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2018 Handbooks

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2018 Handbooks

Handbook-2018The 2018 handbooks are now at the printers.

The Handbook is in 3 sections for 2018. The main rule book, the 2018 Phoenix Booklet and the Imperial GR&P booklet.

Thanks to all our sponsors and advertisers, contributors, proof readers, checkers and generally interested parties.

 

The Spring Action Weekend: 24-25 March 2018

Entries are now OPEN for the Spring Action Weekend 2018:
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018

This weekend offers the first opportunity of the year to shoot a range of matches within Gallery Rifle & Pistol, Long-Barrelled Pistol & Revolver, Fullbore Rifle, Classic & Historic, Target Shotgun and Practical Pistol disciplines. Run in a relaxed but professional setting, we look forward to welcoming both novice and experienced competitors to Bisley for this enjoyable weekend of shooting.

This year over 140 matches will take place between Short Siberia, Melville, Butt Zero, Time Limit and Winans ranges.

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NEW for 2018

  • The WA48 – Open to LBP & LBR, this event consists of 4 stages at distances ranging from 7-25m.
  • Match 6392 – The popular 200x match now offers a specific category for post 1955 Service Optic Rifles

The Spring Action Weekend also sees the return of the popular Mini McQueen, which will be running throughout the weekend on Time Limit.

Alongside the main event, the Practical Pistol Match (2nd Round of the NRA Handgun League) will be shot exclusively on Sunday on Butt Zero.

Get dusting off your Historic rifles! This weekend is offering 30 matches in the Classic, Carbine, Veteran and Vintage disciplines.

More details and the paper entry form for this event are available on our website

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Advance entries close at 1200 hrs on Monday 20 March. Entries will be accepted after this, however will not be squadded.

Range Officers

ROWe are in need of volunteer ROs to run matches across the weekend. If you are able to offer some time please complete the online form. ROs will have access to the ranges to shoot their matches during the afternoon of Thursday 22 March, and all day on Friday 23 March.

2018 GR&P Competitive Calendar

Flyer for the 2018 Competitive Calendar. High Quality JPG to download if required. Distribute as required – pin up in local club rooms etc.

2018-calendar

Spring Action Weekend

ROs and Volunteers Needed

ROPreparations are underway for the first GR Action Weekend of 2018:

Spring Action Weekend (23rd – 25th March)

We would be delighted to welcome you to Bisley as an RO for this year’s Meeting. The Spring Action Weekend comprises of multiple events hosted on a variety of ranges, so there are plenty of jobs to help out with!

We offer mileage, meals and NRA accommodation (if required). By working on the weekend you also have the opportunity to shoot some or all of your events on the Friday, before the main Meeting gets underway.

You do not need to be a qualified RCO to volunteer. ROs will be supported by experienced, qualified NRA RCOs, making this an excellent chance for you to gain experience running a range of competitions.

Deadline for Volunteer sign-ups is Wednesday 7th March
The form will take approximately 5 minutes of your time.  Please complete it at your earliest possible convenience so we can manage your requirements, and ensure there is accommodation available for you (if required)

Volunteer your time for the SAW

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As an RO you ensure our competitions run safely and professionally, whilst also advising and encouraging competitors, including those new to Bisley and lacking confidence. It goes without saying that this RO support is a key element to the success of our events.

 

The NRA is fortunate to have committed ROs who consistently give up their time to support events through the year. There are a range of competitions we wish to run, however we need more ROs to provide adequate cover on the ranges.

Please spread the word at your local clubs as there may be less experienced ROs wishing to gain further experience and perhaps take up the opportunity to enter a competition or two!

Classified Matches

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The Classified Matches

And their breakpoints

We classify into divisions the most popular GR&P events. Various opinions exist about how many divisions there should be and where these divisional breakpoints should lie. However we currently have what is defined.

The current philosophy is to build a hierarchical pyramid of shooters with top X class shooters forming the pinnacle and up and coming A, B (and C and D) class shooters climbing this virtual monolith.

The overall intention is to create an environment in which everyone has a chance to achieve their personal goals and compete against others of a similar ability or experience. It also produces a general comparative measure against which to gauge individual progress and improvement by promotion through the classes.

As the years have progressed scores have generally got better. Everybody who shoots a classified match has their score entered into the national database. The raw data this creates allows the breakpoints to be defined. Over the last few years this has been based on scores data going back the best part of 20 years. Some people think this skews the data slightly as we will have scores in the data-set from people who no longer shoot any more.

