upon their skill level and performance. The PRS has an efficient and easy method of classifying our shooters. Only PRS affiliated clubs scores will count toward classifications.
The reason for the PRS Classification System is to have the ability to rank competitors and allow shooters to have true peer-to-peer recognition. This minimizes the need for equipment divisions and allows all competitors to compete within their performance/experience level and equipment capabilities.
The PRS Club Series classification is a dynamic system. Classifications may move up or down based on a competitor’s performance and will remain variable until the last affiliated regional match of the year. Once all scheduled club matches are complete, competitors will then be “qualified” in their final classifications for their Regional finale. Shooters may then compete in their qualified class during the season finale for final regional series results. Classifications will be reset after each season.
Competitors can achieve a classification of either Pro, Semi-Pro, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman or Amateur. Each class consists of a percentage of the total number of regional PRS Club affiliated shooters, based on the most current standings.
Pro shooters, for example, will be classified as the top 10% of competitors according to the most current regional standings. Competitors within the top 80-89.9% of shooters, based on current standings will be classified as Semi-Pro and so on.
Classification Bracket Percentages
- Professional – First 10%
- Semi-Professional – Next 10%
- Expert – Next 10%
- Sharpshooter – Next 15%
- Marksman – Next 15%
- Amateur – Remaining shooters (approx 40%)
- Percentages broken down from the total number of regional shooters, based on standings.
- The number of shooters included in each class will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
- Tied shooters who fall into 2 separate classes based on the percentages will be classed up into the higher class. The “classed up shooters” former positions will remain unfilled in the lower class.
Please see the PRS Club Guidelines.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253 225-6708.