Spring Match and Annual Championships (Pre-entry required)

The Spring Match and Annual Championships form the main events in the Club’s calendar. The former is normally held in early May, the latter in early September. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. Both events are held over two days.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
Open Section:
⦁ Running Deer Singles
⦁ Running Deer Doubles
⦁ Running Boar
⦁ Roebuck (Open Rules)
⦁ Sitting Fox (Open Rules)
Class B Section:
⦁ Running Deer Test
⦁ Swedish Deer Test
⦁ Running Boar Class B Event
⦁ Roebuck (Class B Rules)
⦁ Sitting Fox (Class B Rules)
⦁ Stalker’s Test
Air Rifle:
⦁ 10m Running Target
Shooters may enter all or part of either the Open or the Class B section.
Class B shooters may, however, enter competition (c) in lieu of competition (h) in which case the scores for the first 10 slow shots will be used in calculating the shooter’s Class B aggregate score.
Open Class shooters may also enter competitions (g) and/or (k), although this will not form part of their Open aggregate score.
When calculating both the Open and Class B aggregates, scores in all the events are recalculated to be a percentage to ensure equal weighting of each competition. The HPS of 1000 comprises 400 Boar, 400 Deer and 200 Statics
Any shooter may enter the air rifle competition (l) which does not form part of either aggregate.
Awards and Trophies:
Glassware trophies are awarded to the first three places in all events, and for Class awards in both the Spring Match and the Annual Championships. Additional glassware trophies are awarded for shooters aged under 21, noting that they may not take more than one award in any discipline.
For the Annual Championships only:
The Open section (This forms the British Sporting Rifle Championship)
The Captain Butterworth Memorial Trophy is awarded for the highest aggregate score.

The Aspinwall Cup is awarded to the winner of event (a), the Running Deer Singles Club Event.

The Roebuck Crystal Loving Cup is awarded to the winner of event (d).

The Fox Crystal Loving Cups is awarded to the winners of event (e).

The Class B section
The Stalker’s Cup is awarded for the highest overall aggregate score.

The Stalkers’ Statics Cup is awarded for the highest aggregate score of the three statics competitions (events (i), (j) and (k)).

The Stalkers’ Moving Target Cup is awarded to the highest aggregate sore of the three moving target competitions (events (f), (g) and (h)). In the case of the latter, scores are scaled in proportion to the HPS to equalise the contribution of each to the aggregate.

No shooter may take more than one award.
The Fred Grote trophy is awarded to the Tyro (Open or Class B) with the best aggregate score comprising the Stalkers’ Test, the Swedish Test, the first 10 shots of Running Deer and the first 10 shots of Running Boar.

British Running Deer Championships (Pre-entry required)
This event usually takes place in July, and is normally the only time during the year that the full NSR course of fire for Running Deer Singles (4 sighting runs followed by 20 competition runs) and Doubles (4 sighting runs followed by 10 competition runs) is shot. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. The event is open to NRA Members and members of Affiliated Clubs as well as BSRC Members.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ Running Deer Singles
⦁ Running Deer Doubles
Shooters may enter either Singles only, Doubles only, Singles and Doubles including the British Running Deer Championship (aggregate of the first series of Singles and first series of Doubles), or just the British Running Deer Championship.
Awards and Trophies:
The following trophies are presented by the NRA:
The Challenge Trophy is presented to the winner of the British Running Deer Championships.

The Challenge Cup is presented to the winner of the Running Deer Singles competition.

The Walter Winans Cup is presented to the winner of the Running Deer Doubles competition.

The Dewar Cup is awarded for the best 10 shot series in either the Unlimiteds (see below) or the first or second 10 shots in any Championship series; the winners of the above three NRA trophies are ineligible.

The following trophies are awarded by the BSRC
The Butterworth Decanter is awarded for the best 80 shot aggregate of Running Deer Singles and Doubles, the winners of the awards presented by the NRA are ineligible.

The Butterworth Memorial Medal is awarded for the best aggregate of: the sum of the best four 10 shot Running Deer series (Singles or Doubles) from either the Running Deer Championships or the Unlimiteds plus the best 10 shot Standing Boar, i.e. HPS = 300.

A silver medal is awarded for the highest aggregate and a bronze for the second highest. A Member winning a silver medal is ineligible to win any other until two years have elapsed. A Member winning a bronze medal is only eligible to win a silver medal until two years have elapsed.
NB: The definition of the 10 shot series to be applied to Running Deer Championship scores is either the first or last 10 shots, i.e. first or last 10 runs of Singles, first or last 5 runs of Doubles. Target scores only from the Unlimiteds and Standing Boar may be used, i.e. handicaps are ignored.

