Go to http://www.glasgow2014.com/tickets
Team Scotland is under starter's orders for next year's
Commonwealth Games, which returns north of the Border for the first time since
1986. Scotland's target shooters were the stars of the show in Delhi in 2010 and
their medal haul was recognised by Jon Hammond carrying the team flag at the
closing ceremony of the Games. Now it is almost time for our athletes to prove
they can do the nation proud on home soil too. The Games are being staged not
just in Glasgow but also
in Edinburgh at the Royal Commonwealth Pool and at Barry Buddon near Carnoustie.
The SSRA wants everyone involved in sport in Scotland to play their part too, be
it by volunteering for roles at the Games or just lending support to our
Want to know more?
lYou can read about the drive
to produce a winning formula for Team Scotland here
lYou can hear from some of our
prospective team, including some defending champions, in this
lYou can keep up to date with
news from Glasgow 2014 using the the link at the top of each page here.
Jen McIntosh, pictured centre top right, was on hand to
represent target shooting at the launch of the Go Scotland campaign held at the
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Musuem.
|Jen top of the pile in Kincardine
10 November 2013
The second SSRA
Air Rifle Grand Prix was held in Kincardine and Jen McIntosh took the honours in
the final with Sheena Sharp second and Seonaid McIntosh third.
Jen won A Class,
Sarah Brown B Class, Gavin Riome C Class and Ashleigh Taylor D Class.
Results are at
http://www.ssra.co.uk/megalink/Air_2013-14/GP2/stats.htm including graphic
|Plenty to play for in Lothian
16 October 2013
With the indoor
Domestic Prone Rifle season now getting under way, there are not one but two
good reasons to enter some extra competitions. First, Balerno & Currie
stage their annual Open event on Saturday and Sunday November 2-3 and then
Watson's host the latest instalment of their very popular Open on Saturday
November 30 and Sunday December 1. More details on both events can be found
Balerno & Currie RC Open Shoot
Watson's Open Shoot
|New Zealanders come out on top in
05 October 2013
lost once more to their New Zealand counterparts in the annual postal match, the
results of which have only just been released down under. The main Scotland
team's score of 5900 was overhauled by the New Zealand total of 5930 while the
Scotland Juniors fared no better as their team score of 1918 was beaten by the
NZ total of 1940. Click here to see the
|Places available on Club
28 September 2013
District Rifle Club are running a Club Instructors course at their range in
Kincardine on 12-13 October. There are currently two places available. To find
out more or to reserve a place, contact Willie McAulay on 07863906135 or by
|Dates and venues announced for
all-electronic Air Rifle series
Updated 26 September 2013
In a new and exciting development
for the forthcoming indoor season, it has been announced that the 2013-14 Air
Rifle Grand Series will be conducted entirely on electronic targets. Glenrothes, Denwood in Aberdeen and Sands/Alloa in Kincardine
will host the GPs. Keep up to date with developments by visiting this site,
where entries can be made using the online service and paper entries can be
As the recent influx
of Manx and even Maltese shooters at Gagie proved, Scottish Target Shooting
competitions are getting the right kind of reviews and this development is
just part of the plan to keep that going as we head towards the 2014
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The dates and venues
for the Air Rifle GP series are shown below and all levels of air shooters
are welcome to enter.
|Air GP 1
|Air GP 2
|Air GP 3
|Air GP 4
|Air GP 5
24 September 2013
Commonwealth Shooting Federation (European Division) event was staged on the
Isle of Man and Scottish athletes had a haul of 27 medals, including 11 golds,
to take back to the UK. Congratulations to the small bore rifle winners Sarah
Henderson, Sarah Brown and Jen McIntosh for their gold medal performances. A
full run-down of medals can be seen
here. In addition, organiser
Stewart Watterson was pleased to reveal that the officials helping run the event
represented possibly the strongest line-up for many a year. Scots judges were
represented on three of the Juries and their experiences will hopefully serve
them well ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games. Results can be found
here via the Isle
of Man Target Shooting Federation Facebook page.
|Mega weekend for target shooting
8 September 2013
The final 3P GP of the season took place at
Denwood with Neil Stirton edging Jen McIntosh out for the win (click
here for results). The following
day, 8 September, saw Stirton do the double in the season's
Prone Rifle climax
at Gagie. All the competitors were winners, though, as 15 Megalinks were used
at the range for the first time. Pictured right are the podium places from the
ISSF final at Gagie: Sarah Henderson, third, Neil Stirton, first, and Mel Mutch,
for the results from Gagie.
