HBSA Historic Miniature Rifle Matches 15th August 2021

Since the HBSA resurrected this meeting in 2014, we have held it on the similarly resurrected Winans Range. However, recent storms had damaged the side walls on Winans, and this year the NRA moved our meeting onto the central bay (B) of the Cheylesmore Range. Although less ‘cosy’ than Winans, the extra space behind the firing points on Cheylesmore was beneficial. New free-standing supports had to be constructed for the popular “Standing Supported” matches. Overall, the meeting worked well in its new location, and it may well remain our preferred future venue.

This year squadding considerations necessitated the introduction of online pre-booking, but with 2018 pricing retained. 13 members opted for a dedicated firing point for half a day with at least six entries; and a further 13 opted to book just two entries. With diligent range officers and co-operative competitors, the morning saw 9 details completed – excellent value at £20! In total 81 entries were completed, a total of 173 match cards.

The range saw a very wide range of rare and interesting rifles in use, and competitors enjoyed viewing and discussing each other’s prized possessions. The Results table lists the rifles used.

The final Results can be viewed here >>>

This year the meeting’s regular organisers were both unavailable, so we must thank Tony Cattermole, Geoff Ormerod, Stu Burden, and Fynn Duffy for stepping into their shoes for this year.