The Mackinnon was first shot in 1891 for a purse of £20 donated by Colonel W. Mackinnon, Secretary of the NRA. The following year Colonel Mackinnon presented the current trophy.
First shot in 1891, the match was originally open to teams of “Efficient Volunteers” from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, India, Canada and several colonies, firing five directed volleys at 400 yards.
In 1902 the match conditions were changed to teams of 12, shooting 10 shots each at 900 and 1000 yards. These are the same conditions used today.
The highest possible score is 1200 with 240 v-bulls. The record score is 1188 with 149 v-bulls, achieved by England in 2014. The highest individual score is 100 with 17 v-bulls, shot by Alwyn McLean (Ireland) in 2013, Ed Jeens (Wales) in 2010 and Peter Jory (Guernsey) in 2001.
Previous Winners (up to end 2017)
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