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Day 15 – The Canada and Commonwealth Matches

Today featured the Canada and Commonwealth Team Matches. Team GB put forward our top teams, with some incredible performances such as Christina Cuming recording the top score across all teams in the Canada match, with an incredible 150.20v. Another of the GBU25s, Tom Shaw, posted the joint top score across the Commowealth match, one off …

Team Announcement

The Canada and Commonwealth Matches – Great Britain Team announcement Please click on the above link to see the teams selected to represent Great Britain. Update to team selection. Patrick Costello will now be shooting in the Commonwealth Match in place of Dave Rose.

Day 14 – DCRA National Championships (Fourth day)

The Grand Aggregate continues today with the Gibson and the Presidents. The combined score of the Letson from yesterday and the Presidents today forms the qualifier for the Governor Generals Final, and it’s the last day to impress the management for selection to the team matches that are coming in the following days. So, everyone …

Featured Team Members

Dave Rose
England
Cap #:
859
Big 5 Caps:
17

David is honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of team Adjutant, a path well trodden in the last decade. This will be David’s eighth trip to Canada and he is looking forward to visiting new ranges he has not previously shot at. He is particularly looking forward to renewing friendships with our Canadian friends and making new ones at the same time. David started shooting with Epsom College (many years ago) and continued with the OERC and at both County and National teams.

Apart from shooting David spends much of his time flying around the country for work and more importantly to Edinburgh to spend time with his better half

Christopher Heales
England
Cap #:
943
Big 5 Caps:
1

Christopher shoots with the West Suffolk Rifle Club in Norfolk, currently their captain, he is also a regular member of the Norfolk County team. He has previously toured to Canada and Guyana with England and been a member of three European Long Range teams, appearing also in the National and Lawrence. This will be his first GB tour.

When not shooting or at work, he may occasionally be found cycling along local leafy lanes, although vigorously denies having gone full “MAMIL”. He also enjoys cooking and dabbles in the world of home brewing, sometimes with explosive results. Happily married with 2 grown up children and a dog.

Nigel Ball
GC SM SC
England
Cap #:
721
Big 5 Caps:
66

Nigel is no stranger to Canada having been on a variety of GB and England teams during the last 32 years. It was his first official team there in 1991 that gave him an appetite to tour and he relishes the chance to return and compete with old friends.

Nigel’s shooting career began in the Royal Navy, where he won the Queens Medal with Service Rifle. He then branched out into Target Rifle which is now his main event and thinks that one day he will be quite good at it if he practices hard. He has gained several Grand Agg, Queens Final and George’s badges in his time but it is team shooting he relishes most. In his opinion there is nothing like a well-oiled team that flows and supports each other, to perform to the best, hence his delight on being in this team with a blend of youth and experience all willing and eager to demonstrate their shooting skills.

Jane Messer
GC SB SC
England
Cap #:
705
Big 5 Caps:
80

A keen advocate of team shooting, Jane has toured widely, including to Australia, Barbados, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad, the USA and Zimbabwe.   She enjoys both shooting and reading the wind, particularly at long range, so perhaps unsurprisingly she has eight Palma badges, including as Captain in 2015.   Jane was also privileged to captain the successful GB team to British Columbia, Alberta and Ottawa in 2010 which she greatly enjoyed, not least because of the dramatic scenery at Chilliwack and Homestead ranges and in the Rockies.  This will be Jane’s eighth tour to the Canadian ranges but her first since 2014.  It will be her first visit both to Quebec and to Borden and she is looking forward both to the challenge of new ranges and also getting a chance to see areas of Canada unknown to her, especially the beautiful Quebec City.

Jane is also an accomplished individual shot having won a number of important individual competitions, including the President’s Prize at the DCRA Meeting in Ottawa as well as the Grand Aggregate and St George’s Vase at Bisley.

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