Read the very latest news from the OG Rifle Club. The club is active throughout the year, throughout the UK. Please refer to the OG Clubs & Contacts section of the Past, Present and Future section of Glenalmond's website for futher information.
Glenalmond hosted our annual small-bore match against the college in March which the OGs won by a convincing margin. The top scorer for the second year running was Erica Tsoi shooting for the college. Alan McNaughton, awarded the Donegall Badge, was the top scoring OG having tied with Simon Glen and Peter Grant. An excellent tea was served on the range after the match.
Colin McEachran and Bruce Mackie participated in the National Rifle Club of Scotland’s Spring meeting under match rifle conditions. Four OGs, Simon and Peter Glen, Colin McEachran and Jon Sweet, competed in the Scottish Open Championship in cold, wet and windy conditions at Blair Atholl in early June. Simon won the Stock Exchange, the Friday Aggregate and the prestigious Caledonian Challenge Shield with a magnificent ‘possible’ and 13 V bulls. Readers will be astonished to learn that the 3ft diameter bronze shield within a carved oak frame, first shot for in 1863, is 9 ft. 6 in. high and 6 ft. wide and is in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest trophy for individual competition in any sport in the world – too large to be displayed in the Glen dining room. The two Glens and Jon Sweet were in Scotland’s winning team in the match against England in which Peter Glen made the highest score for Scotland. The OG Rifle Club was placed third in the Darnley Plate match.
The Scottish Long Range Championship was held later in June. Peter Glen had a very good meeting coming second in the Grand Aggregate and winning the Keir, the Corporation and the Saturday Aggregate. Peter and Simon Glen also won the Families Trophy.
The Imperial Meeting at Bisley saw Colin McEachran and Jon Sweet competing in the match rifle competitions. Jon had a particularly successful debut coming tenth in the Hopton Challenge cup being the aggregate of the principal competitions. He was also selected to shoot for Scotland in the Elcho Shield match in which Colin was a coach.
In the Veterans match Jack Glen was our top scorer and the winner of the Pierse-Duncombe Medal while Keith Thomson won the Thomson cup for the highest score of a veteran of certain years; the team scores are shown below.
A Team Also Shot
P.W. Glen 48.6 J.D Glen 49.5
S.D Glen 47.3 J.N. ff Campbell 48.3
K.D Thomson 46.5 A.K Glen 40.1
J.P.L Sweet 46.1 J.A Roll-Pickering 35.1
C.N McEachran 45.3
At the conclusion of the match the OGs hosted a dinner for twenty-four which included ten Glenalmond pupils and two members of the college staff.
Nine OGs competed in the Imperial Meeting in which ammunition, manufactured by a Lithuanian company, was used and proved to be as good as any produced by Royal Ordnance and other manufacturers in recent years. George Gilpin, Peter Glen, Jon Sweet and Jamie Campbell got through to the second stage of the St George’s Vase. Peter Glen, Simon Glen and Andrew Sturrock shot in the second stage of the Queen’s Prize. Peter shot in the final Queen’s Hundred. Andrew Sturrock was the highest placed OG in the Grand Aggregate being placed sixtieth out of 749 competitors.
Peter and Simon Glen shot for Scotland in the National match with Andrew Sturrock a wind coach and Jon Sweet reserve. The latter shot for Scotland in the long-range Mackinnon match; George Gilpin was a wind coach for Ireland.
L-R, Simon and sons Peter and Jack Glen taken just after Peter had shot in the final of the Queen's Prize last Saturday..