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National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) Meetings

The NSRA runs two main national meetings, one at the Bisley ranges in Surrey and the other in Scotland for target rifle shooting at 50 and 100 yards.

Competitors are classified according to their average scores into five classes (X, A-D) and cups and trophies are awarded to the highest scores in each class with medals and bars for runners-up.

Since the closure of our County Range, lost to housing development, interest in the national meetings has been limited; but this year a small group of Nottinghamshire shooters went to each of the main meetings


NSRA Scottish Meeting 29 June – 5 July 2019

Scottish 100 Lauder Range
Photo credit Andrew Cooney

The Scottish Meeting was held at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder and was the 100th meeting of its kind. There were additional competitions to celebrate the centenary and specially engraved whisky glasses were to be had provided you could make a possible 100 on any detail. These went mainly to X, A and B class shooters as one might expect; but they were hard to come by as weather conditions during the week were somewhat changeable.

P. Mann winner of the Nestlé Trophy
Photo credit Andrew Cooney

There were three Nottinghamshire shooters at the meeting, AM Cooney, P Mann, and M Blatchly, appearing in classes A, B and C. Mr Cooney made one 2nd, two 3rd and one 5th placing. Mr Mann had one each of 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th placings, winning the Nestlé Trophy for his 60 shot shoot at 100 yards. Mr Blatchly had two 4th and one 5th placing. Competitors could enter upwards of 14 competitions including aggregates and unsquadded shoots.

Detailed report on the NSRA website

Details of Notts shooters' scores


NSRA Bisley Meeting 2019

The main National Smallbore Meeting at Bisley ran from August 10th to 17th 2019. Our SB County Team Captain, AM Cooney, lead the party of five, which included M Blatchly, B Gibson, C Fozard and Miss M Blatchly. All were from the EMRR Club and most were first time competitors with limited experience at 50 and 100 yards. Despite this it was pleasing to see good placings in their respective classes appearing in the results lists.

As with the Scottish Meeting the weather was variable and shooters met testing conditions.

Mr Cooney (class A) was unlucky to come 2nd in the Vickers Challenge Shield being counted out of 1st place on his last card by one point.

Mr Fozard (class D) came 1st in the Double English Match stage 1, slipped to 5th in stage 2; but came 1st in the aggregate. He also scored 2nd places in the Daily Mail/Bell Trophy and the Ballito Challenge Trophy

Teams were entered in the County 50m match and the County Sextet 50m & 100 yard match; but sadly they were unable to field a full team of six in either event. Nevertheless taking part will have been a valuable experience.

Detailed results on the NSRA website

Summary with link to photo gallery on NSRA website

Details of Notts shooters' scores