The results from the first round of the 2017 Colmsliehill series, taking place on 6th May 2017, are now available to download.
With recent media attention on safeguarding in sport sportscotland, Disclosure Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and Children 1st are conducting a survey to identify the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding in sport. Scottish Target Shooting fully supports this pieces of work as it will positively influence safeguarding training and support for those working with children and ultimately help to protect children in our sport.
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!
One member of the STS Pistol squad was in action for The Great Britain Shooting Team at the Intarso Reflex Shooting Cup in Belgium on the first weekend in June. Alan Goodall had a mixed performance, showing great form at various times, but poor consistency wrecked any real chance of being in contention.
Two members of the Pistol squad made it down to Jersey for the Channel Islands Open over the last weekend in May. Beautiful weather and environment made for an exceptionally enjoyable event, and Jersey’s more liberal firearms laws and the friendly welcome from Jersey Pistol Club make this a venue well worth exploring for anyone wanting to try out live fire pistol shooting without the Section 5 limitations of the mainland.
A great weekend of shooting as both the 50m 3P and Prone Rifle Grand Prixes resulted in new records being achieved over the 27 and 28 May. The weekend started at the Denwood range where there was a good entry for the 3P event, 7 men and 6 women, with this being Tom Diggle's first 3P competition. There were several personal bests in the qualification phase including a 588 x 600 for Seonaid McIntosh.
Members from the Scottish Target Shooting Pistol Squad continued their attendance at some of the top European events, competing in Pilsen and then travelling on to Hannover. The squad continued to fly the flag strongly for Scotland with some excellent shooting, including new PBs as well as Gold Coast and Senior GB squad qualifying scores by a few athletes.
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.
The smallbore AMG have a vacancy for a Trophy Convenor. The post would be on a voluntary basis and would suit someone who could attend the GP’s both Air and Cartridge or be able to have someone act on their behalf to ensure that the medals were duly delivered to each venue. IT skills do not need to be advanced but there may be substantial email communication.
If you would like to volunteer for this position please contact Ian Thomson, c/o the STS office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A team of pistol shooters from Scottish Target Shooting's Pistol Development Squad perform well at the English Smallbore Shooting Union (ESSU) Championships, held at Bisley over the 28th April to 1st May 2017.
First day of action for the Scots at the English Smallbore Shooting Union (ESSU) was on Saturday 29th April and saw the 50m Pistols being drawn. This meant Andy Ralston, Alan Goodall & David Owen were in action...
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...
An eight-strong team of Scottish athletes competed at the Grand Prix of Liberation in Pilsen, CZE, last week, with two further Scots in attendance as part of a team from British Shooting. Held annually as part of the celebrations to commemorate the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation by US forces at the end of the Second World War, this event always attracts a substantial and very high standard of entry from teams across Europe and beyond