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Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association

Details of Summer and Winter Leagues, and Open Competitions

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'The Chipperfield Ranges'

Photograph gives a panoramic view of The Chipperfield Ranges, Redhill, Maer, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

The above photograph gives a panoramic view of The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.


Range Standing Orders And Code Of Conduct

All users of the The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA, must be aware of and comply with the information contained within the Range Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.


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Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues Winter 2018/2019 - Information

The above competition will commence on Monday 17th September 2018, and will finish on Sunday 3rd March 2019.

The cost will be £4.00 per competitor.

All shooting must take place at your club range, or at another club range. However, this must be agreed with the Club Airgun Captain or the County Airgun Secretary. Failure to abide with this instruction will mean disqualification from the competition.

Shooting may start once the stickers are received.

Stickers must be affixed to the front of the cards prior to shooting.

Competitors must sign their cards after shooting them, on the day that they were shot, and not prior to shooting the cards.

Each card must be witnessed and dated, on the day that the cards were shot, and must not be pre-dated.

Any deviation from the above conditions will result in disqualification from the competition.

Please be aware that there may be random checks of targets shot during the competition.

Air Pistol competitors will shoot 5 cards, 4 shots per card, for each of 10 rounds.

Air Rifle competitors will shoot 4 cards, 5 shots per card, for each of 10 rounds.

Distance for both disciplines is 10 Metres, using wadcutter pellets only.


Last Dates For Shooting Each Round Are As Follows
Round 1: 7th October 2018   Round 2: 21st October 2018
Round 3: 4th November 2018 Round 4: 18th November 2018
Round 5: 2nd December 2018 Round 6: 6th January 2019
Round 7: 20th January 2019 Round 8: 3rd February 2019
Round 9: 17th February 2019 Round 10: 3rd March 2019


NSRA (610) Inter-County Association League 2017/2018 - Division 5 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (610) Inter-County Association League 2017/2018:


Staffordshire County Main Team 2017/2018
J. Machin
D. Glover
R. Hemingway
P. Dean
M. Blezard
S. Powell
S. Breeze
R. Tilstone
S. Rowe G. Abbotts P. Knight Ms. M. Steel
A. Baskerville I. Leigh J. Hibbert S. Chadwick
J. Kemp W. Morgan A. Macdonald S. Bytheway


NSRA (611) Inter-County Reserves League 2017/2018 - Division 5 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (611) Inter-County Reserves League 2017/2018:


Staffordshire County Reserves Team 2017/2018
G. Kershaw
Ms. R. Andrews
V. Tyne
L. Featherstone
J. Wilshaw J. Bottrill G. Delaney S. Adams
J. Tyne T. Lockett  


NSRA (612) Inter-County Women's League 2017/2018 - Division 6 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (612) Inter-County Women's League 2017/2018:


Staffordshire County Women's Team 2017/2018
Y. Bave
M. Bayley
H. Bottrill
J. Maher
S. Turner


NSRA (660) And (680) Inter-County Airgun Teams 2017/2018

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (660) Inter-County Air Rifle League, and the NSRA (680) Inter-County Air Pistol League:


Staffordshire County Air Pistol Team 2017/2018
Average (Ex. 300)
Haley Platts
Mike Peacock
Theo Kyriacou
City of Stoke
Osborn J Spence
Martin Jupp
Staffordshire County Air Rifle Team 2017/2018
Average (Ex. 300)
David Walker
City of Stoke
Paul D. Barker
Vic Elliott
Kevin Halfpenny
City of Stoke
Ken Beddows


Disabled Shooters - Do You Need A Dispensation?

Are you a shooter with a disability, and whom would like to compete in target shooting? If the answer is yes, then you may find the following article a very interesting read.

The full article appears on the Disabled Shooting Project website, and a small excerpt taken from that article is shown below.


Excerpt taken from the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information Article


Do you need a Dispensation?

Question: What is it for?

Answer: It allows less able and disabled shooters to take part in competitions.

At present the National Smallbore Rifle Association is the only national governing body to have this arrangement for full integration of disabled and non-disabled shooters in almost all of its competitions.

The DSP has been working with other governing bodies regarding arrangements that may make competitions in other target shooting disciplines more accessible for disabled shooters.

The National Rifle Association allows dispensations for competitors at its national meetings. The CPSA is considering whether this sort of scheme will be appropriate for disabled clay target shooters.


The NSRA's Dispensation System

Part 1 – The Problem.

Many people in target shooting have some physical reason for not being able to shoot with entirely 'conventional' equipment or technique. If this means that they do not comply with the standard technical rules, on the face of it they cannot take part in competitions shot under those rules.

These people range from those who have a relatively minor condition to those with significant disabilities. In some cases the reason may be temporary, but for the majority, it is permanent.

Some of these shooters only need to make minor changes to their technique, or to use a helpful gadget; others have tailor-made equipment and are unable to adopt any of the conventional prone, standing or kneeling positions.


Part 2 – The Solution.

For quite a few years now, the NSRA has had a system for allowing such people to take part in most of the competitions run under NSRA rules. This includes the majority of domestic championships, leagues and open shoots.

Any shooter who falls within the field outlined in Part 1 may apply to the Association for a dispensation. If it is granted, he or she can take part in competitions run under NSRA rules.

In the first decade of the 21st century, the NSRA issued dispensations to approximately 60 shooters. Some have more than one because they shoot more than one discipline.


End of excerpt taken from the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information Article


To view the article in full, which gives a much more in depth explanation of dispensations and how to apply, please visit the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information webpage.

In addition, you can view and download from this website, by selecting the following link, a Disabled Shooters Dispensation Information Leaflet.


Smallbore Rifle Shooters Required To Trial A New Competition Format

Monday, 13 November, 2017 8:25 PM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association's Rifle Competition Secretary - Martyn Blezard - is seeking smallbore rifle shooters to trial a new competition format.

If the format proves to be a success, it would then be adopted for use in future Staffordshire Summer Pairs Competitions, and possibly Winter Teams of Four.

This will be an Individual Handicap Competition using a modified MacRea system.

The first half of the competition will use submitted averages; the second half will use the averages of the first half scores.

The handicap scores from each round will be used to put shooters in order, highest handicap score to the lowest.

You then get one point for each shooter you beat in that round, i.e. if there are 11 shooters, the highest handicap score for that round scores 10 points (for beating 10 other shooters), second highest 9 points, down to 0 points for the one with the lowest handicap score that round.

The hope is that this will make for a close competition, giving everyone a chance.

As this is a trial competition, a £2.50 entry fee per person will be in place.

There will be one cash prize – winner takes all.

If there are enough entries, more than one division will be in operation, with the prize-pot split between each division winner.

For full and further details of the above competition, please contact SSRA Rifle Competitions Secretary.


National And International Competition Rules And Regulations

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A link to the relative shooting association's website is also shown to enable our visitors to check for any updated appendices etc.

The documents can be viewed, printed or downloaded by selecting the appropriate document link.

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If you need to install this programme, you can download Adobe Reader by selecting the following link to the Adobe website, where further instructions will be given.


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National Smallbore Rifle Association logo.

National Smallbore Rifle Association website

National Smallbore Rifle Association Rules And Regulations - 1st April 2017 Onwards



ISSF website

ISSF Rule Book - 1st January 2017 Onwards - 1st Print - January 2017


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IPC Shooting website

IPC Shooting Technical Rules and Regulations - June 2015 PDF Document

IPC Shooting Classification Regulations - February 2014 Onwards PDF Document


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