Schools Imperial Meeting Shoot

Charterhouse came 11th in the Ashburton (losing our top ten place to Ellesmere College by only 2 V bulls!)

The Team:
Max G (Captain/Coach)
Nick (Vice Captain/Assistant Coach)
Max S-O (Coach)
George (Assistant Coach)

All results are on the NRA website.

We also have the pleasure to report that Max S-O has excelled himself over the 153rd NRA Imperial Meeting at Bisley.

He came away as the Top Tyro (beginner) in the Grand Aggregate, shot over three days with 643 entrants from across the world, coming 78th and winning the ‘Admiral Hutton Tyro trophy’ a NRA Gold medal and £100, he was also the best Cadet winning the ‘Conwey Fenton Memorial’ trophy, a gold medal and £50.

Max was Charterhouse's only entrant to win through to the ‘Her Majesty The Queens Final’ on Saturday (Hermione came close, being knocked out in the second round) this is shot at 900 and 1000 yards by the top 100 competitors at the meeting, and it was heartening to see so many female shooters in the finals this year. The wind proved very tricky on Stickledown ranges catching out many long experienced shots but Max managed to thread his way through coming 74th overall and as he was the top cadet entrant won the ‘The George Twine Memorial Trophy’ and £25. The Queens Prize was won this year by Miss AP Good from Cambridge university.

All the Carthusians that entered the Imperial this year acquitted themselves well and most will be in receipt of ‘bars’ for coming in the top 100 of the very many individual matches and competitions that occur over the ten days, Hermione broke her ‘T’ (tyro) by scoring so well and will be in a higher shooting category next year (as will Max S-O) and Lucas continues to improve his skills. We are looking forward to seeing them carry their success through and pass their expertise onto the new Shooting Team recruits next year.

We said goodbye to Nick who is off to university in America, and see you soon to George. Max G will be leaving shortly to represent the GB under 19 Team in Guernsey and Max S-O in the British Cadet Rifle Team will be touring and competing against the best Teams from the Home Nations, we wish them well.