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Basildon 2017

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Basildon 2017

Basildon 2017

The Basildon Open competition is run on the third week in April, about a month before the Phoenix. That is this weekend coming – 221-23 April. We shoot on Friday (half day – PM) to Sunday. We will be offering 1500, T&P2, 1020, T&P1 and Multitarget Phoenix A at £7 each in all disciplines on our 25 and 50 meter outdoor ranges.

There will be the usual spectacular prize table, kindly supported by Derby 🙂

If you wish to stay, we can offer a place to pitch a tent or park a camper van, breakfast and a BBQ and beer to enjoy on Saturday evening with a few like-minded soles. All free and part of the weekend for the brave souls who venture out at this time of the year.

Our range staff are friendly and do not bite, (much). They will endeavour to help any newcomers trying out their first competition where we will offer “enter one get one free”. And remember, it’s a month before Phoenix, so it’s a chance to get that competition practice after the winter layover.

So come to Basildon and have some competitive fun.

JR

Entry Forms for the 2017 Basildon Open available below

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2017 ATSC Results

Results foATSC Logor the 2017 Army Target Shooting Club Open  are now posted:

Challenge  deadline – Tuesday 18th April

Full Results 

The 2017 Phoenix Meeting

phoenix-logoWe are now looking forward to one of the largest and most popular meetings of the season, the Phoenix Meeting, 26-28 May – with the International Match on Monday 29 May. This festival of shooting saw almost 500 competitors take part last year and provides the opportunity to shoot Gallery Rifle, Target Shotgun, Practical Pistol and Revolver, and has Air and Fullbore competitions from 15 yards to 1000 yards. Classic shooters also have the opportunity to take part in events across the weekend.

The entry form is now available for on-line entries, more details and match conditions are also available.

The 2017 GR&P  and Phoenix Handbook is now available to download and to collect at the NRA

We would appreciate Range Officer support to run this event so if you are able to offer some time please complete the online RO form by Monday 15 May.

Please continue to encourage new and young shooters to come to Bisley to take part.

2017 SAW Results

bullseye-targetResults for the 2017 Spring Action Weekend are now final:

Full Results and Prizelists

The GB Gallery Rifle Team – 2017

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Having reviewed the recently posted scores from last season, noting people’s ability to commit to representing Great Britain and taking into account people’s personal choices for the future, I have, in conjunction with others, selected the following shooters to represent Great Britain for 2017.

In particular, I’d like to welcome Dave Eastwood and Tim Mepham into the main squad – well deserved.

The Main Squad

The following people have accepted a position on the 2017 squad

A Summers
C West
C McMichael
D Hackett
D Eastwood
F Hay
G Bowden
G Betteridge
G Gordon
G Roberts
J Smith
J Cormie
K Cox
N Veitch
P Watts
R Wheeler
R Tonner
S Lamb
T Wilcox (Vice Captain)
T Mepham

The Reserve Squad

There will be a reserve / development squad of the following people, who will be still available to select from. I hope to be able to promote some of them into the main team next year, if not before. A special welcome to Phil Wood, who has worked hard to join us this year.

A Dagger
P Wood
D Rogers
D Guest
D Holt
M Beard
M van Dalen

On behalf of all the Great Britain Gallery Rifle team and squad, I’d like to thank them for all their contributions in the past years and I hope we see some of them again in our ranks.

 

Ashley Dagger

Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain

GR&P Rulebook and Phoenix Handbook for 2017

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The Handbook is in a familiar format again for 2017. Thanks to all our sponsors and advertisers, contributors, proof readers, checkers and generally interested parties. Although thoroughly checked there is bound to be the odd error or typo. If you find any please let us know via the usual channels.

Formats

The handbook is available in the following  formats:

PDF – For on screen Reading and Printing

Hard Copy from the NRA (or your local shooting club) from the 23rd March 2017 onwards

The Spring Action Weekend – 25-26 March

SAWWe are looking forward now to the Spring Action Weekend – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017. This will be the first opportunity of the year at Bisley to shoot the range of matches on offer in GR&P, Classic and Historic, Full-bore Rifle, Target Shotgun and Practical Pistol.

Aside from the usual GR&P events on Melville over the full weekend, Butt Zero hosts the Target Shotgun matches on Saturday, with Speed Steels running until mid afternoon followed by Man v Man. The Practical Pistol Match (2nd Round of the NRA Handgun League) will be shot on Sunday.

