Bisley 2018 saw Cheshire and North Wales compete in 3 separate County competitions: The County Sextette, The County 50 Metre and the Astor Challenge Trophy.


As you may have gathered conditions at Bisley this year were somewhat challenging, with fairly strong wind from left to right, which had a habit of switching (without much notice) to blowing towards or away from the firing-point!

This was definitely the case for the Sextette, where Cheshire & North Wales were squadded at the far end of Century range (that area affectionately known by Full-Bore shooters as 'Magpie Alley'). That said the six shooters had a fairly steady shoot, and managed a very credible second place beaten by a mere 3 points by Essex. 

In the County 50 Metre shoot conditions weren't much better, however we were squadded further down the range, and had to bear in mind that 4 of our team were also due to shoot in the Home Countries International (straight after the County 50 M shoot). Unfortunately we did not fair quite so well in this competition, finishing up in 16th place overall, some 76 points behind the Bedfordshire the overall winners.

Appleton also represented Cheshire & North Wales in the Astor Championship (a Club team chosen to represent the County), and a trophy that Appleton won last year (2017), so hopes were high for a repeat performance in 2018. Sadly however, we were pipped by Bedfordshire by just 4 points! So sadly no silverware this time round, but medals are awarded for the runners-up.


A big thanks goes out from the committee to all those who represented the County in these various competitions, along with a special thanks to Neil Gibbons for his sterling work in selecting the teams and doing all the admin and running around for the shooters.

The scores for the three competitions are shown below, and we would encourage more Cheshire & North Wales members to attend the Bisley Championships in 2019, it would be nice to bring home more silverware cool


For the results of the Bisley Meeting follow this link: NSRA Bisley Rifle Meeting Results

County Sextette Team

2018 Sextete ~Team