Updated 31 August 2013
GP4 saw some tremendous scoring in a packed field at Denwood, with Ken Parr
equalling his British 3P record of 1170 on the Saturday, Seonaid McIntosh
demonstrating her potential yet again with a score of 588 in 50m Prone on the
Sunday and a win in C class and then the C&D Final. Neil Stirton took the
honours and the malt whisky in the main grand prix event although it seems that
a wandering Iron Maiden fan just had to get in on the act! Look out for more
information and scores
A reminder to
interested participants that the final Prone GP of the season, at Gagie on September
8, will be conducted using electronic targets. The previous day at Denwood sees
the final 3P GP.
There is still
plenty to play for, and you can see the current 3P standings
here and the current Prone standings
Thanks go to
Peter and Lina Jones for the photographs
|Scots' strong show at Bisley
Updated 25 August 2013
Scottish contingent attended the NSRA's National Rifle Meeting at Bisley from
10-18 August, and Bill Baird led the way
with a triumph in the "Roberts" for the British Championship. Baird, now with
the Havant club but formerly of Bon Accord, led the aggregate then fell away a
little to finish sixth in X Class. And our own inimitable Irishman Cliff "Bones"
Ogle was fifth. Baird and Sinclair Bruce qualified for the
final of the British Long Range Championships. Baird pulled off a beautiful card
at 100 yards - 198 with a single eight which was remarkable in the rough, windy
and wet conditions to win. Bruce, clearly determined to go one better than the
Scottish Meeting at Lauder, finished third.
In the Home
Countries team events, Scotland, pictured left, lost by ten 136 off to 146 off
to England but were more than 30 points ahead of Wales. The Ladies team, pictured right
with Cyril de Jonckheere, were beaten by England.
finished in the top half of C Class and made the Ladies Team (top equal score
with Sheena Sharp) and the GB Junior Drew team against the USA.
Bruce won the
County Champions shoot for Lothian with Bill Vaughan (SC) third & Ogle (F&C) 7th
(even with running out of time for his first shot in the final!).
|Megalinks head for Gagie
5 August 2013
Gagie hosts the
final Prone Grand Prix of the season, on Sunday September 8, and the SSRA is
pleased to announce that this event will be contested using 15 lanes of Megalink
electronic targets. Entries for the event will be taken in the usual way,
including the SSRA's online booking system.
|Alloa 50m event attracts strong
Updated 5 August 2013
field of 32 shooters came up with some excellent scores as they took part in the
Alloa 50m competition over two days at Tullygarth. Sarah Brown took A class with
593, Brian Cooke-Duffy's 583 saw him win B class, Tom Kenny took C class with
576 and J Norval won D class with a score of 564. Full results can be downloaded
And there's a
reminder that there will be another Open shoot at Tullygarth on Sunday
September 1, when Forth & Clyde have their annual event.
Norrie Steele is the organiser for this event.
|50m championships: Scots excel at
Updated 22 July 2013
A weekend of excellent shooting saw a number of Commonwealth Games selection
standard scores as the sun shone at Denwood (mostly).
Jennifer McIntosh took the honours in Saturday's Women's 3P and Neil Stirton the
Men's 3P title. With 20 Megalink targets providing results which could be
followed live on the internet, the following day the pair repeated the feat in
their respective Prone events but all the finals were keenly contested, with
nail-biting finishes. Stirton managed to hold his nerve in a close Prone final
to be crowned Scottish Open Champion, just 0.3 ahead of Mark Symankiewicz.