Running Deer Unlimiteds
This match is normally held on the two days before and two days after the Running Deer Championships (see above), and is open to NRA Members and members of Affiliated Clubs as well as BSRC Members.
Originally devised to provide an opportunity for last minute practice prior to the Championships, this match was extended to four days in order to encourage non Running Deer shooters to try out the discipline.
The match employs an “Own Start” handicap system. Prior to shooting the competitor nominates his handicap in the range 0 to 40 (the default handicap is 0) which is added to his target score. Programme and Order of Shooting:
The name “Unlimiteds” means unlimited entry; competitors pay and shoot as many times as they wish, subject to range capacity.
The course of fire is Running Deer Singles with two sighting runs and 10 scoring runs, i.e. the Running Deer Test.
Awards and Trophies:
Running Deer Singles

A cash prize of £3 is awarded for a score of 48 or 49 and £6 for a score of 50.
Standing Boar
A cash prize of £3 is awarded for a score of 98 or 99 and £6 for a score of 100.
An NRA Gold Medal is awarded to the best aggregate target score of any two series in each week (two days prior to the Championships and two days after). The first week winner is not eligible to win the second.
Target scores posted in the Unlimiteds are eligible for the Dewar Cup (see British Running Deer Championships above).
British Running Boar Championships (Pre-entry required)
This event usually takes place in August, and is normally the only time during the year that the full ISSF course of fire for Running Boar is shot. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. The event is open to NRA Members and members of Affiliated Clubs as well as BSRC Members.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
Only one competition is shot at this event which is 4 slow sighting runs + 30 slow scoring runs followed by a similar series of fast runs at the Running Boar.

The John Kynoch Trophy (Presented by the Eley Ammunition Division of IMI) is presented to the winning senior competitor.

The “American” Running Boar Trophy is presented to the winning junior competitor.

British Running Target Championships
This event usually takes place in parallel with the British Running Boar Championships. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
Only one competition is shot at this event which is 4 sighting runs + 30 slow scoring runs followed by a similar series of fast runs on the10m Running Target range.
Awards and Trophies:
The Westrop Trophy is presented to the winner.

Monthly Matches
The Monthly Club Matches are normally held on the first Sunday of the month. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. The normal Green Fee is charged unless the shooter has an Annual Shooting Pass.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ Running Deer Singles Club Event
⦁ Running Deer Doubles Club Event
⦁ Running Deer Test
⦁ Running Boar
⦁ Roebuck (Open and Class B)
⦁ Sitting Fox (Open and Class B)
⦁ Stalker’s Test
⦁ 10m Running Target
Re-entries are permitted subject to range capacity and the permission of the Chief Range Officer (CRO), but only the score for the shooter’s first entry will count in the match. Should time be available at the end of a Monthly Match, the Chief Range Officer may permit Members to use the Statics range to zero rifles or test ammunition.
Awards and Trophies:
No awards or trophies are given in respect of Monthly Matches.
Memorial Match
The Memorial Match forms a special event in the Club’s calendar at which four eminent former Members are honoured. This event is normally held on Remembrance Sunday; occasionally the preceding Sunday to allow Members to attend Remembrance services. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. Initial entry in each of the competitions is free, a charge is made for re-entries.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ The “Michael Baxter” Memorial Shoot
⦁ The “John Strugnell” Memorial Shoot
⦁ The “Charles Leatherby” Memorial Shoot
⦁ Running Boar Mixed Runs
Re-entries are permitted but precedence will be given to initial entries prior to the lunch break. After the lunch break, the order of shooting will be on a first come first served basis.
Awards and Trophies:
The “Charles Leatherby” trophy is awarded to the winner of the “Charles Leatherby” Memorial Shoot

The “John Strugnell” trophy is awarded to the winner of the “John Strugnell” Memorial Shoot

The “Michael Baxter” trophy is awarded to the winner of the “Michael Baxter” Memorial Shoot

No shooter may take more than one trophy; if a competitor posts the highest score in more than one competition they must nominate the competition they wish to win and withdraw from all others.
The “John Powell” trophy is awarded for the highest aggregate score (excluding the Running Boar mixed runs) Winners the individual competition trophies are not eligible for this award.

