Scottish Target Shooting (STS), in partnership with British Shooting, are delighted to announce an additional qualifying event to the Schools Pistol Championships - in Scotland. The event will be held at the Bo’ness Recreation Centre on Wednesday 25th October and is hosted by STS. Along with the other four events in the Championships, the Scotland event will qualify individual athletes and teams in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories for the National Final.
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:
Tuesday - The Women's 25m Sport Pistol was shot today in two relays with three of our shooters (Rosie, Emily and Katie) in the first relay and four (Ciara, Emilia, Kerstin and Kyla) in the second relay. This was a first major competition for some of our girls and they coped incredibly well. Silver individual medal went to Kerstin and the team silver medals to Katie, Kerstin and Kyla.
Saturday saw 15 shooters taking part in the competition. Weather conditions were not the best with bright sunshine the rain and the infamous Alloa wind - perhaps Alloa & District Rifle Club will run a session on reading the wind! Sunday brought out the big guns. Overall a great weekend shooting with great camaraderie and some light banter.
Lindsay Peden reports on fullbore shooting at Bisley in July: The standard of shooting at the Bisley Meeting this year was very high and I am pleased to say that the Scots were amongst the high scorers. There were three Scots in the top 25 of the Grand Aggregate, Sandy Walker, Alex Hunter and Ian Shaw, and Bruce Logan was 55th after having been in the top 25 most of the week
Scottish Target Shooting are looking at running First Aid courses for its members and Clubs. In order that we can work out the best location and what the demand would be for any courses we would be grateful if members could let us know if this is something they would like offered.
Can you please email email@example.com if you or your club members would be interested in attending a First Aid course.
Few families can claim to have one European champion among them, but the McIntosh family can now proudly say they have two after picking up their second crown of the week.
Just three days after Olympian Jennifer McIntosh won 50m rifle prone gold at the European Shooting Championships in Baku, younger sister Seonaid followed in her sibling’s footsteps to seal the 50m rife 3 positions title.
The 21-year-old, a member of the British Shooting Talent Pathway and Scottish Target Shooting, topped the standings with a total of 458.5 points.
It put her just 1.2 points ahead of Franziska Peer of Austria in second, with Germany’s Jolyn Beer in third on 444.5.
But the success didn’t stop there for the McIntosh sisters, with both playing their part in Great Britain winning gold in the team event.
Alongside English shooter Katie Gleeson, the trio amassed a total of 1722 points to be crowned European champions – just ahead of Ukraine and France.
Report by TeamGB
On the weekend of 15/16 July, the Denwood range in Aberdeen was host to the 2017 50m Rifle Championship. There were representatives from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Norway and of course Scotland. The event consisted of Women's 3P and Men’s Prone on Saturday and Men's 3P and Women’s Prone on Sunday.
The Clive Amstein Memorial Trophy is a junior version of the Inter Counties (held on the same weekend as the Inter Counties and competed for by Counties teams from the UK). The 2017 Clive Amstein Memorial Trophy was won by a team from the West Of Scotland by 3 points. A fantastic result and well done to all involved.
This meeting was held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017, with strong, rapidly changing winds blowing for most of the time and – unusually for Wick – very high temperatures and humidity on the Sunday. The meeting was held in combination with the STS Grand Prix 3. Around 30 competitors in four classes competed in the various competitions on offer, with entrants coming from far and wide.
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...