One method of overcoming this is to use a sliding window to only analyse scores data from the recent past in order to come to a more realistic conclusion on where fair divisions should be placed. Doing this for the last five years – looking back at scores for the last five seasons only – has slightly changed the class breakpoints as shown below.

 

Timed & Precision 1 (T&P1)

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 299-300 300.21

300.23

298-300

299-300

298-300

299-300

A 292-298 299-300.20

299-300.22

292-297

292-298

292-297

292-298

B up to 291 up to 298 up to 291 up to 291

Timed and Precision 2 (T&P2)

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 586-600

587-600

595-600

 

588-600

 

570-600

572-600

A 556-585

567-586

585-594

587-594

560-587

568-587

540-569

540-571

B up to 555

up to 566

up to 584

up to 586

up to 559

up to 567

up to 539

Multi-Target (M-T)

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 114-120

116-120

118-120

119-120

115-120

116-120

112-120

113-120

A 106-113

105-115

111-117

112-118

107-114

107-115

106-112
B up to 105

up to 104

up to 110

up to 111

up to 106 up to 105

Phoenix A

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 187-200

189-200

195-200

197-200

189-200

190-200

180-200

183-200

A 166-186

175-188

182-194

188-196

176-188

177-189

160-179

163-182

B up to 174 up to 187 up to 175

up to 176

up to 162

The 1500

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 1478-1500

1481-1500

1493-1500

1494-1500

1490-1500

1485-1500

1455-1500

1468-1500

A 1455-1477

1471-1480

1485-1492

1490-1493

1445-1489

1450-1484

1400-1454

1400-1467

B 1425-1454

1448-1470

1468-1484

1480-1489

up to 1444

up to 1449

up to 1399

up to 1399

C 1375-1424

1375-1447

1427-1467

1456-1479

D up to 1374 up to 1426

up to 1455

Advancing Target

Class GRSB GRCF LBP LBR
X 287-300

285-300

179-180 178-180

177-180

176-180

174-180

A 269-286

267-284

173-178

174-178

167-177

169-176

170-175

163-173

B up to 268

up to 266

up to 172

up to 173

up to 166

up to 168

up to 169

up to 162

 

The England Gallery Rifle Captain for 2018

 David Guest

David Guest

After three seasons as England Gallery Rifle Captain Morné van Dalen decided to step down at the end of the 2017 season.

One nomination was received for England Captain – David Guest – proposed by Gary Bowden and seconded by Dave Eastwood.  No objections have been received and this nomination has now been passed over to the English XX council for official notification and registration as the England Gallery Rifle Captain for the 2018 season.

Gary Bowden

Gary Bowden

David has accepted this offer and has appointed Gary Bowden as Vice Captain. England will be competing in the usual Home Countries matches throughout the UK next season.


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GB Gallery Rifle Captain for 2018

GB FlagThe GB Gallery Rifle team compete on the world circuit and take part in at least three International shoots a year. Team captains are appointed on an annual basis.

Nominations are now being sought for the Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain for the 2018 season. The team will compete in IGRF international competitions at Bisley (May), Ireland (July) and Germany (November) in 2018.

Nominations should be sent to myself (Ted George) who will forward to the NRA Secretary General and has to be received by 11 December 2017. Nomination forms are here:

MS Word (doc) | PDF

Nominees must be full Members of the NRA for a minimum continuous period of 3 years (12 months in the case of under 25 members) before they become eligible for nomination and must remain so during the entire period of appointment.

Nominations must be supported by signatures of three (3) NRA Members.

Nominations will be reviewed by NRA Council and a list of approved candidates determined from the nominations at their next meeting in December 2017 or January 2018. The NRA will then advise the Discipline Representative of the Council’s approved candidate(s).

National Championships

The 2017 Gallery Rifle National Championships

 

Final Results

Results

Prizelists

Updated Classifications

The Moretonhamstead Steel Challenge

A steel challenge (falling plate) event will be held on Saturday 23rd September and Sunday 24th September at Budleigh TSC, Budleigh Farm, Moretonhampstead, Devon. The competition is for lightweight sporting rifle/small bore gallery rifle/rimfire carbines. This is a rapid fire event and the use of semi-automatic rifles is recommended. All shooting is from the standing position. No specialist shooting clothing is permitted nor is the use of slings. Please bring the usual eye and ear protection.

You should allow for the use of at least 300 rounds. A full selection of approved ammunition will be available for sale on the day.

You may use more than one rifle on the day. On each occasion the winner has never needed more than one! Please bring at least two 10-round magazines. We would be very grateful if you would be prepared to volunteer as range officers in the squad in which you are not shooting.

