Preparations are underway for the 2015 indoor shooting season.

The annual intake of college shooters is an extremely important part of the club’s structure.   Rather than holding the usual college open day, it has been decided to have a four-week introduction to shooting programme instead.  This will be held in two sessions (3.00pm and 4.30pm) on the first four Sundays in March (1, 8, 15 and 22).  Those successful in gaining a place will immediately move into club membership rather than into a separate college training squad.  There will be numerous tasks to do (meet and greet, entry money and forms, squadding, safety talk, ammo filling, target preparation and changing, coaching, range officering, marking, checking marking, talking with shooters and parents, collation of targets and forms).  We need as many people as possible to help run this programme, so please come along and assist.  If there is a particular task you wish to do, please let me know.

The introduction programme will be followed by practice sessions for club members from 7pm on 1 and 8 March, with the club competition commencing on 15 March.  Once the introduction to shooting programme has finished, we will revert to the normal afternoon and evening sessions, with coaching available in the afternoon sessions only.

David will be making up the scoreboard charts for the club competition in the next few weeks.  In order to get the charts as accurate as possible, please let me know if you are not intending to return to shooting this year.  The club competition rules have been modified slightly:

  • Members will now be able to fill in any gap at any time during the season, rather than being limited to the previous six weeks only.
  • The club champion will be determined by the aggregate of the 10-shot and 20-shot competitions, rather than being based solely on the 10-shot competition.
  • A new trophy will be awarded to the top 20-shot B, C or D Grader, with the best 15 of 25 scores counting.

The rules remain the same as to the order cards are shot in (i.e. first competition card shot on the night relates to that particular night, the next to the furtherest back gap on the board, and so on, with a forward shoot only being possible when all earlier gaps have been filled).

Nominations are sought for the WSRA Executive for 2015.  If you are interested in being involved in the decision-making and planning for Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association, please complete the attached nomination form and forward it to the WSRA Secretary ( urgently.  There are a maximum of seven meetings, normally held on Friday nights at 7.30pm in the Royal Tiger range.

Many thanks to all those who have put their name forward to help with the upcoming social shoot next Wednesday.  A further email noting allocated tasks will be sent to helpers on Tuesday.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 18 February, 7.30pm (set up from7pm), PriceWaterhouseCoopers social shoot.
  • Sunday 1 March, 3pm, introduction programme commences followed by club practice session at 7pm.  Assistance required.
  • Sunday 8 March, 3pm, introduction programme.  Assistance required.
  • Sunday 8 March, 7pm, BSRC AGM followed by club practice session.
  • Friday 13 March, 7.45pm, WSRA AGM.
  • Sunday 15 March, 3pm, introduction programme.  Assistance required.  7pm, BSRC club competition commences.
  • Sunday 22 March, 3pm, introduction programme.  Assistance required.  7pm, BSRC club competition.
  • Sunday 29 March, 4.30pm, training session, followed by club competition session at 7pm.