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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 athletes.

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 video

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.

 

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Jen is Scotland's golden girl in The Hague

 7 February 2014

Jen McIntosh won the Women's Air Rifle final on Day Two of Intershoot in the Netherlands. Her scorer of 209.1 edged out Stine Andersen's 205.8, with the bronze going to Apurvi Chandela with a score of 185.4.

In the qualifying round, Sheena Sharp had headed the list of other Scots with Sarah Brown, Maria Bexley and Sarah Henderson.

Visit http://www.intershoot.nl/content/2014-results for more details.

 

 

 

 

 


Scots descend on Netherlands for Intershoot

 5 February 2014

A 13-strong Scottish Air Rifle & Air Pistol team will be in The Hague for the Intershoot competition tomorrow . Visit the link below for video

http://www.intershoot.nl/content/live-streaming-video


Meadowbank range emerges into the spotlight

 1 February 2014

Anyone involved in the Scotland squads has known about the refurbished Meadowbank range being used for Commonwealth Games training - and now The Scotsman's Stuart Bathgate has given it a public airing. Click here to read the article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSRA Prone League update

 Updated 5 February 2014

Latest results from the SSRA Prone League and Prone Team League are now available from the Domestic Results page


Sisters do double act at Denwood

 13 January 2014

 

Jennifer McIntosh won SSRA Air Rifle GP4 at Denwood with her younger sister Seonaid in second place and Sheena Sharp in third. A well-attended event saw a number of personal bests recorded. Scores can be found at http://www.ssra.co.uk/megalink/Air_2013-14/GP4/stats.htm with graphics of score cards available by visiting the relevant relay and then clicking on the shooter's name.


 

SSRA Individual Prone League

 13 January 2014

Results from the early rounds of the SSRA Prone Individual League are now available from the Domestic Results page.


Enter the 2014 Scottish Air Rifle Championships: March 8-9

 7 January 2014

Online entry forms are now available for the Scottish Air Rifle Championships at Tulliallan on Saturday and Sunday March 8-9. The competition will be conducted on electronic targets and all classes of air rifle shooters are welcome. Visit the link here to get your entry in - but demand is expected to be high so don't delay...


SSRA Team Prone League 2013/14

24 December 2013

The SSRA Team Prone League for 2013/14 is up and running and results from the first two rounds are now available from the Domestic Results page here


Henderson wins dramatic final in Glenrothes

10 December 2013

Sarah Henderson took the honours in the final of SSRA Air Rifle Grand Prix 3 in Glenrothes, holding off Sheena Sharp with the last shot. Results are available here.


Jen top of the pile in Kincardine Grand Prix

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 score cards and also on the Domestic Results page.
 


Plenty to play for in Lothian competitions

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 here:

Balerno & Currie RC Open Shoot     Watson's Open Shoot


New Zealanders come out on top in annual match

05 October 2013

Scotland's team 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 full results.


Places available on Club Instructors course

28 September 2013

Alloa and 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 email mcaulay8580@btinternet.com


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 downloaded.

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
 
13th October 2013
 
Glenrothes
 
Air GP 2 10th November 2013 Alloa
Air GP 3 8th December 2013 Glenrothes
Air GP 4 12th January 2014 Denwood
Air GP 5 16th February 2014 Glenrothes
 

 


Manx magic

24  September 2013

The 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 grands prix

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, second.

Click here for the results from Gagie.

 

 

 

 

 


Denwood delights

Updated 31 August 2013

SSRA 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 here soon.

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 here.

 

Thanks go to Peter and Lina Jones for the photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scots' strong show at Bisley

 Updated 25 August 2013

A sizeable 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.

Emma Steeples 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 field

Updated 5 August 2013

A high-quality 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 here.

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 Denwood

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 340 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  megalink

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 chance

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

Neil 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 here.

 


Lauder 2013: Just champion for Tom Hodgson in Earl Haig

Updated 12 July 2013

Tom 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

Sinclair Bruce (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 team

 


Alloa Triple Dewar

3 July 2013

Results from the 2013 Alloa Triple Dewar at Tullygarth are available here.


 

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.

Results: Weekend 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, Williamson, Baikie.

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 squad

1 July 2013

The GB teams for the Granada World Cup and the European Championships in Croatia have been announced and Scottish shooters are well represented:

Granada, Spain:

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 McIntosh.

Women's 10m Air Rifle: Jennifer McIntosh.

Osijek, Croatia: 

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 University Student.
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 Women's Prone.
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 Student.

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 in Caithness

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 here.


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

Clachnacuddin's Maria Bexley took the honours as she won SSRA 3P Grand Prix 2 at Denwood.

Her 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 here.

 

 

 

 


Entry form for Alloa's Triple Dewar

25 May 2013

This competition, 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 entry form and click here to read the accompanying letter from organiser Ian Burton. Later entries will attract a surcharge.

 

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

Following recent 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 Caithness Open

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 please contact martysimpson@tiscali.co.uk; 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 League

14 April 2013

Step forward 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 Results page.


Alloa opens its doors for 2013 outdoor season

3 April 2013

Organiser 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 summer competition

31 March 2013

A revamped 50m competition is now open for you to enter and is open 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

Results from  the 2013 Scottish Air Rifle Championships are now available here. In addition, the latest scores the SSRA Individual Prone League have also been published, see the Domestic Results page.


Prestonpans breathe new life into the sport

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

Entries for 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 released

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

Bill Vaughan of Selkirk won the SSCA Borders Championship in the finals held at Carlisle at the weekend.

Bill, pictured 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 cause.


SSRA Team Prone League

Updated 10 February 2013

Results from 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.


Watsonians Open

21 January 2013

Results from this well-attended competition in Edinburgh are now available here.


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 here.
 

Meanwhile, scores from Round Three of the 2012-2013 SSRA Prone Team League are also available while the first tranche of results from the Air Rifle Leagues and Prone Individual Leagues can now be accessed from the Domestic Results page


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