All the results for the three annual matches the Lothian County and the City of Edinburgh teams shoot are now in. We shoot these matches at the end of the winter season but the match periods of some extend into October, so the results are only available about now. We won all three last season, and here is a message from Ian Thomson, the team organiser:
In the BSA Cup Lothian came 5th and only 1 point behind Aberdeen who were the top Scottish Team. The winners are in Australia and I won’t be posting the trophy to them.
Edinburgh won the Commonwealth Cities Match by 7 points so congratulations to the Team, and we were runners-up in the Cities & Boroughs match.
We knew at the time that the scores were down on last year in the 3 team competitions, so instead of 3 firsts last year we had a 1st, 2nd and 5th this year.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Teams.
Please take the Indoor teams|NSRA Annual Matches drop-down link from the County Teams menu above for full details including a photo of the impressive BSA Cup.
The Watsonian Rifle Club has announced details of their forthcoming Open Meeting. It will be held on 1st and 2nd December at their range at George Watson’s College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.
This is a 5-class meeting consisting of 60 shots at 25 yards. Competitors will shoot in three squads (not necessarily consecutive) consisting of two 10-minute details each with one target per detail. Sighting diagrams will be provided with each target.
There are concurrent competitions for Under 21, Under 18 and Under 15’s, and there are also Veterans, Ladies, Open & Junior Team and Open & Junior handicapped Pairs competitions. Catering is provided both days in the School’s ‘Bun Room’.
Eyesight is important to all shooters and a recommendation has recently been received for an optician in Edinburgh that has two experienced shooters among their staff who can prescribe proper eye corrections for shooters. Many ordinary opticians cannot do this right so a specialist in the subject is required to obtain that all-important optimal sight-picture, whether it’s in smallbore, pistol or shotgun.
It’s called The Opticians at Marchmont and the address is 26 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh EH9 1JG. Phone number 0131 662 9440. They’re even open on Saturday mornings.
(Neither the site administrator nor the LSSA has any personal interest in this business – just passing on a recommendation.)
The start of all the NSRA’s indoor Winter competitions including the County Leagues has been delayed due to further targets being found to be faulty (see previous post). The NSRA have not yet disclosed which other targets apart from the indoor 25-yard cards are affected, but they are delaying their competitions until a guaranteed supply of correctly-printed targets for all disciplines is available to all clubs.
Target sales have been suspended until further notice, and they will announce their competition start dates when they are in a position to provide correctly-printed targets of all designs.
If your club ends up not having any usable targets by the time our postal leagues start, then the Assocation will consider giving an extension, but inter-club lending might be a short term solution, especially in the shoulder-to-shoulder league.
The Fixture Meeting for the forthcoming season’s Shoulder-to-Shoulder league will be held at Prestonpans RC on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm. A representative from each club entering the league must attend.