Shooting Manager, Steve Downes announces the launch of National Long-Range Rifle Competition

Long Range Rifle Shooting

I’m sure many of you have already heard the rumour that a Long-Range rifle competition is being planned.  We are pleased today to be able to announce that this is no longer a rumour, and the competition will be running throughout August, with a finals Weekend in September.

Despite its trials and tribulations, 2020 was an outstanding year for the Great Britain Rifle Team who were victorious in the Drew, “Goodwill” Dewar, and Wakefield Matches. Although 2021 is proving to be another turbulent year, we are determined to emulate the success of last year, which was only possible due to the efforts our very talented athletes. In order for this to happen, it is essential that the Great Britain Rifle Team is made up of the best smallbore prone rifle shooters in the country. To help the team captains select strong teams, the NSRA have organised a series trials, the full details of which are set out in the attached selection polices. All shooters who wish to be considered for selection must enter the respective trial. Entries close 30th June 2021.

The 2020 trials were hugely popular, which helped provide great strength and depth in our teams. So, with ranges starting to open up and plenty of shooters eager to start competing again, we hope that the 2021 trials will have even more entries than last year, which will help to ensure Great Britain continue to be a formidable opponent.

A brief overview of the 2021 Smallbore Prone Rifle International Matches

Entry forms are now available for 2021 Summer Postals 

Please download the ones you require below and return to the Competitions Department by 28th April — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See important updates to the Competition Conditions below

Entries for the British Open Airgun Championships close on 31st March.  The final date for shooting is now extended to 31st May to allow plenty of time for you to complete the required number of shots. (See entry form for details - available on https://www.nsra.co.uk/index.php/news/shooting-news/news-competitions/3189-nsra-2021-competition-schedule-update)
Any queries, please contact the Competitions Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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With the greatest regret, the Board and Staff announce the cancellation of the Scottish and Bisley National Rifle Meetings for 2021. Here at the NSRA we were very much looking forward to being able to resume our major Rifle Championship Meetings this year, so as you can imagine these were very difficult decisions to make and, as such, they were not taken lightly.

The factors that have driven these decisions include the following:

2021 is looking to be another year of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this means it is not possible currently to confirm the competitions calendar for the year ahead. We are currently in the planning processes for the majority of the usual competitions; however as you will appreciate, the likelihood of them proceeding depends on many factors outside of our control. Where possible, we will be as flexible and reasonable as we can to try and enable competitions to take place. We also are aware that Covid19 could, in some scenarios, prove to be an insurmountable hurdle.

Following the latest Lockdown in England, effective from 5 November, we are extending the last day for shooting the NSRA/Eley 2020 Postal Final to Thursday 31 December 2020. This applies to all Finalists across all disciplines and classes throughout the UK. All cards will need to be returned to Scorers no later than Wednesday 7 January 2021.

When the NSRA offices reopen we will as a matter of course reassess these dates should any further countrywide restrictions  be mandated by Government.

NSRA Competitions Team

The competition is postal, it will be shot in classes and will be open to all. There will be options for Iron Sights, Any Sights and Benchrest. There will be separate 50m, 100yds and Dewar comps for all of the disciplines mentioned earlier. The competition is being run to encourage outdoor competitive activity as current COVID-19 restrictions mean that indoor shooting is more challenging than normal. Entries close 19thFebruary 2021. Cards can be shot upon the receipt of stickers, so early entry is recommended. All cards must be shot by 31stMarch 2021; however, all cards do not have to be shot on the same day. Local scoring will be permitted. Scanned copies of completed entry forms can be sent toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download entry form and competition details below. This is an editable form, please save paper if possible.

 

The Home Counties Coordinating Committee are running the Browne-Martin Competition for clubs in the Home Counties again. Due to the Covid 19 problems there will not be a shoulder to shoulder final at Lord Roberts Centre this coming year.

Team numbers have been reduced to three.

Below are the revised conditions and entry form. We look forward to your club competing in this competition.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Doe

Download details and entry form. This document can be downloaded and filled in without printing. Please save paper if possible.  Emailed entry forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The NSRA Rifle Committee are delighted to announce that, as a result of their outstanding scores achieved in the Postal Trials held earlier this year, the following athletes have earned a spot on the Team. We would like to thank everyone who entered the Postal Trials for their efforts. A full list of results can be found here:

It was fantastic to see such a large entry. Thanks also goes to RWS who have very kindly sponsored the 2020 International Matches, their support has been vital in helping to ensure these important Matches have been able to take place in what is a very challenging year. Finally, the Captain and Adjutants of the Wakefield and Drew Teams would like to thank the scorers for volunteering to mark all of the Trial cards.  

 

The NSRA Competitions Department have taken the opportunity presented by Lockdown to catch up on producing the National Rankings documents (also known as Results Supplements). The Competitions Team are very grateful to volunteers who have generously given their time to help make this possible.

National Rankings for the Summer 2019, Winter 18/19 and Summer 2018 Postal Competition Seasons are now available to download and view from the NSRA Website -> Results -> Previous Results -> National Rankings

Upon completion of the Winter 19/20 Postal Competition Season the National Rankings document will be completed as soon as possible.

Along with our other Winter Competition Entry Forms we are pleased to confirm the Eley is now available online.

Our priority is to try and make up for lost time resulting from the impact of Covid-19. We are striving to offer as many competitive opportunities as possible but of course with a significant number of clubs still closed we can’t guarantee the entry and shoot by deadlines will be to everyone’s liking. We are doing our best and encourage as many shooters as possible to enter. The last thing we want to do is to have cancel any competition as a consequence of low entries and lack of financial viability. We greatly appreciate your support and week by week we are gradually increasing our capability to offer Competitions to our members and supporters.

 

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