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 (email@example.com)
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
British Shooting has this week announced the official launch of 'Project Pistol' which aims to unearth future Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls for 2024 and beyond. The Project will be targeting individuals with potential to join an exciting Talent Pathway to provide shooters the opportunity to develop into World Class Air Pistol shooters.
Saturday saw the last smallbore BUCS event of the season, and the Scottish Universities were well represented down at the Appleton range in Warrington. As has been the case for many years, the competition was superbly run by the host club and by the NSRA, with everyone enjoying the fantastic range, quick scoring, and excellent organisation. At the end of the day there was a huge amount of success for the Scottish clubs, something which really shows the strength of shooters north of the border and the value of the SSS competitions that the clubs shoot in year round, giving shooters that crucial competitive experience.
The majority of the High Performance Rifle Squad made the trip to the Isle of Man for the annual Easter Festival taking place over 14 – 16 April 2017. Registered as a British Shooting selection event for both 10m and 50m Rifle, the Air Rifle events were conducted on electronic targets for the first time with the assistance of STS, with Gavin Walker driving a van-load of our Megalink units over and running the range for the two days of the Air Rifle and Air Pistol events.
Scottish Target Shooting will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 1.30pm. The location and programme is currently being finalised and will be released shortly.
We are now seeking nominations from the membership - it is possible to self-nominate or for a nomination be made by someone else, as long as the nominee's permission has been obtained.
West Atholl Rifle Club assisted by Blair Atholl Gun Club and Blair Atholl Small-bore Rifle Club will again be hosting the Scottish Multi-discipline Shooting Championships at the Jubilee Range, Blair Atholl on 14th May, 2017.
Competitors will be ranked in each event and the rankings added together to determine the overall winner and team winners. The event will not be squadded so competitors may choose when to shoot each event between 9.30 and 3.30. Depending on entries some events may close earlier.
The day will be an official “guest day” for both West Atholl Rifle Club and Blair Atholl Small-bore Rifle Clubs which will allow competitors without their own rifles to use club rifles under one to one supervision.