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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.

 

Link to details of Range Fees

 

Links To Other Websites

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association's website (www.staffordshire-sra.org.uk) contains links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have selected any of the links in order to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over any other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by our own privacy statement.

 

Forthcoming Events Calendar

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Committee Meeting

The next SSRA Committee Meeting will take place on Sunday 21st October 2018, starting at 10:30am prompt.

The venue being The Beverley Hotel, 58 Lichfield Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS4 2DJ.

For full details see the Events Calendar.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Plaque 1985 - Presented To Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE

Thursday, 1 November, 2018 11:40 AM

Photograph shows the ceramic plaque which was presented in 1985 by Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

The above photograph shows the ceramic plaque which was presented in 1985 by Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association is calling on the good folks of Staffordshire to help solve the significance of the ceramic plaque, as is pictured above.

The white ceramic plaque is approximately 15.25cm in diameter and decorated in a blue overlay, depicting the emblem of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association, along with the year 1985.

The plaque is mounted on a dark velour background, which sits within a black wooden frame edged with gold coloured highlights.  The overall size of the frame is approximately 20cm square.

SSRA understands that the plaque was presented to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE in 1985, but the reason for the presentation is somewhat unclear.

Therefore, any help in unraveling this mystery would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any further information regarding the plaque and it's significance, please contact the Website Manager.

 

Funeral Of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association President - Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE

Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 4:16 PM

It is with great sadness and shock that Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has to announce the death of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association President - Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

 

Photograph is a cropped portrait of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association President - Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

The above photograph is a cropped portrait of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association President - Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

 

Peter's funeral service will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018, at Lichfield Crematorium, Fradley Lane, Fradley, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8GA. The service will commence at 12.30pm prompt.

Peter's family have requested that no flowers are sent to Lichfield Crematorium, and have asked that any donations may be made to Stroke UK, and British Heart Foundation.

Obituary For Major (Retired) Peter Martin MBE - (9th September 1928 - 6th October 2018)

A wonderful obituary for Peter Martin is featured on the National Smallbore Rifle Association's website, which can be viewed by selecting the following link: Obituary - Peter Martin, MBE - NSRA Website.

 

SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - Medal Presentations

Photograph shows Bryan Hempstead (pictured left) receiving the SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - 2nd Place Medal from Alan Whitmore (pictured right).

The above photograph shows Bryan Hempstead (pictured left) receiving the SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - 2nd Place Medal from Alan Whitmore (pictured right).

 

Photograph shows Scott Turner (pictured left) receiving the SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - 3rd Place Medal from Alan Whitmore (pictured right).

The above photograph shows Scott Turner (pictured left) receiving the SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - 3rd Place Medal from Alan Whitmore (pictured right).

 

The SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 - was a very closely fought affair. After Round 10, a mere 0.06 points separated the top three competitors.

Therefore, finishing the season in First Place was Haley Platts, Lichfield, with a total points score of 972.58.

In Second Place was Bryan Hempstead, City of Stoke, with a total points score of 972.53.

Third Place was taken by Scott Turner, City of Stoke, with a total points score of 972.52.

As can be seen from the photographs shown above, Bryan Hempstead and Scott Turner received their respective SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Summer 2018 Medals from Alan Whitmore who conducted the presentation ceremonies.

Congratulations to the three medal winners. Let's hope that the Winter 2018/2019 season will be just as closely contested.

 

Richard Hemingway - Staffordshire's Representative In The 'Champion of Champions Competition 2018' - Bisley

Photograph shows Richard Hemingway (pictured right) receiving the F.G. Troke Rose Bowl from Staffordshire's NSRA Representative - Mike Willcox (pictured left).

The above photograph shows Richard Hemingway (pictured right) receiving the F.G. Troke Rose Bowl from Staffordshire's NSRA Representative - Mike Willcox (pictured left).

 

Richard Hemingway of Rugeley Rifle Club, received the F.G. Troke Rose Bowl from Mike Willcox at the National Meeting at Bisley 2018. This was awarded to Richard for representing Staffordshire in the 'Champion of Champions Competition' at the Bisley National Meeting.

It was a great week for Richard, having also won the 'Kent Salver' at the National Meeting.  This was awarded to the winner of the 'Centenary Competition in A-Class' on the final day of the aggregate.

