Thurnscoe Rifle Club

Competitions & Events


Congratulations to Dave Wylde who, along with a team from Thurnscoe entered the National Gallery Rifle Championships at Bisley over the bank holiday weekend.

Shooting his Saiga semi auto shotgun to second place in the Timed and Precision Event. He scored 295 out of 300. He followed this up with a national record in the Multi Target event. Scoring 115 out of a maximum of 120 and equaled the existing British record in the Embassy Cup scoring 119 out of 120 also winning the competition.
His combined score meant he was declared National Target Shotgun Champion 2011.

In the .22 events Dave won the advancing target .22 rifle and Multi-target events. He won the Multi-target LBP (Long barrelled pistol) and set another british record for the LBP advancing target shooting a maximum 180 with 25 X's

Dave also shot for the England team in the GRSB (.22 smallbore rifle) Timed & Precision 1 and Multi-target events aiding to the teams overall victory with Scotland in 2nd place and Wales in 3rd.

Dave recieving his trophy as National Target Shotgun Champion 2011


Ross and Tim at the 25m firing point on Melville "C" shooting Timed & Precision 1 with Lever Action and Long Barrelled Pistol.

Thurnscoe Target Shotgun Team (The Northern Monkeys) also won gold in the Timed & Precision 1 Shotgun event.

Dave Wylde, Tim Finley, Ross Burrough and Glen Forbes aka "The Northern Monkeys" collecting their gold medals from a bemused Chris Farr

(Rarely had Chris seen such atheletic competitors)



Air rifle Competition for non F.A.C.air rifles. -  Entry fee £2.00

Open to full and probationary members only on the first Sunday of each month.


The competition is open to any calibre air rifle using any sighting method and any magnification scope.


There will be ranging targets available at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yds prior to the competition starting for rifle preparation and zeroing etc


Start time for the competition is 10.00am


The competition itself will consist of two sections:-


No 1 Knockdowns:             NO bipod/support  however shooting stance optional  i.e. stand, sit, kneel prone  etc

                                             20 individual knockdown targets (squirrels) at range/s varying from 5 to 50 yards

                                             Shooters will be paired off - one shooting while one scoring.  


                                             Scores  5 for a full knockdown,  2 for a hit,   0 for a miss.                                   

                                                                                                                                                       Max points 100



No 2 Hostage Shoot :        Bench rest/bipod allowed. 

                                             Sight-in targets available to Zero at 40yds - 3 shots allowed

                                             10 shots at a “hostage  target”, range static @ 40 yds.



                                             Points as per scoring areas of target but score halved for every hostage area hit. 

                                                                                                                                                       Max points 100


Maximum score available overall for the comp is 200


Scores will be posted on the website each month with a highest score in each section and overall winner.






Organised Events

Thurnscoe Rifle Club Competiton Days

With summer fast approaching and the weather becoming more shooter friendly we are, due to requests from members, starting a series of competition days These shoots are great fun and members both full and provisional are invited. Come along for a great day and improve your shooting at the same time.

Come down and have a go. Don't be put off by the word "competition". These shoots are all about fun and although not to be taken too seriously and usually involve some degree of vocal barracking for the guys that prove too good, they do become competitve. Again past experience has shown that your shooting improves more with shooting competions than plinking away at a target. 


Mini Rifle /Practical Shotgun 

Involving Fire and Movement and shot from various positions ie: standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. Shooting from around obstacles at various paper, steel knockdown and  turning targets. Scores are divided by the time taken to shoot the course of fire to arrive at a score. A balance of speed verus accuracy. Go too fast and score low or go slow and score high?????. Of course if you can go fast and score high you should do well.

Emphasis at all times on safety you will be accompanied by a Range Officer over the whole course of fire to ensure safety and provide assistance. These competitions are run to IPSC rules. The Competitions are level 1  and are not UKPSA sanctioned.


 Mini Rifle Practice


Below are a list of some of the other types of competions held last year. If any members wish to organize competions of this nature please contact either Ross or Sherrilyn.



Plate / Target

Shot from any position ie: Standing / Bench / Prone. Knockdown target at 100yds / Target at 50yds

10 shots. Clay target ( 10 points) at 100yds must be knocked down before engaging the 50yd scoring target. Another Clay target must be knocked down at the end. Once the final Clay target is knocked down no further shots are allowed on scoring target. If the final Clay target is left standing the shooter loses 10 points for the target and their score is halved.

Scores 1st 10 points, 2nd 9 points, 3rd 8 points etc down to 10th 1 point.


Twin Target

Shot from any position ie: Standing / Bench / Prone. Targets at 50 / 100 yds

10 shots. Competitors to engage two targets with alternating shots, one at 50yds the other at 100 yds

Scores 1st 10 points, 2nd 9 points, 3rd 8 points etc down to 10th 1 point

Speed Steels

Shot standing at 10 / 15 / 20 / 25yds

10 shots each distance at 6 steel knockdown plates against a timer. 5 second penalty for any plate left standing. Aggregate time of all 4 distances shot taken for score.

Scores 1st 10 points, 2nd 9 points, 3rd 8 points etc down to 10th 1 point

Man v Man

Shot from bench in cabin. 6 steel plates at 50 yards.

Shooters draw names to pair. Shoot against each other. Fastest wins, semi-finalists shoot for 3rd and 4th place.