In the Prone elimination round he had shot an impressive 597 (622.8) and in the
3×40 he came up with a good standing section to produce 1157. McIntosh shot well
in the Women’s Prone Open event, recording a 595 with Maria Bexley second on 589
and Sarah Brown taking third on 588, thanks to a higher centre-ten count than
Sian Corish of Wales.
The results of the Scottish 50 metre Championships
are available here at
Pictured left, SSRA chairman Ian Thomson presents the 3P trophies to Jen and
Neil. Pictured right, competition organiser Jim McIntosh provides the winners of
the Prone titles with the water of life . . . courtesy of Glenturret Distillery.
|Scottish 50m championships: Second
14 July 2013
Due to late cancellations we have a couple of entries
available on Men's prone and Men's 3P for next weekend's ISSF 50m championships
at Denwood on Saturday and Sunday August 20-21. If you wish a spot contact
Willie Allan (treasurer@SSRA.co.uk.) by 6.00pm Wednesday.
|SSRA 3P Grand Prix 3
14 July 2013
Stirton and Jen McIntosh took the honours in yesterday's SSRA 3P Grand
Prix 3 at Denwood. Full results, which were published live to the web,
can be seen here.
|New date for Alloa 50m Open
7 July 2013
Don't miss the
opportunity to take part in Alloa's 50m Challenge on August
3-4. Entry forms are available for download
|Lauder 2013: Just champion for Tom
Hodgson in Earl Haig
Updated 12 July 2013
Hodgson won the Earl Haig Scottish Championship at Thirlestane Castle with a
score of 579, just ahead of Sinclair Bruce and James Paterson.
As is traditional, he was chaired round the range by the other finalists with a
piper in attendance - a big improvement on last year when the incessant rain in
Dumfries meant winner Emma Cole-Hamilton had to settle for the inside of a tent.
"It's a brilliant feeling and one that will last a long time," said Hodgson,
having savoured the traditional winner's glass of whisky.
|Lauder 2013: Bruce bags Freuchie
sword as Scots sweep to Home Countries win
5 July 2013
(pictured left with SSRA chairman Ian Thomson, far left)
took possession of the Wilkinson Sword when he won the final of the Freuchie at
the NSRA's Scottish Meeting at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder.William Copland came second and
Graham Shedden third in the final while Ashleigh Taylor (pictured) and Lawrence Cooper
qualified for the C&D final where Taylor took the honours.
In the Home Countries Internationals, Scotland's main team won by 3825 points,
ahead of Wales with 3772 and England with 3770. Scotland's ladies team
came second in their international, their score of 1854 edged out by England's
1874.In the Junior international, Scotland, the sole entrants, scored 1079.
Scotland main team: S Bruce, R Simpson, JG Shedden, J Paterson, M Ozmond, W
Vaughan, W Copland, E Brown, S Sharp, L Thomson.Scotland ladies team: S Sharp, M
Melvin, F Shedden, A Taylor, M Bexley.
Scotland Junior team: A Taylor, A Williamson, D Brown
Pictured left, the Scotland
junior team. Centre, the Scotland main team and right, the Scotland ladies
|Alloa Triple Dewar
3 July 2013
Results from the
2013 Alloa Triple Dewar at Tullygarth are available
|News from Lauder 2013
3 July 2013
With two days
left of the NSRA's Scottish Meeting at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder, the
qualifiers for the final of the Earl Haig competition are: (from 1st place to
20th). JG Shedden, S Sharp, R Dove, T Hodgson, J Paterson, E Brown, C De
Jonckheere, M Ozmond, I Thomson, AS Bruce, R Nilsen, S Sandground, WA Copland, G
Mortimer, M Melvin, JR Sinclair, R Law, W Vaughan, I Shanks, R Thomson.
The top score in qualifying was 379 and the lowest 368.
