Live results from the British Open Air Gun Championships (26th - 27th February 2022)

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Live results from the 50m Championships (31st May - 2nd June 2019) will appear here once each Competition is underway.

Final Results can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

Live results from the 50m Championships (3rd - 5th June 2022) will appear here once each Competition is underway.

3P Mixed Finals Results and pictures of the weekend can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page.

Live results from the British Open Air Gun Championships (22nd - 23rd February 2020) will appear here once each Competition is underway.

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Live results from the British Open Air Gun Championships (22nd - 24th February 2019) will appear here once each Competition is underway.

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Meeting Outline (for full details see the Meeting Programme booklet).

The first meeting was held in 1948. Following the ban on the use of small-bore pistols in England, Scotland and Wales, 1998 saw its conversion to an air pistol event, with most of the NSRA and ISSF courses of fire for .22 pistols being shot with air pistols, the principal exceptions being 50 yard and 50 metre competitions. Subsequently the introduction of the Longarm60 on the mainland has meant that 50 metre (Free Pistol) competitions, including the British 50 metre Pistol Championship, have been reintroduced in the programme and from 2013 the Gallie Trophy (the British Pistol Championship) was also restored to the meeting programme.

The meeting is held in September at Lord Roberts Centre, where appropriate on Sius electronic targets. The entry for the meeting is currently about 80 to 100 competitors.

The programme includes:

  • A Slowfire Aggregate shot in two classes over 20 yards and 25 metres, with additional competitions available at 20 yds.
  • ISSF Air Pistol in three classes (2 x 60 shots).
  • British Pistol Championship for the Galie Trophy (shot at 50 metres).
  • British Short Range (20 yds) Championship.
  • ISSF 50 metre Pistol in two classes - Aggregate (2 x 60 shots), Championship (60 shots + 10 shot final).
  • ISSF courses in two classes for Standard Pistol, Sport Pistol and Rapid Fire Pistol, fired at 25m, but with .177 air pistols.

The 50 metre International Pistol Match (organised by the NRA of America) is shot by the Great Britain team of 10 during the meeting.

 

 

Meeting Outline (for full details see the Meeting Programme booklet).

The first meeting at Bisley was held in 1922 and has been held annually with the exception of 1940 to 1945, when no meetings were held, and 1939 and 1946, when the meeting was instead held on the ranges of Ham & Petersham RPC.

The meeting is normally held for a week starting on the third Saturday before August Bank Holiday Monday. Most competitions are run to NSRA Rules and are shot on about 140 firing points sited on the 200 yard firing point of Century Range. The remaining matches, including the three positions events, are fired at the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley on Sius electronic targets broadly under ISSF Rules. The entry for the meeting is about 700 competitors.

The programme includes:

  • A Squadded Aggregate in five classes, of 280 shots (140 at 50m, 140 at 100 yds), fired between Monday and Thursday.
  • A Weekend Aggregate in five classes, of 120 shots (60 at 50m, 60 at 100 yds) fired during the first Saturday and the Sunday.
  • The British Prone Rifle Championship, the "Roberts", first stage on Friday, second stage on the second Saturday morning (both 20 shots each at 50m and 100 yds); final for the top 20 on the second Saturday afternoon (40 shots each at 50m and 100 yds).
  • Various other individual matches fired concurrently with or separately from the aggregates.
  • British Men's 3x40 and Women's 3x20 Championships, an Unsquadded 3x20 (open to all) and an Individual Double English Match, fired on electronic targets.
  • Competitions for "Any Sights", including telescope sights.

Team matches also fired for club, county and home country teams.

Finals of the Astor Club Team Championship (Club Teams of 6), the Queen Alexandra Cup (County Teams of 6 and Individual) and the NSRA/Eley Competitions in Prone and 3P Rifle (Individual), the initial stages of which are run as postal competitions.

The HBSA organise competitions for classic and veteran rifles during the first weekend.

The Great Britain Teams for the Randle and Drew International Postal Matches are selected and shoot the matches during the meeting.

 

Meeting Outline (for full details see the Meeting Programme booklet).

The first meeting was held in 1909 at Perth. Subsequent meetings have been held at various venues around Scotland, on a temporary range of about 120 firing points. The meeting normally attracts between 200 and 300 competitors.

The meeting normally runs from the last Saturday in June to the following Friday, but the exact week chosen may vary slightly according to local holidays and other factors. The meeting is run to NSRA Rules and caters only for prone shooting.

The Competitions include:

  • A Squadded Aggregate in five classes, of 200 shots (100 at 50m, 100 at 100 yds), fired over two days.
  • A Weekend Aggregate in five classes, of 120 shots (60 at 50m, 60 at 100yds), fired on Saturday and Sunday.
  • An Unsquadded Aggregate in five classes, of three matches totalling 140 shots (80 at 50m, 60 at 100 yds).
  • The Scottish Championship, the "Haig", (first stage on Sunday (20 shots each at 50m and 100 yds); final for the top 20 on Friday (60 shots at 100 yds).
  • Various other individual matches fired concurrently with or separately from the aggregates.
  • An Unsquadded Any Sights Competition.
  • Team matches also fired for club, county and home country teams.

The Squadded Aggregate is fired on alternate days (some classes on Monday and Wednesday, the other classes on Tuesday and Thursday) so competitors can have some non-shooting days to visit local attractions, making the meeting especially suitable for combining with a holiday in Scotland.

FOB 1825The NSRA has a well-established programme of National Meetings. In most cases entry is restricted to shooters who are members of the NSRA, although some meetings may include competitions referred to as Open Championships. It is emphasised that in all cases the word "Open" means that competitors of any nationality may take part: it does not override any requirement for competitors, including those from overseas, to be individual members of the NSRA.

For those meetings where it is compulsory, individual NSRA membership for the duration of the meeting is available on the entry form.

There are three forms of British Championship, some or all of which may be contested at National Meetings.

  • British Confined Championship – open only to competitors holding British nationality.
  • British Championship – open to citizens of the Commonwealth.
  • British Open Championship – open to all-comers, including foreign nationals.

Apart from the Championships, most individual events are shot in classes. There are between two and five classes, some of which are in accordance with National Classifications, whilst for others all competitors will be required to declare their current average at the time of entry.

There are also competitions at most meetings for teams representing NSRA affiliated clubs, counties and international matches between the seven Home Countries. In the international matches, teams representing other Commonwealth and foreign countries may take part "for honours only".

British Individual and Team Records can be set at National Meetings.

Entry forms for the principal meetings are circulated to members in On Target. In some cases copies are sent by email direct to former entrants, but copies for all meetings are available by email on request to Competitions Department at Headquarters on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry forms may also be downloaded from the website using the link in the relevant sub-page for the particular meeting. The link will be activated as soon as the entry form has been published. Prior to then the entry form for the previous year will remain available to give an indication of approximate costs of entry.

The current calendar of meetings is as follows. Click on the meeting name for further information.

2022
25th - 27th February British Open Air Gun Championships, Bisley
4th - 5th June British International 50m Rifle Championships, Bisley
11th June Benchrest 25yds Short Range Championship, Bisley
12th June Benchrest 25yds/50m Championships, Bisley
Cancelled Scottish Championships, Lauder
8th - 11th August Junior International, Bisley
13th - 20th August National Rifle Meeting, Bisley
17th - 18th September Pistol Championships, Bisley
8th - 9th October Eley Final, Bisley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scottish and Bisley Rifle Meetings are controlled by the Rifle Committee. The 50m Rifle Championships is controlled by the International Committee. Other meetings are controlled by the Pistol, Airgun and Crossbow Committee (PACC).

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