3.1 General Regulations (COF)
The competitor is always responsible to safely fulfill the requirements of a course of fire but can only reasonably be expected to do so after verbally or physically receiving the written stage briefing, which must adequately explain the requirements to the competitors. Course information can be broadly divided into the following types:
3.1.1 Published Courses Of Fire
Registered competitors and/or their Regional Directors must be provided with the same course of fire information, within the same notice period, in advance of the match. The information may be provided by physical or electronic means, or by reference to a website (also see Section 2.3).
3.1.2 Non-Published Courses Of Fire
Same as Rule 3.1.1 except that the details for the course of fire are not published beforehand. The course of fire instructions are provided in the written stage briefing.