Attention all Sas shooters – this your annual call to arms. This is not a drill. Planning is underway for the 9th Annual Delville Wood Memorial Competition (2019) with last years long standing member and Southern Cape representative, GROBBIE being this years chief organizer. Through this annual competition we do our bit to honour all South Africans that have fought for our country. The Battle of Delville Wood was part of the bigger offensive on the Somme during the Great War, more commonly known as World War 1 back 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. Read more about this battle via this hyperlink, Battle of Delville Wood The competition this year will take place on 13 July 2019. Location: Gauteng 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 and 3rd Place. • There will be night shooting for handgun and 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: 7 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.