East Grinstead Target Shooting Club
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All Ranges Open
All ranges open as usual subject to booking a firing point.
Although the Covid figures are still high, the numbers appear to be falling in a very encouraging way. However, as all shooters know, the minute you think you’ve got it cracked is the exact moment things start going wrong, so there is no room for complacency.
Our top priority is the safety of our members, and for the time being we will continue to operate as before so our Covid safety protocols remain in force and all visitors must observe them. We will continue to encourage social distancing and the wearing of masks in the clubhouse. Pre-booking remains essential.
The booking system is now open for all ranges. [Book appointment]
Sessions are available until the end of September. We have increased the number of firing points available outdoors to 3 at 100yds and 6 at 50m. This is to allow for an expected increase in demand now that the Summer season cards have been issued and the shooting schedule is shorter than usual.
Shooters wishing to shoot at both distances in the same visit are reminded to ONLY book for the 100yd session. The duty officer will organise the actual firing point allocations on the day.
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 they feel that the situation warrants it.
We are now able to accept and welcome new members!
Everyone on our waiting list has been contacted and our first training sessions have taken place. If you have been invited, but not yet confirmed your attendance, please do so ASAP as the waiting list is starting to build up again.
Competitions Update (29/07/2021)
As of 29 July we have received the following information regarding extensions, timetables and cancellations for this and future seasons.
Unfinished Winter Seasons 2019-2020 and 2020-21
The following competitions have been extended into the Summer
- Shoot during AUGUST
- City of London (Winter 20/21 League) -ALL rounds, shoot by 6 August
- City of London (Winter 191/20 Finals) -shoot by 26 August
- Sussex 25yd (including Time Limit) - ALL rounds, shoot by 31 August.
- Sussex Air Pistol - ALL rounds, shoot by 31 August.
- Eastbourne 25yd League - All rounds shoot by 31 August.
- Eastbourne - All Cups (except Coronation Cup) – shoot by 31 August
Summer Season 2021
All the regular Summer competition cards are now in your slots and available for shooting.
Tunbridge Wells Double Dewar
Originally scheduled for Saturday 31st July has been postponed until October
NSRA National Long Range Competition, Sunday 8th August
The NSRA have announced a new competition to take place this Summer. Stage 1 will take place at 6 Regional venues and be split into 5 classes based on national classification. For the South-East, the first stage will be held at Worplesdon range on 8 August. The top 3 in each class from each region will compete in a final at Sywell on 11 September and the top 40 shooters overall will contest a Championship style final the following day. Full details on the NSRA website, www.nsra.co.uk
Winter Season 2021-22 – Entry Forms
Entries for the Sussex County competitions will close at the beginning of August. Entries for the NSRA competitions and the City of London League are also being accepted now but we don’t have full details or closing dates yet. Following feedback from the clubs, the City of London competition will once again be reduced from 20 rounds to 10 rounds BUT PLEASE NOTE if there is insufficient support (i.e. not enough entries) the competition will be cancelled.
You can register your interest in taking part in one or more of these competitions from the comfort of your own home by using the online booking system OR if you prefer the old-school way, come down to the club and sign your name on a bit of paper on the wall. Either way, you need to start thinking about your entries now.
Everybody hopes that the coming Winter season will signal the start of shooting getting back to ‘normal’, so if you want to do your bit to get things back the way they were, sign up and support the people and the leagues running the competitions.
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.
We try, and sometimes we succeed!
The club was never built with this in mind but we do now have a ramp up to the front door, level access to the air range, and disabled toilets.
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.
Club Classified Ads
The club uses Stirton.com for this purpose.