The stage 1 trial for the 2022 GB Pershing Match team has now been completed. The results are available for download below:
The 2022 Great Britain Pershing Team selection process takes the form of a series of trials. As a result of the uncertainty associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent need for flexibility, the Selection Policy is fluid and is therefore subject to change. The dates, venues, and number of competitors involved in each stage may, at short notice, vary.:
Postal Double Dewar (40 shots at 50metres/yards and 40 shots at 100 yards) shot on any suitable range and on NSRA approved targets. The trial can be shot as two separate Single Dewars on two separate days or as a Double Dewar on a single day. The last day for shooting is Sunday 18th July 2021.
The top 52 competitors from the postal trial will shoot a ‘shoulder to shoulder’ trial on American targets on 18th and 19th September 2021 at Appleton, Cheshire. It is anticipated that the course of fire will be 60 shots at 50 yards and 60 shots at 100 yards on both days; however, this may be amended.
The top 36 competitors from the Appleton trial will shoot a ‘shoulder to shoulder’ trial on American targets on 9th and 10th October 2021 at Sywell, Northants. The course of fire is yet to be determined.
The top 20 competitors from the Sywell trial will make up the cohort of athletes who travel to the USA. This is the maximum number of athletes who will travel to the USA; as a result of several factors, this number could be reduced. The team of ten shooters and two reserves will be selected from the aggregate scores in the ‘Metallic Sights’ championship at the NRA of America’s 2022 National Matches.
The Team Captain may, at his sole discretion, offer places at any stage of the trial to ‘wild cards’. Athletes selected to represent Great Britain in any of the 50m Rifle events at the rescheduled ‘Tokyo 2020’ Olympics will be invited to participate.
This is a very important competition. As always, effective witnessing is paramount. Therefore, during the postal stage, the NSRA reserves the right to appoint a nominated witness for any trialist.