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How does Orion break ties?

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An important Orion feature is its ability to rank athletes and teams according to the score they earned. This includes breaking ties (e.g. when two athletes have the same aggregate score). Orion breaks ties according to the selected Orion rulebook. Orion rulebooks derive their tie breaking programming typically from a governing body rulebook. The table below lists the rulebook reference for tie breaking performed by Orion.

Orion Rulebook

Tie Breaking Rule Reference

National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle *

8.6.1

NRA Air Rifle: Air Rifle *

15.3

USA Shooting: Air Rifle

6.15.1

USA Shooting: Air Pistol

6.15.1

USA Shooting: PPP *

8.4

NRA Pistol: Air Pistol *

15.3

USA Shooting: Smallbore Rifle

6.15.1

NRA Rifle: Smallbore Rifle *

15.7

NRA BB Gun

15.3

NRA High Power Rifle *

15.4

NRA Pistol: Smallbore Pistol *

15.4

CMP Service Rifle *

8.1.9

CMP Pistol *

7.1.6

CMP Rimfire Sporter *

3.8.4

NRA Silhouette * ^

15.3.b

USA Shooting Shotgun

9.15.2

American Skeet and Trap * #

NSSA Rule 8.d and 8.e

Smallbore Benchrest *

C.9

Air Rifle Benchrest *

C.9

If by chance there is an unbreakable tie, both participants will be given the same rank and listed alphabetically.

* With the exception of BB Gun, irregardless of rulebook, in a Virtual Match or when decimal scoring is used, Orion breaks ties by USA Shooting rule 6.15.1.

^ Silhouette ties for individuals are broken by highest number of hits in the Shoot Off stage. If no Shoot Off was fired, and in team events, ties are broken by the last series of Rams, then Turkeys, then Pigs, then Chickens, counting backwards.

# With the American Skeet and Trap rulebook, if a Shoot Off score is recorded, then it is used to break the tie. If a Shoot Off is not recorded then the longest run, as defined by the NSSA rulebook 8.d is used to break the tie.