The 150th Imperial Meeting

  • Queen's Prize

  • Target Rifle

  • F Class

  • Gallery Rifle & Pistol

  • Schools - Ashburton

  • Gallery Rifle

  • Target Shotgun

  • Historic Service Rifle

  • Match Rifle

The 150th Imperial Meeting

2019 will see the 150th Imperial Meeting contested, with a wide variety of firearms gracing the Surrey countryside throughout June and July.

Service Rifle Individual: 14 June

Adaptive Championships: 20 June

Service Rifle Team: 24 – 25 June

Cottesloe Heath Challenge: 28 – 30 June

Civilian Service Rifle: 3 – 7 July

ISCRM: 11 – 13 July

Match Rifle: 11 – 17 July

Historic Arms: 13 – 14 July

Schools: 13 – 17 July

McQueen: 15 – 24 July

Gallery Rifle & Pistol: 17 – 21 July

F Class: 18 – 22 July

Cadet Imperial: 18 – 24 July

Target Rifle: 18 – 27 July

Limited Edition 150th Imperial Badge:


2000 Limited Edition 150th Imperial Meeting Badges will be available to purchase upon entry and during the Imperial Meeting.

Each 3¾” x 3” badge is individually hand embroidered with gold wire stitching, completed with the year of the first Imperial Meeting – 1860.

 

 

 

 

Celebrations:

History:

The first Imperial Meeting was contested on Wimbledon Common, in south-west London, in 1860 when Queen Victoria fired the first shot and gave a prize of £250 to the best individual marksman. Originally the Meeting was only available to Volunteers (regular and reserve military personnel) using the issued service rifle of the day.

Today the National Rifle Association hold the Imperial Meeting as an open competition with the aim to promote and encourage marksmanship throughout the Queen’s (or King’s) dominions, and has grown to include many different disciplines. The largest entry is for Target Rifle, which dominates the final week of the Meeting and culminates with the final of the Queen’s Prize.
The Queen’s Prize remains the premier award for the Meeting’s top shot, with the £250 prize still given to the winner.

Host to the competition is The National Shooting Centre – Bisley, the world renowned ranges complex covering virtually all forms of shooting from air rifle to 1200 yards full-bore shooting. Set in 3000 acres of heathland; Bisley is as unique in character as it is in the variety of ranges it offers.
The atmosphere at Bisley is second to none, with friendships made and renewed on the firing points every year, but the event does not end with the shooting: the famous Bisley clubs take over and, between shoots and at the end of each day, competitors enjoy the Bisley hospitality at its best.


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