The results for the first round of the CYOH team knock-out are now available. Take the link in the Competitions menu item dropdown above to see the details.
The draw for the first round of the Choose-Your-Own-Handical team knock-out competition has been announced. Take the CYOH link in the Competitions dropdown above to see the details.
There are four entries – same as last season. More next time please!
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’.
Further information and entry forms can be requested here. Entries can be made on the day subject to range space.
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.)
As given below, the club is holding its annual Open Meeting on the weekend of 10th & 11th November, commenciing 10am each day.
Entry forms can be obtained on request here. Postal entries are encouraged, but entries will be accepted on the day subject to range space.
The meeting consists of two 30-shot competitions in four classes, shot in six 10-minute details which need not be shot consecutively. There are also Ladies, Junior, Pairs and Team (of 3) competitions.
Catering will be provided, so no need to bring your own lunch.
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.
The NSRA have announced a recall of faulty 2510 targets (10-bull 25-yard indoor targets).
If your club has bought any of these recently, do not use them! See here for a description of the faults (yes, there’s more than one) and the procedure to have them replaced.
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.
Dates for the usual Autumn Open Meetings:
Balerno & Currie’s is on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November.
Watsonians’ is on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December.
Entry forms will be available in due course.
Here is a reminder of the closing dates for all the LSSA competitions for this winter season:
Shoulder-to-Shoulder league, Team Postal League, CYOH team KO
Individual Championships, Individual Postal League
The CYOH comp needs more entries than in recent years!
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.
The News page for the period September 2017 – August 2018 has been archived. Please take the News Archives link in the sidebar for a link to it and all previous yearly News archives.