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The Marks Challenge Shield

Presented to the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs by Mr Hyam Marks, Secretary of Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs in 1905, the Marks Challenge Shield has, since 1920, been run as a home counties small-bore rifle match, now of 60 shots and normally ‘through the ranges’ (20 shots at each of 25 yards, 50 metres and 100 yards), circulating between host counties.

The competition is usually held on the Sunday before the last bank holiday weekend in May, with mixed teams of 16 from shooting squads of up to 20. It is run concurrently with the ladies’ Invicta Shield.

On available records, of the 75 years that the competition has been run as an inter-county match, Surrey has won on 45 occasions.  The next match is due to be hosted by Surrey in its centenary year on 19 May 2013.

The Marks Shield

The Marks Shield Home Counties small-bore rifle competition

1905    Southfields RC
1906    Sunderland RC
1907    Southfields RC
1908    Midland Railway RC
1909    Ham + Petersham RC
1910    City of Derry RC
1911    Manchester Municipal Officers RC
1912    Dublin Civil Service RC
1913    Norwich RC
1914    Broughton RC

1916    R Division (Lee Road) Special Police RC
1917    Special Constabulary Inter Divisional League 'S' Division

1919    R Division Special Police RC
1920    County of Middlesex Min Rifle Assocn
1921    Surrey
1922    Surrey
1923    Surrey
1924    London
1925-33 Surrey
1934    Surrey
1935    London
1936    Middlesex
1937    Middlesex
1938    Essex
1939    Surrey

 

1945    Surrey
1946    Middlesex
1947    Middlesex
1948    Middlesex
1949    Middlesex
1950    Surrey
1951    Surrey
1952    Surrey
1953    Surrey
1954    Surrey
1955    Surrey
1958    London
1959    Essex
1960    Middlesex
1961    London
1962    Middlesex
1963    Surrey
1964    Essex
1965    Essex
1966    Middlesex
1967    Middlesex
1968    Surrey
1969    Surrey
1970    Middlesex
1971    Surrey
1972    Surrey
1973    Middlesex
1974    Middlesex
1975    Essex
1976    Surrey
    
    
   
 

1977    Middlesex
1978    Kent
1979    Surrey
1980    Essex
1981    Surrey
1982    Surrey
1983    Essex 
1986    Kent
1987    Surrey
1988    Surrey
1989    Surrey
1990    Surrey
1991    Surrey
1992    Surrey
1993    Surrey
1994    Surrey
1995    Surrey
1996    Surrey
1997    Surrey        
1998    Surrey        
1999    Surrey        
2000    Surrey

2001    Hertfordshire
2002    Surrey        
2003    Surrey        
2004    Surrey
2005    Surrey        
2006    Essex         
2007    Surrey
2008    Surrey        
2009    Surrey
2010    Surrey
2011    Essex
2012    Surrey