NRA of USA Camp Perry Ohio
National & World Championships 2015
After the Bisley Imperial Meeting had finished, the National Rfle Association selected teams to represent Great Britain at the National Rifle Association of the United States of America National and World Championships taking place at Camp Perry in Ohio from August 3rd to 14th.
Four teams were assembled. The first team was the Great Britain Palma Rifle Team of 16 to shoot against another seven teams from around the world at three ranges, 800, 900 and 1000yds in two sessions which are aggregated into the final scores. The second team was the Great Britain Under 25 Team to compete over the same Palma course and which included Nottnghamshire's Aime Clark. Going out with them was the Great Britain Under 21 Team which included Tom Bullock from Nottinghamshire. Finally the fourth team was the Great Britain Palma Veterans Team of eight shooters.
The whole tour proved to be very successful for the GB teams. The Palma Rifle Team won the prestigious Palma Trophy with a score of 7106.825v, beatng the other seven countries represented at the match. The U25 GB Team split into Blue and Red squads and came first and second in the World Under 25 Team Match beating nine other teams over 4 ranges (300, 600, 900 and 1000 yards). The Blue squad also made 25th out of 64 in a separate Palma Team Match. In the same match a GB Under 21 Team made it to 43rd place. The U21's also took on the USA Young Eagles-Rettmer team to lose by 9 points over four ranges in the World Under 21 Team Match.
Eight members of the Palma Team took part in the America Team Match against nine other teams over four ranges, again 300, 600, 900 and 1000 yards, and lifted the America Match Trophy. The GB Veterans also succeeded in winning the Tony Loughnan Memorial Team Match Gold Medals beating two other teams
The scores in the team matches can be seen by clicking here.
In the individual Long Range competitions Tom Bullock shot consistently well. In the World Individual Long Range Palma Aggregate 3 in a field of 393 he collected a Silver Medal in 30th place for being the second highest placed Under 21 shooter. Then in the Under 21 World Long Range Championship he made 5th place on 586.58v to be awarded a Bronze Medal and an ICFRA Badge.
The individual scores made by our Nottinghamshire shooters can be seen by clicking here.