All the scores from Sunday's meeting at Denwood are available via the Domestic Results Page.
Scores from the NSRA's Scottish Short Range Championships are available here and the Junior results here. Look also on the Domestic Results page for the final state of play from the SSRA Team Prone League and the SSRA Prone League. Further results from the SSRA's winter competitions are also on line.ontact email@example.com for more information.
The results book from the Scottish Air Rifle Championships at Tulliallan is available here.
The new STS web system for club and individual membership system is now live.
So, in the meantime, please continue to login to the SSRA competition entry system using your original SSRA number.
Until the new STS competition entry pages are available you will probably have to maintain your personal data on both systems
PERFORMANCE COACH (SMALLBORE RIFLE): Contract for services
(up to 130 days a year)
For more details on the post and how to apply, click
Deadline for applications noon Friday March 4, 2016.
The Team Lists for the annual international matches can be found here.
Maria Bexley won Air Rifle GP4 in the Kingdom of Fife and found the time to reflect on the victory: "I did indeed win, and over a few damn good shooters too.
"What was surprising is that I had lent my equipment to my
daughter Keira , it's all sized up for her now and I usually just use her
settings. This GP she made it to the finals too - oh hell - so I borrowed a
rifle and a pair of old size 10 boots and got there despite!"
Due to flooding at Carlisle the SSRA's Air Rifle GP4 has been moved to Glenrothes, with the Rifle event on January 16, 2016 and the Pistol comp on Sunday January 17. Additionally, the news that our GP5 events clash with the NSRA's Air Championships at Bisley means that the final SSRA Air Rifle Grands Prix of the season will now be at Glenrothes on February 20 and the equivalent Pistol event on Sunday February 21. Our thanks for Cyril de Jonckheere for the updates.
He might have had home advantage but Robin Law still had to fight hard to win Air Rifle GP3 in Kincardine. Bobby Spence came second and Sheena Sharp third. Results are now available on the Domestic Results page.
Congratulations to Shirley McIntosh who has been inducted into the Sportscotland Hall of Fame.
An entry form for this popular competition in Edinburgh on December 5-6 can be downloaded here.
We are saddened to hear of the death of former SSRA Council member John Silcox. The chaplain at Queen Victoria School, Dunblane, he ran the school shooting team there until 1996. He was the Scotland team organiser for the British Schools International Postal match from 1999 to 2003.
The main team tied with their counterparts in North Island New Zealand on a score of 5923. This is the first time in the history of the competition there has been a draw but the tie was broken by adding up all 15 last cards per team which gave Scotland a win by three points. The highest scores on the day for Scotland were James Henderson and Fiona Crowden, both with 398 ex 400. The Scotland Juniors lost 1916-1960.
SSRA Chairman Ian Thomson travelled to Bisley and shared his thoughts on Scotland's promising juniors...
The Junior International Week was held at Bisley
recently. The team representing Scotland was Andrew Williamson, Brogan Smith,
Steven Brown, Daniel Gutteridge and Georgia Gooch. Vikki Walls travelled with us
but was representing the GB Squads. The number of competitors is increasing each
year with teams from Germany, South Africa, USA, Denmark, GB Squads, England,
Wales, Northern Ireland, Scout Association and Scotland. The SPA also send a
team and had some encouraging results with a couple of medals.
League organiser Billy Crawford writes: "Hope you are well, it's that time again. Entries to the team league should be made by Friday 30th October 2015 so I can get the match stickers out in plenty of time."
Don't delay - visit our competition entry page (above) and get your club's entry in. Remember, the cards can be locally scored and the results emailed in to Billy. He should also be notified if your club intends to submit results from electronic targets.
Jim Main won a very close final in SSRA GP5 at Gagie with a shoot-off needed to separate second and third places. Main, winner of the Caithness Prone GP this season, had already won the series but was happy to pick up the trophy nonetheless...Sheena Sharp was second and Sarah Henderson third.Domestic Results
The SSRA Council will start working towards the merger into Scottish Target Shooting following resounding support from the members. In the recent vote 98% of members voted for a change. Details of the new opportunities were circulated before the vote and a healthy discussion took place at the AGM with Oliver Barsby from STS answering questions.
The next step is to agree details of the transition. The first meeting with STS has been set for early August and we will discuss transfer of Assets to the new Smallbore Management Group as well as transfer of the Membership database and Management of Finances. The current SSRA Constitution will also change to reflect the new structure.
Current membership will be extended from October to the 1st Jan in line with the new Organisation. The plan is that Members and Clubs will affiliate to STS on the 1st Jan.
Here's a reminder of upcoming events at Alloa's Outdoor Range: Alloa 60 shots @ 50 metres, Sat and Sun 8th and 9th August 2015.