Stalker’s Match
The objective of this match is to provide a format more representative of field shooting than other BSRC Matches. Usually shot in March, this match is timed to coincide with the quietest period in the stalking calendar. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing.
The normal Green Fee is charged, which covers a single entry in each of the three competitions; a charge of £2.50 is made for re-entries. Initial entry is discounted by £5 for ASP holders.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ The Roebuck
⦁ The Fox
⦁ The Deer
⦁ The Boar
Re-entries are permitted and the order of shooting will be on a first come first served basis.
Awards and Trophies:
The Stalkers’ Trophy is awarded for the highest aggregate of the three competitions.

Glassware trophies are awarded depending on the number of entries; 1st place only for up to 10 entries, top 2 for 10 to 20 entries, and top 3 for 20+ entries.
BSRC Historic Match
This match is unique in that it is the only BSRC event open to non-members other than by personal invitation. Non-members wishing to participate must hold a Firearms Certificate authorising the use of the rifle(s) and ammunition on approved ranges.
The match usually takes place in March and is timed to coincide with the Bisley Classic Arms Fair. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing.
Only rifle/calibre/sight combinations pre-dating 1st January 1946 are eligible for use in this match. The competitions shot are divided into separate classes comprising rifles with ‘iron sights’ and those with telescopic sights.
Entry fees, notified in the preceding Club Newsletter, at a similar level to the normal Green Fee are charged. Initial entry is free to ASP holders.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
Full details of the competitions to be shot are notified in the preceding Club Newsletter. By way of a guide, however, previous Historic Matches have comprised the following competitions:
⦁ Running Deer Test – nominally subdivided into:
⦁ Deer rifles with any sights
⦁ Deer rifles with iron sights
⦁ Big bore (i.e. .375 and above) deer rifles.
⦁ Running Deer Doubles – restricted to double rifles only.
⦁ Running Boar Class B Event – nominally subdivided into:
⦁ .22 rimfire rifles with any sights
⦁ .22 rimfire rifles with iron sights
⦁ rook and rabbit rifles.
⦁ Roebuck – nominally subdivided into:
⦁ Deer rifles with any sights
⦁ Deer rifles with iron sights.
⦁ Sitting Fox – nominally subdivided into:
⦁ any rifles and sights,
⦁ any rifles with iron sights.
⦁ 50 metre static competition (standing position, no shooting aids) – nominally subdivided into:
⦁ rook target – 22 rimfire rifles with any sights,
⦁ rook target – rook and rabbit rifles,
⦁ rook target – traditional lever action (pistol calibres),
⦁ roebuck target – traditional lever action “Cowboy Guns”, restricted to tube magazines
⦁ roebuck target – other pistol and rook and rabbit calibre rifles.
The rules of competitions a), and c) through e) the same as for the normal BSRC competitions of the same name and are given in Section 5.
Competition b) is as for the normal Running Deer Doubles Club Event (see Section 5.1.3), except that the course of fire is restricted to two sighting runs and five scoring runs (three right to left and two left to right).
Competition f) is not a normal BSRC competition, however the rules are similar to the Sitting Fox.
Re-entries are permitted only if the shooter competes with a different rifle, and only if the shooter enters the full details of the rifles on the corresponding score cards (otherwise the lowest score will count).
Awards and Trophies:
Commemorative NRA Prize Certificates are awarded to the winner of each class within each competition.
Christmas Match
This match forms the last Club event of the year and is combined with the Club Christmas Lunch. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing. Shooting is confined to the morning only, ceasing at the normal lunch break for the Christmas Lunch.
The current Green Fee is charged, which covers a single entry in each of the three competitions; a charge is made for re-entries. Annual Shooting Passes do not apply for this event. Re-entries are permitted but precedence will be given to initial entries.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
The programme of shooting is somewhat flexible. By way of a guide, however, previous matches have contained the following competitions or something similar:
⦁ The “John Strugnell” Memorial Shoot (any centrefire rifle within range limits allowed)
⦁ Running Boar Class B Event (no dry firing and no sighting shots allowed)
⦁ Stalker’s Test (Capercailzie targets in lieu of roebuck)
The self-handicap system is usually applied to all three competitions. The shooter selects his own handicap on the day (separate handicap for each competition), which is added to his target score. If a shooter’s combined target score and handicap exceeds HPS, however, his score will be calculated by deducting two points from HPS for each point by which HPS was exceeded.
Awards and Trophies:
The Gold Moose Badge (donated to the club by Dr. Ian Waite a former club member) is awarded for the highest Moose target score.