The Class B/C/D section qualifiers all made the main final: Dove, Nilsen,
Melvin, R Thomson. The final will be shot on Friday, July 5.
aggregate placings (1st, 2nd 3rd)
X Class: Aiken, Duguid, JG Shedden. A Class: Swain, Shanks, Sharp. B Class: R
Thomson, Marshall, Brough. C Class: Main, Deakin, Hilder. D Class: Dove,
At the halfway
stage in the main championship aggregate (ie after comps 2 and 3, 60 shots at
50m and 40 shots at 100yds) Selected Scots placings:
X: AS Bruce 1st, R Simpson 3rd
A:G Mortimer 1st, S Sharp 3rd
B: S Blackwood 3rd
C: K Nixon 2nd, A Taylor 3rd
D: A Williamson 1st, R Dove 2nd
Look out for
updates being posted here.
|European adventure for Scots in GB
1 July 2013
for the Granada World Cup
and the European Championships in Croatia have been announced and Scottish
shooters are well represented:
Men's 50m Rifle 3 positions:
Jon Hammond, Neil Stirton. Men's 50m Rifle Prone: David Caughey MQS, Jon
Hammond, Neil Stirton MQS. Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions: Jennifer
Women's 10m Air Rifle:
Men's 50m Rifle Prone: Jon Hammond. Men's 50m
Rifle 3 Positions: Jon Hammond. Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions: Jennifer
McIntosh. Women's 50m Rifle Prone: Maria Bexley, Sarah Henderson. Men's
50m Rifle Prone Junior: Jonathan Barron, Adam Dove.
|National Development Manager
21 June 2013
A vacancy has
arisen for the position of Interim National Development Manager. Click
here for more information and the tendering document.
|Scots to the fore at Bisley
10 June 2013
The Scottish team returned from the British International 50m
Rifle Championships at Bisley with a haul of medals amid some exciting results.
Jen McIntosh took gold in the Women's 3P final, just 0.3 points ahead of Wales' Sian Corish
with Sheree Cox in third. It was a great reward for McIntosh's performance in qualifying,
when her score of 576 put her into the final in no uncertain terms, 12 points
clear of the next shooter. She also picked up another gold medal as Leading
Jon Hammond secured a bronze in the Men's 3P final by winning a tie-shoot
against Dan Rivers and Sarah Brown's score of 579 earned her bronze in the
In the Home Countries Internationals, the Scotland's Women's team of Jen
McIntosh, Sheena Sharp and Maria Bexley won the 3P title. The Men's team of Jon
Hammond, Neil Stirton and James Paterson won 3P silver and there was silver for
the Women's Prone team of Jen McIntosh, Maria Bexley and Sarah Brown along with
a silver for Jon Hammond, Mel Mutch and Bobby Spence in the Men's Prone.
Jonty Barron was awarded two golds as Leading Junior and Leading University
All the scores can be found
here, courtesy of the NSRA.
Pictured above, from left: Sian Corish, Jen McIntosh and
Sheree Cox. Pictured at right, the Scotland team of Maria Bexley, Jen McIntosh
and Sheena Sharp. Thanks go to Donald McIntosh for the photographs.
|Spence gets some northern exposure
6 June 2013
Fiona Spence took the honours in Caithness when she won Prone
Grand Prix 3. Iain Malone won the C&D final. SSRA results are available on the
Domestic results page and full results from the weekend meeting can be found
|Grand Prix glory at Gagie
26 May 2013
The entry at
Gagie may have been a little down from normal for the Angus Open/SSRA Prone GP2
but the weather was fine and there was a tricky wind to keep the shooters alert
for the two finals. Ashleigh Taylor won the C&D final, while Dave Cummings took
the honours in the A&B final. For full results, visit the Domestic Results page
or click here.
|Girls on top as Bexley wins 3P
Grand Prix at glorious Denwood
25 May 2013
Maria Bexley took the honours as she won SSRA 3P Grand Prix 2 at Denwood.
final score was not only the best of the women's event but the best of the day while Andrew Ross won the men's event.
And let us not
forget a very special day for Orkney's Bobby Spence, who had his birthday
celebrated on the range with a brilliant cake complete with target etched in
icing, marzipan bullets and a rifle so detailed the maker could be identified!