 

Photograph shows Richard Hemingway (pictured right) receiving the Kent Salver for winning the 'Centenary Competition in A-Class'.

The above photograph shows Richard Hemingway (pictured right) receiving the Kent Salver for winning the 'Centenary Competition in A-Class'.

 

The Staffordshire Team which competed at Bisley consisted of Richard Hemingway, Martyn Buttery, Vic Tyne, Gordon Abbotts, Lee Featherstone and Chris Hazlehurst.

As Richard highlighted in his brief report on the competition:

'It wasn't our strongest year, but we did have to go down to D-Class to raise a team – although Chris was shooting better than a couple of the B-Class shots.

We were also at a bit of a disadvantage, being on the far left of the range.  I couldn't see a wind flag for my hundreds; sorted it out for my 50's; but it seems like they ran out of flags, and sort of petered out at the ends of the range.'

Congratulations to Richard on his awards, and to the Staffordshire Team for their participation at Bisley.

 

Medals And Memorabilia

The above photographic montage shows a selection of Staffordshire County Association Medals, and a ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug.

The above photographic montage shows a selection of Staffordshire County Association Medals, and a ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug.

 

It's time for another trip down Memory Lane, as we unearth a few items of interest from days gone-bye.

Just what are the items pictured above, and what is their relevance to the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association?

All can now be revealed by visiting the Medals and Memorabilia section of the website.

 

City Of Stoke-On-Trent Rifle And Pistol Club - Clean Sweep Of Air Pistol Individual League Medals 2017/2018

What a remarkable season the City of Stoke-on-Trent RPC had in the SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2017/2018.

To have one shooter gain one of the prestigious medals would be considered a great achievement.

To have two shooters from the same club winning medals in the same competition would be fantastic.

But to have three shooters from the same club winning medals in the same competition - thereby taking the whole spoils - is almost unheard of.  Certainly in the recent history of City of Stoke RPC.  Until now that is.

Mike Baxter intimated that in all the years that he has been shooting at City of Stoke RPC - stretching back to around 1985 - this has never before happened at the club.

A great achievement by all.  Well done done, and hearty congratulations.

 

Photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Brendon Lewin (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 1st Place Medal.

The above photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Brendon Lewin (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 1st Place Medal.

 

Photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Peter Bryan (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 2nd Place Medal.

The above photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Peter Bryan (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 2nd Place Medal.

 

Photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Theo Kyriacou (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 3rd Place Medal.

The above photograph shows City of Stoke RPC Chairman - Mike Baxter (pictured left) presenting Theo Kyriacou (pictured right) with his SSRA Air Pistol Individual League 3rd Place Medal.

 

Photograph shows all three medal winners together - Theo Kyriacou (pictured left), Brendon Lewin (pictured centre), and Peter Bryan (pictured right).

The above photograph shows all three medal winners together - Theo Kyriacou (pictured left), Brendon Lewin (pictured centre), and Peter Bryan (pictured right).

 

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

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 12:54 PM

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

Saturday, 7 October, 2017 10:16 PM

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
Name
Club
Average (Ex. 300)
Haley Platts
Lichfield
272.70
Mike Peacock
Leek
245.55
Theo Kyriacou
City of Stoke
243.90
Osborn J Spence
Leek
243.15
Martin Jupp
Leek
242.10
 
Staffordshire County Air Rifle Team 2017/2018
Name
Club
Average (Ex. 300)
David Walker
City of Stoke
260.10
Paul D. Barker
Leek
259.95
Vic Elliott
Lichfield
254.40
Kevin Halfpenny
City of Stoke
250.05
Ken Beddows
Lichfield
247.95

 

Range Fees

Annual Range Fees - 2018

Adult Members of Affiliated Clubs, Association Clubs and Individual Members of the Association may pay a one-off fee per year of 32.50, which entitles them to as many visits as they wish to make during the year.

Junior Members (up to 21 years of age) of Affiliated Clubs, Association Clubs and Individual members of the Association may pay a one-off fee per year of 16.25, which entitles them to as many visits as they wish to make during the year.

This fee is due by 1st January each year.

Please make your cheque payable to Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association.

Please include your name, and the name of the Club to which you belong, and a SAE for acknowledgement.

For further details of where to send your completed membership form and cheque, please contact via e-mail in the first instance, the SSRA Secretary whom will then forward to you via e-mail all the relevant details.