The Thompson Ten Point Tankard and Plate (donated by Vic Thompson a former club member) is awarded for the highest match equalized (%) aggregate target score for shooter who has not won a major award during the year.

Cash prizes are awarded for the first three places in each of the competitions.
Inter Club Matches (Pre-entry required)
Two Inter Club Matches are normally held each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing.
The organiser will normally write to all Affiliated Clubs in advance, inviting them to enter teams of up to five shooters each (best 3 scores to count). A notice will normally be posted in the preceding Club Newsletter notifying the contact for any BSRC Member wishing to take part.
Annual Shooting Passes do not apply for these events.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
The programme of shooting is subject to variation and entrants should refer to the announcement in the Club Newsletter for details. By way of a guide, however, previous matches have contained the following competitions:
⦁ Swedish Deer Test (any centre fire rifle permitted by range regulations)
⦁ Running Boar (10 slow runs & 10 fast runs on different ranges)
⦁ Running Target Slow Runs (reduced course of fire of 2 + 10 slow runs)
⦁ Stalker’s Test (any centrefire rifle permitted by range regulations)
Re-entries are not permitted. The best three aggregate scores from each team are summed to produce the team score. Scores for the Running Deer are doubled to ensure equal weighting for each competition.
Awards and Trophies:
No set awards or trophies are given.
Short Siberia Match
This Match is shot at 200 yards on the NRA’s Short Siberia range. One match is held each year; the current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for the timing of this Club event. A Green Fee is charged to cover the cost of hiring the lane(s) from the NRA, which covers a single entry in both competitions; a further charge is made for re-entries.
Annual Shooting Passes do not apply for this event.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ The Chamois
⦁ The Fox
Re-entries are permitted and the order of shooting will be determined using squadding sheets held on the firing point.
Awards and Trophies:
The Maddison Stein is awarded to the winner of the Chamois competition.

McQueen Match
This Match is shot at 300 yards on the NRA’s Century range. One match is held each year; the current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for the timing of this Club event.
The course of fire it is two sighting shots, followed by ten shots at the target as it appears at random in various positions on the castle. Each exposure will be limited to 3 seconds, during which time you must fire a single shot. The target will then disappear for between 10 and 20 seconds during which time you reload and wait for the target to re-appear at another location.
A Green Fee is charged for each entry to cover the cost of hiring the lane(s) from the NRA.
Annual Shooting Passes do not apply for this event.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
⦁ McQueen Sporting – any centre fire rifle in a calibre conforming to the Bisley Range Regulations and which is in the style of a sporting rifle (BSRC Class B)
⦁ McQueen Sniper (Open) – any sniper rifle conforming to the Bisley Range Regulations
⦁ McQueen Sniper (Classic) – any sniper rifle prior to 1945 design.
Re-entries are permitted (subject to range space) and the order of shooting will be determined using squadding sheets held on the firing point.

Running Boar Unlimiteds
This match is normally timed to align with the NSRA Junior international and is open to NRA Members and members of Affiliated Clubs as well as BSRC Members; it also serves to encourage non Running Boar shooters to try out the discipline.
The match employs an “Own Start” handicap system. Prior to shooting the competitor nominates his handicap in the range 0 to 80 (the default handicap is 0) which is added to his target score.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
The name “Unlimiteds” means unlimited entry; competitors pay and shoot as many times as they wish subject to range capacity.
Normal Running Boar shooting rules apply (see Section 5.1.4).
The course of fire is Running Boar slow runs with two sighting runs and 10 scoring runs, i.e. the Running Boar Class B Event.
Awards and Trophies:
A cash prize equal to the entry fee is paid to every competitor whose target score plus handicap equals the highest possible score of 100.
Standing Boar
This match is normally held concurrently with the Running Deer Unlimiteds, and is open to NRA Members and members of Affiliated Clubs as well as BSRC Members.
The match employs an “Own Start” handicap system. Prior to shooting the competitor nominates his handicap in the range 0 to 80 (the default handicap is 0) which is added to his target score.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
As for the Unlimiteds, competitors may pay and enter as many times as they wish subject to range capacity. The course of fire is 10 shots, in two series of 5 shots, from the standing position without support at the 100m DJV Standing Boar target on the Statics range.
Each shot is fired during a timed 4 second exposure. In other words, the course of fire is the same as the Roebuck, but at the Standing Boar target and from the standing position.
Any centrefire rifle within the range limits with a maximum calibre of 8 mm and with a case capacity not exceeding the .30-06 may be used.
Awards and Trophies:
A cash prize equal to the entry fee is paid to every competitor whose target score plus handicap equals the highest possible score of 100.

