SMALL-BORE

Small-bore shooting using .22 rimfire rifles over a distance of 25 yards is the most popular shooting discipline at the Club.

The basic equipment needed to shoot small-bore is:

  • A small-bore rifle and sling.
  • Ammunition – this has to be purchased.
  • A shooting jacket.
  • Ear defenders.
  • A shooting mat.
  • A telescope

All of the above are provided by the Club, though ammunition has to be purchased separately.

SMALL-BORE TROPHIES

The following small-bore trophies are awarded annually to Club members at the Club’s AGM.

Deatails of previous winners from 1999 through to today can be found in Small-bore Trophy Winners

President’s Trophy

Presented by F.C. Francis 1980.
Highest gun score at the Club’s annual indoor shoot.

Ladies Championship

Presented by McLeod-Wallace 1961.
Highest league average.

Penfold Trophy

Presented by M. Penfold 1984.
Most improved shot.

Ladies Handicap
Annual club indoor shoot.

Handicap Cup

Presented by D Thompson.
Annual club indoor shoot.

Championship Cup

Presented by Mrs. H J Price.
Highest league average from the last 10 summer cards, and the first 10 winter cards.

Sharpshooters Cup
Presented by S Sadler 1999.
Clays (pairs) annual club indoor shoot.

Royalist Shield

Presented 1984.
Highest gun score at the Bisley small-bore shoot.

Long Range Salver

Presented by C Wade 1985.
Highest gun score club annual outdoor shoot.

Wallace Cup

Presented by Mr. McCleod-Wallace 1961.
Highest combined average at the Bisley small-bore and full-bore shoot.

Anniversary Cup

Presented by R Scholes 1985.
Combined outdoor/indoor shoot (based on dropped points h/cap)

Juniors Cup

Awarded by the Club’s management committee to the junior most deserving.

Junior Championship

Awarded to the junior who wins the club’s junior championship.

SMALL-BORE TEAM and COMPETITION RESULTS

The final results of leagues and individual competitions completed over the last year and many previous years are shown below. A fuller and more comprehensive set of results can be seen in the results archive. Divisional or competition winners are highlighted in green.

SMALL-BORE TEAM RESULTS


Worthing and

West Sussex

A Team B Team C Team D Team E Team
2016 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2 Chi D div-3
2015-16 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2 Chi D div-3 Chi E div-3
2015 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2 Chi D div-3 Chi E div-4
2014-15 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2 Chi D div-3
2014 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-3
2013-14 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2
2013 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-2

Sussex County A Team B Team C Team D Team E Team
2016 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-3 Chi C div-6
2015-16 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-1 Chi C div-4 Chi D div-6
2015 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-4 Chi C div-6
2014-15 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-2 Chi C div-4 Chi D div-6
2014 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-4
2013-14 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-2 Chi C div-6
2013 Summer Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-4

Hampshire A Team B Team C Team D Team E Team
2015-16 Winter Results Chi A div-3 Chi B div-8
2014-15 Winter Results Chi A div-2 Chi B div-5 Chi C div-8
2013-14 Winter Results Chi A div-1 Chi B div-5 Chi C div-7

West Kent

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2015-16 Winter Chi A div-3 2016 Summer No entry  2016-17 Winter
2014 Summer Chi A div-4 2014-15 Winter Chi A div-4 2015 Summer No entry
2012-13 Winter Chi A div-4 2013 Summer Chi A div-4 2013-14 Winter Chi A div-4

Shoulder to Shoulder

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2015-16 Chi A div-1 2016-17  2017-18
2012-13 Chi A div-2 2013-14 Chi A div-1 2014-15 Chi A div-1
2009-10 Chi A div-1

