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.                                   

                          & nbsp;                          &n bsp;                                                                                                 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.