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Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting to take place in New Delhi

Thirty-five Rio 2016 Olympic Quota Places will be distributed at the Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun competition, which will be held between the 25th January and the 3rd of February 2016 in New Delhi (IND)

The International Olympic  Committee (IOC) has  approved the ISSF recommendation to  organize the "Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting" in New Delhi, India from 25 January (arrival) until 3 February (departure).

After the IOC decided, on 29 October, to revoke the Olympic qualifying status  of the Asian Shooting Championship, the ISSF took immediate steps to ensure that the 35 Shooting quotas would be awarded to Asian athletes in a high-level alternate competition. The ISSF invited all member federations in Asia to submit proposals to host this competition. Five  federations expressed interest in organising this competition and three of them submitted excellent, complete proposals. After evaluating these proposals, the  ISSF Executive  Committee selected the proposal from the National Rifle Association of India because it was the only proposal to organise all Olympic events in one competition at one place in New Delhi.

Participating federations will be responsible for international travel to New Delhi, but there will be no entry fees and no costs at the host city for local transportation, hotels and meals. Each federation can enter a maximum of 3 athletes in the competition and 2 MQS athletes only plus one rifle/pistol team official and one shotgun team official. Additional officials will be at the cost of the participating federation. Three to five star hotels have been selected. Details for the competition schedule and Official Prograrn (General Information) are being worked out with the National Rifle Association of India and will be posted on the ISSF website in the beginning of December.

Team GB Rio Olympic Selection

The first six shooters have been confirmed to represent Great Britain at the shooting events in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. The British Olympic Association
officially announced the athletes selected to compete in four of the disciplines being shot at Rio.

Women’s Skeet - Amber Hill and Elena Allen
Women’s 50m 3 Positions - Jen McIntosh
Men’s Trap - Ed Ling
Men’s Double Trap - Steve Scott and Tim Kneale

Two more places remain for selection and the shooters will be selected once the shooting events have completed at the European Championships in Hungary in February 2016. With the selection process for Rio coming to an end British Shooting and their GB Academy Programme are busy preparing
more athletes for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

Skeet diary 2016

Dates for your shooting diary have been announced for major skeet shoots in the UK and the World Championships in America. This year Northampton Shooting Ground will host the English Open with Doveridge holding the British and Olympic skeet championships.  Some of the dates and venues are still subject to changes but will give skeet shooters a chance to plan their shoots for the 2016 season.

Major Skeet Shoots 2016

27th March OSC Championship - Doveridge
9th - 10th April England Selection Shoot - Bisley
1st May ESC Grand Eastern  - Dartford
20th - 22nd May  BSSA UK Open - Northampton
27th - 29th May  English Open (ESK) - Northampton
4th - 5th June England Selection Shoot - Bisley
25th -  26th June ESC International  - Dartford
3rd July English Open Skeet Doubles - Nottingham
9th - 10th July BSSA Open Championship - Eristwell Lodge
12th - 14th August British Open Skeet - Doveridge
27th -28th August ESK Home International - Auchterhouse Scotland
2nd - 4th September BSSA European Open  - Dartford
29th Sept - 8th Oct NSSA World Skeet Championships - San Antonio -Texas
16th October ESK National Inter Counties - Doveridge

Amber Hill makes BBC Judging Panel

International Skeet shooting sensation and Laporte brand Ambassador Amber Hill has been selected for the judging panel to select Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015. Amber who won the award in 2013 for her achievements in the sport of clay pigeon shooting will be joined by John Inverdale, Tina Daheley and Radzi Chingyanganya to choose this year’s winner.

Nominations for the award close on the 13th of November 2015 and those athletes 17 or under on the 1st of January are eligible to be considered for this year’s award. The winner will be announced at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in Belfast on Sunday the 20th  December 2015.

Visit the BBC site to submit your nominations and for more information on this years event

Reducing shoot waste

Agri.Cycle along with the Clay Pigeon Company (Laporte) have managed to double the amount of spent shotgun cartridges recycled in the UK. In a combined effort 16million cartridges were turned into other plastic products produced by Agri.Cycle in 2015.

One of the main waste costs of any clay pigeon shooting ground is the spent shells left by shooters however this can now be reduced and the resource reused. Shooting grounds using Laporte clays from the Clay Pigeon Company can now return their used cartridges when the new delivery of clay pigeons is made for a nominal transport cost saving the ground money on skip and landfill charges.

Once the spent cartridges are returned to the Lincolnshire based Agri.Cycle 100% of the cartridge waste is recycled along with other plastic farm and industrial plastic collected. The waste is then turned in to other products including garden furniture, water butts, flooring and other heavy duty plastic items.

To find more information and start to recycle your shotgun cartridge waste in the UK contact

Mark Treverton writes...

It was a pleasure to talk with you at the recent British Shooting Show. I briefly touched on the latest Central London venue for Clay Pigeon Shooting and as promised here are further details, please spread the word amongst your clients and shooting friends our contact details are at the foot of the page.

It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. Midlands-based sports shooting experts Marksman Leisure have teamed up with the Royal Hospital Chelsea in order to make this possible.

“No longer do you have to travel out of town to host a clay shoot”, says Mark Treverton, managing director of Marksman Leisure. “Now you can invite your clients to an exclusive shoot right here in central London, where you can also wine and dine them at the Royal Hospital”.

A designated CPSA safety officer with decades of experience, Treverton holds the only such licence to be issued in London. “The Section 11(6) licence allows both experienced shooters and novices to use shotguns on site under supervision – just as with any other clay shoot”, he explains.

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