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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.

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SSRA Memberships, Range Fees, And Chipperfield Range Standing Orders And Code Of Conduct

In order to shoot at the Chipperfield Ranges you must be a member of one of the following Membership Categories.

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 Chipperfield Range Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.

Details of Chipperfield 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

 

The Latest Items Available To Purchase In The SSRA Giftware Line

Photograph shows an SSRA Ceramic Mug, together with an SSRA Key ring.

The above photograph shows an SSRA Ceramic Mug, together with an SSRA Key ring.

Who feels like a mug? We all do at times. But, who would like to purchase a very stylish SSRA Ceramic Mug? We all would, I'm sure!

Just imagine, partaking in your favourite drink out of your very own SSRA mug as you unwind from the stresses of the day's shooting.

In addition, what better accessory to have in order to keep all your important keys in one place than an SSRA Key Ring!

These latest items of newly created SSRA giftware will prove to be a very popular addition to anyone's home, shooting range, or just about anywhere else.

Go on, you know you want to have them really! Don't miss out on these splendid gifts.

The SSRA badge appears on both sides of the mug, and on both sides of the key ring.

Priced at only £7.50 per mug, and £5.00 per key ring.

Postal delivery is not available. Collection only by prior arrangement.

To place your order, and to arrange payment and collection, please contact the SSRA Secretary.

 

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 - City Of Stoke Rifle And Pistol Club

Thursday, 7 March, 2024 1:58 PM

Swadlincote Rifle And Pistol Club - Open Airgun Competition 2/3 March 2024

 

Over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March 2024, various members of the City of Stoke Rifle and Pistol Club ventured outside the local area to compete in the Swadlincote Rifle And Pistol Club - Open Airgun Competition 2024.

The shooters representing the City of Stoke RPC were as follows:

Gary Comer - 10 Metres Air Pistol - 'C' Class

Steph Reynolds - 10 Metres Air Rifle - 'A' Class

David Walker - 10 Metres Air Rifle - 'A' Class

Alan Whitmore - 10 Metres Air Rifle - 'A'. Class.

 

Photograph shows members of the City of Stoke Rifle and Pistol Club, pictured left to right, Steph Reynolds, David Walker, Alan Whitmore, Gary Comer, relaxing after the Swadlincote Rifle and Pistol Club - Open Airgun Competition 2/3 March 2024.

The above photograph shows members of the City of Stoke Rifle and Pistol Club, pictured left to right, Steph Reynolds, David Walker, Alan Whitmore, Gary Comer

relaxing after the Swadlincote Rifle and Pistol Club - Open Airgun Competition 2/3 March 2024.

 

This event was a new experience for Gary Comer, as it was his first time competing in an open competition outside of the confines of Staffordshire.

 

Photograph shows Gary Comer, pictured left, competing on the firing point during the 10 Metres Air Pistol Competition.

The above photograph shows Gary Comer, pictured left, competing on the firing point during the 10 Metres Air Pistol Competition.

 

Undaunted by this new challenge, Gary finished in 8th position, in amongst 8 competitors in 'C' Class, with an overall score of 418.

Afterwards, Gary remarked that he had enjoyed his time there, and also commented that he had 'learned a lot' from the experience, and vowed to return again for next year's competition.

 

10 Metres Air Rifle - 'A' Class saw Steph Reynolds, David Walker and Alan Whitmore battling it out for the honours, amongst a group of 5 shooters in 'A' Class.

The first set of shots saw a very impressive score of 99 recorded by Steph, who quickly set the standard for the others to match.

Steph eventually claimed 1st Place in the 10 Metres Air Rifle Class 'A' competition, with an overall score of 578.2.

 

Photograph shows Steph Reynolds, pictured left, receiving the 10 Metres Air Rifle 1st Place Medal from Brian Girling, pictured right.

The above photograph shows Steph Reynolds, pictured left, receiving the 10 Metres Air Rifle 1st Place Medal from Brian Girling, pictured right.

