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ABOUT US

The British Skeet Shooting Association (BSSA) was originally incorporated on the 6th December 1987, to represent the interests of UK members of the NSSA.
 
The BSSA was constitutionally reformed with a committee in August 2001. It had previously been run by Donya and Charlie Lucas. It is now shot at 8 grounds in the UK with membership standing at around 220.
 
Organised in 1946, the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) was formed as the official governing body for this remarkable sport.
 
As a non-profit making organisation, the NSSA is owned and operated by and for its members. It is the largest organisation of its kind in the United States, with over 2 million shooters participating in skeet shooting activities each year at one of our more than 1,000 affiliated shooting facilities.
 
The NSSA hosts for its members each year the Mini World and World Skeet Championships in October of each year just outside the city limits of San Antonio, Texas, USA. This Championship is the largest skeet championship in the world attracting over 1000 entrants from all over the world.
 
Individual membership of the BSSA is free and extends to all UK NSSA members residing in the UK, along with American military NSSA members visiting or residing in the UK.

HISTORY
 

Originally NSSA skeet in the UK was shot on three USAF bases – Lakenheath, Bentwaters and Alconbury. These shoots were administered by Larry Hienen and Frank Davacado. They were then posted back to the USA and Charlie & Donya Lucas took the role of shoot admin, back then the fees were paid to the Rod and Gun Association Europe based in K-Town, Germany.
 
During late 1985 after the shoots had gained in popularity John Hewitt and Tony Myhill, who always shot together and were very close friends decided that the UK should have its own association. So the British Skeet Shooting Association (BSSA) was formed with both John and Tony becoming the directors and Donya Lucas taking the role of Treasurer / Secretary. The aim being to look after the interests of UK based NSSA skeet shooters.
 
It was at this point that RAF Alconbury stopped holding NSSA shoots leaving just Bentwaters and Lakenheath bases. During the 1986/87 season Market Harborough Gun Club began to run NSSA shoots thanks to the help of Lol Barr. The 1987/88 season saw a further two clubs join in – Mid Norfolk and North of England so BSSA now had 5 venues to hold shoots.
 
It was in 1988 that BSSA was registered "officially" with NSSA and instead of BSSA sending its fees to Germany they were allowed to retain them to admin the major shoots and promote the sport of NSSA skeet in the UK.
The British Skeet Shooting Association was reformed in 2001 with a Custodians committee and is currently shot at 8 grounds in the UK with a dedicated membership currently standing at approximately 160 people.
 
 Organised in 1946, the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) was formed as the official governing body for this remarkable sport. As a non-profit making organisation, the NSSA is owned and operated by and for its members. It is the largest organisation of its kind in the United States, with over 2 million shooters participating in skeet shooting activities each year at one of our more than 1,000 affiliated shooting facilities.
 
The NSSA hosts for its members each year the Mini World and World Skeet Championships in October of each year just outside the city limits of San Antonio, Texas, USA. This Championship is the largest skeet championship in the world attracting over 800 entrants from all over the world.
 
Individual membership of BSSA is free and extends to all UK NSSA members residing in the UK, along with American military NSSA members visiting or residing in the UK.

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