Commonwealth Games 2018 Selection Matches

The shooting performance programme would like to work with Shooting Clubs and Grounds in Scotland to sanction up to three Grand Prix events in each of the ISSF Shotgun events included in the programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The relevant events are:

  • Olympic Trap Men
  • Olympic Trap Women
  • Double Trap Men
  • Double Trap Women
  • Olympic Skeet Men
  • Olympic Skeet Women

STS would like to offer all Clubs and Grounds in Scotland capable of hosting at least one event in Olympic Trap, Double Trap or Olympic Skeet the opportunity to apply to host one or more of these events during the period April – September 2017. Any such accredited events will be included in the list of competitions considered as part of the selection process for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which can be found on the Getting Selected page on the STS website.

Please note, STS will not be responsible for running the event, our role in this process will be to support choosing events (new or existing) to be included as part of the selection for the Commonwealth Games.

Any Club or Ground interested in being chosen to host one or more of these events should provide STS with the details requested below by 31st March 2017 using the form below.

Guidance for All Applicants

  • If selected, this will be subject to the ground being affiliated to STS
  • Olympic Trap Men and Olympic Skeet Men events should be conducted over two days, with qualification rounds split 3:2 or 2:3 across the two days.
  • Olympic Trap Women, Olympic Skeet Women, Double Trap Men and Double Trap Women events should be conducted in a single day.
  • Any event for Olympic Trap should include separate competitions for Men and Women.
  • Any event for Olympic Skeet should include separate competitions for Men and Women.
  • Any event for Double Trap should include separate events for Men and Women.
  • Finals should be held according to the 2017 ISSF rules for all events other than Double Trap Women.
  • The ground must have an up-to-date electronic chip capable of running the new (2017) Olympic Trap and Double Trap ISSF final formats; a button may be used for Olympic Skeet providing that there are working indicator lights on the towers.
  • For Olympic Trap: if using one layout, the scheme should be changed for the second day of competition.
  • Squads should be drawn prior to commencement of shooting.  If there are fewer than 5 female competitors, either make up to at least five with men, or do not squad separately
  • For those events held over two days, Shooters positions for the second day should be altered as per the ISSF rules.
  • It is not necessary to provide background music during finals, but pauses for announcements should be made during the finals as per ISSF rules
  • At the very least, a digital stopwatch should be used for timing during finals
  • A copy of the current ISSF rule book must be available for consultation by the jury in the case of disputes

Application Form

Contact name for the Club/Ground to communicate to about this application *
Contact name for the Club/Ground to communicate to about this application
Event(s) applied for (select all that apply) *
Is your proposal to: *
What would be your proposed date for holding the event? *
What would be your proposed date for holding the event?
Is this date flexible? *