Friday, 31 October 2014

Beginners' Night a Big Success!

Portsmouth City Rifle Club is always keen to get more people into competition target rifle.  To this end, we hold taster sessions for those interested in taking up the discipline.  On Wednesday, PCRC held a session for ten or so beginners interested in joining the club.

A fun time was had by all as the novice shooters got shown round the range, given a safety briefing and tried their hand at shooting a couple of targets.

Special thanks go out to Marian Nevatte, Dave Reeves, Adam Nevatte and Gordon Scruton for running the event.

If you are interested in joining us please email to get information about our next taster session.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Wickham vs Portsmouth City

Monday night at the Wickham & District Rifle Club range saw a tense match between their A team and PCRC.  Ultimately the match resulted in a draw (Wickham's second of the season) with both teams scoring 484.  Nonetheless, a good night was had by all with some exciting scores achieved.  The scores were as follows:

Wickham A - 484

J. Willsher (94)
S. Dismore (98)
J. Cottrill (96)
M. Barnes (99)
I. Nichols (97)
R. Heasell (94)
R. Long (92)
 Portsmouth City - 484

I. Cooper (96)
A. Nevatte (100)
P. Upchurch (91)
M. Nevatte (93)
S. Hart (95)
L. Haskett (93)
J. Rowe (93)
G. Scruton (100)

Special congratulations go to Adam Nevatte and Gordon Scruton for their possibles (PCRC's first of the season).

PCRC now has 5 points in the league having won their first two matches (2 points each) and drawn this third match (1 point).

W. Arthur Hiscock - Club President

Arthur Hiscock (1962)
We are very sad to report that our long-standing club president, Mr William Arthur Hiscock, passed away late last month.

Arthur had been a member of the Portsmouth City Rifle Club for an impressive 69 years, joining the club just after the war in 1946.  For many years Arthur was a key part of the club and its teams, shooting on the A team throughout the 1960s and contributing towards PCRC's impressive 21 years as Portsmouth & District league champions at that time.

Arthur became our club president in 1996 in recognition of his keen, life-long interest in smallbore target rifle shooting.  He was also President of the Portsmouth & District Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Association.

His funeral was at Portchester Crematorium earlier this month.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

PCRC gets off to a great start in the 2014/15 County League!

The Portsmouth and District Rifle Association shoulder-to-shoulder league got under way a few weeks ago.  So far PCRC has had two matches and we've won both of them!

Our first match of the season was an away match against Fareham's A team.  Despite not having a couple of our best shooters, we shot a very respectable 487 (out of a possible 500).  Hard luck to Fareham 'A', but well done to our shooters!

Fareham A - 473

D. Shepperd (98)
T. Read (84)
R. Spencer (90)
N. Grimstead (92)
D. Spendlove (94)
T. Mace (96)
Portsmouth City - 487

I. Cooper (99)
P. Upchurch (98)
M. Nevatte (92)
A. Fallows (83)
G. Scruton (98)
J. Rowe (95)
S. Hart (97)
L. Haskett (89)

Our second match was at home against Sarisbury.  While PCRC managed to win the match with a respectable 486, special congratulations should go to Mr. P. Pearce of Sarisbury for his possible.

Portsmouth City - 486

P. Upchurch (93)
A. Nevatte (97)
R. Ashman (87)
M. Nevatte (92)
S. Hart (99)
J. Rowe (90)
I. Cooper (98)
G. Scruton (99)

L. Haskett (95)
 Sarisbury - 480

P. Pepper (93)
P. Pearce (100)
M. Frost (96)
G. Barber (95)
M. Guille (96)
G. Guille (88)

Go Pompey!