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The G.B.F.C.A European F-Class Championships at Bisley Ranges

Kindly sponsored by Vihtavuori and celebrating 100 years of excellence

Monday 5th – Sunday 11th September 2022

Administration Instructions

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

It’s with great pleasure that we can now announce our plans for the 2022 G.B.F.C.A European F-Class Championships and welcome on board Vihtavuori, our main sponsor at this years competition. With Vihtavuori supporting us this year and celebrating 100 years of excellence, We’re going all out to attract our biggest attendance to date and promise you 6 days of extremely competitive, long range shooting.

Entries

This year’s European Championships are currently limited to a maximum of 204x individual entrants, 27x teams for the Thursday and 34x Teams for the Sunday. All entries in both Individual and Teams MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE FIRST.

Please note – To enter this competition you must be a GBFCA member which costs £20. Membership and competition entries can be purchased from the “shop” section on our Great Britain F-Class Association website:- https://gbfclass.com/

ALL ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 24TH JULY 2022.

Please get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Accommodation

For those of you that require accommodation, you can book this through either:-

The NRA Accommodation Office – +44 (0)1483 797777 (ext 134/152) https://nra.org.uk/

The London and Middlesex club, Tel +44 (0)1483 473006  Email secretary@lmra.co.uk

or The Pavilion +44 (0)1483 489270

Overseas Visitors Permits

For those of you that require Visitor Permits, Please click on the link below, complete the form in full and send it to Mr Iain Robertson at the NRA as he is dealing with permits this year.

https://nra.org.uk/nra-bisley/visiting-bisley/#firearms-permit

Please note – They can take up to 3 months to process so please don’t delay in getting your paper work complete and returned to the NRA ASAP! No permits = No shooting

Iain’s Contact details are 07738 730419 or Email – iain.robertson@nra.org.uk

Zero Range (HME) and Practise Targets

The zero range will be open for all those wishing to zero their rifles above 4500 Joules muzzle energy from 0730-1600hrs each day. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE WITH A RIFLE ABOVE 4500 JOULES MUZZLE ENERGY UNLESS YOU ZERO FIRST!

Please contact the NRA directly on 01483 797777 if you want to book any practise targets

Important changes to the way we’re taking payments

All entries must be purchased online from our GBFCA website and they can be found in the “shop” section. No entries for Individuals or Teams will be accepted without payment first.

Any online bookings / payments for the European Championships will be refunded, less a handling fee to cover bank payment charges, if cancelled before Sunday 24th July.

MATCH CONDITIONS FOR BOTH F/TR & F-OPEN

All shooting will be in pairs with up to 3 details per distance. There will be blow off shots prior to the start of each first detail and on each day of competition. Shooting will start at 0830hrs sharp on Stickledown Range throughout this competition so don’t be late – You may be shooting first detail.

Monday 5th September – Individual Entry £50 (informal practice)

800 & 900 yards (am)

900 & 1000 yards (pm)

Tuesday 6th September – Individual Entry £65

M1 – 2+15 at 800 yards (am)

M2 – 2+15 at 800 yards (am)

M3 – 2+20 at 900 yards (pm)

Wednesday 7th September – Individual Entry £65

M1 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

M2 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

M3 – 2+20 at 1000 yards (pm)

Thursday 8th September – Individual Entry £45

M1 – 2+15 at 800 yards (am)

M2 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

Thursday 8th September – Dolphin Rutland Teams Match – Team entry £120

Teams will have 4x Shooters and can be coached. Maximum of 8x people per team and all teams must provide a registered keeper prior to the start of competition.

M1 – 2+15 at 1000 (pm)

M2 – 2+15 at 1000 (pm)

Friday 9th September – European Championship Individuals Day 1 – Entry £75

M1 – 2+15 at 800 yards (am)

M2 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

M3 – 2+20 at 1000 yards (pm)

Saturday 10th September – European Championship Individuals Day 2 – Entry £75

M4 – 2+15 at 800 yards (am)

M5 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

M6 – 2+20 at 1000 yards (pm)

There will be a gathering at the marquee on the range after shooting is complete on Saturday. Drinks and nibbles will be available for all those who attend, including a quality prize draw for all our competitors that have entered into the 2022 Euros.

All our quality prizes have been kindly donated by our traders and competition sponsors and winners will be those who have their competitor number drawn at random from a hat.

NB – If your not in attendance to collect your prize, another number will be drawn at random.

Sunday 11th September

European International Rutland Teams Match – Team entry £120

All teams in this event must be full teams and consist of 4x shooters and 8x members in total. Teams must provide a registered keeper prior to the start of competition.

