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About the club

A brief history of the Camberley Rifle & Pistol Club shows a long establishment of the Sports Facility in Camberley and, since the formation of the Club in 1903, some considerable sporting achievements. Throughout the long years many Club members have made significant sporting achievements such as:

A Member who won the Kings Prize in 1912, 1926 and 1931. The first Lady to win the Kings Prize at Bisley. This achievement was only equaled over 60 years later in 2000.

- A World service Revolver Champion.
- A Grand Aggregate Winner at Bisley.
- A Captain of the Olympic Running Boar Rifle Team.
- Two Members of the English Pistol Team.
- A Member of the Welsh Pistol Team
- A Member of the Great Britain Three Positional Rifle Team.
- A Disabled Lady who won Four Olympic Gold Medals for Air Rifle.
- A Member who won the Great Britain Junior Air Rifle Championship and has defended his title three times to remain the current Great Britain Champion.

- Two Junior Ladies who came second and third in the Great Britain Air Rifle Championships. Both are currently members of the Great Britain Junior Shooting Squad.

- Two Junior Men are currently members of the Junior Great Britain Shooting Squad and have taken part in overseas tours shooting at International Level.
- Members of the Club have visited Bietigheim to compete against the German Town teams and return visits were made by the German teams to Camberley.

Every year the Club puts forward two Teams to shoot in the Surrey County Leagues and simultaneously most members shoot in the Individual League Competitions. The success of the Teams and Individual Members in these Competitions is shown by the number of Gold and Silver Medals won.

The Astor County Championship Challenge Cup and the County Challenge Tankards were provided from the fund given in 1904 by Viscount Astor, to assist in the formation and development of Civilian Rifle Clubs.

Any club affiliated to the NRA is entitled to enter as many teams as they wish consisting of a Captain/Coach and six firers. Each team must include not more than two class X firers and not less than two Class O or T firers and all must be bona fide members of the club.Each County will arrange a first stage competition to select the Club team to go forward to the national final. Winners of the first stage will receive their county's County Challenge Tankard and, if there have been more than four entries, a set of seven bronze medals. The second placed club team will

also receive seven bronze medals, if there have been more than ten entries in the county. The course of fire is 2 sighters and 7 to count at 300, 500 & 600 yards.

The County winner will be entitled to shoot in the final held at Bisley usually during the Imperial Meeting. If they are unable to attend then the next team in order of merit shall be eligible to take part. If no County competition has been held then the County Rifle Association may nominate a Club to represent the County. The final is shot over the same course of fire as the heats.


Camberley Rifle and Pistol Club is affiliated to The National Small Bore Rifle Association

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