Chi B div-2

2010-11 Chi A div-1

Chi B div-2

2011-12 Chi A div-2
 2006-07 Chi A div-1

Chi B div-2

 2007-08 Chi A div-1

Chi B div-2

2008-09 Chi A div-1

Chi B div-1

2003-04 Chi A div-2  2004-05 Chi A div-2

Chi B div-2

2005-06 Chi A div-2

Chi B div-2

2000-01 Chi A div-1  2001-02 Chi A div-1 2002-03 Chi A div-2

 

Whistler Trophy

Whistler Trophy

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2016 whistler-2016 2017  2018
2013 whistler 2013  2014 whistler 2014 2015 whistler 2015
2010 whistler-2010 2011 whistler-2011 2012 whistler-2012
 2007 whistler-2007  2008 whistler-2008 2009 whistler-2009
2004 whistler-2004  2005 whistler-2005 2006 whistler-2006
2001 whistler 2001  2002 whistler-2002 2003 whistler-2003

SMALL-BORE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Chichester Club Anniversary Shoots

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2016 AS 2016 2017  2018
2013 AS 2013 2014 AS 2014 2015  AS 2015
2010 AS 2010 2011 AS 2011 2012 AS 2012
 2007 AS 2007  2008 AS 2008 2009  AS 2009
2004 AS 2004  2005 AS 2005 2006 AS 2006
2001 AS 2001  2002 AS 2002 2003 AS 2003

Chichester Club Indoor Shoots

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2016 IS 2016 2017  2018
2013 IS 2013 2014 IS 2014 2015 IS 2015
2010 IS 2010 2011 IS 2011 2012 IS 2012
 2007 IS 2007  2008 IS 2008 2009 IS 2009
2004 IS 2004  2005 IS 2005 2006 IS 2006
2001  2002 IS 2002 2003 IS 2003

Chichester Club Sharpshooters

Year Results  Year Results Year Results
2016  R.French

J. Gardiner

2017  J.Gardiner

J.Peart

 2018
2013  R. French

W. Williamson

2014  R. French

I. Southerton

2015 J. Allen

J. Gardiner

2010  R. Dowling

J. Peart

2011 P. Carr

R. Dowling

2012  P. Carr

R. Dowling

 2007 Not shot  2008 R. Dowling

J. Thompson

2009  R. Dowling

J. Thomson

2004  J. Gardiner

H. Matheson

 2005  D. Ayling

W. Williamson

2006  R. Ayling

C.Flaxbeard

2001 J. Gardiner

J. Peart

 2002  B. Gardiner

D. Mould

2003  R. French

I. Southerton

FULL-BORE

Fullbore shooting, in terms of Club use, refers to rifles using the 7.62mm Nato round, with a bullet weight of 155 grains.
Previously fullbore shooting was carried out using the .303 British cartridges in military type rifles, using a more sophisticated ‘peep-hole’ back sight and the military ‘single post’ front sight.

Today we use rifles very much up to ‘space age’ standard, with more refined types of back sight (but still of the ‘peep-hole- style), but the front sights are altogether different. We use the same type of sights as on small-bore rifles (a ring style of sight which we centre over the black circular aiming mark on the targets), and with additional aids to raise or lower the front sight and also to increase the viewing size of the aiming mark. Today’s rifles can cost up to £3000, but many good second hand rifles can be purchased for a few hundred pounds.

Club fullbore shooting is carried out at ranges from 300 yards to 1000 yards. The normal course of fire is two sighting shots and either ten or fifteen shoots to count. A bullseye counts as a 5, and so scores are out of totals of 50 (ten shots) or 75 (15 shots).

Competitions usually cover a number of ranges, so we could have a competition which covers 300, 500 and 600 yards (called ‘short’ ranges) or ranges of 900 and 1000 yards (called ‘long’ ranges).

The majority of our shooting is carried out at Bisley ranges in Surrey, and we belong to two main Associations – the Home Guard Association and Sussex County Rifle Association, both of which have a series of competitions held throughout the calendar year.

