6.4 Regional Teams
The following dictates the rules regarding the regional teams that can be created for an IPSC match.
6.4.1 Official Regional Teams
Subject to the availability of allocated slots, only one official Regional team in each Division and/or Division/Category may be selected on merit by each Region for IPSC Level IV or higher matches. Approved Category teams are specified by the IPSC Assembly (see Appendix A2).
- At Level IV matches, the only teams permitted are those representing Regions within the zone where the match is being held (e.g. at a European Championship, only teams representing Regions designated by IPSC as belonging to the European Zone can be fielded).
- At Level IV and higher matches, official Regional Teams must be “seeded” for squadding purposes in accordance to how the team placed at the same immediately preceding event, if any, even if the team is comprised of different persons.
- At Level IV or higher matches, all members of the same official Regional Team must compete together in the same squad in the main match.
6.4.2 Team Scoring
An individual competitor’s scores can only be used exclusively for a single team in a match, and each team must be comprised of competitors in the same Division.
188.8.131.52 Team Eligibility
The individual Division and/or Category assigned to a competitor determines his eligibility in respect of teams (e.g. a competitor individually in Standard Division cannot participate in an Open Division team). A female individually registered as “Lady” cannot participate in a team based on age, or vice versa. A competitor individually registered in a Category may be a member of an overall team in the same Division.
6.4.3 Team Sizes
Teams consist of a maximum of 4 members. However, only the final scores of the 3 highest scoring team members will be used to calculate team results.
6.4.4 Incomplete Team Scoring
If a member of a team retires from the match for any reason before completing all of the stages, scores attained by that competitor will continue to stand towards the team score. However, the affected team is not entitled to replace the retired team member.
6.4.5 Team Member Replacement
A team member who is unable to commence a match may be replaced prior to commencement by another competitor, subject to the approval of the Match Director.
6.4.6 Team Member Disqualification
If a member of a team is disqualified from a match, the disqualified member’s scores will revert to zero for all stages. Teams will not be entitled to replace a disqualified team member.