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The Notts RA BP Open Championship Meeting 2018

This year the Championship was held over the three days from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June at Thorpe Cloud Range in Derbyshire.

On the Friday morning the Patched Ball shoot at 200 yards fired from the standing position began the meeting. With 10 shots off hand and 10 shots off a rest, both standing, this competition is quite a test of skill.

A three range Free Rifle competition of 3 sighters + 10 to count per range at each of 400, 300 and 200 yards, in that order, followed on the Saturday. After the completion of shooting, competitors gathered at the "Coach & Horses", Fenny Bentley, to partake of a meal and prize presentations.

Shooting on Sunday morning comprised a Minié competition at 200, 300 and 400 yards, for the Volunteer Cup. Enfield .577 rifles were used shooting at targets of the type used at the first Notts RA meeting in 1861. After the end of the Open competitions there was a ceremony in memory of Micky Nash who had recently died.

Finally in the afternoon there was a fun shoot for teams of three organised by the Robin Hood Rifles

Click here to go to a full report of the Meeting with details of winners and scores