ANTLER CONTEST

Rules and Entry Form
Registration must be completed, payment made, and antlers turned in for scoring by 3pm on Friday, August 16, 2019.
No exceptions will be made.

GENERAL
1. Original antler sets only allowed into contest, replicas will not be eligible for contest.
a. Rebuilt antler sets (burr moldings) will be eligible for the Contest.
b. Antler sets that are not rebuilt will get a standard 2” added to the main beam length
2. Inside spread will be given by the submitter of the antler set, pictures and/or video might be asked for by the judges or contest runners to confirm the measurement given at submittal. The judges reserve the right to adjust the inside spread measurement if deemed necessary
3. Only antler sets from the previous year will be allowed entry into contest. Antler sets from previous years can be scored but will not be eligible to win any part of the contest.
4. All antler sets are measured by official SCI master measurers or other systems deemed capable by the contest.
5. All entries due by Saturday at 11 AM with confirmation of payment of entry fees prior to scoring. Antler sets can be entered into multiple divisions as long as the entry criteria is met. All deer are automatically entered into Best of Show if they win their class. Best of Show winners determined by votes from all members in good standing of TDA and registered conference attendees.
6. Each Division has 5 Classes: Yearling, 2 year old, 3 year old, Open (4-6 years of age) and 7+

GROSS SCORE DIVISION
1. Includes all eligible points according to the SCI standards of antler scoring
2. Class winners determined by the largest gross score in that division
3. Best of Show winner determined by votes gathered after class winners announced

GROSS MAINFRAME DIVISION
1. Antler sets submitted to this division are scored both as gross and typical sets. The difference between the gross score and the typical frame score must not exceed 35%.
2. Class winners are determined by a weighted scale that incorporates gross score and the % difference between gross and typical scores.
3. Best of Show winner determined by votes gathered after class winners are announced

TEXAS TYPICAL DIVISION
1. Antler sets submitted to this division are scored using the SCI typical method. Non-typical points must not exceed 10% of total score to be included in this division.
2. Class winners determined by the largest net typical scores
3. Best of Show winner determined by votes gathered after class winners are announced

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