BSSA Grand Prix, 22 May 2022, Results

Numbers for the shoot were slightly low, with 24 competing, therefore the Grand Prix was shot in two classes, X, and A, B & C combined. The combined A, B & C class was scored on the MacRae handicap system.

Prize winners were:
X Class

Gun Score
Mrs W Foith 594
R Fowke 586

A, B & C Class

 

Average Gun Score Macrae Score
S Webb 96.0 582 600.231
M Shaw 96.5 581 600.087
Ms M Popham 93.73 563 600.016
Mrs T Beadle 95.0 569 599.969

Benchrest (Single Class)

Gun Score
A Robertson 590 2x

Optional 50 Shot Competition prize winners were:
(Shot in a single class using the MacRae handicap system)

X Class

Gun Score
Mrs W Foith 392
J Duguid 586

A, B & C Class

Average Gun Score Macrae Score
B Parker 91.83 375 400.215
M Shaw 96.5 389 400.176
Mrs S Day 95.67 384 400.065

Optional competition prizes were in wine.

Full results may be found here.

The mysteries of the MacRae handicap are explained here.

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County Championships – 12th June

The County Championships consist of Individual and Team Competitions at both Short Range (25yd) and Long Range (50m & 100yds) in 3 classes. Either or both championships may be entered.

Classes

A – Average 96.5 and over
B – Average 94.6 to 96.4
C – Average 94.5 and under

Short range championship.

To be shot locally to Postal Competition rules. The course of fire  for all classers  is 4 x 10 shots at 25 yds using 2510BM targets. Cards need not be shot in a single session and may be shot concurrently with Beds League cards. All cards must be returned to the scorer by 12pm on the 7th June.

Long range championship

To be shot at the Bedford Range on the 12th June commencing at 1.00pm.

Course of fire will be:
40 shots at each distance for Classes A (Average 96.5 and over) & B (Average 94.6 to 96.4);
20 shots at each  distance for Class C ( Average 94.5 and under).

Team, Junior, Veterans and Super-Veterans competitions will be shot concurrent with the equivalent championship.

Entries should be submitted through your Club. Full details, including entry fees, may be found here.

If are resident in Bedfordshire but not a member of a Bedfordshire based Club, then you may still enter as an individual, please contact B Cox, BSSA Match Secretary for entry. Contact details may be found here.

Entries Close 28th May.

Note: This is a Confined meeting, open only to those who reside in the County of Bedfordshire.

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Six Counties Match 24th April 2022

The Six Counties Match is an annual shoulder-to-shoulder match featuring teams from the six counties that make up the Eastern Region: Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk & Suffolk.

The Counties take turns to organiser the match and, in times past, each County would host the match at its County Range. Unfortunately, in the current era, the only range in the Eastern Region large enough to hold this event is the Doug Mottram Range at Yaxley (Norman Cross), which is run by Cambridgeshire.  This year’s event was therefore organised by Bedfordshire but hosted by Cambridgeshire.

Usually the current format is for each County to be represented by two teams of eight (A & B). The A teams compete for the  Eastern Region Team Trophy; whilst the B teams compete for the appropriately named B Team Cup. Each competitor shooting a double-Dewar course (40 shots at 50m, 40 shots at 100yds).

In deference to Covid-19, to reduce the numbers at the gathering, this years event was reduced to the A teams only. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, Hertfordshire could not raise a team. In addition, Suffolk had two team members withdraw at the last moment and hence were reduced to a team of six. The contest was therefore amended to take the best 6 scores for each team.

The day proved sunny and dry, but the Met office ‘moderate breeze’ was both chilly and unpredictable, both in strength and direction. Tight groups were therefore in unusually short supply, there were just two ‘tons’ scored, both at 50m and both by Mrs WF of Bedfordshire. The spread in the fall of  shot did however make the scorers task somewhat easier than normal.

Despite the weather, the contest was close at the top, with Cambridgeshire and Essex both amassing totals of 4509 (out of a possible 4800). The tie was decided on the better scores at 100yds, giving the following result:

County

 50m Agg. Score 

100 yd Agg. Score 

           Total            

(Best 6 Ex 2400)

(Best 6 Ex 2400)

(Ex 4800)

Essex

2280

2229

4509

Cambridgeshire

2291

2218

4509

Norfolk

2287

2186

4473

Bedfordshire

2280

2168

4448

Suffolk

2220

2135

4355

The medal for the best individual score was won by Ms VM, of Norfolk, with a score of 758 ex 800 (Note. This medal can only be one once by any individual).

Full results may be found here.

Next years event will be organised by Suffolk, with Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Norfolk following.

