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Championship - 30-Aug

Concerning the Championship, this was sent to all members, but some people's email does not work.

As indicated on the club web site, next Sunday 30 August is the club championship.  At the AGM, the format of the club championship was changed. The course of fire will be 3 details; (a) 2 + 15 @ 300 yards,  (b) 2 + 15 @ 500 yards. a+b will be entered as GA-IX (ex-150).  A further detail of 2 + 15 @ 500 yards will complete the championship; a+b+c; ex-225. There will be no shooting at 200 yards.  The duty range office should endeavour to delay the squadding of detail-C, until the score of details a/b are complete, and should endeavour to place the leading contenders in the later detail.
As there are to be only 2 distances, and because of the paucity of  numbers in recent years, this is not being run as an invitation only shoot, and pre-booking is not required.  HOWEVER please note the early start time of 9:00 am.  IE you should arrive by 8:30 am so as to get the range rigged etc.
Those of you who would wish to use club rifles or buy ammunition, you need to start arranging that now.
As previously indicated in the secretary's blog, I shall not be attending,

Cars on the range

Revised version.

At the BSA AGM, the issue of cars on the range was raised once again, and there is now some clarity of what the rules are.  

But first some back ground:- The lease that the BSA holds for use of the field, which the BSA inherited from TAVRA, covers use of the firing points and a small strip at the left hand edge of the field.  The TAVRA right of vehicular access for was presumed to be one Bedford truck that could deliver and removes stores [e.g. amunition] and act as an ambulance. For the first 20 years of my membership of F&K, F&K managed without any vechicles on the range. And that was not because the membership was younger; we had then retirees - sadly now passed on, such as Tim MacMillan, Bert Schnazel etc. It is only in recent years that members have taken vehicles on to the range, and in increasing numbers.

At the meeting, it was mentioned that the owner of the field [Mr Meikland] had sought out a member of the BSA committee and that he was 'really agitated' and had said 'sort it out or else I shall padlock the gate'. Perhaps because in the past few years the field was used for animals this has not been an issue, but this year it is an issue for it is a commercial crop.  It is most important that clubs & members using the BSA facility do not abuse the terms of BSA's lease nor damage relationships with the owners, especially because the BSA hopes to negotiate an extension to the lease.

Hence the following extra range orders: -

  1. Shooters must be aware of possibilty of crop damage on the range, and shall conduct themselves accordingly.
  2. The Range Duty Officer for the day may designate at most one vehicle which may drive up & down the range.
  3. The RDO may decide that it is inappropriate to take any vehicle what so ever into the field, for reasons of crop or field damage.
  4. The designated vehicle will make at most one return trip up & down the range.
  5. So as to minimise crop damage, the designated vehicle shall be driven as close as sensible to the left hand boundary of the field.

Whether that means that the one vechicle shall be a 4x4, I leave to other drivers to decide; I, for one, do not drive my [saloon] car up the range. The BSA AGM further discussed the issue of car parking -- in the field. It is felt that parking cars at the bottom of the field (i.e. the triangular area bounded the gate, the acoustic wall and the fence, approximately) was OK, if treated as a priviledge for it is not a right. However again that has to be interpreted sensibly, for damaging any crops would be mega-unhelpful to the interests of shooters using the range.
Brian Woodroffe sec/treas. 21/May/2009

Original version

This year the field over which the BSA shoots is being used for sillage; i.e. commercial crop. At today's shoot, the farmer came up and remarked [to George Falls] that the vehicle tracks up the field would damage the crop, and especially the one driven slant-wise to the right will not grow out. I believe this track was made by another club, but issue applys to all users of the range. For many years F&K survived without any vehicles on the range. At most it is permitted to have one ambulance on the range.  Therefore will members please stop taking their vehicles into the field, and the at-most one ambulance should keep to the far left edge.

Extra shoots versus GA-season extended

The committee decided that the 3 end of season dates not already part of the programme should be incorporated into the GA programme. The motion was: - the GA is the aggregate best 6 scores, from not more than 12 nominated firings, which will include all the scores from  scheduled GA shoots and not more than 3 extra shoots to the end of November to augment those scheduled GAs the firer was unable to attend. What that means is that the following dates are added: - 18-October, which was being kept in case a previous date was cancelled, and also 1 & 22 November will be GA-format [2&15 at 300&500 yards]. However these shoots will require the normal 'extra' subscription of 10 per attendee. Note it is expected that these shoots will be completed within the 4 hours booked from the BSA.

