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Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association

Latest News 2021

Page last updated on Sunday, 29 August, 2021 4:08 PM

'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.

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

 

 

 

Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate - Relaxation Of The Pre-Allotted Range Attendance Times

Saturday, 28 August, 2021 11:33 AM

From Monday 6th September 2021, Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has decided that the Chipperfield Ranges at the Baldwin's Gate complex can be fully opened once again.

This means that all affiliated clubs can attend the ranges whenever they like - as per pre-Covid-19 restrictions, without the need to be restricted to their allotted days and times. This also includes not having to book the ranges on Sundays.

SSRA decided that this was the appropriate way to move forwards, as most of the summer competitions have almost been completed.

However, the SSRA will continue to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and if the Covid-19 threat rises significantly then a return to pre-allotted 2020/2021 range times may be re-introduced again.

As always, SSRA wishes that everyone enjoys their shooting, and keeps safe and well.

Please note: Hand sanitiser and antibacterial hand cleanser will remain available for everyone to use.

 

Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate - Outdoor Range Booking Times - 19th July 2021 Onwards

Monday, 5 July, 2021 1:58 PM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association is pleased to confirm that all firing points on the Outdoor Ranges at The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwins Gate, will be open from 19th July 2021.

As always, care must be taken in respect of the current Covid-19 situation, therefore the maintaining of the high standards and practises that have been in operation previously is vitally important.

 

Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate - Outdoor Range Booking Times Only
Monday
North Staffordshire Shooting Club 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday Chipperfield Target Shooting Club 1:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Tuesday B.R.S.A. Crewe 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday Market Drayton Rifle Club 2:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Wednesday City of Birmingham Rifle Club 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Staffordshire Phoenix Rifle and Pistol Club 3:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Thursday Market Drayton Rifle Club / Stafford Post Office Rifle and Pistol Club 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday Crewe Rifle and Pistol Club / Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club 3:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Friday City of Birmingham Rifle Club 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday Chipperfield Target Shooting Club 2:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Saturday B.R.S.A. Crewe 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Available To Book

1:30 pm – End and Lock Up

 
Sunday Available To Book

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday Available To Book 2:30 pm – End and Lock Up

 

If the use of any of the outdoor ranges is required, either on a Saturday afternoon, or on a Sunday morning or afternoon, you will need to pre-book weekly (no clubs, only individuals) with the SSRA Secretary who will then inform the Chairman of your requirements.

It is important to make sure that all are safe, so please only come to the range on your allocated days, in accordance with all current social distancing guidelines etc.

Please note, that the above booking times are not applicable to the 10 Metres Indoor Airguns Range.

If you are the last to leave, please make sure that the range is closed and the flag is put away.

 

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 11:24 PM

Clarification On The Number Of Lanes Open On Each Of The Outdoor Ranges.

There seems to have been a little confusion recently over the number of lanes that are currently in use on each of the outdoor ranges, as some people are under the impression that it's still limited to just three lanes available on each of the outdoor ranges.

SSRA can confirm that there are now four lanes open on the 50 Metres Range, plus four lanes open on the 100 Yards Range, and four lanes open on 'D' Range.

In addition, just a quick reminder that whoever is the last to leave the range, could they please ensure that everywhere is locked up and secure.

SSRA hopes that any confusion has now been cleared up, and would also like to thank you in advance for your co-operation in ensuring that the Baldwins Gate complex is always left in a secure state.

 

 

Airgun Individual Summer Leagues 2021 - Cancelled

Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:24 PM

Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 situation, it has been decided that the SSRA will not be running the Airgun Individual Summer 2021 League competitions.

However, the SSRA is intending to restart the Airgun Individual Winter 2021/2022 Leagues, dependant on future Covid restrictions etc.

 

SSRA Guidance For The Re-Opening Of The Baldwin's Gate Ranges - Issued 25th February 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:38 PM

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Committee has taken onboard the Governments' advice regarding the Covid-19 situation, and also what the National Smallbore Rifle Association has published in respect of the same.

Therefore, the SSRA has agreed to re-open the Baldwin’s Gate complex on Monday 29th March 2021 for outdoor shooting only.

This will be followed by the re-opening of the Airgun Indoor Range on Monday 12th April 2021.

The above is subject to any changes made by the Government and the NSRA.

 

Baldwin's Gate Range Instructions To Ensure We Can Shoot Safely

After a lot of discussions, the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has decided to open the outdoor ranges only for shooting, to begin from Monday 29th March 2021.

