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WELSH MINIATURE RIFLE ASSOCIATION. --+- SEMI-FINAL AT TONDU. NEW RANGE OPENED BY CAPTAIN ELLERS. The miniature rifle movement his been warmly taken up at Tondu. The club formed there a few Aveeks ago already num- bers 70 members, and new members are still coming in. Mr. Onslow P. Traherne is the president, and the range, which he kindly granted on a secluded and ideal site, in th.3 grounds of Coytrahen House, was tormally opened on Saturday last by Captain Eliers, of Bryngarw House. Captain Filers fired 12 shots at 100 yards with an orthoptic sighted rifle, and despite the fact that he had never before used this sight, he made the creditable score of 56 out of a possible 60 (N.R.A. score). Mr. Henry Cox Riley, chairman of the club, thanked Captain Ellers for his kindness in coming at some personal inconvenience to perform the ceremony that day. The club was to be congratulated on having with them that day an officer who had spent many years as musketry instructor in the Army. and AVIS not unknown as a shooter of big game. Oil, behalf of the club, Mr. Riley invited Captain Eliers to do them the honour of being the first captain of their team. Captain Ellers declared the range open, and in a pithy and soldierly speech, spoke strongly in favour of rifle club movements. He appealed to all men, but more especially to young men. to take up rifle shooting with the same energy they now devoted to football. The future was none too bright, and when war did come it came swiftly. As far as his engagements would allow he would have great pleasure in acting as captain of the Tondu team. The second part of the programme consisted of the shooting off of the semi-final in the Summer League Competition of the Welsh Miniature Rifle Association, the competing teams being Ogmore Vale, Maesteg, Bryn, and Southenidown. Mr. C. Mackenzie, of Cardiff, was the representative of the W.M.R.A., and Mr. T. E. Jones, of Neath, was the statistical officer. The ranges were. 50 and 100 yards. The following were the scores:—Ogmore Vale, 1387 points; Maesteg. 1370; Bryn. 1356; and Southerndown, 1339. Southerndown were unfortunate in having some of the best shots aAvay at Bisley. This event was followed by Sweepstakes. At 50 yards. H. B. Evans (Maesteg) made 97, and J. J. Martyn (Maestegj and Williams (Bryn) tied with 96 points each. At the 100 yards range, Williams (Bryn) scored 90, and D. J. Griffiths, D. Thomas, and H. Lewis (all of Maesteg) tied with 89 points each. For the aggregate score, A. E. Holly (Maesteg) and J. Gates (Maesteg) tied with 182 each. J. Ellison (Maesteg) and H. B. Evans (Maes- teg) tied for second place with 180 points each.

SOUTHERNDOWN MONTHLY BOGEY.

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