Rifle usage cards

The rifle usage cards in the binder are now obsolete, but they will be stored for the record. Usage of members' target shooting firearms, as required by law [another creeping imposition of the big brother state at its citizens' expense] will be done by using the box on the score card and the secretary transcribing the number into the results spreadsheet back home, off range.

Members who do not fill in the serial number, will have no-return entered as the rifle's serial number.  Whether a member considers this adequate relative to the law's requirement that separate usage of target rifle is for the member to decide.

Shooter Certification Cards

The club has received 2009 Shooter Certification Cards from the NRA. Those members wishing a card, and you will need one to shoot on military ranges (e.g. Castlelaw, Ponteland, Bisley etc, but not Blairadam nor Glen Tilt) should approach Robbie Taylor:-

You should state what discipline or disciplines you shoot. [Note: F&K's NRA affiliation number is 330.]


As a result of the votes received on this matter for 2009, F&K shall :-

  1. TR-F shall be shooting on the TR Vee bull
  2. TR-F shall be permitted the use of a 'back bag'.

2008 AGM


18/02/09 Fife & Kinross  
Date Blairadam Other events
Sun 4 Jan 09 F&K extra
Sun 11 Jan 09    
Sun 18 Jan 09    
Sun 25 Jan 09    
Sun 1 Feb 09 F&K extra  
Sun 8 Feb 09    
Sun 15 Feb 09 AGM  
Sun 22 Feb 09 F&K extra  SRA AGM
Sun 1 Mar 09    
Sun 8 Mar 09    
Sun 15 Mar 09 GAI  
Sun 22 Mar 09    
Sun 29 Mar 09 GAII / guest start BST  Atholl short
Sun 5 Apr 09   Atholl short
Sun 12 Apr 09    
Sun 19 Apr 09 GAIII / guest Atholl long
Sun 26 Apr 09    
Sat 2 May 09   West of Scotland
Sun 3 May 09   West of Scotland
Sun 10 May 09 GAIV / guest  
Sat 16 May 09   SRA/RAF/Wales
Sun 17 May 09   SRA/RAF/Wales
Wed 20 May 09 BSA AGM, 17:30pm
Sun 24 May 09 GAV  
Sun 31 May 09   Atholl short
Fri 5 Jun 09   SRA
Sat 6 Jun 09   SRA
Sun 7 Jun 09   SRA
Sun 14 Jun 09 GAVI / guest Atholl short
Sun 21 Jun 09   Atholl long
Sat 27 Jun 09   SRA long
Sun 28 Jun 09   SRA long
Sat 4 Jul 09   Atholl v Cawdor
Sun 5 Jul 09 Finlux/Pentagonal Finlux/Pentagonal
Sun 12 Jul 09    
Sun 19 Jul 09   Atholl
Sat 25 Jul 09   Imperial-Q3
Sun 26 Jul 09 GAVII / guest  
Sun 2 Aug 09   Atholl short
Sat 8 Aug 09 Inveness
Sun 9 Aug 09   Inveness
Sun 16 Aug 09 GAVIII / guest  
Sat 22 Aug 09   Tayside
Sun 23 Aug 09   Tayside
Sun 30 Aug 09 GAIX / Championship  
Sat 5 Sep 09   NRCS
Sun 6 Sep 09   NRCS
Sun 13 Sep 09 GAX / guest Atholl short
Sun 20 Sep 09   Atholl Murray cup
Sat 26 Sep 09   East of Scotland
Sun 27 Sep 09 GAXI Lochboisdale
Sun 4 Oct 09 GAXII / guest  
Sun 11 Oct 09    
Sun 18 Oct 09 GAXIII / Extra  
Sun 25 Oct 09   end BST
Sun 1 Nov 09 GAXIV / Extra  
Sun 8 Nov 09    Armistice Sunday
Sun 15 Nov 09    
Sun 22 Nov 09 GAXV / Extra  
Sun 29 Nov 09    
Sun 6 Dec 09    
Sun 13 Dec 09    
Sun 20 Dec 09    
Sun 27 Dec 09    
Sun 3 Jan 10    
Sun 7 Feb 2010 Season 2009's AGM  
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