News & Events

28th June 2021

Richard Gardiner Memorial Shoot

Thanks to all members who joined us for the Richard Gardiner memorial shoot. We were joined by Kay Gardiner and family, who were kind enough to provide a lovely afternoon tea on Stickledown.

Particular congratulations to Nick Verduyn for winning with a very impressive 195.21v ex 200.40v

26th March 2021

Geoff Fudger

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former member Geoff Fudger. For those interested in attending his memorial service, which is being held on Monday 29th March 2021 at 3pm, details can be found with reference 86870 at

13th February 2021

Nigel Edward C Molyneux

It saddens me greatly to report the passing of our former President, Ted Molyneux. Ted was hospitalised in December with minor heart problems. Sadly, shortly after Christmas and days prior to his potential release, he contracted the Covid bug which finally took him from us. Due to current group restrictions, a private funeral is to be held at Dorking Cemetery later this month. Ted was a long term, enthusiastic supporter of our Club financially, also a Team shooter and coach. We anticipate holding a Club gathering at Bisley once permitted in honour of Ted and due notice will be given. A fully detailed obituary is being formulated for inclusion in the NRA Journal.

– Mick Barr

12th February 2021

Happy New Year all. With the club still closed due to Covid, we do not have any clear update on plans and timelines for the club reopening or for matches this year. We will update as soon as we know more! – RF

1st December 2020
Armoury Access
Today, we completed the upgrade of our Armoury security. This means that our new Fob system is active, and the old swipe cards will no longer gain you access to the armoury. This is a really exciting upgrade to our facilities. For any queries, please contact the secretary.
Richard Gardiner Memorial Shoot
Our Club Chairman Richard Gardiner passed away in June 2020. In Richard’s memory, his widow Kay has arranged for a trophy for a shooting competition. For 2021, this will be a separate shoot with Kay joining us to present the trophy, and we will have a small celebration in his memory. Further details will follow, but targets have been reserved for Saturday June 26th 2021, so please put this date in your diary now.
Club Championships
Captain Pat Hunt has been able to reserve targets on the 18th and 19th September 2021 (For those involved previously, Pat has ensured manual targets at long range for these dates), so again please pop those in your diary.

27th October 2020

City RC OGM.

All members are invited to dial in to our first virtual OGM, taking place this Saturday 31st October. Details have been emailed to all members; please contact the secretary for details if you have not received them.

1st August 2020

Club Chairman Richard Gardiner.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Club Chairman Richard Gardiner on Wednesday 24th June. He had a short illness.

Richard was such a huge part of the City and will be sorely missed. As Chairman, he was so proactive about supporting the City and bringing the club forwards in terms of increasing membership and ensuring stability of the club. Richard was an active shooter with the club too, and in 2019 had become an A class finishing 132nd in the Grand Aggregate, and captaining our City team to 5th place in the Imperial 150th Match.

In his memory, we plan to host a shoot in 2021, and hold a gathering to celebrate his life as due to Covid restrictions his funeral was a very small affair.

6th April 2020

2020 City RC Combined Open Meeting.

It will perhaps be no surprise, given the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, that the decision has been taken to cancel the planned Combined Open Meeting due to be held on 6th & 7th June. Various options will be considered in due course including to possibility to  run the competitions concurrently with the planned ‘Post- coronavirus’ meeting planned by the NRA.
Further details will follow in due course

Richard H. Gardiner

17th March 2020

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

The Council of the City Rifle Club have been considering what action we should be taking for the Club over the last week and particularly in the last 24 hours given the Government’s advice yesterday covering the attendance of Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants etc.
The Council, as you will appreciate, have a responsibility to do everything possible to protect our staff, members and visitors.

After discussions with the President and a number of Council Members today, it has been agreed the most appropriate response is to keep the City RC Clubhouse closed for the foreseeable future. Armoury access will remain unchanged but members are reminded to follow NHS England guidance on handwashing/sanitising.

The City Combined Open Championships are planned to take place on 6th & 7th June this year and a decision on this event will be taken next month given updates on the spread of the virus and measures to mitigate the risk are being updated almost by the day.

I will of course keep you updated on any further developments.
We are living in unprecedented times so keep safe and healthy!

Richard H. Gardiner

17th November 2019

Otto Weber

It is with great sadness that I advise of the passing of Otto “The Duke” Weber a longstanding member and more recently an honorary member of the Club. Otto died on Saturday 16th November, following cancer of the oesophagus.
Given the option of further prolonged, uncomfortable treatment, Otto chose to let nature take its course and passed away in his sleep. His loving, caring wife Evelyn was by his side.
Otto was a true gentleman and serious competitive shooter on firing points around the globe, mainly Bisley, Canada and California. Otto was a member of the 1974 USA Palma Team.
He will I sure be remembered not only for his shooting achievements over so many years but also for great companionship both on and off the range and his dry humour.

Our thoughts go to Evelyn, his family and friends.

28th July 2019

2019 Imperial Meeting.

This year’s Imperial has been a successful year for many members of the Club and special mention should be made of the following..

