The first event of the university rifle calendar, this is a competition for all abilities!

Entry Information

Entry Costs & Dates


5 September 2023


The entry deadline for this event has been extended by one week in response to student feedback, and to allow novices the chance to attend taster sessions at their universities before entries close. If you have any questions, please email Chris Lamb

Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 23:59

Tuesday 17 October 2023 at 23:59 – Student / Competitor Deadline

(Students / Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 12 October 2023 at 23:59

Thursday 19 October 2023 at 23:59 – Institution Administrator Deadline

(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student / competitor deadline to approve entries)


Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 23:59

Tuesday 17 October 2023 at 23:59 – Team Entry Deadline

(Institution Administrators must ensure that teams are entered and and a team captain assigned on BUCS Play by this date.)

Thursday 12 October 2023 at 23:59

Thursday 19 October 2023 at 23:59 – Institution Administrator Deadline

(Competitors must ensure that they have joined their respective teams and a team captain/administrator has approved their application on BUCS Play by this date.)


£22.50 per team entry.

£5.50 per individual competitor (for Individual Championship entry in addition to Team Championship)


This competition will NOT operate a staged entry process. As such, please ensure all entries are submitted through BUCS Play prior to the closing date listed above.

Competition Format

Postal Competition of 5 rounds, leading to Team & Individual Finals. All Postal Stickers and Paperwork will be sent to the team captain, who is responsible for disseminating amongst their teammates.








Last Day For Shooting

04 Dec

04 Dec

12 Feb

12 Feb

12 Feb

23/24 Mar

Team Championship Final: Saturday 23 March 2024
Individual Championship Final: Sunday 24 March 2024

VENUE: Staveley Rifle and Pistol Club

What 3 words: pure.organ.wells

BUCS Points & Events

Please refer to Appendix 1 for the BUCS Points available at this event.

Please note: BUCS Points are not available for the postal rounds, and are won entirely at the Final.

Entry Process


To apply for the competition all eligible competitors must follow these steps:

  1. Competitor to apply to the event on BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  2. For multiple individuals from one institution a Rifle Club Representative/Captain must be specified as the main point of contact to whom the NSRA will distribute information to, which will be in the entry information.
  3. Institution administrator approves entry (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  4. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list

Individuals wishing to enter the Men’s Individual Championship, Women’s Individual Championship and/or the Novice Individual Championship must make their entry in addition to any Team Event entry.


To apply for this competition:

  1. Entries will need to be submitted via the team entries section of our online entry system, BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  2. Please speak to your Institution Administrator as they will need to submit your entry.
  3. A Team Captain must be selected as part of the team before entries close.
  4. Competitors then need to apply for their respective team. (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy

By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit REG 4 Individual Eligibility.

Rifle Rules & Regulations

Please see here for the BUCS Rifle regulations.

All shooters, team captains and witnesses must also familiarise themselves with the NSRA Rules & Regulations for postal competitions.  These can be found here.


Rule – stickers must be affixed to the cards before shooting.

Rule – the shooter must be correctly named on each card, either on the sticker or written in block capitals.

Rule 7.4.2 The only thing that a shooter should be doing after shooting is signing the cards – nothing else.

Witnesses must be qualified to act as a witness under Rule 7.5.2 and must be fully conversant with their duties under R 7.6.

Rule - the witness checks that the shooter has signed the card after shooting

Rule - the witness signs and dates the card with the date of shooting after the card has been shot (and, de facto, signs that they have actually witnessed the shoot).

Therefore, to summarise:

  1. Cards must not be dated before shooting commences as this is strictly forbidden.
    If there is already a date on the card, the witness should cross it out, initial it and write the date in again in their own handwriting.
  2. Witnesses must witness the shoot, ie they must be watching while the competitor shoots their competition cards.
  3. Competitors sign their card after shooting.
  4. Witnesses sign and date the card after the competitor has shot and signed it.

Additional Information

  1. Individuals and Team Members need to submit their most recent Short Range Average when entering on BUCS Play. This is calculated by using the best 10 of 12 last cards shot, or best 5 of 6 last cards shot. This should fall within the parameter range of 50.0 – 100.0.
  2. For Short Range Rifle a Novice is a person within their first year of shooting NOT a fresher in their first year of university. Please ensure this question is answered correctly when entering on BUCS Play
  3. Competitors may shoot their Individual and Team competitions concurrently, meaning that a series of shots is used to count for more than one competition by affixing stickers for both competitions to a single target prior to shooting.


Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 10 October 2023 at 11:59pm will not be charged.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline, 12 October 2023 at 11:59pm will still be charged the entry fee.

Withdrawals should be made through an institution administrator to the BUCS Events Team