Download an entry form here

The Competition

[For full details see the web site here]

The course is comprised of three matches, each match has four banks of targets so competitors will be allocated into groups of four and the detail will rotate – each competitor gets their turn at each bank of targets.  Matches 1 & 2 also have an individual stage which each competitor will complete in turn. The group will then continue to the next match until the course is completed.

Ready position is with the rifle held parallel to the ground butt touching the hip.

Match 1. Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Squares, Triangles, Circles & Crosses set at 25 yrds

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or panic match)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and a further 20 rounds loose on the table

The competitor will have 180 seconds (3 minutes) to engage all 40 shaped targets in any order (max score 400)

Match 2. Battle Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Solders, Landrovers, Trucks & Tanks placed at different ranges

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or rapid fire round)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and further loose rounds on the table if required

Stage 3a The competitor will engage the Landrover shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

Stage 3b The competitor will engage the Tank shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

A shot timer will be used to record the time taken to complete the course (last shot fired) and scored accordingly

  •           Under 12 seconds                    200 points
  •           Under 14 seconds                    170 points
  •           Under 17 seconds                    150 points
  •           Under 20 seconds                    120 points
  •           Under 25 seconds                    100 points
  •           Under 30 seconds                      80 points
  •           Under 35 seconds                      60 points
  •           Under 40 seconds                      50 points
  •           Under 45 seconds                      40 points
  •           Under 50 seconds                      30 points
  •           Under 55 seconds                      20 points
  •           Under 60 seconds                      10 points      

over 60 seconds or uncompleted  Nil points

Match 3. Precision

There are four banks of 10 Biathlon targets of varying sizes set at 30, 50, 60 & 70 metres distance

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 20 points (maximum score 200 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shoots in 240 seconds (4 minutes)

once you have finished your 10 rounds please show clear to the RO but remain quiet until all the other competitors have finished. The detail will then rotate so each competitor takes their turn at each bank of targets.

If all four competitors finish within the 4 minutes the RO will call has anyone not finished? He can then prove clear and rotate the group to the next targets.

Open Meeting; Gallery Rifle Shooters – ATSC Club House

Saturday August 26th 6.30pm
All Gallery Rifle shooters welcome

Neil Francis is retiring as Gallery Rifle Representative to the NRA at the end of this month, I for my sins, not running quick enough or stupidity have been “elected” it seems, to take over.

Neil has done a good job over the time he has acted as our voice to the NRA a frustrating role most of the time. So now you have me as your voice to the NRA, I know that it will be impossible to please everyone but getting some ideas from you about our direction and future ideas would be a help. I have suggested a quick meeting to form a plan for next year and listen to your ideas.

  • I would like to take away from the meeting some solutions for issues that have arisen this year.
  • A gallery rifle committee to meet possibly a couple of times a year and discuss where we are going, and carry out some of the tasks. I am looking for around 4 people to help, give it some thought. Recruiting range officers for running the shoots we have a
  • Bisley, and how we can help them shoot their comps as well as run the ranges.

Look forward to seeing you at the Army.

Ted George

The 2017 Scottish GR&P 1500 Open Championships

Scottish OoenThe Scottish Championship concluded over the weekend at the Drums range in Aberdeen, hosted by Aberdeen Full Bore Gun Club. This was the second leg of the Championship, Joint Services Pistol Club having hosted the first leg (shorts) in July.

The Drums range is renowned for offering competitors challenging breezy conditions, and it did not disappoint, much to the frustration of many and the amusement of a few, the few being Aberdeen club members who have developed an ability to shoot as if positioned on the back of a boat in a heavy seas.

Congratulations go to Chris Douglas, who not only won the Rifle Championship, Chris also won the Pistol Championship. This is the first time a competitor has won been awarded Scottish Champion title for both disciplines. This is particularly a great achievement, as Chris has only competed in Galleryrifle and pistol competitions for a relativity short period of time.

We are already mulling over the Scottish Championship for 2018 with a view to making it attractive to shooters that have not entered to date and may require to travel some distance. We will try and put out dates along with the matches over the next few months.

Photos of the event courtesy of Bill Blackwood can be found over on the JSPC website.

Results of the event

Results from the 2017 Galleryrifle Welsh Open

For the last half dozen seasons or more Haverfordwest Target Shooting club has hosted the Galleryrifle Welsh Open. This was again the case in 2017 in which the official running order of the meeting was lengthened to two and a half days – Friday morning to noon on Sunday.

The venue also plays host to a Wales – England head to head match . The match was the finale of the weekend’s activities and results in a narrow victory for England.  Results of the head to head match and the individual match results are below.