Qualification results available
|Entry form for
Alloa's Triple Dewar
25 May 2013
which has been running just a few years but has already become a recommended
warm-up event for the NSRA's Scottish meeting, takes place on June 22-23. Click
here for an entry form.
|Don't miss out on "The Scottish"
18 May 2013
You have until 24
May to enter the NSRA's 2013 Scottish Meeting which will be held in
Lauder. Click here to download an
and click here to read the
accompanying letter from organiser Ian Burton. Later entries will attract a
|Denwood Grands Prix
Updated 16 May 2013
The first SSRA
Grands Prix were held at Denwood and Andrew Ross and Kathryn Williamson took the
honours in the 3P event while Robin Thomson won the Prone competition, ahead of
James Henderson and Matthew Thomson. Detailed results are now available on the
Domestic Results page, along with results from the recent All Ranges event.
|Fast forward to the future....
6 May 2013
development work carried out by Scottish Target Shooting, a rationale document
was produced on the benefits of Unification of the Associations. Click
here for more information on
this exciting period of evolution for our sport.
|Get your entries in for
2 May 2013
It may be the
furthest to travel for a mainland event for many, but with incredible scenery it
cannot be matched for a more splendid setting. Please click
here to download
the entry form for the Caithness SBRA Open 2013 and SSRA Prone GP3. It can also
be found on http://www.csbra.org. It has been
said that the Caithness Open is like a mini-Scottish, because of all the
competitions available in one week-end (17). This year there is a new
competition, where a Megalink is available courtesy of the SSRA. It will be on
the 50m range. Entry fee £5.00, enter on the day with secretary. Cash prize,
pending on entry. By popular demand, catering is by Murkle WRI. Any queries
firstname.lastname@example.org; 01955 621323, or 07915293593.
|Ten to count as Target Shooters
are awarded cash boost
2 May 2013
Ten Scottish Target Shooters have been given funding for the Commonwealth
Games in 2014 with the allocation of sportscotland Athlete Personal Awards (SAPAs).
Announced at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, 62 Scottish athletes were the
recipients of SAPAs.
Jennifer McIntosh £10,000; Jonathan Hammond £10,000; Shona Marshall £10,000;
Matthew Thomson £7,500; Sian Bruce £7,500; Neil Stirton £7,500; Ian Shaw £2,500;
Angus McLeod £2,500; Drew Christie £2,500; Linda Pearson £2,500.
|Ladies first in SSRA Air Rifle
14 April 2013
Maria Bexley and Fiona Park as the winners of Division 1 and 2 respectively...
Look out also for results from the final two rounds of the SSRA Team Prone
league, which saw Banff and Macduff A take the honours in Division 1,
Clachnacuddin A in Division 2, Steeple in Division 3, while Clachnacuddin's B
team won Division 4. All the results can be viewed on the Domestic Results page.
|Prone League reaches its climax
6 April 2013
The final round
of scores have been published for the SSRA Prone League. Congratulations to the
winners of the classes: Division 1: Bill Vaughan, Division 2: Robin
Thomson; Division 3: William Allan. Full results are available from the Domestic
|Alloa opens its doors for 2013
3 April 2013
Willie McAulay has announced that Alloa's Tullygarth range will be open for
the season from 1pm on Sunday April 7. Email him for more information.
|Be home on your range with new 50m
31 March 2013
A revamped 50m
competition is now open for
you to enter and is
to any club member shooting within Scotland. With averages based on previous
indoor or outdoor cards, discounted entry terms are available to SSRA members
and members of SSRA-affiliated clubs. Also, don't miss your chance to take part
in the All Ranges and Inter-Region event at Denwood on April 14.
