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Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

The Phoenix Meeting 2018

(25th – 27th May) 

Provisional Results are now Available
The deadline for protests and challenges is Friday 8 June 2018

 

For more details visit the NRA website

 

 

The 2018 FDPC Western Winner

fdpc logoThe 2018 FDPC Western Winner was held for the second time at the Shepton Mallet Target Shooting Club – the indoor home range of FDPC. Many thanks to the headline sponsor of this event – The Sportsmans Gun Centre.

Taking place over the weekend – 12th – 13th May it was a busy couple of days. Four events were offered in all gun types –  T&P1, Multi-Target, 1020 and the 1500 – and results are available below. Any challenges or corrections by the end of Friday 18th May please.

2018 Western Winner Results

Sportsmans

The 2018 Imperial Gallery Rifle & Pistol Meeting

Imperial 2018The 2018 Imperial GR&P meeting, taking place on Melville Ranges, will be held from Wednesday the 18th July to Sunday the 22nd July.

The meeting is open to all shooters and offers competition in Gallery Rifle Centrefire (GRCF), Gallery Rifle Small-Bore (GRSB), Long Barrel Revolver and Pistol (LBR/LBP) and Muzzle Loading Revolver/Pistol (MLP/MLR)

There are unlimited medal entry matches, squadded trophy matches and team matches.

The format of the Imperial is slightly different to many GR meetings people may attend so we advise downloading the entry form and GR&P Handbook

On-line entry is available for Trophy and Team Matches. A downloadable entry form is also available. Entries on the day will also be accepted.

The 2018 Scottish Gallery Rifle and Pistol Championships

STS imageThe 2018 Scottish Gallery Rifle and Pistol Championship will be held over two weekends at two different venues. The event will commence on the 13-15th July at Joint Services Pistol Club’s Colmsliehill Range where a series of short events will be held and the Championship will conclude with the 1500 plus additional short events on the 11-12th August at Drums Links, home of Aberdeen Full Bore Gun Club. This registered event is open to all shooters.

A friendly “for honours” 1500 match held between Scotland and Visitors is proposed for the weekend at Drums for CF and SB teams. This match will be arranged and discussed further between Team Captains.

Entry Forms available here

Basildon Open 2018 – Results

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The Basildon Open 2018. Taking place over the baking hot Bank Holiday weekend 4-6 May 2018.

Individual Results

Rankings

 

 

 

Provisional Ranking after the SAW are now available. Any problems pm me. Next Rankings will be produced after Phoenix.. Good Shooting.  Neil Robo

2018_Ranking Tables

 

Fred Davis

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Fred Davis

Fred Davis The sad news have just been received of the death of Fred Davis one of our long standing Gallery Rifle Range Officers who could most often be seen running ranges on Melville at the Bisley GRAWs and the Trafalgar and IHAM meetings – again at Bisley.

Fred took ill a couple of years ago so we have not seen him on the ranges for a little while. Here he can be seen on the right talking to Rob Tonner from Scotland with fellow Range Officer John Penn, in the background, running Melville Bay B at the 2015 Gallery Rifle National Championships.

Thoughts from all his fellow ROs and shooting colleagues go to his family – RIP Fred.

Fred’s funeral is on the 27th March at 10:15 at Eltham crematorium

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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Rankings

 

 

 

 

 

Now that AAW Results have gone final this years final Ranking Tables are now available. Yet again only a few points or even x’s separate the winning group. Congratulations to all the winners.. Any problems PM me. All starts again in March 🙂  Neil Robo

2017_Rankings

The Galleyrifle Handbook 2018

It is time over the next month to look at the gallery rifle book, a number of people, especially new shooters think the last version was to tasking on the grey cells, trying to decide which end of the book to look at, and some differences in general rules that contradict. I tend to agree from discussions with them. It is a book to cover all gallery rifle with a common set of rules for all the competitions and safety.

Courses of fire and rules specific to that CoF
Needs to Include the gallery rifle imperial times and what happens, very few buy the ‘bible’
Include the phoenix where running of events differ

All courses of fire to be in one section regardless of which of the shoots it takes place in.

Record score should be from all registered and approved competitions around the country so they will be National Records.
Am sure there will be some that disagree because the book and contents was their ‘baby’ but it has grown been added to over the years and in reality it’s time to have a rethink, the silent majority who have no opinion, and those who have ideas and can be bothered to put into print. The book goes out to clubs around the country and seen by probationary shooters, shooters that are still undecided about what direction to take, these need to be considered.

If you have a view, idea, or feel something needs clarification let me know asap.

Bad Ted George