The Spring Meeting is the Club’s annual open meeting held over the late May bank holiday weekend each year. It consists of a series of individual competitions spread over the three days with prizes available for each competition as well as various aggregates and the Grand Aggregate. It is regularly attended by 100 or more competitors, many of whom are top performing shooters hoping to get into England teams for the National and Mackinnon matches later in the year. Covering all distances and often with a mix of weather conditions, it provides a good test and is great preparation for the NRA’s main Imperial Meeting in July.
The competition is open to all and is available to both Target Rifle and F-class competitors. The typical program each year is as shown below.
1. The Association (2 & 7 at 300, 500 and 600 yards)
2. The Second Stage (2 & 10 at 300 and 500 yards)
2. The Second Stage (2 & 10 at 600 yards)
3. The Cortis (2 & 15 at 600 yards)
4. The Long (2 & 15 at 900 yards)
5. The Final (2 & 15 at 1000 yards)
6. The Sunday Aggregate (Events 2 & 3)
7. The Short Range Aggregate (Events 1, 2 & 3)
8. The Inner Aggregate (Events 1 to 4)
9. The Monday Aggregate (Events 4 & 5)
10. The Grand Aggregate (Events 1 to 5)
11. Teams of Four (Event 7)
The 2023 Meeting was held over the bank holiday weekend of 27th to 29th May and the results are shown below as .pdf files:
2023 Spring Meeting Association; 2023 Spring Meeting Second Stage; 2023 Spring Meeting Cortis;
2023 Spring Meeting The Long; 2023 Spring Meeting The Final; 2023 Spring Meeting Sunday Agg;
2023 Spring Meeting Short Range Agg; 2023 Spring Meeting Inner Agg; 2023 Spring Meeting Monday Agg;
2023 Spring Meeting Grand Agg; 2023 Spring Meeting Cadet list grand agg
In memory of our late Vice-President, N E C (Ted) Molyneux, a trophy was donated to the Club in 2022 to be known as The Molyneux Bowl. This will be awarded annually to the individual competing at the EXXC Spring Meeting with the highest aggregate at 300 yards, together with the 1000 yards score. As the competitions use the same course of fire as the Sovereign’s Prize, this gives a maximum possible score of 160 (35 + 50 +75). The first winner of this trophy is John Warburton pictured below having scored 35.6, 48.3 and 74.7 for a total of 157.16.
Online entries for the Spring Meeting can be made using the Shootr.app website.
Full results of past Spring Meetings can be found in past Yearbooks. A report on the 2021 meeting can be found by clicking on the following link: 2021 EXX Meeting Write-Up, with the winner for the second year running being David Luckman.