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.
|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. Full results are available on the
Domestic results page.
|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
email@example.com; 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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