Forth & Clyde TSA Open Shoot ( Double Dewar ) Sun 30th August 2015
West of Scotland Open Shoot ( Double Dewar ) Sun 20th Sept 2015
Susan Jackson got the better of Jim Main and Kay Copland in the final at Lauder to win the Earl Haig trophy for the second time. Pictured left, the Scotland ladies team of Ashleigh Taylor, Kay Copland, Fiona Shedden (secretary), Mary Melvin, Sarah Burton (captain), Lizzie Paton and Sheena Sharp; Susan with her Haig score card; the main Scotland team of Back Row: Robin Law, Graham Shedden, Jim Main, Ken Greenaway, Richard Simpson, Bill Vaughan, Lenny Thomson, Ian Shanks, Front row:Kay Copland, Ronnie Chapman (secretary), Ian Burton (captain) and Sheena Sharp. Full results from this meeting are available from the NSRA site HERE
St Andrews' Ken Greenaway won the Freuchie competition and "picked up" the Wilkinson Sword in Lauder. Jake Smith won the C&D final.
There will be more updates on The Freuchie when schedules allow. Don't forget to check the SSRA Facebook page and Twitter @SSRAsite. Please visit the NSRA site for full results from their event.
Pictured right, Cyril de Jonckheere appears to be consulting a higher power before the first round of the Freuchie got underway in Lauder.
A definite date for your diary: Saturday July 4, in Lauder. The SSRA holds its AGM and will talk at length about the proposed STS merger. Oliver Barsby, STS National Development Manager, will be on hand to take questions and give a presentation. The results of the recent vote on the merger will also be revealed. We need as many members as possible to attend. Meeting begins at 7.30pm at the Lauderdale Hotel, 1 Edinburgh Road, Lauder TD2 6TW.
The results from this two-day event, a traditional warm-up event for the NSRA Scottish meeting, can be found here.
Jim Main took the honours in SSRA Grand Prix 3 in Caithness his first GP win, the only remaining GP to be conducted on paper. The results can be found here as an Excel file.
James Henderson won the SSRA Prone GP2 final at Gagie ahead of Gary Duff and Bobby Spence in a strong field. The event also saw the latest renewal of our association with ammunition maker RWS who have sponsored our grands prix with air pellets and top of the range R50 cartridges for a further year.
The results from the first 2 GP weekends have now been
Pictured with their RWS ammunition prizes, from left, back row: Jim Main, Leonard Thomson, Brogan Smith, Ashleigh Taylor, Jake Smith. Front row: Steven Gemmell and Ian Henderson.
Students studying in Scotland have the chance to gain financial support thanks to the Winning Students scheme.
Winning Students provides scholarship funding to help students achieve their sporting and academic goals. The national sports scholarships are open to current students and to school leavers preparing to start their studies this September. Applications are sought for Individual Scholarships, which apply to athletes competing in individual and small combination sports such as Athletics and Weightlifting. Students competing in Badminton, Curling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Orienteering, Rowing, Swimming, Tennis and Triathlon should not apply as athletes in these sports are nominated directly by the appropriate governing body of sport. To be considered for support, applicants should meet the selection criteria outlined on the Winning Students website at: www.winningstudents-scotland.ac.uk.
Individual Scholarship applications are invited by current and prospective students before March 31 to be considered for funding support from September. School leavers should provide proof of application (college) or a UCAS number (university). College, universities and governing bodies of sport staff are permitted to submit nominations on behalf of an athlete. Winning Students is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and run by the University of Stirling.
Applications should be made through Donald
Seonaid McIntosh not only made it to the final of the Junior Women's Air Rifle event at the European Championships in Arnhem today but she was only denied gold by a shoot-off after a score of 207.0. Lalita Gaspar from Hungary won.
A reminder then
that the next Club Instructor course is on the 4th and 5th April 2015. If you
are interested or wish to book a place, contact Willie McAulay
Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.
Bobby Spence qualified sixth and followed that up as he also came sixth in the Men's final. James Paterson was ninth and Robin Law 12th in qualification. Seonaid's decisive scores in the final are pictured right.
McIntosh's results come hard on the heels of fine performances at Intershoot in The Hague in the Netherlands where sister Jennifer also scooped gold.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen University's Jonty Barron won the BUCS prone rifle individual title.
Results are now available for the initial rounds of CanDicap, Speedway and Medal competitions. The good news is that the Speedway may have a viable C&D final for the first time in recent years.
A reminder that the closing date for funding applications to the Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities fund is February 26, 2015.. Clubs need to call first to discuss their idea - if it fits the criteria they will be sent an Expression of Interest form.
Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sports for Communities is a £1 million fund which supports the sustainability and capacity of aspiring and existing social enterprises delivering sport and physical activity in communities across Scotland. Funding, through this final round of funding, is available to help clubs and organisations meet the costs of investigating and developing their ideas.This could include: community consultation and engagement; needs analysis and feasibility study; support with organisational development; technical support in the form of architect/design fees/surveyors costs; legal and financial support.
The Programme Guidelines are also available online and an Expression of Interest form can be obtained by calling Tracy at SIS on 0131 603 8285 or Linda at The Robertson Trust on 0141 353 7300.Expression of Interest must be submitted by noon on February 26 2015..