 

 

Wales England Head to Head match

Welsh Galleryrifle Open Individual results

Photos from the Event

The Derby 2017 Open – Results

Derby-2017

The Derby Open 2017 was a record breaker with 105 competitors and over 850 events entered. It was fantastic to see 24 new faces, some completely new to the competition circuit.

I think you will agree that the prize table was excellent with numerous high value prizes to be chosen. This was mainly due to extraordinary support from the sponsors who supported the meeting. It is worth mentioning them by name as they deserve our thanks and having confidence in our sport.

Please support them in return.

Brownells | RWS ammunition  | The National Shooting Centre

Wentworth Sporting Supplies | Praesidia Rifle Accessories

Shooting Supplies Ltd.

Rude Fat Dog | The Countryman of Derby

The Results are below, you have seven days (July 6 2017) to challenge a score you think is wrong.

Final Individual Results

Home Countries Rifle Match | Home Countries LBF Match

I will contact those who are due a prize, who were not present at the prize giving, in the next few days.

Congratulations to Scotland who won The Home Countries Rifle Match, and England won the Pistol match. Winners were presented with striking Brownells medals. Scores above.

HCNM-2017

The Man v Man was won by Jake Mossom with Jim Starley and Mick Tedesco as runners up. Over £120 was raised for the Air Ambulance and I will inform you what the total raised for them was in due course.

Photos will be on The Derby Rifle & Pistol Club 1999 web site very soon

THANKS

The Derby Open is a team effort and would not be possible without the 30 or so Range Crew who worked unbelievably hard over the weekend. Special thanks go to Team Smoothy, and Nog (Jonsie) for their help.  And not forgetting the guys in Stats, and most importantly Pam & Mick on the BBQ.

We hope you all enjoyed everything, and the weather was OK too.

Regards

Jim Smith and the Team

Phoenix Records set in 2017

Phoenix LogoQuite a few new record scores were posted at the Phoenix meeting this year. The new 2017 records are shown below. A full set of Phoenix record scores is also available.  Note the 2017 Phoenix Results  and Prizelists are are now final.

 

Number Event Name Score XCount
103 25m Precision GRCF Open Adam Chapman 299 19
303 50m Precision GRCF Open Adam Chapman 285 8
521 America Match LBP Steve Lane 275 5
724 Timed & Precision 1 LBP-I William Horne 298 12
725 Timed & Precision 1 LBR-I Phil Cowling 299 19
737 Timed & Precision 1 SG Classic James Wilson 300 23
1142 Multi-Target MLR Dave Berry 111 9
1503 1500 GRCF Open John Robinson 1496 115
1601 1020 GRSB Jonny Cormie 1019 85
1602 1020 GRCF Jeff Kehoe 1020 88
1603 1020 GRCF Open Norman Veitch 1019 84
1604 1020 GRCF Classic Alan Podevin 1016 51
1621 1020 GRCF LBP John Robinson 1014 72
1622 1020 GRCF LBR Phil Cowling 1005 61
4303 Granet GRCF Open Adam Chapman 299 21
4902 Surrenden GRCF Jeff Kehoe 262 13
5969 400/500/600yd Pdctn Free Pistol Matthew Greatwood 134 6
5981 400/500/600yd Srv Rifle A pre 19 William Ellis 136 6
5983 400/500/600yd Srv Rifle Open pre Bruce Ellis 149 16
5992 400/500/600yd Srv Rifle Post 55 John Chambers 148 16
5993 400/500/600yd Srv Rifle Post 55 Frances Graham 150 27
6168 800/900/1000yd Free Pistol Bob Harris 214 23
6182 800/900/1000yd srv rifle B pre 5 Malcolm Johnston 155 1
6191 800/900/1000yd post 1955 iron si Richard Green 89 1
6193 801/900/1000yd post 1955 prac op David Moran 220 22
6501 McQueen GRSB Chris McGill 50 9
6580 McQueen Chris McGill / Charles Rone 50 8

 

 

The Aberdeen Wapinschaw

Aberdeen Full Bore Club

The Wapinschaw Association is committed to preserving the traditional of the Wapinschaw and ensuring the survival of the Aberdeen Wapinschaw.

Please find linked details of the forthcoming Wapinschaw competition which is following the same format as last year and contains competitions for 5 of the GR classes as well as muzzle-loading rifles, pistols and revolvers.

As before we are delighted that BBQ, cakes and refreshments are available free of charge (although donations appreciated).

The matches will take place at Drums range on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, 2017. Entry forms are available here and there is still time to enter.

See also the AFBGC website for further details and the results.