You'll find entry forms for both using the SSRA online entry portal at the top
of this page.
|How you can save "The Scottish"
23 March 2013
The NSRA has
issued the entry form for the 2013 Scottish Meeting which will be held in
Lauder. Click here to download it
and click here to read the
accompanying letter from organiser Ian Burton.
|Scores from Tulliallan
13 March 2013
the 2013 Scottish Air Rifle Championships are now available
addition, the latest scores the SSRA Individual Prone League have also been
published, see the Domestic Results page.
|Prestonpans breathe new life into
12 March 2013
East Lothian club
Prestonpans had to deal with a shrinking membership and run-down
facilities in order to stop the club going under. Thanks to the SSRA's coaching
and development initiatives and the Awards For All grant scheme, they went
on a recruitment drive, renovated their range and equipment and were given £5000
to bring on the next generation of target shooters. Read about this success
story in full here.
|Scottish Air Rifle
Championships squadding announced
Updated 6 March 2013
the Scottish Air Rifle Championships at Tulliallan are now closed and the
revised squaddings are available
here. The full official timetable for the event is available here.
This supersedes any previously published information. Decimal scoring will be
used for all events which will be recorded using the latest Megalink software
release and the 2013 ISSF rules.
|SSRA Speedway finals results
4 March 2013
The points results from Sunday's finals of the SSRA Speedway event, held at
the Balerno & Currie range, are available on the Domestic Results page.
|Vaughan comes up
trumps in Carlisle
26 February 2013
Vaughan of Selkirk won the SSCA Borders Championship in the finals held at
Carlisle at the weekend.
right, got the better of Tom Hodgson to take the title.
|What's the score?
Updated 25 February 2013
The scores from
the initial rounds of the SSRA Silver Medal, Speedway and CanDicap winter
competitions are now available from the Domestic Results page. In addition, the
latest scores from the SSRA Air Rifle league and round six of the SSRA Team
Prone League have also been released.
|Law brings the curtain down on Air
Grand Prix season
Updated 20 February 2013
Robin Law has won
the Air Rifle Grand Prix series after a win on his home range at Kincardine. He
edged the final with Shirley McIntosh in second, just ahead of daughter Seonaid
and Sheena Sharp in a day packed with Commonwealth Games medallists and watched
by the press - the last event run in Scotland using the old ISSF rules.
Look out for detailed results
here soon as we look ahead to the
all-electronically-scored Scottish Air Rifle Championships at Tulliallan in a
month. Due to a technical issue, the scores from the ten-shot finals themselves
are not currently available and we apologise for any inconvenience this may
|SSRA Team Prone League
Updated 10 February 2013
Round 4 and 5 of the SSRA Team Prone League are now available via the Domestic Results
page. Look out also for the latest results from the Individual Prone league.
21 January 2013
Results from this
well-attended competition in Edinburgh are now available
|Scotland gets a result
15 January 2013
Kay Copland won
Air Rifle Grand Prix 4 held at Denwood after a dramatic tie-shoot decider with
Anne-Marie Bexley in front of an excited worldwide audience.
Thanks to another technological leap by the SSRA, the match results were
streamed live on the internet and attracted followers from as far afield as
Sydney and Prague while the SSRA Facebook page did a great job of providing
commentary as the match unfolded.
"To end up with a final that ended in a tie-shoot could not have been bettered
even by the TV broadcasters, with the two protagonists themselves putting in an
appearance that left us questioning what can we do to push the bar higher still.
Kay Copland scored a 9.5 against an 8.7 from a relative newcomer Anne-Marie
Bexley who does not put in a lot of practice, according to to her coach," said
organiser Jim McIntosh. "From the feedback from those who were with us on the
web, we succeeded in involving a great number of followers not just the
shooters but friends and family as well, truly an education for some."
The unsung heroes were Jim and son Bruce who laboured to ensure the range was
tried and tested in time for a 9am start on a chilly Sunday morning, with the
invaluable contribution of Gavin Walker who developed the software necessary to
make the Megalink target system work seamlessly.
The conclusion was this has to be the way forward, Jim continued, bettered only
by the atmosphere. "I don’t know if it was the constant enquiry 'is it snowing
out there' or the camaraderie amongst those involved in the day."
With this type of performance the future of target shooting in Scotland looks
bright. With those in the “boiler house” running the range as well as keeping
the webcast running all looks good for the future competitions.
Class A winner Robin Law leads the Air Rifle series with 30 points from Mark
Joyce on 13 and Sheena Sharp on 12.
For full results
on the Air Rifle GP click
here and the
Pistol event, click
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