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Once each year the best shots in the British Empire assemble at the English town of Bisley to compete for the Queen's Prize, most coveted rifle championship in the world. A 41-year-old engineer, Bob Fenwick, emerged as this year's winner after the finalists, known traditionally as the "Queen's Hundred," shot it out under a hot sun, and incidentally provided some memorable pictures of a very British sporting look

Garden party clothes notwithstanding, spectator Edna Wallace hits the dirt for a better look

Traditional wear at Bisley is club tie and worn by hopeful but apprehensive team colors around bush hats, here spectators in the members' enclosure

As Queen's Hundred shoot it off, the long firing line disappears into the distance. Sailors keep score during the match

Marjorie Foster (62), only woman ever to win Queen's Prize, tried again

Handling heavy Lee-Enfield rifle like veteran, 67-year-old widow Minnie Francis checks her score through mounted telescope

Heirloom hat is treasured hallmark (right) who awaits turn with of 70-year-old Bill McCririck former winner Arthur Fulton

Monocled and mustached army major bristled through pre-match rifle inspection

Typical of bizarre-looking competitors was this group chatting while waiting their turn

Looking every inch the big game hunter, last year's winner Major George Twine squeezes off another round in preliminary match

Triumphant winner of Queen's Prize and champion of the Commonwealth, ex-Home Guardsman Bob Fenwick is chair-borne around clubhouses for victory toasts