Chris Watson


  • Northants, Leics & Rutland
  • Wales

Chris learned his full-bore shooting at Uppingham School. This is his third GB tour and his first to Australia, having visited South Africa in 2008 and New Zealand in 2010. He has represented Wales in both the National and the Mackinnon match for each of the past 11 years. He also shot for GB in the Australia Match in 2010 and in the Kolapore earlier this year.

A lover of team shooting, he acknowledges that his wind reading skills are not as good as his shooting skills but feels he is slowly getting better. Recent individual wins at Bisley such as the Prince of Wales’s Prize in 2006, the NRA Bronze Medal (Queens 1) earlier this year, and 5 consecutive Queen’s final appearances in between, bear testament to this. 

A well-known figure on Bisley Camp as one of the team that has rejuvenated the Surrey Rifle Association clubhouse, he also enjoys shotgun shooting, photography, golf, fine wines and good real ales. He does admit that all these interests have had to take a bit of a back seat now that he has a second child.