EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS and RESULTS
NSRA ELEY POSTAL COMPETITION
This annual competition organised by the NSRA and sponsored by Eley ammunition and
it is run over three rounds. Rounds must be shot by a specified deadline and the
requirements for each round depend upon the discipline chosen.
Here at Bayden and for this competition, we have shot pistol at 20 yards and rifle
and pistol at 10 metres.
Once all round one targets are received and checked by the NSRA, a cut off is applied
and those above progress to round two. A similar process is used to determine progress
to the final round which is shot at Bisley itself.
WELSH AIRGUN ASSOCIATION POSTAL COMPETITION
This is an annual competition organised by the WAA although it took a break in 2013
for various reasons. It is however, quite an intensive competition which follows
ISSF rules and members are eligible to enter both 10 metre precision rifle and 10
For each category entered, each round consists of 60 shots over 12 targets (5 shots
per target) per round, to be staged between May and September of the year concerned.
Click on the description to see the results of the competition
WELSH AIRGUN ASSOCIATION OPEN COMPETITION
If you fancy a challenge then this is the one for you as it offers you the chance
to shoot against international opposition!
The annual WAA held at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens has gone from strength to strength
growing every year and attracting shooters from all over Europe and beyond. Now stretched
over three days the event is soon to become a four day event and is one of the biggest
open competitions in the UK today.
Again, it follows ISSF rules with competitors shooting pistol or rifle at 10 meters
shooting either 40 or 60 shots dependant upon class entered with one shot per card!
Competitions last up to 1 hr 15 minutes and are really competitive but fun to watch.
NSRA PROFICIENCY BADGE
These awards are generally things that can be entered for whenever you feel confident
enough and ready.
The awards take into account your average score in the discipline chosen, and this
average would determine the level you try to attain.
For example, assuming that your Sporter Rifle average at 10 metres was recorded as
75, then you could try to gain the MARKSMAN CLASS B award. Gaining a score of 285
or more out of as possible maximum of 400 would see you qualify.
Look at TABLE 1 below and decide your discipline. Then check your average score agains
the take and that give you an idea of the class award to try to attain.
Then, look at TABLE 2 and work out the minimum score you need to acieve to gain the
Speak to Alex when you want to try for an award.
SCOUT NATIONAL AIR RIFLE COMPETITION
This competition is held at the NSRA’s Bisley centre in the early Autumn. Open to
members of the Scout Association, shooters choose the class or classes that they
wish to shoot in.
Activities available to entrants throughout the weekend.
NSRA ELEY WINTER POSTAL COMPETITION
Again, an annual competition organised by the NSRA and sponsored by Eley ammunition
and it is run over three rounds during the winter months. Rounds must be shot by
a specified deadline and the requirements for each round depend upon the discipline
CAMELOT POSTAL COMPETITION
The CAMELOT Target Shooting Clubs now annual postal competition continues to grow
in strength and is run from January through to June, the first 2 months cards being
used to give shooters an average score and then the latter 4 for the actual competition
Medals for shooters who complete and submit all their cards on time
Air Pistol classes - 6yds and 10m
Sporter air rifle (SAR) sub split into pre-charged and break barrel classes.
The Sporter Air Rifle (SAR) is designed for new competitors or those who want to
compete with a minimum of equipment and expense. Shooters can make a start with basic
equipment that is commonly available whilst at affordable prices and compete against
fellow sporter shooters in classes existing at local, national and international
Obviously a great entry for ALL members into the world of external competitions.
BRITISH OPEN AIRGUN COMPETITION
The British Open Airgun Championships (to give it its correct name) is run by the
NSRA and is one of their long standing competitions.
The first meeting was held in 1974 at the National Sports Centre, Sofia Gardens in
Cardiff. It moved to Manchester in 1990, prior to Great Britain hosting the European
Airgun Championships at the same venue in 1991, and to the Association’s National
Indoor Shooting Centre at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton, from 1992 to 2001. The event
is now held at the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley.
Scores achieved at the meeting are frequently taken into account by British Shooting
and some Home Country Unions for purposes of international team and squad selection.
There are 5 classes in each discipline (pistol or rifle) depending upon your declared
average and a total of 6 targets are shot with 10 shots per target at a distance
of 10 meters.