The main competitions of the Home Guard Association are the Norfolk, the Abergavenny, the Canada and the Streatfield cup competitions. All of these are Club team shoots with a number of Clubs taking part. Teams of four are the norm, and the Cups themselves are quite vintage, and date back to the time the Home Guard was formed in the 1940’s.

Sussex County also hosts Club and individual competitions for members throughout the County, including the main competition in June for the Annual Championship. At this shoot those entering all compete for the first stage, shot at 300, 500 and 600 yards. The top twelve go through to shoot the Final at 900 and 1000 yards, carrying their first stage scores forward with them. There are cups for the winners of the First and the Final stages of the competition.

Sussex County also selects teams from within the membership to shoot in National competitions against other Counties, also generally shot at Bisley, and has been successful in winning a few of these competitions. Chichester has had its share of members selected to shoot for the County, and the standard is very high.

As well as County shoots, Chichester holds a few shoots of its own, much like the small-bore section of the Club. These are more informal affairs, but nevertheless the spirit to participate well is strong, and the competitions are well contested amongst the members. Aggregate cups are awarded annually for those attending the shoots throughout the year, and these are presented, along with the small-bore cups, at the Annual General Meeting. These include cups for the most promising beginner to the discipline, as well as those for more ‘seasoned’ shooters.

As with small-bore shooting, there are those well qualified to train and assist the new shooter in this form of shooting, and help is always on hand when problems with the shooting method and application are experienced. Fullbore shooting holds a significant place in the types of shooting we carry out at the Club.

FULL-BORE TROPHIES

The following full-bore trophies are awarded annually to Club members at the Club’s AGM.

Details of all previous winners from 1999 through to today can be found in Full-bore Trophy Winners

Captain’s Cup

Presented by P. Holmes. 1987
Highest gun score at the Astor.

Donegal Badge
Highest gun score in the annual meeting at 300/500yds.

Croft Cup

1st Sussex Home Guard Adjutant’s Cup.
Highest gun score in the S.C.R.A Autumn meeting.

Tiller Cup

Presented by S.H. Tiller 1956. (Championship).
Highest gun score aggregate in the S.C.R.A.& Home Guard meetings.

Bartholomew Cup

Presented by A. Bartholomew. 1974.
Highest gun score aggregate in the Home Guard meetings.

Winter Cup

Presented by B. Ballantine
Awarded at a meeting arranged by the club, (scratch event).

Rowley Cup

Presented by D.R. Rowley
Awarded at a meeting arranged by the club, (handicap event).

Wallace Cup

Presented by Mr. McCleod-Wallace 1961.
Highest combined average at the Bisley small-bore and full-bore shoot.

President’s Cup

Presented by F. Francis. 1980
Aggregate of gun scores in S.C.R.A. Autumn & Home Guard Stretfield meetings.

Club Tankard

Highest gun score at two consecutive ranges.

 

The rules, regulations and conditions of full-bore shooting can be found in the 2016 NRA handbook

AIR RIFLE

Air rifle shooting uses compressed air or carbon dioxide rifles of .22 calibre or less, over a distance of 20 metres.

It should be noted that air rifle shooting takes place on Monday evenings.

The basic equipment needed to shoot air rifle is:

  • An air rifle with telescopic sights and sling.
  • Ear defenders.

All of the above are provided by the Club, though pellets have to be purchased separately.

LSR (Lightweight Sporting Rifle)

LSR is shot using either compressed air or carbon dioxide rifles of .22 calibre or less, or .22 rimfire rifles. The overall weight of the rifle must not exceed 4.5 Kg including sights and all other accessories. It should also be noted that slings are not permitted. LSR can be shot standing, kneeling or prone.

Magazines can be used, however the magazine can only be loaded with up to 10 cartridges or projectiles, even if the magazine will take more. The club has additional magazine safety rules specific to the use of magazines, which anyone wishing to use a magazine must abide by. Magazines are only permitted on the club indoor range when shooting LSR.

It should be noted that LSR shooting takes place on Monday evenings.