|MOVING OVER TO STS ... HOW
TRANSITION WILL WORK
2 April 2017
With the emergence of Scottish Target Shooting as the professionally-run
umbrella body in Scotland, from now on any competition info, membership data,
and results will sent and publicised primarily via the STS website where
queries can also be made. Rest assured, however, that results from 2017
competitions still currently running, such as the recently-concluded SSRA Prone
Indoor League plus the SSRA/STS Team Prone Indoor League, will be archived in
good time to the Domestic Results page for the forseeable future. Also, links
via the SSRA Facebook page will continue as required.
|MiniMac wins Air Rifle GP series
13 February 2017
Vikki Walls, Alloa away training in Norway, the final shoot of the
season was eagerly awaited by shooters in attendance at Glenrothes. She
could be pipped for the overall GP Air Championship by clubmate Seonaid
McIntosh, provided the latter could beat her sister Jen.
In the final, Seonaid had an advantage of 1.9 after 10 shots, with the
early leader Keira Bexley of Target Technique, in third. As the final
progressed Seonaid gradually built up a small lead. She eventually
emerged as the winner by 3.0 over Jen.
This stupendous effort ensured her overall victory in the GP series.
(match report courtesy of Cyril)
The results from the Megalink software can be found at:
|Scottish Air Rifle Championships
URGENT 5 February 2017
|STS team prone league gets under
UPDATED 18 December 2016
The scores are on
the door for the first
two rounds of the SSRA/STA team prone league. New entrants from the Isle of Man,
Kirk Michael Rifle club, scored a debut victory. Visit the Domestic Results page
for all the scores.
|School's in at Watsonians
26 November 2016
This year's Watsonian Rifle Club Open Meeting will be held on the Saturday 3rd
and Sunday 4th of December. Click
here for the entry form.
This year there will be a "Guess the number of empty cases" competition, the
prize being a £50 voucher very kindly donated by Edinkillie Sport Services.
|Triumph for Scotland against North
8 October 2016
The Scotland team had a clear victory over North Island, New Zealand in the
annual match. Scotland did the business as Balerno & Currie's range. The scores
can be found here.
|Scots head for Cardiff and CSF(ED)
18 September 2016
The 2016 CSF(ED) event is spread across several venues and even nations with
Pistol events staged in Jersey and the Rifle events in Cardiff from 22-15
Bobby Spence, Jim Main, Lenny Thomson.
Men’s Prone (Development):
Bobby Spence, Brogan Smith
Fiona Crowden, Sarah Henderson.
Women’s Prone (Development):
A number of Scottish officials will be assisting with the event.
|STS Air Rifle Grand Prix dates
13 September 2016
The programme for the 2016-17 Air Rifle GP series has been unveiled.
There is a problem with the usual website calendar but the dates and
venues are as follows: Sunday October 9, 2016: GP1 at Glenrothes; Sunday November 13, 2016: GP2 at Denwood; Sunday December 11, 2016: GP3
at Kincardine; Saturday January 14, 2017: GP4 at Carlisle;
Saturday February 11, 2017: GP5 at Glenrothes.
|Vaughan brings down curtain on
SSRA Prone series
7 September 2016
The SSRA Prone Grand Prix Series is over after our Megalink cyber-army marched
from Denwood in Aberdeen overnight to Gagie outside Dundee in time for an 8.30am
start. Bill Vaughan was the winner of the main final on the day and Jim Main
held his nerve to win the series overall. Ian Henderson won the C&D series after
Scott Norval took the plaudits in the C&D final.
So that's the sandbags away for 2016 and now attention turns to the Air Rifle
and Air Pistol series...
|STS Team Prone Rifle league
6 September 2016
The time is nigh to begin the 2016-17 Team Prone Rifle League (Formerly the SSRA
Team Prone League). Get your club's entries in to Billy Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
by the end of October. The competition is locally scored.
|Points mean prizes as Huntly
unveil new competition
24 August 2016
A new national
postal competition has been devised by Huntly Small-bore Rifle Club. They have
been very fortunate to secure £1250 of sponsorship as prize money. The entry
money will, along with other fundraising efforts, go towards new club equipment,
including electronic targets.
There are four
classes: 1st prize - £200, 2nd prize - £50 in each class with an entry fee of
only £5. The club with the highest number of individual entries will receive a
special prize of £250. An entry form can be found here and look out for regular
updates on the club's Facebook page. The closing date for entries is 28 October
2016 and the scores for the first round must be returned by Monday 12 December
The entry form
can be found here and thanks to Jackie
Smith of HSBRC membership secretary for this exciting news.
|Reflections from Bisley
24 August 2016
While the seniors were enjoying themselves at Bisley,
you can read Ian Thomson's report from the Junior Internationals
|Alloa scores with 50m match
10 August 2016
The scores from the recent 50m match at Tullygarth are available
here and if that well-attended event whetted your appetite, why not enter
their next competition, the Forth & Clyde Double Dewar competition on Sunday 28
August? You can enter on the day, just provide a certified average.
|Scores galore from the Scottish
28 July 2016
The Scottish 50m Championships, staged over two days at Denwood in Aberdeen,
produced some great scores and tense finals. The results book can be found
|Head for Alloa in August
19 July 2016
Alloa Rifle Club is staging a shoot on August 6 & 7 at the Tullygarth range. The
course of fire is 60 shots at 50 metres (English match). For more details and to
obtain an entry form, please contact organiser
|NSRA Scottish: Greenaway lifts the
8 July 2016
St Andrews and Alloa shooter Ken Greenaway won
the Earl Haig final at the NSRA Scottish event in Lauder. Bill Vaughan was
second with Lenny Thomson third. The C&D final was won by Perth's Stephen
In the traditional Home International matches,
the Main Scottish team lots to England by two points, while the Ladies were also
beaten by their English counterparts. The Junior matches were hampered by the
lack of competition from England, so our Scottish Junior team of three had a
match against a team of three from St Andrews University - which they won
The previous day had seen Graham Shedden
make off with the Wilkinson Sword in The Freuchie and Ewan Scougall win
the Sgian Dubh in C&D class.