Full information is also available at http://www.socialinvestmentscotland.com/looking-for-investment/our-funds or www.therobertsontrust.org.uk
The 2015 Scottish Air Rifle Championships will be held at the PoliceScotland college in Tulliallan by Kincardine on March 14-15. Online entry forms are now available via this site - see top of page.
Club Instructor courses run by Alloa & District Rifle Club are being
part funded by Sportscotland.
Nominations are invited for the 2015 team. The Match Period this year is from Mon.16th Feb to Mon. 9th Mar. Click here for more details.
Results from the first two rounds of this competition are now available on the Domestic Results page. Due to several sets of results being delayed in the, er, Christmas post, the results have now been reissued - along with the averages.
Want to become a club instructor? Want to make a difference in how your club goes about training shooters? Sportscotland is here to help.....
For many years Sportscotland has funded the High Performance
programme for shooting in Scotland. The funding has influenced the success of
Scottish shooters at the Commonwealth Games in all disciplines. Sportscotland
has now made funding available to develop Club shooting in Scotland. The first
part is an enhanced Club Instructor's Programme which is on the attached file.
The programme includes additional sport specific training, disability
training, first aid, child protection and anti-doping. Participants will
develop into a key role in their Club's future. The funding provided by
Sportscotland is detailed on the
Watsonians hold their popular indoor Open Meeting on the 6th and 7th of December. Entry forms can be downloaded here. And don't forget that, further north, there is the excellent ADSRA Wappinshaw indoor event on Sunday November 23. Click here to find out more.
A reminder that the documents for bids for the National Shooting Centre are available. This exciting project to deliver a national shooting centre will be managed by sportscotland on behalf of Scottish Target Shooting (STS), the national governing body for target shooting in Scotland. The project will be a partnership between the Scottish Government, sportscotland, STS and external bidders drawn from shooting clubs, the private sector and local authorities.
The closing date for outline bids is 19 January 2015.
Interested organisations should contact sportscotland to be sent the full set of documents using this contact form.
Maria Bexley took the honours in the final of SSRA Air Rifle Grand Prix 1 at Glenrothes. Seonaid McIntosh was second and Robin Law third. Results are here http://www.ssra.co.uk/megalink/Air_Rifle_2014-15/GP1/stats.htm
The deadline to enter teams for the SSRA Prone League is the end of October so act now.....
Scottish Target Shooting is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson. STS is the National Governing Body in Scotland and includes the four disciplines of Clay Target, Smallbore Rifle, Fullbore Rifle and Pistol.
Scottish Target Shooting is one of the most successful sports in the history of the Commonwealth Games and has the potential to be more successful in the future. The outstanding success in Delhi led to a commitment from the Scottish Government to provide a National Training Centre in 2016. The completion of this ongoing project would ensure future success for the sport. Target shooting participants range from Juniors to Seniors into their 70’s and 80’s and is also available to disabled participants. It is truly a “sport for all”. Led by the current Chairman, STS has completed a review of its Governance Policies during the past four years. Up to date documentation has been prepared, involving all four disciplines, and STS is now moving into the implementation phase of the project. The new Chairperson will be responsible for overseeing the completion of the implementation phase.
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
The role is unpaid although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The Term of Office will be four years including a review after two years. As Chair, you will lead the Board of Directors and will contribute to the strategic direction of STS. You will Chair Board meetings which are held approximately six times per year and are normally held on Wednesday afternoons at thesportscotland offices in Edinburgh. You will also be required to Chair the Annual General Meeting which is held at the end of April. You will be expected to attend and report on behalf of the Board at meetings with our Key Partners.
The interviews will take place in November 2014 and the appointment will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting in April 2015. The interview panel will consist of one member from each of the four disciplines.
Results from the recent West of Scotland Association shoot held at Alloa's Tullygarth range can be viewed here.
Saturday and Sunday saw the conclusion of the SSRA's 2013-14 3P and Prone grand prix series. Bobby Spence won the Men's 3P series narrowly from Jamie Hodgson and Sheena Sharp won the Women's 3P series. It was a hint of what was to come. At Gagie on the Sunday, good conditions ensured some excellent scores, with Scotland coach Sinclair Bruce leading from the front with a great win in A Class while Sarah Brown won B class. Jacqueline Smith took the honours in C class and Gavin Riome D class.
In the ISSF style final - Bruce's first as an athlete under the current rule set - Sharp held her nerve to win, beating Matthew Thomson by 0.3 points. There was also the added drama of a shoot-off between Fiona Crowden and James Henderson. Thus Sheena took the honours in the Prone series by a good margin.
Graphical Megalink results can be found here-http://www.ssra.co.uk/megalink/2014-3p-gp5/stats.htm Prone -http://www.ssra.co.uk/megalink/2014-prone-gp5/stats.htm
And finally, a word on the winnings! With SSRA events sponsored by RWS ammunition, the final shoot of the season saw many athletes pick up their haul of top of the range RWS R50 ammunition and some shooters in C&D class walked away with 900 rounds each. You do the maths.....just one more reason for shooters of all levels to sign up for the next SSRA events next season.