Other Events

Range Days
Range Days are normally held on the third or fourth Sunday of the month, and midweek on the last Wednesday of the month. The current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing.
These informal events are intended to be used by Members for competition practice, zeroing rifles and testing ammunition. All ranges apart from Time Limit will normally be available for use. Shooters must be prepared to act as Line Officer on the moving target ranges.
The current Green Fee is charged unless the shooter has an Annual Shooting Pass.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
The Chief Range Officer (CRO) will arrange the shooting programme based on the stated intentions of shooters. The ‘Self Squadding’ sheets used for Matches will be made available for use on the moving target ranges. Shooting will be conducted in a similar manner to the Monthly Matches except that shooting will be regularly interrupted approximately every half hour to allow targets to be changed on the Statics range; electronic static targets are not normally used on Range Days.
Shooters must not expect to be allowed to shoot on the Statics range during two consecutive half hour periods. A shooter wishing to carry out extensive zeroing or ammunition testing must make arrangements to use the Statics range on a weekday. On the Statics range, precedence will be given to shooters wishing to train for the Club’s Statics competitions over those wishing to zero their rifles or test ammunition.
Junior Shoot
This event is normally held twice a year (the current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing), and is aimed at providing a safe and enjoyable introduction to shooting for young persons aged 18 and under. The event is open to Members’ children, other relatives and their friends. All shooters must be accompanied by a Member, and Members are expected to assist with supervision and bring their own rifles and ammunition for their charges to use. This event is completely free to Members’ children and guests.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
The event comprises two static target competitions:
On Time Limit range, concentric ring targets at 25 metres to be shot with air rifles. This competition is primarily for under 12’s (i.e. below the minimum age for Junior Membership) but, subject to range availability, shooters aged 12 and over may enter.
On the Mid Boar range, static concentric ring targets at 50 metres to be shot with sound moderated .22LR rifles. This competition is limited to shooters aged 12 and over.
In addition to the above, a range of fun targets will be set up on Time Limit range for all to shoot with air rifles. Re-entries are permitted subject to range availability.
Awards and Trophies:
Trophies (gold, silver and bronze) are usually awarded for the air rifle and .22LR competitions. Depending on the size and composition of the entry, either or both competitions may be split into two age groups and/or by gender and additional sets of trophies awarded.
Family Day
This event is normally held in late summer (the current Club Shooting Programme should be consulted for precise timing), and is intended to be as much a social function as a shooting event.
The main activities are a Junior Shoot held in the morning, followed by a BBQ and picnic at lunch time, and a fun shoot for all the family in the afternoon. Children’s amusements such as a ‘bouncy castle’ and a ‘ball pond’ are usually provided to entertain the younger participants from lunch time onwards.
All shooters must be accompanied by a Member, and Members are expected to assist with supervision and bring their own rifles and ammunition for their family and/or guests to use. This event is completely free to all Members, their families and/or guests, but participants must bring their own food for the BBQ and picnic.
Programme and Order of Shooting:
Junior Shoot (morning)
⦁ Concentric ring targets at 25 metres to be shot with air rifles on Time Limit range primarily for under 12’s
⦁ Concentric ring targets at 50 metres to be shot with sound moderated .22LR rifles on the Running Boar range for shooters aged between 12 and 18
⦁ a range of fun targets for all to shoot with air rifles on Time Limit range.
Fun Shoot (afternoon)
⦁ 50 metre DJV fox targets at 50 metres to be shot with sound moderated .22LR rifles on Time Limit range ‘off hand’ from the standing position for BSRC Members/guest shooters
⦁ Concentric ring targets at 50 metres to be shot with sound moderated .22LR rifles on Time Limit range from a bench rest for ‘non-shooting’ family members and/or guests aged 12 and over
⦁ A range of fun targets for all to shoot with air rifles on Time Limit range.
NB: The best fox and the best concentric ring target scores for each family entering both competitions will be added together and entered for an additional family team prize.
Awards and Trophies:
Trophies (gold, silver and bronze) are usually awarded for the air rifle and .22LR competitions.
Token prizes are awarded for the concentric ring target competition, and a novelty prize is usually awarded for the family team prize.