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BSSA Grand Prix 22 May 2022

Venue: BEDFORD RIFLE CLUB RANGES, CLAPHAM ROAD, BEDFORD MK41 6EN .

60 SHOTS @ 50 metres, plus optional, 40 SHOTS @ 100 yards

Prone to be shot in f0ur classes:

CLASS X – National Classification, current and previous three years.
CLASSES A – C determined by entry.

Benchrest (50m only) shot in a single class.

PRIZES:
60 shots at 50m: Cash.
40 shots at 100yds: Wine.

(All prizes accordingly to entry)

For further details of this Meeting, please refer to the Information Sheet and Entry Form.

Entries close 14th May (Late entries may be considered if space at the range permits).

*** Entry extended until 18th May ***
*** Email Stevebeadle1960@hotmail.co.uk to enter***

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English Match 20th March 2022 Results

There was a good turnout for the first outdoor open of the year, with 31 competitors for the English Match, with 12 competing in ‘X’ Class.
The organisers had arranged some pleasant spring like weather – sunny, warm and a light, but fickle, wind.

English Match prize winners were:

X Class


A Class

B Class

C Class

Prize

1st

N Day

592

M Fitzjohn

584

M Shaw

579

Ms M Popham

560

£10

2nd

C Hunter

591

C Stone

580

S Webb

576

P Robinson

559

£8

3rd

R Wilson

588

Ms S Davies

573


£6

4th

M Parry

588

£4

The Benchrest competion, shot in a single class, was won by A Campbell with a score of 589 with 3X’s.

Optional 40 Shot Competition prize winners were:

X Class

A Class

B Class

C Class

1st

R Fowke

394

E Haigh

387

C Davis

387

Ms M Popham

382

2nd

T Grey

393

S Webb

383

All prizes were in wine.

Full results for both competitions may be found here.

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Frostbite League – Round 6 (Final)

Round 6 of the Frostbite League was shot on the 13 February.  The weather stay dry for most of the shoot, but there was an annoying wind fishtailing down (across and up) the range.  Results were:

Competition

Name

Start

Score

1. Cards 1 & 2 First Mrs S Day 5 0
Second S Webb 5 1
2. Cards 3, 4 & 5 First D Swain 3 2
Second A Lee 6 3
2. Cards 6, 7 & 8 First C Stone 4 2
Second Mrs W Foith 2 2

League Result
The overall league position in each class is determined by the aggregate handicap score from the competitors best five rounds. The Class winners were:

A Class: Neil Day
B Class: Mrs Susan Day
C Class: No award – no competitor completed five rounds.

Full results for the league may be found here. (Note: The sole Benchrest shooter was participating as a ‘test event’ and was not an official part of the league. It is the BSSA aspiration to offer full benchrest participation in the 2022/23 league).

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BSSA Summer Leagues

Entries are now open for the BSSA 25yd and 50m/50yds pairs, and 100yd individual competitions.

Entries for the 25 yd competition close on the 28th February with the first round to be shot by the 11th April. Further details and entry form may be found here.

Entries for the 50m/50yd and 100yd competitions close on the 7th March with the first round to be shot by the 18th April. Further details and entry form may be found here for the 50m/50yd and here for the 100yd.

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BSSA English Match

English Match
60 SHOTS @ 50 metres, plus optional 40 SHOTS also @ 50 metres

A 60 shot at 50m Benchrest competition is also available.

Date:  20th March 2022

Venue: Bedford Range, Clapham Road, Bedford.

Closing date for entries: 13th March. Late entries may be accepted if space permits.

For further details of the BSSA English Match and Benchrest competition, please refer to the entry form here

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BSSA January Open Meeting 2022 – Results

Prize winners at the 2020 BSSA Indoor Meeting were:

X Class

A Class

B Class

C Class

Prize

1st

K Bowley

796

G Haley

785

S Beadle

765

P Robinson

744

£8

2nd

Mrs W Foith

793

E Haigh

780

G Hider

763

S Bradfield

740

£6

3rd


J Knights

733

£4

A Robertson won the Bench Rest competition with a score of 788 including 11 Xs and received a prize of £8.

All prizes were in cash and the full results may be found here.

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Frostbite League Round 5

Round 5 of the Frostbite League was shot on the 23rd January.  According to the thermometer the temperature was hovering around 5°C and the air was still, however there was a dampness in the air making feel like the coldest shoot so far.  Results were:

Competition

Name

Start

Score

1. Cards 1 & 2 First Mrs W Foith 2 0
Second S Beadle 6 1
2. Cards 3, 4 & 5 First Mrs W Foith 2 0
Second S Beadle 6 1
2. Cards 6, 7 & 8 First D Butcher 3 1
Second N Day 2 2
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