Headline News! The Main A team won Division 1 of the NSRA’s county leagues with an unbeaten record. Not bad for a first attempt from our new Association as we beat all the best county teams in the UK to take top spot. Congratulations to everyone who shot in the team.
Take the County Teams / NSRA teams / Indoor leagues link above to see details.
The club affiliation form and the entry forms for all our competitions have already been sent to affiliated clubs, but they are also available in the Forms & Minutes section.
This competition has finally been closed off.
Due to the very low number of teams from the original fourteen teams in three divisions that managed to shoot any cards, the committee decided on a radical revision of the method of producing results as round-by-round matches were not appropriate and it was thought that commitment and perseverance should be rewarded.
Thus, the six teams that completed the programme were listed in their declared average order and split into two ‘Divisions’. Each of their actual shooting averages were then compared to their declared average and a percentage change found. The teams with the best improvement over their declared average win their ‘Division’ and are awarded medals.
Please take the Team Postal League link in the Competitions drop-down to see the details.
The winner of the trophy for the most improved individual average from last season is Rorie Watt of George Watson’s College. Congratulations to him.
Following on from discussions at the AGM regarding LBTSA competition fees for the 2020/21 season, the LBTSA Committee has discussed the issue and come to a decision.
It was agreed by the Committee that the association would issue a credit to clubs for entries made in the 20/21 season to the individual postal league, to use for entries in the 21/22 season. We are offering a credit for this competition as it was the Committee’s decision not to run this competition after entries were received.
No refunds or rebates will be given for any other entries in the 20/21 season, and this approach is in line with NSRA policy. Exact details of how credits for entries will be handled will be communicated to clubs in due course.
This league has been restricted to the first five rounds only, with a shoot-by date for all rounds of 14th June.
The 2nd AGM of the Lothian & Borders Target Shooting Association will be held via Zoom on Friday 21st May at 7.30. The Secretaries of affiliated clubs have been sent the sign-in credentials for the meeting. All members of affiliated clubs are invited to attend, so ask your club Sec for the details of how to join the meeting.
Alterntatively, the Zoom credentials can be found in the Secure Area of this site – take the ‘Forms & Minutes’ link in the sidebar and select the ‘AGM Minutes’ link. The password for that page can be sent on request if you don’t know it.
The draft minutes for last year’s AGM as well as the agenda for this year’s meeting are also available in the Secure Area.
The NSRA have announced that due to the difference in the dates that indoor shooting is expected to re-commence in Scotland (26th April) and in England (12th April) that the final shoot-by dates for their leagues (including the County Leagues) will now be Monday 14th June.
At a committee meeting last night it was decided to restrict the Team Postal League to the first five rounds only, with the last date for shooting all rounds reset to 31st May.
The Individual Postal League remains suspended until further notice.
The NSRA announced today that the County Leagues (as well as all the other team leagues they run) are being reduced to rounds 1 – 5 only, all to be shot by 31st May.
Hopefully, ranges will be available in time to shoot these rounds
Shot cards from the 2019-20 season that had been marooned in clubs that had closed have now been retrieved and the Championships and the CYOH have been finalised.
The Committee decided that, despite hopes earlier in the year that a Final for the main Championship could be held, it was not going to be possible, so it was resolved using the postal qualifying stage scores.
The other Champions are decided on the postal stage. Here are all the winners:
|Overall Champion||A Anderson||Hawick||200|
|Ladies||Miss B Burnside||Watsonians||196|
|Junior||W Somerville||George Watson’s||195|
|Inexpert A||W Stark||George Watson’s||276|
|Inexpert B||X Lin||George Watson’s||275|
The Final of the CYOH was between Hawick and Watsonians B, with Hawick prevailing. Take the CYOH link in the Competitions drop-down above to see full details.
Clubs will be/have been circulated with the full scoresheets for these competitions.
The full prize list for the season is also available in the Competitions dropdown.
Please take the ‘SSCA History’ link in the ‘About us’ dropdown above to see several pages dedicated to the background and development of the BRL and its successor the SSCA. The Border League was actually preceded by the ‘Berwickshire Miniature Rifle Association’.
Take the link for lots more information about these historical organisations. Included is an archive of all trophy and competition winners (as far as is known). There are gaps in the story, so if you have anything to add (or correct!) please get in touch with the Site Administrator.
Welcome to the new Lothian & Borders Target Shooting Association website. The AGM of the old LSSA was held on 30th September and it approved the merger with the Scottish Southern Counties Association and adopted the new name. The region covered by LBTSA consists of the local government areas of Edinburgh, East, Mid and West Lothian, The Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.
Regular readers will notice that this website seems very much like the old LSSA one, and they aren’t wrong. The only differences are the incorporation of a new logo/emblem on the banner pictures and a slightly new colour scheme on the News page. The content and structure are the same. Should you be even vaguely interested, the new Constitution and Byelaws documents can be found in the ‘Administration’ link in the ‘About us’ dropdown above.
The old LSSA website will continue for a short time headed by a News post saying it is obsolete and giving a link to this site.