The results for January’s round of the Individual Postal League are now available. Take the link under ‘Competitions’ above for full details.
The results for these two annual matches for the County and City of Edinburgh respectively are now available. Take the County Teams link above to see the details, but in summary Lothian was 12th in the BSA Cup (a bit of a come-down seeing we won this in 2017) and we won the Cities & Boroughs.
The result of the third of the NSRA’s annual matches (the Commonwealth Cities) has not yet been received.
The draw for the first round of the Choose-Your-Own-Handicap team knock-out competition has been made and can be seen by taking the ‘CYOH’ link in the Competitions drop-down above.
The first round is due to be shot by 21st February.
All the results are now up to date in the S/S League page. Apologies for the hiatus.
The Calendar of Matches has also been revised.
A joint meeting was held recently involving the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of each Association. The meeting was held with the objective of planning ahead for the merger to be finalised next May. Topics discussed included proposals for a title for the new organisation, and an outline timetable of events.
The name of the new organisation is likely to be ‘Lothian and Borders Target Shooting Association’.
The mechanics of the merger (affiliations etc) are currently being discussed with the NSRA.
The Watsonian Rifle Club has announced details of their forthcoming Open Meeting. It will be held over the weekend of 7th & 8th December 2019 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 on both days.
Further information and entry forms can be requested here. Entries can be made on the day subject to range space.
Balerno & Currie Rifle Club is holding its annual Open Meeting on the weekend of 16th & 17th 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 (bacon rolls a speciality), so there’s no need to bring your own lunch.
As regular readers will be aware, the Lothian Smallbore Shooting Association and the Scottish Southern Counties Association have committed themselves to a merger, to take place officially at our AGM next May. The name of the new organisation has not yet been decided, but it’s certain that it will need a new logo/emblem/symbol to represent it on this (re-branded) website and on document and report headings etc.
If anyone reading this has the requisite skills and facilities to devise and/or create such a new design and is prepared to take the task on, then please use the Contact us link above to get in touch with the site administrator in the first instance, and your interest will be passed to the committee. It would be kind of any professional designers who might wish to contribute if they could donate their time and expertise pro bono, but a small award might well be made to the winning designer.
FYI the SSCA currently does not have a logo. The committee has not issued a design brief, so you’ll just have to use your imagination on how to represent visually this large part of southern Scotland in a smallbore shooting context. I imagine the yet-to-be-decided name could be tacked on round the edge. If you have an idea for a design but don’t have the computer skills or the graphical applications on your computer to translate it into an electronic form, then sketch it out and send it in anyway as someone else could do that bit.
However, please note that any design should not contain any traditional heraldic symbols (I think they’re called ‘devices’). Unless we are prepared to go through a lengthy and no doubt expensive approval process (which we’re not) then ‘amateur’ designs like ours that do so are definitely frowned upon by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Over the years I have been half-expecting a call from him telling us to cease and desist using the current logo immediately as it certainly contains items of that nature.
A new version of the Regulations for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder league have been issued. These are available to view on the S-S League page (take the ‘Regulations’ link at the bottom).
The main change is to the procedures governing matches shot postally, but there are minor wording corrections and updates plus the removal of a couple of obsolete rules that were no longer relevant.
The Fixture Meeting for the 2019-2020 season’s Shoulder-to-Shoulder league will be held at the Prestonpans RC range on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 7:30pm. A representative (or two if you wish) from each club entering the league MUST attend this meeting.
Club Reps should bring with them their likely shooters’ names, plus any reserves, along with their current averages. This will save the League Secretary some time when putting the season’s programme together.
Note that the closing date for entries is Monday 9th September.
The News page for the period September 2018 – August 2019 has been archived. Please take the News Archives link in the sidebar for a link to it and all previous yearly News archives.