East Grinstead Target Shooting Club
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All Ranges Open
The club is now open again. Indoor ranges are open Tuesday & Friday evenings as usual with all ranges open on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown has been confirmed as beginning on May 17. Although this is a big step for many businesses, in practice it makes very little difference to the way we can operate so the Covid safety protocols we developed last year remain in force and all visitors must observe them. Pre-booking is essential.
The booking system is now open for all ranges. [Book appointment]
Sessions are available until mid-June. The booking system and the way we operate will be reviewed when the full details of the transition to Step 4 are announced.
See Calendar for details. [Link to Calendar]
For those who have forgotten how the sessions are organised, here is the timetable we try to work to for each range on the days they are open. [Link to Timetable]
Please Note: This is a guide. The Duty Officer has absolute control over the range and may, at their discretion, vary the timings to ensure the safe and effective operation of the range, should the situation warrant it.
The move to Step 3, means we can turn our attention to the prospect of welcoming new members. However, as you can see below, lockdown has severely disrupted the normal running of much of our competitive shooting, and our first priority is to allow existing members, and especially our instructors and coaches, an opportunity to finish their season without any further interruption. We propose to reserve the rest of May for this and resume inductions and training during June. Those people already on our waiting list will be contacted directly and a timetable will be established in due course.
Competitions Update (11/05/2021)
As of 11 May we have received the following information regarding extensions, timetables and cancellations for this and future seasons.
Winter Season 2019-20
Most competitions have finished but there are a few exceptions. At the moment, the only competition in which EGTSC members have cards outstanding is the delayed City of London finals, where the deadline has now been extended until 26 August 2021.
Winter Season 2020-21
The following competitions MUST be completed by the 31 May:
- NSRA 25yd – (including Inter-County cards) Season reduced to rounds 1-5 only.
- NSRA/Eley Stage 1.
- Polar Bear 50m – ALL rounds.
- Eastbourne - Coronation Cup, Round 1.
The following competitions have been extended into the Summer
- City 25yd - ALL rounds, shoot by 6 August – equivalent Summer competition cancelled
- Sussex 25yd (including Time Limit) - ALL rounds, shoot by 31 August.
- Sussex Air Pistol - ALL rounds, shoot by 31 August.
In order to accommodate these extensions to the Winter season, the usual Sussex indoor Summer season competitions have all been cancelled for this year.
- Sussex Cups
- Lawson, Hardy Roberts (Vets. individual) – stage 1, shoot by 28 June
- Loder, Henfield plate (Vets. Team) – shoot by 26 July
- Eastbourne 25yd League - All rounds shoot by 31 August.
- Eastbourne All cups (except Coronation Cup) - shoot by 31 August
In order to accommodate these extensions to the Winter season, the usual Eastbourne Summer season competitions (Equaliser, outdoor 50m, 100yds and the Thwaites) have all been cancelled for this year.
Awaiting further details:
- West Kent 25yd - season possibly extended until mid July.
Summer Season 2021 Entries
Entries for ALL the Summer competitions we know about have now closed.
It is possible there will be other competitions on offer later in the season. We will keep you informed of anything new that comes in and let competitors know when the stickers start to arrive.
The club has adopted a policy of supporting all our local leagues by entering at least one team (if possible) in all competitions.
Further information will be published here and/or distributed to members as it becomes available. Please watch this space.
NSRA Scorers Courses
Further details of the course are here.
The course booked for Sunday 08th November will be postponed until after the lockdown.
If anyone is interested in attending please let me know. Covid19 secure procedures will be in place.
If you are interested in attending a course, please contact Mike Kettle.
Rifles for Sale
There are a few members rifles for sale, so if you are in the market for your own rifle, speak to Peter Watson who will be able to advise.
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