Cambridge University Revolver and Pistol Club (CURPC) is a friendly club. We focus on shooting air pistols and gallery rifle, but often participate in other disciplines thanks to our relationships with other shooting clubs in the country. .
Training sessions are every Wednesday 20:00-22:00 and Saturday 15:00-17:00, often with socials in a local pub or the Hawks' club afterwards. The club competes in a variety of competitions throughout the year ranging from local leagues and postal matches up to national competitions and our two Varsity matches against Oxford.
The club's ultimate aim is to be something its members enjoy. There is no minimum commitment - whether you want to compete internationally, or just want to do some shooting for fun, you will be very welcome in the club. We often break up the serious training with some fun exercises and competitions, including themed shoots throughout the year. It's never too late to join, so if you want to come down for a taster session, feel free to email the Committee.
Imperial Meeting 2014
The full-bore gallery rifle Varsity match took place on the last of the Imperial Meeting gallery rifle days in Bisley, Surrey. The outgoing Cambridge Captain, Alex Hackmann, was determined to bring home a good haul of trophies this year, and the teams he selected did not disappoint. These included former Captain Jonathan Waite and first time rifle Varsity shooters Stewart Forshaw and Nicky Soane. Despite Oxford having some promising new shooters at the start of the meeting, by the time of the Varsity match the experienced Cambridge team were consistently scoring higher. Oxford actually managed to creep ahead in the precision round of the match itself, but proceeded to collapse in the duelling round where the Light Blues held their nerve and secured the trophy for another year, winning 1492-1462.
Three other matches were contested in Bisley alongside the Varsity. We are pleased to report that, for the first time in current members' memories, Cambridge won all three. However, the margins by which one of these was won ( 571(13X) - 571(9X) ) just goes to show how hard we had to fight, and the
Oxford team are by no means a spent force.
Imperial Meeting 2013
The Imperial Meeting marked the end of the club shooting season, with an intensive four days of gallery rifle in the middle of July. This culminates in the Oxford & Cambridge Match, which is otherwise known as the summer or fullbore varsity. Three other cups are also contested annually between the two clubs. This year, we beat Oxford with a score of 1488-1389, retaining the varsity trophy for the fourth year running. We also won two out of the other three university cups that were contested at Imperial.