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Scottish Full Bore Open Championships


Scottish Full Bore Open Championships

Programme of Events

Friday from 0915 hrs

  • Association Gold and Silver Medals: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 400 and 600 yards

  • Stock Exchange: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 400 yards

Saturday from 0915 hrs

  • Bannockburn: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 500 yards

  • Presidents: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 600 yards

  • International Match - the Lawrence Trophy: 1 sighter and 15 to count at 500 and 600 yards

Sunday from 0915 hrs

  • Caledonian Shield - Final Stage: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 900 yards

  • Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 900 yards

  • City of Glasgow: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 1000 yards

  • The Scottish Championship - Final Stage: 2 sighters and 15 to count at 1000 yards

 

Competitions

Individual Events

  1. Association Gold and Silver Medals

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 400 and 600 yards.

    • The Gold Medal is open only to previous winners of the Scottish Championship, Grand Aggregate, Caledonian Shield or an Association Silver Medal won in TR or SR(b) competition. All others shoot for the Silver Medal.

  2. The Scottish Championship

    • 1st Stage: Concurrent with competitions 3, 4 and 5

    • 2nd Stage: Sunday - Open to 36 competitors taking the highest places in the 1st Stage. 2 sighters and 15 to count at 900 yards. The score in this shoot will also count as the competitor's score in the Royal Faculty of Procurators Competition.

    • Final Stage: Sunday - Open to 20 competitors taking the highest places in the 2nd stage. 2 sighters and 15 to count at 1000 yards. The places of all competitors in the Final Stage will be decided by the aggregate of their scores in the 2nd and Final Stages. The score in this shoot will also count as the competitor's score in the City of Glasgow Competition.

  3. Stock Exchange

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 400 yards.

  4. Bannockburn

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 500 yards.

  5. Presidents

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 600 yards.

  6. Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 900 yards.

  7. City of Glasgow

    • 2 sighters and 15 to count at 1000 yards.

  8. Friday Aggregate

    • The aggregate of competitions 1 and 3.

  9. Saturday and Sunday Aggregate

    • The aggregate of competitions 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  10. The Grand Aggregate

    • The aggregate of competitions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  11. Caledonian Shield (confined to individual members of STS at Dual, Enhanced or Complete level, who are entitled to represent Scotland in the National Match)

    • 1st Stage: Concurrent with competitions 3, 4 and 5.

    • Final Stage: Sunday: open to 15 competitors taking the highest places in the 1st Stage. 2 sighters and 15 to count at 900 yards. The score in this shoot will also count as the competitor's score for the Faculty of Procurators competition.

    • The places of all competitors in the Final Stage will be decided by the aggregate of their scores in the 1st and Final Stages.

  12. NRA Silver Medal

    • The aggregate of Competitions 4 and 5 and the 600 yards shoot of Competition 1.

  13. Special 'XX' Medal

    • The aggregate of Competitions 1, 5 and 6.

  14. Veterans

    • Confined to competitors of 60 years of age and over. Concurrent with the Scottish Championship 1st Stage.

  15. Australia Medal

    • Awarded to the highest placed Home Scot in the Grand Aggregate.

  16. Bob Aitken Memorial Trophy

    • Awarded to the highest placed Scot in the Scottish Championship.

Team Events

  1. Rifle Club Championship

    • The Darnley Challenge Plate and four Bronze Medals.

    • Entrance Fee: £5 per team - Open to any number of teams of four from Rifle Clubs.

    • Entries with the names of teams to be submitted to the organisers on the Range before 1400 hrs on Friday.

    • Concurrent with 1st Stage of Scottish Championship.

  2. School and University Challenge

    • A Silver Challenge Cup and four Bronze Medals.

    • Entrance Fee: £5 per team - Open to any number of teams of four individual students of any School or University.

    • Entries, with names of teams, to be submitted to the organisers on the Range before 1400 hrs on Friday.

    • Concurrent with 1st Stage of the Scottish Championship.

  3. International Match

    • Lawrence Silver Challenge Trophy and 18 Bronze Medals

    • Shoulder to shoulder match

    • Saturday 1430 hrs

    • Teams of 12

    • Entrance Fee: £195 per team

    • 1 sighter and 15 to count at 500 and 600 yards.

 

Prizes

The Scottish Championships

  • 1st - Silver Challenge Cup, Gold Lion Badge and £30

  • 2nd - Lion Badge and £20

  • 3rd - Lion Badge and £10

  • 4th-10th - Lion Badge and £5

  • and others as entries permit

The Grand Aggregate

  • 1st - Silver Challenge Cup, Silver Thistle Badge and £30

  • 2nd - Thistle Badge and £20

  • 3rd - Thistle Badge and £10

  • 4th-10th - Thistle Badge and £5

  • and others as entries permit

In addition, there will be a Silver Challenge Cup and a special Silver Thistle Badge for the highest placed School pupil, and a Silver Challenge Cup for the highest placed competitor under the age of 25 years.

