Full Blues

In 1985, the Cambridge University Rifle Association was awarded discretionary full blue status by the University Blues Committee. The criteria for obtaining a full-blue are detailed below.

The Captain may apply to the Blues Committee for a shooting Full-Blue to be awarded to a member who satisfies one of the following two criteria:

  1. A score of 195 or more in the Heslop Cup or Bentata Match (small-bore) and a score higher than 2 points less than the average of the Great Britain Kolapore team in the Chancellors match of the same year.
  2. A placing in the top 20 of the Hopton Trophy (match rifle) and the top or second best score in the Humphry Challenge Cup (both Oxford and Cambridge teams considered) and a score higher than 2 points less than the average of the Great Britain Kolapore team in the Chancellor’s match of the same year.

In addition, the Captain may apply to the Blues Committee for an Extraordinary Full-Blue in the case of an exceptional performance during the season by a member.

To date there have been 18 full-blues award to members of CURA. These members are listed below.

Year Name College Notes
1985 Stephen Penrose Downing
1986 Hugh Elliott Trinity
1986 Catriona Noyes (nee Purves) Homerton
1990 Graham Atkinson Queens
1990 Jon James Gonville and Caius
1990 Marcus Paul St John’s
1992,93 Richard Vary Downing
1993 Rachel Cargill Thompson (nee Lomax) Magdalene
1995 Kelvin Ramsey Peterhouse
1995 Simon Birkenhead Queens’
1998 Rhonda Lusty New Hall European Long Range Champion 1998
1998 Chris Pask Downing
1999 Chris Haley St John’s
2004 Henry Jeens Magdalene Winner of H.M Queen’s Prize
2007 Peter Seebohm Queens’ U25 World Champion
2009 Rosanne Furniss Trinity Hall Representing England in the Elcho
2010 Henry Day St. Catherine’s Representing GB
2010 Holly Foster Churchill Representing GB
2010 John Lindsay III Downing

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