 

The medals awarded at the competition were honourably presented by Brian Girling, a former 25 Metres Rapid Fire Pistol Shooter, whom previously had represented Great Britain for many years, included competing in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada.

 

But that was not the end of the medal successes for City of Stoke RPC. More was to follow, also in 10 Metres Air Rifle - 'A' Class.

 

David Walker also shot very consistently throughout the competition, thereby keeping the pressure on his fellow competitors.

Although not quite able to 'reel-in' Steph, David finished a very creditable 2nd Place, with an overall score of 537.8.

 

Photograph shows David Walker, pictured centre, and Alan Whitmore, pictured right, competing on the firing point during the 10 Metres Air Rifle Competition.

The above photograph shows David Walker, pictured centre, and Alan Whitmore, pictured right, competing on the firing point during the 10 Metres Air Rifle Competition.

 

Also giving a very good account of himself was Alan Whitmore. Another consistent string of scoring, together with an improved mid-session series of scores, saw Alan finish in 4th Place, with an overall score of 471.9.

 

Photograph shows Steph Reynolds proudly displaying her medal. Photograph shows Steph Reynolds, pictured left, and David Walker, pictured right, wearing their respective medals with pride.

The above photograph on the left shows Steph Reynolds proudly displaying her medal.

The above photograph on the right shows Steph Reynolds and Alan David Walker wearing their respective medals with pride.

 

All-in-all, it was a very enjoyable event for the members of City of Stoke Rifle and Pistol Club, and no doubt they will be itching to get back there next year to do battle once more.

Well done to you all.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Annual General Meeting - Sunday 17th March 2024

Friday, 16 February, 2024 0:05 AM

The date for the forthcoming Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Annual General Meeting is Sunday 17th March 2024.

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

The meeting will commence at 10:30 a.m. prompt.

For full details, please visit the Events Calendar.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Combined Open Squadded Rifle Meeting 2024

Friday, 16 February, 2024 0:31 AM

The date for this much anticipated prestigious event is Sunday 4th August 2024.

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

Full details, and a downloadable entry form, will be available soon on this website.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Summer 2024

Friday, 16 February, 2024 1:01 AM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Summer 2024

The SSRA - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Summer 2024 will nominally commence on Monday 25th March 2024.

For full details please visit the Competitions webpage .

 

NSRA Inter-County Leagues - Winter 2023/2024 - Staffordshire Teams

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association County Team Members Badge.

The above picture shows the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association County Team Members Badge.

 

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (610) Inter-County Smallbore Rifle League - Division 5 - Winter 2023/2024

Staffordshire County Smallbore Rifle 'A' Team 2023/2024
R. Hemingway D. Glover S. Breeze Z. Papp H. Robinson
M. Blezard S. Rowe * C. Taylor S. Bytheway M. Smith
G. Delaney J. Tyne  
* Note Substitution: C. Taylor for S. Evans

 

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (610) Inter-County Smallbore Rifle League - Division 8 - Winter 2023/2024

Staffordshire County Smallbore Rifle 'B' Team 2023/2024
* A. Buttery S. Chadwick P. Baron V. Tyne C. Howell
* R. Andrews P. Watkiss J. Bottrill G. Robinson P. Isaac
I. Coates W. Morgan  
* Substitute: A. Buttery replaces C. Taylor
* Substitute: R. Andrews replaces G. Abbotts

 

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (660) Inter-County 10 Metres Air Rifle League - Division 2 - Winter 2023/2024

Staffordshire County 10 Metres Air Rifle Team Members 2023/2024
S. Reynolds
J. Bennett K. Halfpenny D. Walker K. Pickett

 

The following shooters will represent Staffordshire in the NSRA (680) Inter-County 10 Metres Air Pistol League - Division 3 - Winter 2023/2024

Staffordshire County 10 Metres Air Pistol Team Members 2023/2024
D. Paskin
T. Kyriacou M. Jupp O.J. Spence M. Reynolds

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 2023, please visit the News Archive for 2023.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2022, please visit the News Archive for 2022.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2021, please visit the News Archive for 2021.

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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