The first meeting at Bisley was held in 1922 and has been held annually with the exception of 1940 to 1945, when no meetings were held, and 1939 and 1946, when the meeting was instead held on the ranges of Ham & Petersham RPC.
The meeting is normally held for a week starting on the third Saturday before August Bank Holiday Monday. Most competitions are run to NSRA Rules and are shot on about 140 firing points sited on the 200-yard firing point of Century Range. The remaining matches, including the three positions events, are fired at the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley on Sius electronic targets broadly under ISSF Rules. In addition to prone and 3P competitions, bench and lightweight sport rifle events are also offered. The entry for the meeting is about 700 competitors.
The programme includes:-
- A Squadded Aggregate in five classes, of 280 shots (140 at 50m, 140 at 100 yd), fired between Monday and Thursday.
- A Weekend Aggregate in five classes, of 120 shots (60 at 50m, 60 at 100 yd) fired during the first Saturday and the Sunday.
- The British Prone Rifle Championship, the "Roberts", first stage on Friday, second stage on the second Saturday morning (both 20 shots each at 50m and 100 yd); final for the top 20 on the second Saturday afternoon (40 shots each at 50m and 100 yd).
- Various other individual matches fired concurrently with or separately from the aggregates.
- British Men's 3x40 and Women's 3x20 Championships, an Unsquadded 3x20 (open to all) and an Individual Double English Match, fired on electronic targets.
- Competitions for "Any Sights", including telescope sights.
Team matches also fired for club, county and home country teams.
Finals of the Astor Club Team Championship (club teams of 6), the Queen Alexandra Cup (county teams of 6 and individual) and the NSRA/Eley Competitions in Prone and 3P rifle (individual), the initial stages of which are run as postal competitions.
The HBSA organise competitions for classic and veteran rifles during the first weekend.
The Great Britain teams for the Randle and Drew International Postal Matches are selected and shoot the matches during the meeting.
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