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Long Range Team Championship for the County Cup – properly entitled the NSRA County Challenge Bowl - is shot annually and is open to teams representative of County Associations affiliated to the NSRA.

The competition is shot by teams are of 12 (reduced from teams of 20 in 2005), each shooting 20 shots at 50 yards or metres and 20 shots at 100 yards.

The inscription on the trophy betrays a colourful history for the original County Cup:

“Presented by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited to the National Smallbore Rifle Association in commemoration of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1953 to replace the SMRC County Challenge Cup which was destroyed by enemy bombing of London on May 10th and 11th 1941”

Medal awarded to the winners.

 

The currently available historic scores are set out below and indicate that Surrey is currently in an imposing lead over the years.  If any reader has more details, please get in touch via the webmaster so that the list can be updated.

History

1913  Norfolk

1971  Essex                         (7832)

1976  Hampshire                 (7815)

1977  Warwickshire             (7823)

1978   Essex                         (?)

1979   Warwickshire             (?)

1980  Essex                         (7819)

1981   London                       (?)

1982   Buckinghamshire      (?)

1983   Buckinghamshire      (?)

1984   Surrey                         (?)

1985   Sussex                       (?)

1986   Surrey                         (?)

1987   Surrey                         (?)

1988   Surrey                         (?)

1989   Surrey                         (?)

1990   Buckinghamshire      (?)

1991  Surrey                         (7758)

1992  Middlesex                  (7745)                          

1993   Hampshire                 (?)

1994   Surrey             (?)

1995  Surrey          (7803)

1996  Surrey          (7782)

1997  Devon           (7740)

1998  Surrey          (7766)

1999  Surrey          (7768)

2000  Surrey          (7808)(* British Record Score)

2001  Surrey          (7775)

2002  Surrey          (7778)

2003  Surrey          (7754)

2004  Hampshire     (7796)

 

Teams of 12 Ex 4800:

2005  Surrey             (4659)

2006  Hampshire     (4689)

2007   Hampshire     (4711)(* British Record Score)

2008  Hampshire     (4701)

2009   Hampshire     (?)

2010   Hampshire     (4681)

2011   Surrey             (4685)