 

Daily Range Fees - 2018

Adult Daily Range Fee (including Guests) £3.50

Junior Daily Range Fee (up to 21 years of age) £1.75

 

Annual Range Fees - 2019

Adult Members of Affiliated Clubs, Association Clubs and Individual Members of the Association may pay a one-off fee per year of 35.00, which entitles them to as many visits as they wish to make during the year.

Junior Members (up to 21 years of age) of Affiliated Clubs, Association Clubs and Individual members of the Association may pay a one-off fee per year of 17.50, which entitles them to as many visits as they wish to make during the year.

This fee is due by 1st January each year.

Please make your cheque payable to Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association.

Please include your name, and the name of the Club to which you belong, and a SAE for acknowledgement.

For further details of where to send your completed membership form and cheque, please contact via e-mail in the first instance, the SSRA Secretary whom will then forward to you via e-mail all the relevant details.

 

Daily Range Fees 2019

Adult Daily Range Fee (including Guests) £5.00

Junior Daily Range Fee (up to 21 years of age) £2.50

 

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.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner

Photograph shows SSRA Committee Members Steve Rowe (pictured left) and County Captain Dave Glover (pictured right) proudly display the new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner.

SSRA Committee Members Steve Rowe (pictured left) and County Captain Dave Glover (pictured right) proudly display the new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner.

Surely, the above photograph is enough to strike fear into the opposition at various shooting competitions in the future.

No, not the two chaps from the SSRA Committee who are pictured in the photograph, although they are excellent shots in their own right. But the mere sight of the brand new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner being unfurled at competitions will be enough to give the opposing teams the shakes before the shooting commences, as it heralds the presence of the Staffordshire Team.

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team when participating in events around the country will proudly display the banner. This will undoubtedly help to further promote the team, and add a touch of colourful charisma to their attendance.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Blazer Badge

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Blazer Badge

This beautifully created cloth blazer badge, with silver bullion wire detailing upon a blue background, depicts the Stafford Knot with the words 'Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association' encompassing the central design.  This striking design is mounted on a black background to further enhance the badge.

Anyone that is affiliated to Staffordshire SRA, usually through affiliated club membership, can purchase a badge - irrespective of which county he or she may live in.

If you would like to purchase one of these very desirable badges, the SSRA has a limited number in stock at a price of only £12 per badge, plus postage.

To place your order, and for further details of how to pay, please email your contact details to Trophies Secretary.

 

News From Around The Clubs

In this section of the website, Clubs which are affiliated to the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association may submit a brief item of news, which will then be considered for inclusion on the SSRA website.

If your Club has any potentially newsworthy items (other than the usual club-specific day-to-day items) that you may wish to be considered, then please contact the SSRA Website Manager.

 

This Website Is Now RSS News Feed Enabled

What is RSS?

RSS is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites.

In the ‘old days’ of the web, to keep track of updates on a website, you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been added.

Some of the problems with just bookmarking your favourite websites are:

1. You, as the web surfer, had to do all the work.
2. It can get complicated when you are trying to track many websites at once.
3. You miss information when you forget to check your bookmarks.
4. You end up seeing the same information over and over again on sites that don’t update very often.

 

RSS Changes Everything

What if you could tell a website to let you know every time that they update? In a sense, this is what RSS does for you.

RSS is a technology that provides you with a method of getting relevant and up to date information sent to you, for you to read in your own time. It saves you time, and helps you to get the information you want quickly after it was published.

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that you subscribe to.

You can easily set up an RSS News Feed account from within your own email programme - for example Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird etc.

There are even 'Stand Alone' RSS Readers available to download for free.

In addition, web based email providers such as Yahoo or Google offer an RSS Reader service.

For a far more in depth explanation of what RSS feeds and readers are all about, please visit the following website: the What Is RSS Website.

 

News Archives Section

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2017, please visit the News Archive for 2017.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2016, please visit the News Archive for 2016.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2015, please visit the News Archive for 2015.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2014, please visit the News Archive for 2014.

 

Check The Location Of The Chipperfield Ranges Using The Interactive Google Map

You can now plan your route to the Chipperfield Ranges by using the embedded Google Map, which can be found on the Contact and Location Details webpage, also on the Facilities webpage.

 

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