Throughout the year, we enter – as teams and individuals – numerous competitions. These fall into three categories:
1. Postal Competitions
2. Shoulder-To-Shoulder Matches
3. BUCS Championships
These are shot throughout the year on our home range. We enter several postal competitions organised by the Hampshire Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Association. Several of our members also represent Hampshire in Inter-County Postal Leagues.
We take part in a shoulder-to-shoulder league in the Southampton area. We visit other ranges, shoot, drink tea and eat cake! Shooting on other ranges is really good preparation for our main competitions.
There are three BUCS matches each year. Indoor Small-bore, Outdoor Small-bore and Full-bore.
The Indoor Small-bore Championships take place as the conclusion of several rounds of postal qualification. Teams and individuals are invited to a shoulder-to-shoulder final.
The Outdoor Small-bore Championships are our main event. They are held after the Easter Holidays and are open to teams and individuals from all universities.
The Full-bore match is shot at Bisley at the Imperial Meeting in July. There are team and individual competitions.