Please be aware that due to social distancing at the present time we have to allocate the times when you are able to attend Baldwin's Gate. Only turn up for your allocated time.

R. Tilstone has already amended the range so that only 3 people are allowed to shoot on the 50 Metres/100 Yards Ranges:
· 50 Metres: Firing Points 3, 6, and 9
· 100 Yards: Firing Points 13,16, and 19
· The 'D' Range: Only 3 people allowed at a time to shoot in there.

Please make sure when changing targets there are still 2 metres between each shooter.

The use of club equipment is prohibited (e.g. guns, telescopes, mats.)

If the range bench rest is used, please sanitise when you have finished.

If someone in your household has symptoms, you should stay at home and not attend the range.

The toilets will be open, but they are not deep cleaned after each allocated slot, and their use is at your own risk. You can wash your hands, and use the sanitizer supplied.  You must use gloves when handling the toilet door key.

Each club will nominate one person to fill in the range sheet in the clubhouse, the time everyone arrives, and the time of them leaving. This means only one person enters the clubhouse, and at the end of their session, they must make sure that all has been left clean and safe for the next club. Please make sure you bring your own pen, as none will be provided.

Please ensure social distancing at all times.

No food or drink to be prepared at the range. Bring your refreshments with you, and please take home all your rubbish.

Target Boards will be left out on the frames; these are the only firing points you should use. Please leave the boards on the frames.

The last people to use the targets must sanitise the frames.

As usual, please place your spent rounds in the boxes supplied.

No Coaching allowed.

Cleaning of equipment should be done at home.

When your range time has finished, do not hang around because the next group will wish to shoot.

If you feel you are not well, please do not attend the range.

Failure to abide by these rules and the allocated range times given to each club could lead to disciplinary action.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Committee.

 

Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate - Outdoor Range Booking Times Only

(Please Note: This is for Outdoor Ranges only - The Air Weapons Range is still closed)

 

We have to make sure all is safe so please only come to the range on your allocated days.

 

Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate - Outdoor Range Booking Times Only
Monday
North Staffordshire Shooting Club 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday Chipperfield Target Shooting Club 1:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Tuesday B.R.S.A. Crewe 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday Market Drayton Rifle Club 2:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Wednesday City of Birmingham Rifle Club 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Staffordshire Phoenix Rifle and Pistol Club 3:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Thursday Market Drayton Rifle Club / Stafford Post Office Rifle and Pistol Club 9:00 am - 3.00 pm
Thursday Crewe Rifle and Pistol Club / Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club 3:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Friday City of Birmingham Rifle Club 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday Chipperfield Target Shooting Club 2:30 pm - End and Lock Up
 
Saturday B.R.S.A. Crewe 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday City of Stoke Rifle and Pistol Club (Air Weapons)

1:30 pm – End and Lock Up

'D' Range Only

 
Sunday A, B, C Ranges - Available To Book

9.00 am - 2:00pm

Sunday A, B, C Ranges - Available To Book 2:30pm – End and Lock Up

 

if you want to use A,B,C, or D ranges on a Sunday you will need to pre-book weekly (no clubs, only individuals) with the SSRA Secretary who will then inform the Chairman of your requirements.

It is important to make sure all are safe, so please only come to the range on your allocated days, in accordance with all current social distancing guidelines etc.

If you are the last to leave, please make sure that the range is closed and the flag is put away.

 

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?

The two images of medals shown at the bottom of the montage, as shown above, are of two new additions to the collection.

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

 

Range Fees For The Year 2021 Only - Applicable To Currently Affiliated Clubs

Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 3:46 PM

The Committee of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has agreed that as a goodwill gesture for the problems that Covid-19 has caused at Baldwin’s Gate this year, with the committee having to close the range and then open it with Clubs being given days and times that they could shoot, and then having to close it again, the Range Fees for currently Affiliated Clubs during 2021 only, will be £20.00 per Adult and £10.00 per Junior. The daily rate stays the same, i.e. £5.00.

Please, all keep safe, as we only have a few weeks left of this year, and so hopefully a few months into the new year things will start to get back to normal and we can all enjoy out shooting as we did before.

 

Range Fees

Annual Range Fees 2020

Adult Members of Affiliated Clubs, Association Clubs and Individual Members of the Association may pay a one-off fee per year of 36.00, 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 2020

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 2020, please visit the News Archive for 2020.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2019, please visit the News Archive for 2019.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2018, please visit the News Archive for 2018.

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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