MSA Frequently Asked
Question: What is a Novice?
Answer: The novice
division is for any
competitor that is new to the sport of mounted shooting or a
level one in other associations. The novice division
division will be
half the entry fee and will not be eligible for jackpot or added
money. You can move out of the novice division into the non-pro
division at any time by notifying MSA. However, once you move
out of the novice division you will no longer be eligible to move
back into it. The novice division will earn points towards year
Question: What does it
take to qualify for MSA Finals?
Answer: Contestants must
attend a minimum of 3 MSA matches to attend the MSA Finals. One
of those matches must have been a regional or state competition.
Question: How do I earn
Each contestant receives one
point for entering and one point for each contestant he or
she places above in the overall standing.
Points will be counted
toward saddles for overall points winners in their divisions
and those saddles will be awarded at the MSA World
Points will be awarded for
Main Match and Rifle (which will be tracked separately). No
points will be awarded Xtreme Qualifier, Xtreme Handicap,
“Fun shoot”, Teams or any other type of match other than
those mentioned above.
Points Saddle winners must
compete at MSA Finals to win a saddle
Points remain with a
contestant as they move up or down
Contestants must attend a
minimum of 3 MSA matches to attend the MSA Finals. One of
those matches must have been a regional or state