The Rifle Championships are back! Kicking off with the short range championships! The final for this years Short Range Championships will take place on 23rd/24th April!

Entry Information

Costs and Entry Dates

Entry Cost

Individuals: £5.00

Teams: £20.75

Entries Open

Tuesday 12 October 2021 

Entry Closing Dates 

Student/Competitor Deadline

Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 11:59pm
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 11:59pm
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

BUCS Points

BUCS points are located here.

BUCS Short Range Championship 2022 is comprised of 5 shooting rounds followed by the Championship Finals. 

Entry Allowance

Institutions can request an unlimited number of entries.

Qualifying for the championship finals

All competitors will be supplied via post with 5 shooting stickers by the NSRA which will need affixing to competition cards. Cards from each round must be shot and returned to the NSRA’s Scorer within the timeframes listed in the BUCS Short Range Championships.

All cards must be shot in round/set order but can be shot ahead of the issued timetable. Cards must also be signed and dated by a witness.  

The top 12 Men, top 12 Women, top 6 Novice individuals as well as the top 8 teams with the highest combined scores will qualify for Short Range Championship Finals. 


Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations can be found here 

Withdrawal and Changes

Competitor withdrawals must be made by a competitors athletic/ students union by emailing [email protected] 

Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 28th October 2021 at 11:59pm [Stage 1] will not be charged.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline, 28th October 2021 at 11:59pm [Stage 1] will still be charged the entry fee.

Should BUCS have to open Stage 2 entries then new deadlines for withdrawals will be published. Reserves will only be charged an entry fee if they are accepted into the competition.

Round dates

Round Dates:

                             LDFS           To Scorer By       Publish on ORP

Round 1               31/01               05/02                  07/02

Round 2               31/01               05/02                   07/02

Round 3               21/02               26/02                   28/02

Round 4               14/03               19/03                   21/03

Round 5               04/04               09/04                   11/04

The NSRA have made the decision to move the first round of shooting to the same time as round 2 to ensure everyone can complete their stickers in time.

All stickers have now been sent so please do let us know if you are missing any cards. 

Covid-19 Measures

Covid-19 Measures

The safety of students, volunteers and staff remains paramount as we move into the 2021-22 season, therefore for the time being we will still be implementing a series of COVID-19 Measures at our events. Although certain safety measures surrounding COVID-19 will be dictated by a venue or specific sport requirements we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events.

  1. Event Disclaimer includes specifics around COVID-19
  2. Whist inside staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate face coverings
  3. COVID-19 questionnaire completed prior to arrival at the event by all competitors, officials, volunteers and support staff.
  4. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser

 What’s expected of competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have COVID-19 
  2. Event competitors are expected to test if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or live in the same household with someone with COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending an event
  3. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine/self isolate due to international travel restrictions or by relevant home nation test and trace systems
  4. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.
  5. Competitors must complete COVID-19 questionnaire prior to arrival at the event  
  6. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  7. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about the building
  8. Competitors should follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide
  9. Competitors unable to attend event due to COVID-19 must contact the event lead

 Lateral Flow Tests and Vaccine Status 

  1. For some events, dependent on local council recommendations or venue requirements we may require proof of negative PCR or rapid lateral flow tests within the last 24 hours or proof of being fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks.
  2. If this is required it will be detailed in the entry information and the event guide for that event 

Whilst we are very much hoping to be able to deliver a full calendar there is always the possibility that changing guidance around COVID-19 might impact this or lead to changes to our event formats or delivery models. We will endeavour to ensure regular communication regarding any changes.