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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 July 2019, commencing at 11:00am prompt.

The venue being The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

For full details see the Events Calendar.

 

Headline News From Our Affiliated Clubs - Crewe Rifle And Pistol Club

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

'Get Abby and Tom to the Junior World Cup'

 

Two very talented Junior Shooters, both of whom are members of Crewe Rifle and Pistol Club, have both been selected to shoot for Great Britain in the Junior World Cup, which is to be held in Suhl from July 12th - July 20th.

Abby Warren, 16, and her brother Tom Warren, 18, were both selected on some of last year’s excellent results. This year’s results so far have been very positive.

Tom recently became the English Confined 3P Champion, Junior Open and Confined Champion, and also the English Junior Air Champion. Tom has been selected to shoot Air, Mixed Air and 3P.

Abby became the ladies English Junior 3P Champion, and English Ladies Junior 50 Metres Prone Champion.  Abby has been selected to shoot Prone and 3P.

Both Abby and Tom took bronze at the British Airgun Championships, and silver at the Scottish Airgun Championships, and are members of the Great Britain Rifle Talent Squad, which is on the British Shooting Pathway.

When Abby was preparing for the Junior World Championships last year she used the Chipperfield Ranges at Baldwins Gate as her main training range.

The Junior World Cup, which is to be held in Suhl from July 12th - July 20th, is a self-funding event, meaning that competitors must cover all their own expenses. As such, both Abby and Tom are looking to raise sufficient funds in order for them to compete for Great Britain at this prestigious competition.

A Crowdfunding page has been set up for Abby and Tom in order to help them achieve their dream of representing Great Britain in the forthcoming Junior World Cup in Suhl.

Please show your support for these two excellent junior shooters by visiting Abby and Tom Warren's Crowdfunding webpage.  If you may be able to donate funds that would be fantastic, but please take the time to visit their Crowdfunding webpage just to see what they are hoping to achieve.

Any support that you may be able to offer will be truly appreciated by Abby and Tom.

 

NSRA (610) Inter-County Association League 2018/2019 - Staffordshire County Main Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (610) Inter-County Association League 2018/2019:

Staffordshire County Main Team 2018/2019
J. Machin
D. Glover
R. Hemingway
P. Dean
M. Blezard
S. Powell
S. Breeze
R. Tilstone
S. Rowe G. Abbotts V. Tyne Ms. M. Steel
A. Baskerville I. Leigh G. Kershaw L. Featherstone
S. Adams W. Morgan A. Macdonald S. Bytheway

 

NSRA (611) Inter-County Reserves League 2018/2019 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (611) Inter-County Reserves League 2018/2019:

Staffordshire County Reserves Team 2018/2019
J. Hibbert
Ms. R. Andrews
S. Chadwick
P. Knight
J. Wilshaw J. Bottrill G. Delaney J. Kemp
J. Tyne T. Lockett  

 

NSRA (612) Inter-County Women's League 2018/2019 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (612) Inter-County Women's League 2018/2019:

Staffordshire County Women's Team 2018/2019
Y. Bave
M. Bayley
M. Steel
J. Maher
K. Dillon

 

NSRA (680) Inter-County Air Pistol League 2018/2019 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (680) Inter-County Air Pistol League 2018/2019:

Staffordshire County Air Pistol Team 2018/2019
Vic Jagiello
Hayley Platts
Brendan Lewin
Scott Turner
Dave Hill

 

NSRA (660) Inter-County Air Rifle League 2018/2019 - Staffordshire County Team Members

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (660) Inter-County Air Rifle League 2018/2019:

Staffordshire County Air Rifle Team 2018/2019
Paul D. Barker
Osborn J. Spence
Alan Whitmore
Dave Walker
Robert Broxton

 

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

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

 

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 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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