Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

…at the Nationals

Scotland GR shooters The Gallery Rifle Nationals would not be the same of course without the boys in blue from North of the border coming down to compete and socialise.

Leslie Kong, Scottish Gallery Rifle shooter, offers his take of the shoot this year and reports on how the guys got on. Read more…..

Some photos from the Nationals

Some photos and images from the Gallery Rifle Nationals Championships held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. New records were set, Home Countries National Championships were played out, new National Champions were crowned.

Gallery Rifle National Championships

Results and Prizelists

National Championships

The Results of the weekend’s competition are now on-line.

The deadline for challenges is the end of play next Tuesday – 2 September 2014

The Annual HCNM Match

At the GR&P National Championships

Nats - mtFor the last half dozen years or so the Gallery Rifle National Championship meeting has hosted the Home Countries National match. This is a head to head affair with teams from England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland having the opportunity to compete in the popular disciplines of T&P1 and Multi-Target matches in both Centrefire and Smallbore.

The nation’s captains have named their teams for the 2014 championship which will take place as usual on Melville Ranges, Bisley on saturday the 23rd August. Prizegiving will be in the English XX club from 18:00 onwards where the bar will be open for drinks and food.


The Teams


SB – Jonny Cormie, John Crouch, Scott Lyon, Robert J Tonner (jnr), Greg Rastall
CF – Charles Bestwick, Graeme Dodds, Glen Gordon, Leslie Kong, Norman Veitch


SB – Jim Smith, Keith Cox, David Hackett, Matthew Peppitt, David Guest
CF – Peter Watts, Chris West, Colin McMichael, Morne Van Dalen, John Shine


SB – Taff Wilcox, Andy Summers, Jon Avetoomyan, Terry Fry, Gwyn Roberts.
CF – Terry Lowman, Dale Rogers, Gerry Betteridge, Ian Price, Bob Worthington

The Imperial GR&P Meeting

Imperial shootersSome photos below from the Imperial meeting held from the 9th to the 13th July on Melville Ranges (and beyond out of hours).

This is a meeting many Gallery Rifle shooters seem to skip over. A great pity as it offers a lot at the height of the Summer. The NRA Summer Journal will be offering a rundown of what the meeting is about.

Be sure to check it out.

The BDMP vs. Jersey Pistol Match

Leitmar Ranges, August 2014

SLG Bisley

The BDMP vs. Jersey Pistol Match 2014 was held in Leitmar, Germany this year. Since SLG Bisley is affiliated to the BDMP a small contingent is allowed to attend and participate in the revolver and pistol extravaganza. Additionally, since a number of our attendees are England Gallery Rifle team members it was decided that the match should become a 3 way true International match : Germany vs. Jersey vs. England.

Read Alan’s full report over on the SLG Bisley web site……………..

Gallery Rifle National Championships

Still time to enter – on-line entry forms here

National ChampionshipsWith this year’s Gallery Rifle National Championships approaching over the weekend of the 23-24 August volunteers are required to help run the event. If you have volunteered to help – many thanks. Please see the Range Allocation schedule for where you are working.

The weekend has a similar format to the usual GRAWS: We are running all the usual GR&P favourites throughout the weekend, along with Speed Steels, Bianchi, Target Shotgun, 200yd and McQueen matches on Saturday only.

You will be able to buy reshoots for the Speed steels and the McQueen on the range for only £4 a go, a good way to hone your skills and earn a medal or two!

The Gallery Rifle National Championshipsrifle-shooter

Bisley Ranges 23-24 August

Enter on-line

Current Range Officer Rota

The Welsh Open Gallery Rifle  Championships

Welsh flagsThese championships took place over the 9-10 August at the Haverfordwest Shooting Ground.

Results are now available over on the 2014 results page.


On Friday the 8th August  Haverfordwest Shooting Ground hosted an official Wales v England Head to Head match. Teams from the nations competed in the usual T&P1 and Multi-Target matches as a preliminary to the overall Championships.


England Flag




The Teams

England: Jim Smith (Capt), Colin McMichael, Neil Francis, David Guest, Keith Cox

Wales: Taff Wilcox (Capt), Andy Summers, Terry Fry, Gerry Betteridge, Dale Rogers

The Results



Wentworth Sporting Supplies – Opening Weekend

12th – 13th September 2014


Photos from Derby

Derby RPC Some photos from the 2014 Derby Open courtesy of local photography efforts from Derby and the JSPC.

Photo Set 1Photo Set 2Photo Set 3



The Home Countries Nationals.

wales-flagWe ask for one and we get two. The next Home Countries National Match looks very much likely to be a two way affair.

