The Imperial Meeting

  • 150th Queen's Prize Winner

  • Target Rifle

  • F Class

  • Gallery Rifle & Pistol

  • Schools - Ashburton

  • Gallery Rifle

  • Target Shotgun

  • Historic Service Rifle

  • Match Rifle

The 151st Imperial Meeting

2020 Imperial Competitions:

Match Rifle (26th – 31st August): More details

Civilian Service Rifle (3rd – 6th September): More details

Target Rifle (11th – 19th September): More details

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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Team invitation

Great Britain Match Rifle Team 2022

Applications are invited for the GB Match Rifle team travelling to Australia in 2022, to compete in the Woomera Match. Details can be found here: Woomera 2022 Team Application   Nick Tremlett Captain  

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Team invitation

Final call for Palma 2023 squad applications: 23rd September 2020, 6pm

As a reminder following my message below from July, any applicant should ensure that I have received their expression of interest by 6pm this Wednesday, 23rd September 2020. Jeremy Langley, Captain GB Palma 2023 21st September 2020   ****************************** Following the very welcome announcement that the Target Rifle Imperial Meeting will be held over 12th

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General News

CCRS Competitions Officer vacancy

The Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting is seeking a new Competitions Officer. The job description and details to apply can be found here: CCRS Competitions Officer Vacancy     

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