Attention all Sas shooters – this your annual call to arms. This is not a drill. Planning is underway for the 8th Annual Delville Wood Memorial Competition (2018). Through this annual competition we do our bit to honour all South Africans that have fought under our country’s flag. This year is the centenary year of the Battle of Delville Wood that, itself, was part of the bigger offensive on the Somme during the Great War, in 1916. South Africans distinguished themselves, but at great cost. Of the 3153 “Springbok” soldiers who entered the wood only 780 survivors answered the roll call at the end. Battle of Delville Wood The competition this year will take place on during June 2019. Location: Gauteng or possibly George area??? Minimum gear required: • EDC Pistol spare Mag and Knife (Concealed) • L1 + L2 + L3 Gear (packing lists on the website) • Round count pistol: minimum 200 • Round count Rifle: minimum 250 • Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place. • There will be night shooting for handgun & Rifle. • Competitors are required to support themselves from their gear for the duration of the competition – leaving the competition area will result in a DQ. • Bonus and penalty points will apply for each stage. • Any safety infringement (Muzzle, finger ) and or bad sportsmanship will result in either stage DQ or Competition DQ. • A detailed Briefing will be sent to each paid up entrant by the end of June. • Early entry fee R300 for members and R500 for non-Members (pay before 1st of May 2019) • Thereafter R500 and R700 respectively. • Closing Date for entries: 4 June 2019 • No Refunds for cancellations. • All entrants must be at least Level 1 Qualified for 2019 for the chapter that they belong to. • Senior Umpire’s decision is final on all matters relating to the competition. 2019 competition information will be updated closer to the time. Keep watching this space.