Open Prone Championship launched for UK shooters

ELEY and the NSRA have launched a new team based competition for the UK – the Open Prone Championship (OPC). The OPC features online scoring, multiple divisions, three rounds of competition, and a final at Bisley in August 2018.

Cash prizes totalling over £5,000 are on offer to the top teams in each division, and their clubs can earn tokens towards valuable equipment including electronic targets, shooting jackets and a barrel and action plus ELEY tenex ammunition. The competition is open to shooters of all abilities, so get involved!

How to enter

Clubs and individuals register on ELEY’s Competitions page, then teams of three are entered by the club secretary. The competition is run under NSRA rules, and the scores are verified by the club secretary. Entrance to the competition costs £75 per team, and there are no limits on the number of teams per club.

Round One - 2 October 2017 - 31 January 2018

In round one four official NSRA 10 bull targets (15, 20 or 25 yards and 25 metre) are shot by each team member. The scores and targets are uploaded to the team's ELEY Competitions account, and instantly go live online. The teams are then put into five divisions based on the results of round one.

Round Two - 2 February 2018 - 30 March 2018

The team members each shoot and submit four more targets. The top 25 teams from each division with the highest combined score from rounds one and two go through to round three.

Round Three - 1 April 2018 - 31 May 2018

The final four qualifying targets are shot and uploaded to the team#s account, with the top ten teams from each division going through to the final.

The Final - 19 August 2018

The final is a shoulder to shoulder match held at the 50m Lord Roberts Range in Bisley. Each team member shoots 60 shots on Meyton electronic targets

Cash prizes per team

Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
1st £1500 £600 £300 £150 £90
2nd £1000 £450 £200 £90 £75
3rd £750 £300 £126 £75 £60

Club tokens

Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
1st 20 16 12 8 4
2nd 10 8 6 4 2
3rd 5 4 3 2 1

Token prizes

Prizes Tokens
Meyton electronic target 60
Barrel and action with 2000 rounds of ELEY tenex 20
Two shooting jackets 8
Three packs of 1000 targets 7
Five shooting mats 6
Spotting scope 5
Coffee machine 4
Fridge 3
Microwave 2
Parker Hale cleaning kit 1