The Imperial Meeting

  • 152nd Queen's Prize Winner

  • Target Rifle

  • F Class

  • Gallery Rifle & Pistol

  • Schools

  • Gallery Rifle

  • Target Shotgun

  • Historic Service Rifle

  • Match Rifle

The Imperial Meeting

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Meeting Programme:

Please see HERE our Programme for this year’s Imperial Meeting. A printed souvenir copy will be given to each competitor, with a limited amount of additional copies available from NRA Reception for guests and visitors.

 

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.


Latest news

General News

Fire on Bisley Ranges (1700 Tuesday 5th July)

A major fire was spotted in the range danger area at around 8.00pm Monday 4th July. Fire crews were quickly in attendance but their efforts were hampered by lack of safe access. Overnight the fire front expanded rapidly but was contained in an area behind Stickledown stop butt. We took the opportunity, assisted by a

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General News

Stickledown Range Danger Area Fire – Update

The fire is still making its way across the RDA as we speak. The fire brigade are doing their best. Unfortunately the ranges will continue to be closed on Wednesday 6th July. Updates to follow.

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Results

BCRC Open Meeting Results

Please see below a link to the results of the BCRC Open Meeting held over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd July at Bisley. BCRC Open Meeting 2022 Results

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