Caledonian Shield

  • 1st - Gold Badge and £20

  • 2nd - Silver Badge and £15

  • 3rd - Bronze Badge and £10

  • 4th-10th - £5

Competition numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

  • 1st - Silver Challenge Cup and £10

  • 2nd - £5

  • 3rd - £3

  • 4th - £2

  • and others as entries permit

Association Gold/Silver Medal

  • 1st - £10

  • 2nd - £5

  • 3rd - £3

  • 4th - £2

  • Others as entries permit

The Gold and Silver Medals will be awarded under the conditions stated in the Programme.

Class F/TR

F/TR prizes will be awarded in the various competitions depending on the number of entries

Dinner

For all competitors, their partners and friends on the evening of Saturday 8th June 2019, in the Atholl Arms Hotel. Charged at cost - £36 per person for dinner and wine. If you wish to attend, please add £36 per person to your entry fee.

Conditions of Entry and Notices

1. UK NRA Regulations will govern the Meeting except where otherwise stated. Either .308in/7.62mm or .223in/5.56mm Target Rifles which comply with appropriate NRA regulations may be used. F/TR rifles as defined in the NRA Bible may be used in a separate class. The organizers reserve the right to vary any matters connected with the Meeting.

2. Any type of ammunition including handloads is permitted. Bullet weights (including F/TR Class) must be within the following limits: .308in/7.62mm –not exceeding 156 grains; .223in/5.56mm – no weight limit. The external dimensions of the case, as loaded and after firing, must not exceed the maximum dimensions shown on the current UK Government 7.62 x 51mm NATO or SAAMI .308 Win chamber drawings. .308in/7.62mm 155gr ammunition will be available and can be ordered on the Entry Form. Surplus ammunition and empty cases supplied by the organizers MUST be returned on the Range.

3. Two sighting shots per distance in each Competition will be convertible. NRA classification for the current year shall apply.

4. V Bulls will be used throughout the competitions.  The order of merit in all competitions will be decided by the number of V Bulls scored. Ties for first place will be shot off in the Grand Aggregate, the Scottish Championship and the Caledonian Shield; otherwise placing will be decided by counting out. Cash prizes will be shared if they cannot be counted out. Trophies may be won by any competitor (including honour only), to be held by the winner for up to one year and returned at or before next year’s Championship.

5. Entry forms, together with entry fees, should be submitted online at www.scottishtargetshooting.co.uk or should reach the Meeting Secretary by 27th May 2019. Late entries will only be accepted if target accommodation permits and on payment of a 10% surcharge. No receipts or acknowledgments will be issued unless specifically sought, but entrants will be advised if their entry cannot be accepted.

6. Individual membership of Scottish Target Shooting or Meeting Membership is a prerequisite for all competitors.  For non-members of STS, Meeting Membership is £2.50 each day for adults and £1.00 each day for school and university students. (Scottish shooters should note that ‘Essential’ membership of STS costs only £5 for students/juniors and £10 for adults, providing discounted entry to STS courses and events and will help support your sport.)

7. Competitors will be squadded in pairs to a target.

Getting to the Venue

Road from Blair Atholl to Jubilee Rifle Range

After turning off the village road opposite the Bridge of Tilt Hotel, you are on a narrow, winding public road with passing places. Drive slowly and cautiously for your own protection.

After you turn left at Old Bridge of Tilt, take the hairpin bend VERY slowly: there have been several head-on near misses.  You are on a narrow road used only by estate staff and residents. Please keep to 20mph on this road until you reach a "crossroads", where you turn right up the hill past the Home Farm.  IT IS ESSENTIAL TO KEEP TO FIFTEEN (15) MPH BETWEEN THE “CROSSROADS” AND THE RANGE.  Fifteen mph may seem painfully slow when driving, but the time lost is less than two minutes.  It is particularly important to observe the limit when passing the Home Farm cottages, and Blairuachdar Steading (the large farm steading on the left at the top of the hill above the Home Farm). 

Be especially careful when coming down the hill after leaving the range. There have been complaints about irresponsible driving by range users, which threaten the good relations we must maintain.

Road Conditions

The road from Blair Atholl to Jubilee Range is maintained only as far as Blairuachdar (the last farm steading on the left, before you enter the forestry).  Beyond Blairuachdar, the road is severely rutted and pot-holed.  Two cars have suffered severe sump damage in the past few years.

This stretch of road is easily passable in a 4x4 and is passable with care and sensible driving in most saloon cars.  Drivers of low saloon cars, heavily-laden saloon cars and sports cars should take extreme care on this stretch, and should consider leaving their vehicles in Blair Atholl (NB there is no parking at Blairuachdar) and arranging a lift with a 4x4 owner.

Neither Scottish Target Shooting, West Atholl Rifle Club nor Atholl Estates shall be responsible for any damage to vehicles caused by the road conditions.

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