On Short Siberia the multi-positional full-bore shooting events will be shot beside the 200x McQueen matches on Saturday, and a range of 200x Classic and Historic events on Sunday.

The popular Mini McQueen will be running throughout the weekend on the Time Limit range.

We continue to encourage new and novice competitors to come to Bisley to take part in this enjoyable weekend of shooting.

Range Officers

We 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. Range Officers and volunteers will have access to the ranges to shoot their matches on Friday 24 March.

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

Thank you for supporting these Meetings, and I wish you all the best with your competitions.

Sally Wilson
Deputy Head of Shooting and Training

A Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day

Sunday 19 March

Hosted by Frome & District Pistol Club Ltd, Anglo Brewery Complex, Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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As a perfect precursor to the 2017 competition season, we are offering a Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day at Frome and District Pistol Club Ltd’s new range complex in Shepton Mallet. This is a unique opportunity to be individually coached by members of the Great Britain Gallery Rifle squad through specific aspects of the 1500 match. The techniques learnt and honed through this are transferable to a wide range of GR competitions.
The day will cover:
• Basic shooting techniques: trigger control, sights, aiming etc
• Shooting positions: standing unsupported (or supported – LBR/LBP); standing unsupported weak shoulder (or supported – LBR/LBP), sitting, kneeling
• 1500 match specifics: position and changing position, timings, speed and accuracy, loading, reloading, practice and more practice!
• Competition shooting: preparation, awareness, attitude and approach

Further information and booking forms here – book now

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The GB Shooting Show

GB Shooting ShowIf anyone is visiting the GB Shooting Show at Stoneleigh next weekend pop over to see us. Us being the friendly faces of Derby Squadding guru – Jim Smith, Derby Stats guru – Pete Lomas, GB Gallery Rifle captain for 2017 – Ash Dagger and Neil Francis serving his final year as NRA GR&P Rep.

We’ll be in the usual location (Hall 3 we reckon) sharing a stand with the 50 Cal guys and maybe one or two others. The Show App for your smartphone will probably show you the way.

We are there promoting the GR&P discipline, the competitive circuit and progression opportunities towards the national/international teams and squads.

See you there hopefully

The 2017 IGRF World Cup

Will be held at Harbour House Sports Club, Ireland, in 2017

 

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Gallery Rifle Competition Calendar for 2017

Download and print the Competition Calendar for 2017

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The NRA Shooting Leagues

nra-shooting-leaguesThe NRA in conjunction with numerous local clubs (see below) are organising and co-ordinating three shooting leagues in 2017 encompassing the practical side of the shooting disciplines in pistol, rifle and shotgun. The competitions are open to all.

These events are possible due to the  time and effort put in by the clubs hosting the events and by the generous sponsorship from  Edgar Brothers, GMK Ltd and AW Armoury Ltd

 

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The 2016 Gallery Rifle Rankings

RankingsThe 2016 Gallery Rifle rankings – the best Gallery Rifle shooters in the UK throughout the 2016 season in T&P1, Multi Target and 1500.

 

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The 2017 GB Gallery Rifle Captain

ash-capt-headAsh Dagger has been appointed the Great Britain Gallery Rifle captain for the 2017 season. I’m sure the GR community and squad will wish Ash well and he will continue to build on the success of outgoing captain Jon Avetoomyan, who had a very successful 2016 season, and Pete Cooper who took the team to victory in the IGRF World Cup Finals in November 2015.

Ash started his shooting career concentrating on pistol disciplines in 1985. After transitioning to Gallery Rifle in the late 1990s he has continued to shoot on the competitive circuit both nationally and internationally accumulating many club, county, national and international awards. Ash has been a member of the England, UK and GB Gallery Rifle squads since 2008.

This is not the first time Ash has captained the GB team.  He served as captain for the team’s inaugural season in 2010 and again in 2011 before stepping down to concentrate more on his personal shooting. With the 2017 season being an IGRF world cup year –  the championships being held at Harbour House in Ireland – he will have the opportunity of retaining GB’s status as IGRF world champions.

GB Gallery Rifle Captain for 2017

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 2017 season. The team will compete in IGRF international competitions at Bisley (May), Ireland (July) and Germany (November) in 2017.

Nominations should be sent to myself (Neil Francis) who will forward to the NRA Secretary General and has to be received by 5 December 2016. Nomination forms are here:

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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 2016 or January 2017. The NRA will then advise the Discipline Representative of the Council’s approved candidate(s).