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Welsh Airgun Association News

Paper target equipment Animated New item  (Added 16th November 2017)

The Association is placing its paper target equipment on sale.

The equipment is being offered first to Association Members and Affiliated Clubs, and will then be offered to outside interested parties.

Current Members and Clubs have been emailed with details of what's available and need to respond by 12th December 2017.


Welsh shooting survey and workshop Animated New item  (Added 1st November 2017)

An open forum to discuss the future of Welsh shooting has been organised for Sunday 19th November 2017, at Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
The event is free to attend, but places must be booked, and there is also a survey that can be taken.

Full details on this WTSF News page: Welsh shooting forum


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 19th October 2017)

The full results are now available from here:- Welsh Airgun 2017 results


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 16th October 2017)

The Qualification results from all three days are still available from the Results link on the Welsh Airgun 2017 web page.


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 8th October 2017)

The startlists are now available from the Welsh Airgun 2017 web page.


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 7th October 2017)

Located in the High Performance area (next to the cafe), 8am to 8pm:-

StellaR performance

"Massages will be on offer Saturday and Sunday, 30 and 60 minute duration. It will be free with our students and there will be a collection bucket for people to show their appreciation to help us cover basics. (Massage medium, towels and so on)

There will be a qualified physiotherapist at the event charging a discounted rate of £25 for a 30 minute consultation and treatment. The qualified masseur will be charging £20 for 30 minutes and £35 an hour."


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 7th October 2017)

Some rooms have become available at SWNC during the period of the Championships. They are twin rooms and can be available for £30 per person per night for B & B. Should anyone still require accommodation, please contact paulgumn@mac.com who can give you further information. They will be allocated on a first come basis.

Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 24th September 2017)

Peter Allen (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Donghyun Ryu of (Bangor University) are conducting research into shooting for the visually impaired.

Peter is looking for volunteers to undertake his test, over some 45 minutes, over the weekend of the 2017 Welsh Airgun. Testing will take place in the 10m High Performance range at Sophia Gardens.
An explanatory letter can be downloaded here:- Vision research.

If you are interested in volunteering for the research, please contact Peter Allen direct, via email or telephone, using the contact details in the Vision research document.


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 17th August 2017)

The Association is happy to be able to confirm that Shak Siyya will be the announcer for the Olympic Finals on the Saturday and Sunday of the 2017 Welsh Airgun.

   Shak Siyya joined the ISSF in April 2014 where he hosted his first event - the Shotgun World Cup in Tucson. He's since become one of the most recognised Announcers in the sport, having hosted dozens of events at international, continental and local level.

Shak hosted Shooting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 1st European Games and both the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Rio 2016.

Shak has recently expanded his role within the sport to develop himself as a commentator for ISSF TV.

He is delighted to be hosting the Welsh Airgun 2017 where he finally gets to present Shooting closer to home! 


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 23rd July 2017)

Mens Pistol competition is now full - we will be maintaining a waiting list, if competitors are happy to go the list.

Places still available on Womens Pistol, Womens Rifle and Mens Rifle.


Welsh Airgun 2017  (Added 5th July 2017)

The 2017 Welsh Airgun meeting will be held in the Main Hall of Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, over the weekend of 13th to 15th October 2017.

The 2017 meeting will maintain the same format as 2016, with separate Olympic Finals this year being held in the Jubilee Hall on all three days.

One entry fee of £50.00 will cover entry for all three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A team competition (£6.00) will be held on the Saturday and the Welsh Closed Championships will be held on the Sunday.

The 2017 entry form and booklet are now available, with entries now being taken from International athletes. The release of the entry form for domestic athletes is 19th July 2017 - any forms received before then will be set aside and then entered into the system in the order they are received.

The entry form and booklet are now available from the Welsh Airgun 2017 web page.

The deadline for entries is 30th September 2017. Entries received after this date may not be processed, however, there will not be a late-entry charge so if someone does decide to try for an entry after 30th September they should telephone first as people have been known to cancel their entry shortly before the start of the competition.

Entries for some events will likely fill up quickly, so early application is advised.

An air rifle workshop will be held on Thursday 12th October 2017, run by Louise Richards (Minett).


Schools Pistol Championships 2018/2018  (Added 17th June 2017)

British Shooting have published the dates for the 2017/2018 British Schools Pistol Championships.
A printable poster may be downloaded Here.


IRS Cup  (Added 15th June 2017)

Two athletes travelled to Genk in Belgium for the inaugural IRS Cup over the weekend of 3 - 5 June 2017, by air from Birmingham airport (although had the usual difficulties with travelling by air with airguns) via Dusseldorf.

Rhian Floyd shot well with her Walther rifle and placed in the Final on the 1st and 3rd days. Craig Auden placed in the Final on all three days, ending the 3rd day of the weekend with a PB and equal Welsh Mens Pistol Record Score and 1st place in the Final.


North Wales Airgun 2017  (Added 3rd April 2017)

The results of the 2017 North Wales Airgun are now available from the Results web page.
Graphical score cards for the Finals are also available.

Results from each Squad and the Olympic Finals were streamed to Megalink's on-line results service MLLive.
The graphic desplay of scores on MLLive were updated in real time - the scores from the event being updated with less than a second's delay.


2017 North Wales Airgun  (Added 27th March 2017)

The start lists are available from the North Wales 2017 web page.


2017 North Wales Airgun  (Added 5th March 2017)

Entries should be sent to Ian Morris shootingcentre@hotmail.co.uk address, not the Orange email address.

2017 British Airgun Championships  (Added 28th February 2017, updated 24th March 2017 and 2nd April 2017)

The 2017 NSRA British Airgun Championships were held at Bisley, over the weekend of 24th - 26th February 2017, against the backdrop of power cuts on the Friday, due to the bad weather.

Outside of the Championship events, there was some very good shooting from Welsh athletes.

Results from the various Finals:-

 Coral Kennerley        British Senior Womens Pistol Champion 
 Emily Sawyer (15)        3rd and Bronze Medal in the Junior Womens Pistol Championship 
 Shawnee Bourner       4th in the Womens Pistol Championship 
 Lucy Thomas (15)       4th in the Junior Womens Pistol Championship 
 Siân Corish       4th in the Senior Womens Rifle Championship 
 Richard Lay       4th in the Junior Mens Rifle Championship 
 Craig Auden       6th in the Senior Mens Pistol Championship 

The Association's congratulations go to all the Welsh athletes that competed.


2017 North Wales Airgun  (Added 6th January 2017)

The 2017 North Wales Airgun will be held over the weekend of 1st - 2nd April 2017 at the Gwyn Evans Leisure and Activity Centre, Wrexham.

The entry form and booklet are available from the North Wales 2017 web page.

The deadline for entries will be 18th March 2017. Entries received after this date may not be processed, however, there will not be a late-entry charge so if someone does decide to try for an entry after 18th March 2017 they should telephone first as people have been known to cancel their entry shortly before the start of the competition.


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