NRC of S Open Spring Meeting
NRCofS are sorry to report that Michael Davis has passed away. Whilst quintessentially English he was also an Honorary member of NRCofS and a loyal supporter of our autumn meetings. We will miss him.
Bisley 2016 Combined Clubs Spring Match Rifle Meeting
Full Results - English Eight Web Site
Prior to the Combined Clubs Spring Match Rifle Meeting the NRCofS held a team practice. A dozen members shot on the Friday in what the captain was heard to describe as a frustrating but informative session. Further details are top secret. For those members who had experienced snow within the previous 10 days, the July like heat wave conditions were a big surprise. A convivial evening was spent in Elcho Lodge expertly catered for by Silke Lohmann and well fuelled by Mark Crichton Maitland.
Come the weekend 11 Scots and three other Hon. Members took part amongst a record entry of 75 for the Spring Meeting. Could Aled James of Wales repeat his 2015 victory or would our Scottish runners up from last year, Angus McLeod and Mike Barlow, rise to the top? The heat wave conditions continued over both Saturday and Sunday with 27C recorded officially locally and even informal reports of 28C on camp. The wind was similar both days with almost dead calm at 1,000x increasing to a fickle tail-wind worth three minutes or so either way in the afternoons.
The redoubtable Allan Campbell-Smith was the only Scot amongst the 6 possibles at 1,000x on the Saturday while steady shooting from Angus saw him win the day by a single point from Dave Dashwood. Mike Barlow pulled off the only possible at 1,100x and ended only two behind. Come Sunday, Angus nailed a possible with 13 Vs at 1,000x whilst Tim Kidner and Fergus Flannagan pulled off the only possibles at 1,100x – Fergus had a staggering 14 Vs in his. Rob Lygoe won the Sunday but not by enough to overtake Angus who won the weekend by two points capturing the open Welsh trophy and our magnificent closed Scottish VIII Cup. Mike Barlow and Mike Baillie-Hamilton picked up the 2nd and 3rd Scots places in 5th and 7th overall. Mike B-H had obviously found his wind zero in our practice and scored 11 bulls with his 12 sighters over the weekend which, added to some strong final shots, won him the cash sweepstake. The ever consistent Nick Tremlett won the 1,200x aggregate and hence our Ranken Cup.
For those of you who missed the meeting – bad luck – it was a great one!
GB Match Rifle Team to Australia
For those of you who have not been following the Woomera team results we are delighted to report that the Scots contingent within the British squad won the most important matches at the recent Australian Match Rifle champonships - The McEachran and Phil Cole Matches. By beating all the other Australian State and British squad teams Scotland have asserted their rightful dominance in the world of Match Rifle shooting. The following photo shows our contingent after shooting the 1200x stage of the Rowland Aggregate which formed part of the McEachran Match. Oh yes and Britain won some minor match called the Woomera as well.
Scottish Target Shooting (STS)
The STS web site is up and running with the facility to join as a Member.
GB Match Rifle Team to Australia
Match Rifle shooting dates for 2016:-
|Blair Atholl dates:|
|NRC of S Practice day (Joint with WARC LR Club Shoot)||April||17th|
|NRC of S Spring Meeting||May||21st / 22nd|
|NRC of S Autumn Open Meeting||September||3rd / 4th|
|Practice - AM 1,000yds||April||23rd|
|Practice - 3 targets (AM 1,000+1,100)(PM 1,000+1,100)||May||6th|
|Combined Clubs Spring Meeting (English VIII)||May||7th / 8th|
|tbc Practice - 1 target (AM 1,000) (PM 1,200)||June||4th|
|Lex Lyons Match||July||7th|
|Hopton Agg.||July||9th to 12th|
|English VIII Autumn Match Rifle Meeting||September||24th/25th|
|For other shooting events and dates go to SRA web site or West Atholl web site|