Wales will be hosting England at the Haverfordwest shooting ground over the weekend of the Welsh Open meeting – 9-10 August 2014.

The head to head match itself will take place on Friday 8th August. Five English shooters and Five Welsh shooters will compete in the usual matches of T&P1 and Multi-target across both calibre types.England Gallery Rifle Team

We wish both teams the best of luck, good shooting and a true aim.


Ranking Tables – post Derby

RankingsThe updated ranking tables now available. How’s everyone getting on?


Next classified meeting is the Welsh Open – 9-10 August.

The 2014 Derby Open – Results


Derby 2014 Open

Home Countries National Match at Derby

DERBY RPCTeams from England, Scotland and Wales competed on Friday the 27th June at the excellent range facilities that Derby RPC has to offer for the first three way Home Countries National Match outside of Bisley.

HCNM matches consist of the Timed and Precision One event and the Multi Target event in both Centrefire and Smallbore. Teams of five shooters compete head to head in all four events with the lowest score in each event being dropped. The winners are simply the highest bullet score across all four events.

Overall Results of the competition

1st.   Wales         791.254
2nd.   England       779.233
3rd.   Scotland      735.197

Individual Results

Multi Target – Centre Fire

Wales England Scotland
Taff Wilcox 117.15 Jim Smith 116.15 Norman Veitch 118.16
Jon Avetoomyan 116.14 Neil Francis 114.13 Graeme Dodds 115.12
Terry Fry 116.12 Keith Cox 114.10 Mike Hibbard 114.11
Andy Summers 115.15 John Shine 113.11 Leslie Kong 114.11
Bob Worthington 86.06 Pete Cooper 110.07 Bill Pow 110.11
464.56 457.49 461.50

 Timed & Precision one - Centre Fire

Wales England Scotland
Terry Fry 300.24 Keith Cox 300.23 Leslie Kong 300.18
Andy Summers 300.23 John Shine 300.22 Bill Pow  299.21
Taff Wilcox 300.22 Neil Francis 300.22 Graeme Dodds  299.20
Jon Avetoomyan 299.26 Jim Smith 299.19 Mike Hibbard  299.10
Bob Worthington 279.18 Pete Cooper 298.13 Norman Veitch  299.14
1199.95 1199.86 1197.69

Timed and Precision One - Small Bore

Wales England Scotland
Andy Summers 298.14 Keith Cox 300.15 Graeme Dodds 295.14
Jon Avetoomyan 298.13 John Shine 299.15 Norman Veitch  294.10
Taff Wilcox 296.16 Jim Smith 297.19 Bill Pow  292.12
Terry Fry 296.11 Neil Francis 295.9 Leslie Kong  291.09
Bob Worthington 293.07 Morné Van Dalen 227.09 Mike Hibbard  287.09
1188.54 1192.58 1173.45

Multi Target - Small Bore

Wales England Scotland
Terry Fry 118.18 Morné Van Dalen 114.09 Bill Pow 107.08
Andy Summers 118.14 Keith Cox 113.13 Graeme Dodds  107.07
Jon Avetoomyan 113.07 Jim Smith 113.10 Mike Hibbard 107.06
Taff Wilcox 111.10 Neil Francis 112.07 Norman Veitch 104.12
Bob Worthington 107.05 John Shine 97.02 Leslie Kong 103.05
460.49 452.39 425.33

The Home Countries Challenge Match

Derby RPC;  27th June 2014

The first Home Countries challenge match to be held outside of Bisley since 2009 will take place at Derby RPC on Friday 27th June 2014.

Teams from England, Scotland and Wales will compete in Timed and Precision one and Multi-Target matches in both Centrefire and Smallbore aggregates. Good luck to all the teams.

scotland-flagThe Scotland Gallery Rifle Team:



Centrefire and Smallbore

  • Graeme Dodds ( Capt)
  • Mike Hibberd
  • Norman Vietch
  • Bill Pow
  • Leslie Kong

England FlagThe England Gallery Rifle Teams:



  • Neil Francis
  • Jim Smith (Capt)
  • Keith Cox
  • John Shine
  • Peter Cooper


  • Morne Van Dalen
  • Jim Smith (Capt)
  • Keith Cox
  • John Shine
  • Neil Francis

wales-flagThe Welsh Gallery Rifle Team:



Centrefire and Smallbore

  • Taff Wilcox (Capt)
  • Jon Avetoomyan
  • Andy Summers
  • Bob Worthington
  • Yanto Fry