The Queens Prize Final.
5th – Chris Haley
15th – James Corbett
33rd – Rosanne Furniss

St. George’s Final.
3rd – James Corbett (1st in 2nd Stage)
5th – Oliver Spencer
15th – Rosanne Furniss
48th – Ben Stevens

The Grand Aggregate. (members in top 100)
15th – James Corbett
37th – Ben Stevens
55th – Chris Haley
64th – Oliver Spencer

Special congratulations also go to Oliver Spencer on his England caps in both The National and the Mackinnon, and Ben Stevens in The National.

Team Matches

The Club also entered a Team in the ‘Opening Shot’ and two teams in the special ‘Imperial 150’ Competition. (See results published on ‘Team Matches’ tab). The latter match was a close fought contest and whilst the City ‘Red’ Team came 5th, only 2 points separated 1st-5th after 5 ranges!

2nd July 2019

Chairman’s Summer 2019 Newsletter – click here

Imperial Meeting 2018 Catering Arrangements – click here

29th June 2019

Ted Molyneux, SB.

Many congratulations  to Ted Molyneux a lifelong member of the City Rifle Club and a Past President of the Cub on celebrating his 90th Birthday. Happy Birthday Ted!

25th June 2019

Carol Painting

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Carol lost
her brave fight against cancer and died at home in the evening of
Sunday, 23rd June. Her sister, Sue was with her in her final days
and at the end.

She was one of a kind and will be remembered for her integrity, hard
work, loyalty, generosity and her life-long passion for rifle
shooting. Carol was a members of many Clubs including Pumas, Hampshire RA and of course the City.

Carol was helped greatly in the last few weeks of her life by the
Rowans Hospice at Home nurses. Should anyone wish to make a donation
in her memory please visit

Following her strict instructions there will be no funeral service.

Our sympathy goes to Carol’s family and friends.

4th April 2019

Andrew Todd

We are sorry to report the death of Andrew Todd in March, a long-standing member of the Marylebone Rifle and Pistol Club and City RC.

Our sympathy goes to all his family and friends.

10th March 2019

Format of 2019 Combined Open Meeting .

After discussion it has been agreed to retain the existing planned dates (7th/8th Sept) and use the 5 Electronic Targets available. It has proved impossible to find an alternative date that did not clash with other major events or where range capacity was available.

The format of the Long Range Competitions for 2019 will therefore be:

  • Changed from 2 & 15 to 2 & 10. To ensure all competitors complete within timescale.
  • Introduce String Shooting. Still squad competitors 3 to a target on 2 details but introduce system were #1 Shoots, #2 Register & times, #3 sets up.  Then #3 shoots, #1 Register & Times, #2 sets up etc.
  • Introduce strict timing of shooting a string of 2 sighers and 10 to count of 16 minutes (This is in accordance to ICFRA rule 12 for string shooting at Long Range).
  • This would permit a maximum capacity of 30 competitors for the 2 Long range Competitions.

The view is that by introducing ‘string’ shooting the vast majority of issues raised in 2018 will be resolved.

15th February 2019

Results of Combined Open Meeting Survey.

Thank you to the 31 competitors who completed the  survey and the results can be viewed by following the link.

Following analysis of the results the Chairman made a number of recommendations see link and these will be now considered by Council of the City RC, RNTRC and the Hertfordshire CRA.

13th January 2019

City Combined Open meeting 2019.

Due to the ever increasing number of targets used by the European F Class Championships the number of targets available have been reducing year on year for the two Long Range Competitions held on the Sunday morning of the Open Meeting, held traditionally on the second weekend of September.

In 2018 the Long Range competitions were shot on 5 Electronic Targets and views from the competitors were somewhat mixed.

The indications for 2019 is that we will once again have use of all five electronic target on Stickledown on the Sunday.

As we move into 2019 we would be grateful for your views to assist the City Rifle Club in planning this years Open Meeting and a brief survey has been constructed and sent to all entrants over the last 3 years. A summary of the results will be published on the Club website  early in February.

Once we have the views these will be considered by the Council of the City RC and representatives of the Hertfordshire RA and RNTRC.

29th October 2018

Calling all Match Rifle Shooters!

The inaugural shoot of the Club’s Match Rifle Division will take place on Saturday 27th April. More details to follow in due course but if you are interested please contact  Rosanne Furniss

26th October 2018

Sunday 9th December – City Rifle Club Wappenschaw and Christmas Lunch

11.00am – The festive celebrations will commence with an air-pistol Match on the Veranda followed by 5 course lunch at 1.00pm. Cost £21. For full details click ‘here’.

9th September 2018

Congratulations to Oliver Spencer winner of the City Closed Championship.

5th August 2018

Cashless Payment are now accepted at the Club for Food and Bar Purchases.

28th July 2018

The Queens Prize Winner, David Luckman, visiting the City Rifle Club


26th July2018

Many Congratulations to James Corbett on Winning  the 2018 Grand Aggregate and the Second Stage of the St. George’s.

12th July 2018

We are sorry to report the death of Pat Daniell on 11th June, a member of both the City RC and the Royal Navy TRC. For further details click here

11th July2018

Chairman’s Summer 2018 Newsletter – click here

Imperial Meeting 2018 Catering Arrangementsclick here

21st December 2017

Chairman’s Winter 2017 Newsletter – click here