Bisley fire – IHAM cancelled

posted 06 July 2022, 5:19 pm

We have recently received this message from Andrew Mercer, NRA Secretary General & NSC Chief Executive:-

Cancellations – F Class, Match Rifle, ISCRM and IHAM Competitions – 2022 Imperial Meeting
The large fire in the range danger area that started on Monday 4 July remains a major threat despite the valiant efforts of a large team of fire brigade staff. They are expected to remain on site until at least Sunday 10 July and need safe and speedy access to the ranges and danger area; this requires the suspension of shooting across all Bisley rifle ranges.
It is with a heavy heart that we have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel the following competitions:-
·         F Class (6 – 12 July)
·         Match Rifle (8 – 13 July)
·         ISCRM (8 – 10 July)
·         IHAM (9 – 10 July)
We will also delay the start to the Sporting Rifle and McQueen Imperial to Monday 11 July.
We share the disappointment of competitors in these cancellations; the 2022 Imperial Meeting was set to be a double celebration of the Platinum Jubilee and freedom from Covid regulations.
Entry fees and unused accommodation charges will be refunded in full; the competition and accommodation staff will contact you directly.
Further updates will follow, no later than Friday 8 July.
We will consider options for each cancelled competition once the flames and smoke have disappeared from our ranges.
Andrew Mercer 
Secretary General