OURC Varsities

The fullbore rifle competitions against Cambridge are some of the longest running ‘Varsity’ matches between the two universities, with the Humphry (long range/match rifle) dating back to 1861, and the Chancellors’ (target rifle) to 1862. In smallbore, we compete against Cambridge with mixed teams of 8 in the Heslop (first VIII) and the Kensington (second VIII), and often in a thirds’ match as well, and with a women’s team of 4 in the Bentata, the newest of our Varsity competitions.

Chancellors’ and Humphry 2020

2020 Chancellors’ Team:

To be announced

2020 Humphry Team:

Thomas Nightingale (Captain) – Merton
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Bruce Winney – Brasenose
Russell Woodger – Lincoln
Reserve: George Twinn – St Hilda’s

 

Result: Oxford 867.83v – Cambridge 851.85v


Chancellors’ and Humphry 2019

2019 Chancellors’ Team:

Daniel Thomas du Toit (Captain) – St Catherine’s
Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Chloë Jacklin – Hertford
Tsvetana Myagkova – Pembroke
Thomas Nightingale – Merton
Dominic Wilks – Lincoln
Russell Woodger – Lincoln

2019 Humphry Team:

Katherine Lightbown (Captain) – Pembroke
Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall
Tsvetana Myagkova – Pembroke
Thomas Nightingale – Merton
Reserve: Dominic Wilks – Lincoln


Heslop and Bentata 2019

2019 Heslop Team:

Daniel Thomas du Toit (Captain) – St Catherine’s
Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Chloë Jacklin – Hertford
Tsvetana Myagkova – Pembroke
Odessa Ng – Oriel
Dominic Wilks – Lincoln
Russell Woodger – Lincoln
Yuan Zhou – Keble
Reserve: Thomas Nightingale – Merton

2019 Bentata Team:

Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall
Chloë Jacklin – Hertford
Odessa Ng – Oriel
Yuan Zhou – Keble

 


Heslop and Bentata 2018

2018 Heslop Team:

Abigail Howell (Captain) – Worcester
Jonathan Page – Lady Margaret Hall
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Chloë Jacklin – Hertford
Tsvetana Myagkova – Pembroke
Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall
Yuan Zhou – Keble
Daniel Thomas du Toit – St Catherine’s
Reserve: Harriet Mansell – Jesus

2018 Bentata Team:

Abigail Howell (Captain) – Worcester
Chloë Jacklin – Hertford
Tsvetana Myagkova – Pembroke
Kate Foye – St Edmund Hall

 

The Blues’ matches took place on Sunday 25th February 2018 at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley. In the end the Club claimed a moral victory, with the Bentata Team losing only by 5 points. Congratulations to new Blues shooter Kate Foye for achieving top score in the team and gaining a Half-Blue!


Chancellors & Humphry 2016


2016 Chancellors Team:

Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Andrew Brooker – Merton
Matthew Cockerill – St Edmund Hall
Sean Gordon – Jesus
Maryam Patton – Baillol
Tom Frame – St Catherines
Jonathan Page – Lady Margaret Hall
Henry Lee – St Catherines

The day of the Chancellors match commenced with excellent weather conditions, so expectations were high, and we were feeling optimistic as the day began. The atmosphere began gaining tension as the day continued and the match was drawing to a close, it being clear that both sides were performing well. The final score was 1118.81 – 1166.128 to Cambridge. Sean Gordon and Thomas Frame achieved Half-Blues, and Andy Brooker top-scored with 146.16.

2016 Humphry Team:


Katherine Lightbown – Pembroke
Christopher Cockerill – Jesus
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Peter Morrison – St Anne’s

This year OURC put forward an entirely fresh Humphry team. With the help of coaches Mike Baillie- Hamilton, Hamish Hunter and Derek Lowe, OURC shot very well, finishing on 781.43. Unfortunately despite OURC’s brilliant effort, CURA shot exceptionally well and finished with 858.79. Katherine Lightbown, Peter Morrison and Christopher Cockerill all earned Half- Blues. Katherine Lightbown topped the board with 205.14.