The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 42nd stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of youth and community projects with a strong focus on Games legacy.
Scottish Target Shooting is pleased to announce the team that will be representing Scotland at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships taking place in Brisbane at the Belmont Shooting Complex from 30 October to 7 November. Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected and confirmed their attendance:
Team Scotland has revealed an exciting five-day programme of events and celebrations which will be held around the country, to mark the visit of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. In Scotland from 22-26 August 2017, the presence of the Baton will bring Gold Coast 2018 one step closer for athletes and supporters, as Team Scotland aims for its best ever medal haul at an overseas Games. Read on...
Last week saw STS athlete Jess Liddon travel to Novi Sad in Serbia for a Grand Prix event celebrating over 220 years of the Novi Sad 1790 - the oldest sport organisation in Serbia. Jess's first match was 10m Air on Sius Ascor e-targets. She scored a credible 372 which put her into the final. Jess was up against stiff competition from Bulgarian athlete Antoaneta Boneva, a double Olympian!
Congratulations to a number of athletes from Scottish Target Shooting named in the Great Britain team for the European Championships in Baku from 21 July to 4 August 2017. Scotland will have a total of 7 athletes appearing at the Championships, with 3 in the rifle events and a further 4 in the shotgun events. The athletes and competitions they have been entered in are listed below.
There was success for the Double Trap Shooters at the Green Cup in Todi, Italy. Linda Pearson won Silver on Saturday 13 May and was the highest scoring lady on the Sunday with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 91. Calum Fraser narrowly missed the men's final with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 135, and achieved a further score of 132 on the Sunday.
Hot on the heels of some excellent results at the Grand Prix of Liberation in Pilsen last week, ten Scottish athletes competed at the ISCH Rifle & Pistol competition in Hannover this week.
In the Pistol events, Jess Liddon got the show on the road with a new Personal Best of 380 in the Women’s Air Pistol, which earned her a place in the final. Sixth place was the final outcome, a considerable step-up for Jess at this level of competition, and the first Minimum Consideration Score for the 2018 Commonwealth Games for her...