Click here for
some picture highlights.
|The hunt for trophies is on
5 July 2016
A message from
The trophies for the C&D Speedway (The Boston Bowl) and
the Indoor 3P championship (The Watsonian Trophy) are currently missing despite
the efforts of Jim McIntosh to track them down. I have a personal interest in
these trophies as the former was donated to the SSRA for annual competition by
my late mother (born in Boston and hence the name) and is high-quality American
silver-plate. The latter was presented by myself at some expense. I do not want
them left mouldering in someone's attic for the unforeseeable future and just be
If you have any information about the whereabouts of either of these trophies
please get in touch with the webmaster in the first instance with a view to
having them returned.
|Doouble Dewar competition scores
28 June 2016
Results from the
Alloa Double Dewar event can be found
|Jim the Main man in Caithness once
11 June 2016
Jim Main took
advantage of relatively light winds on a chilly day to come out on top in this
SSRA Prone Grand Prix. As the
Caithness event is run on paper targets, the final is not conducted in a "return
to zero" format and Jim's even-point lead from qualifying, where he scored 594,
set him up nicely. Scores are to be found on the Domestic Results page.
|Fancy a Double Dewar?
30 May 2016
Alloa's popular and well-attended Double Dewar is
to be to be held on the 25th and 26th June 2016 at the Tullygarth range. Click
here for an entry form.
|Say Alloa to West of Scotland Open
2 May 2016
The West of
Scotland Small-bore Rifle Association will stage their Open competition at
Alloa's Tullygarth range on Saturday June 4. Details of the event and how to
enter can be found here.
|All Ranges scores
18 April 2016
All the scores
from Sunday's meeting at Denwood are available via the Domestic Results Page.
|End of indoor season results
17 April 2016
the NSRA's Scottish Short Range Championships are available
here and the Junior results
also on the Domestic Results page for the final state of play from the
SSRA Team Prone League and the SSRA Prone League. Further results from
the SSRA's winter competitions are also on line.
|Caithness Open entry forms
5 April 2016
is now confirmed as June 11, 2016 and the entry forms for this (together with
information on SSRA Grand Prix 3) and available from the following links, as a
PDF and as a
Word DocX file.
|Spaces available for Club instructor course dates
UPDATED 3 April 2016
Alloa & District Rifle Club is
running another club instructor course and there places available. Dates are May
7 and 8 and there are spaces available.
|Scottish Schools matches
3 April 2016
Results and a
from the recent Scottish Schools international matches can be found by
clicking on the links.
|Scottish Air Rifle championships
21 March 2016
The results book from the Scottish Air Rifle Championships at Tulliallan is
6 March 2016
The new STS web system for club and individual membership system is now live.
See this STS
sign up letter to see how to register as an STS member.
Unfortunately there is no integration between the new STS membership system and
the older SSRA competition pages.
So, in the meantime, please continue to login to the SSRA competition entry
system using your original SSRA number.
Until the new STS competition entry pages are available you will probably have to
maintain your personal data on both systems
|Greenaway wins Speedway title
6 March 2016
St Andrews' Ken
Greenaway, pictured right, emerged victorious in the finals of the SSRA's
Speedway marathon, staged at Balerno & Currie's range.
Photo courtesy Bill Hamilton
Results from the
event will be placed on the Domestic Results page but the overall rankings can
be found here
|Performance Coach (smallbore
10 February 2016
PERFORMANCE COACH (SMALLBORE RIFLE): Contract for services
(up to 130 days a year)
The sportinstitute of sport is working with Scottish Target Shooting Performance
Programme and is currently looking to engage a World Class Smallbore Rifle
Performance Coach to train Scottish athletes in their preparations to compete
successfully at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and to gain selection to
British Shooting teams. The coach will deliver coaching to key athletes in a
training environment and also at competitions around the world as they prepare
for the Games.
For more details on the post and how to apply, click
Deadline for applications noon Friday March 4, 2016.
|Scottish Schools squads
9 February 2016
The Team Lists for the annual international matches can be
|Mother's pride does the job for
Maria in Glenrothes
20 January 2016
Maria Bexley won Air Rifle GP4 in the Kingdom of Fife and
found the time to reflect on the victory: "I did indeed win, and over a few damn
good shooters too.
"What was surprising is that I had lent my equipment to my
daughter Keira , it's all sized up for her now and I usually just use her
settings. This GP she made it to the finals too - oh hell - so I borrowed a
rifle and a pair of old size 10 boots and got there despite!"
|SSRA Team Prone League 2015-16
20 January 2016
Results from the
rounds are now available on the Domestic Results page
|Carlisle Air GP switched and dates
14 December 2015
Due to flooding at Carlisle the SSRA's Air Rifle GP4 has been
moved to Glenrothes, with the Rifle event on January 16, 2016 and the Pistol
comp on Sunday January 17. Additionally, the news that our GP5 events clash with
the NSRA's Air Championships at Bisley means that the final SSRA Air Rifle
Grands Prix of the season will now be at Glenrothes on February 20 and the
equivalent Pistol event on Sunday February 21. Our thanks for Cyril de
Jonckheere for the updates.
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