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 STEEL CHALLENGE MEMBER RESOURCES: CLASSIFICATION POLICIES

Steel Challenge Classification System

Although similar to the USPSA classification system in concept, the Steel Challenge classification system is independent of the USPSA classification system and has its own policies, as follows:
  1. Only stages that bear "SC" numbers (SC-101, SC-102, etc.) are used for classification.
  2. A minimum of four stages per division are required for classification.
  3. Stages will not be included in the classification calculation until the activity fee for that match has been paid by the club hosting the match.
  4. If you have shot a stage more than once, your best stage time will count.
  5. A stage time is the aggregate time for the stage from a match (total of the best 4 of 5, or 3 of 4, times for the stage in a match).
  6. Only stages shot in the current or previous two calendar years are used for classification.
    • All classifiers are included in the initial classification run on July 4, 2016, without regard to the two calendar year limit. This was done so that competitors who had a high score from a match more than two calendar years ago, and before this classification system was released, would get the classification those scores earned.
  7. Your classification percentage can go down, however, once you earn a classification (A, B, etc.) it will not go down.
  8. Stages that have been assigned a default of 30 seconds per string (120 seconds on a 5 string stage, 90 on a 4 string stage) are considered DNFs and are not included in your classification calculation.
  9. Your classification percentage is calculated as follows:
    • Your total time for all classifier stages that you shot is added up
    • The total "peak times" for the stages you shot is added up
    • Your percentage is defined as total_peak_time/total_stage_time
    • Your percentage is mapped to a classification
  10. USPSA headquarters cannot process manual corrections to scores. If a score or division is incorrect, contact the match director and request corrected scores be uploaded. If a score cannot be correct, USPSA staff can mark it "invalid" (not to be used in classification)
  11. Classifications are calculated early Wednesday AM on a weekly basis. This time was chosen to minimize the chances of a classification changing during a match.
 


Classes

ClassRange
GM>=95%
M>=85%
A>=75%
B>=60%
C>=40%
D>=0%
 

Classification
Stages

AbbrevStage
SC-1015 to Go
SC-102Showdown
SC-103Smoke & Hope
SC-104Outer Limits
SC-105Accelerator
SC-106The Pendulum
SC-107Speed Option
SC-108Roundabout
 

Classification
Divisions

AbbrevDivision
COCarry Optics
ISRIron Sight Revolver
LTDLimited
OPNOpen
OSROptical Sight Revolver
PCCIPCC Iron
PCCOPCC Optics
PRODProduction
RFPIRimfire Pistol Iron
RFPORimfire Pistol Open
RFRIRimfire Rifle Iron
RFRORimfire Rifle Open
SSSingle Stack

Peak Stage Times Used for Classification

DivisionSC-101SC-102SC-103SC-104SC-105SC-106SC-107SC-108
CO Carry Optics13.010.010.014.011.013.013.010.0
ISR Iron Sight Revolver13.512.010.514.513.513.514.011.5
LTD Limited13.010.010.014.011.013.013.010.0
OPN Open12.09.09.013.010.012.012.09.0
OSR Optical Sight Revolver12.010.510.514.014.014.012.510.0
PCCI PCC Iron11.59.08.512.510.011.511.09.0
PCCO PCC Optics11.08.57.512.09.510.510.58.5
PROD Production13.510.510.514.511.513.513.510.5
RFPI Rimfire Pistol Iron11.09.58.513.010.012.011.59.0
RFPO Rimfire Pistol Open9.58.07.511.09.010.010.58.0
RFRI Rimfire Rifle Iron11.59.08.512.510.011.511.09.0
RFRO Rimfire Rifle Open11.08.07.512.09.510.010.08.0
SS Single Stack13.510.510.514.511.513.513.510.5
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