M1 – 2+15 at 900 yards (am)

M2 – 2+15 at 1000 yards (am)

Round Counts

Monday Informal Practise am/pm at all distances 800, 900 & 1000 yards

Tuesday Individuals – 56x Competition rounds + Blow Offs

Wednesday Individuals – 56x Competition rounds + Blow Offs

Thursday Individuals – 34x Competition rounds + Blow Offs

Thursday Teams – 34x Competition rounds + Blow Offs

Friday Individuals – 56x Competition Rounds + Blow Offs

Saturday Individuals – 56x Competition Rounds + Blow Offs

Sunday Teams – 34x Competition Rounds + Blow Offs

Both National & Rutland Team Captains will be required to nominate their teams, including coaches and registered keepers on Saturday evening to the any of the G.B.F.C.A committee present. All 8x Man teams both National and Rutland will shoot as equals this year and be eligible to win the Teams European Championship. Please note – Any Rutland Team with a mix of F-Open and F/TR shooters will compete as an F-Open Team

Competition Timings

30 minutes for a paired 2+15 (Individuals)

40 minutes for a paired 2+20 (Individuals)

75 minutes for 2+15 x4 (Team Matches)

Awards

Tuesday 6th + Wednesday 7th + Thursday 8th September – Individuals

Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 shooters in both F/TR & F-Open at all distances, including medals for the highest daily aggregates.

Thursday 8th September – Dolphin Rutland Teams Match

8x Gold, 8x Silver & 8x Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 (8-Man) Teams in both F/TR & F-Open for the highest Grand Aggregates (2x PM matches combined)

Friday 9th + Saturday 10th September – European Championship Individuals

Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 shooters in both F/TR & F-Open at all distances, including medals for the highest daily aggregates.

GBFCA Silver Salvers will be awarded to the shooter with the highest Grand Aggregate in both F/TR & F-Open. Quality engraved glass awards will also be presented to the Top 10 shooters in both F/TR & F-Open for the highest Grand Aggregates (Friday Daily Agg + Saturday Daily Agg)

Sunday 11th September – Combined International & Rutland Teams European Championship

8x Gold, 8x Silver & 8x Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 (8-Man) Teams in both F/TR & F-Open for the highest Grand Aggregates (2x AM matches combined)

Relevant daily scores will be displayed on TV monitors within the Marquee at the back of Stickledown Range. As this area will also contain our trade village full of our competition sponsors and traders, pay them a visit and take advantage of any exclusive deals they may have on offer.

Awards for all Tuesday to Thursday’s Individuals including Thursday’s Teams event will be awarded in the marquee a short period after shooting has finished on Thursday afternoon (approx 17:30hrs). Awards for Friday and Saturday’s Individuals including Sunday’s Teams will be awarded in the marquee a short period after shooting has finished on Sunday morning (approx 13:30hrs)

We really hope this format wets your appetite and we look forward to seeing you all entering our competition this year. To keep up to date with all the relevant news when its released, please keep an eye out for emails from the GB F-Class Association and/or join our dedicated Facebook group :-

The 2022 GBFCA European F-Class Individual & Team Championships. Sponsored by Vihtavuori, celebrating 100 years of excellence

Please join us, invite others and keep up to date with all the relevant information from both the G.B.F.C.A and our traders / competition sponsors. Spread the word people, Get involved and we can’t wait to see you all in September.

 Should you have any questions or enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the G.B.F.C.A committee members below:-

Richie Jones richsjones@hotmail.co.uk

Pete Dommettpdommett@me.com

Tony Marshtony.marsh@kpr-engeneering.com

Gary Costellogcostello@pbs-int.co.uk

Les Holgatelesholgate0@gmail.com

Des Parrdesparr@yahoo.com

DOLPHIN RUTLAND TEAMS MATCH

Thursday 8th September 2022

MATCH CONDITIONS – OPEN & F/TR

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE AND PURCHASED VIA OUR ONLINE WEBSITE – G.B.F.C.A SHOP

Target numbers will be drawn after the morning session of individual shooting has finished on Thursday.

Please be back on Stickledown Ranges at 13:00hrs so we’re ready for a 13:30hrs start

Teams are to consist of a maximum number of 8 people

Eg:- 1x Captain, 1x Adjutant, 1x Coaches, 4x Firers & 1x Register Keepers 

TIMINGS

13:30hrs        5 minutes blow off period for whole team to warm up

13:35hrs        Match 1 – 1000 yds 2 & 15 shots, Timing 75 minutes

15:00hrs        Match 2 – 1000 yds 2 & 15 shots, Timing 75 minutes

All Scorecards to be handed in asap

There will be a prize giving on Stickledown range within the Maquee after shooting has finished and all stats collated at approx 17:15hrs

All teams must provide register keepers

Any Team member may be a shooter

Teams are not to run over the generous timings for the Match

COMBINED G.B.F.C.A INTERNATIONAL & RUTLAND TEAMS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2022

 All teams of the same class will shoot together as equals, therefore International and Rutland teams will shoot against each other and will be eligible to become 2022 Teams European Champions.

 ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE AND PURCHASED VIA OUR ONLINE WEBSITE – GBFCA SHOP

 Meet on Stickledown Ranges at 08:00hrs and all Captains will draw for targets

(1 x target per team)

Teams are to consist of a maximum number of 8 people

Eg:- 1x Captain, 1x Adjutant, 1x Coaches, 4x Firers & 1x Register Keepers

8 Max

 TIMINGS 

    08:45hrs  5 minutes blow off period for whole team to warm up

    08:50hrs  900 yds 2 & 15 shots, Timing 75 minutes

    10:15hrs  1000 yds 2 & 15 shots, Timing 75 minutes

 There will be a prize giving on Stickledown range within the Maquee after shooting has finished and all stats collated at approx 12:30hrs.