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ZZ - John Nightingale congratulates the 2014 UK Helice Champion, Mal Grant after his victory at Rugby & District Trap Club.

OSK - BGp results click here

FSP - There is one rule change for FITASC Sporting with effect from 1st Jan 2015.The change is an extended description of how tied scores for teams at 18.7 and for individuals at 18.2 i.e individuals that are not in the first three (3) positions i.e. Bronze, Silver and Gold.The individuals rule reads: 18.2 Below the third place in the ranking and concerning the tied shooters to be awarded, the tie will be broken by taking the score on the 8th layout, then in
case still tied, by counting back from the 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st layout. Tied shooters without award will be ranked as equals.
For Teams: 18.7 In the case of teams tying, the ranking is done by taking the overall score of the team members on the 8th layout, then in case still tied, by counting back from the 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st layout.
This will be a disappointment to some out there who would like some form of shoot off to take place for tied national teams. However and approach to introduce this can be made next year. You will also be pleased to learn that at the General Assembly in July, at Portugal, the decision was made not to adopt the proposed shooting of chips rule.
For Compak, the rules concerning shoot offs have been radically amended and are much more easily understood.
Both the Sporting and Compak rules for 2015 are available for down loading from the FITASC web site @ www.fitasc.com
Work has started on introducing a common policy for national referee training leading to the awarding of the International Licence in all FITASC disciplines, Hugh Smith has been asked to contribute to this and it may take a couple of seasons before we start to reap any benefits from this initiative.

ISSF - Congratulations to Team GBR. Another Rio quota place and Silver medal thanks to Elena Allen and team Gold in Skeet women courtesy of Elena, Amber Hill and Sarah Grey. Ed Ling (124), Siver and Rio quota place (after s/o for Gold) at Granada World Championships . Brad Davies (123) narrowly missing out on final after s/o. Apparently I have been guilty of error and omission - Nathan Hales beat Jack Wilkinson in a s/o for Junior Bronze and the junior trap team of Jack Wilkinson, Nathan Hales and Greg Trowell got Silver, one target behind Italy! Scotty wins Bronze in Double Trap.

GBR Uniforms - Unfortunately the Adidas uniform is now only available to ISSF discipline teams. The situation arose when Adidas gave no notice to British Shooting regarding the change of uniform design; it is also now required that the lottery logo is on the uniform of GBR teams competing in the funded events, effectively leaving no uniform availability to teams competing in non ISSF events.In consequence BICTSF finds itself in an unenviable position and is making every effort to put alternative arrangements in place, but realistically, these are unlikely to be available prior to the 2015 season.

Many congratulations to all the World Championship medalists. Helice ZZ World Champs: 6-7 Sept, Italy.
UT World Champs, Portugal, Medals:
Open: Ed Ling, bronze; Vets team: Kevin Borley, Paul Gowrie, Howard Batt, gold; Senior Team: Ed Ling, Adam Gutteridge, Rod Gould; Ladies Team: Sue Bate, Michele Rowe, Katie Cox, bronze; Super Vets Team: John Winn, John Reilly, Thomas Prescott
Compak World Champs, South Africa, Medals:
Vets: Tony Manvell, gold; Ladies: Cheryl Hall, silver; Super Vets: Trevor Stanton, silver; Teams: Vets Team: Tony Manvell, Keith Roe, Martin Chapman, gold; Ladies: Cheryl Hall, Linda Grayson, Any Easeman, silver; Super Vets Team: Trevor Stanton, Nickolas Williamson, Alan Pearse, silver
FSP World Champs, Portugal, Medals:
Junior: Jake Moore, gold; Open: Ed Solomons, gold, Phil Gray, bronze; Super Vets: David Asher, gold, John Bidwell, silver, Trevor Stanton, bronze; Vets: David Carrie, gold; Ladies: Cheryl Hall, silver; Supers Vets Team: David Asher, John Dyson, Barry Green, gold; Junior Team: Jake Moore, Ben Sutton, Josh Bridges, bronze; Vets Team: Steve Brightwell, Steve Williams, Steve Grant, bronze.

ZZ - Please note the date for the Hurlingham Side-by-Side Championship has changed from Oct 5th to November 2nd; click here for British Championship results and Worlds team selection.

The Teams for the World Championships in Granada are as follows:- (OTR) MEN A.Heading, R.Gould, E.Ling LADIES K. Barr, A. Burton, C. Povey JUNIOR MEN J. Wilkinson, G.Trowell,
M. Henning JUNIOR LADIES Z. Dunford, J. Moore, L Betts. (OSK) MEN R Warlow, M Gilligan, J Bird LADIES E Allen, A Hill, S Gray JUNIORS S Baughan, B Llewellin, J Fairclough
Congratulations to all.

DTR - James Dedman wins junior Silver;Juniors, team Silver; the team, Matt French, Tim Kneale and Steve Scott win Silver and Scotty is European Champion!

OSK - Elena Allen, Amber Hill and Sian Bruce won bronze in the team event.

OTR - Congratulations to the Women's Trap Team on taking bronze at the European Championships. It was certainly tight for Abbey Burton, Kirsty Barr and Charlotte Kerwood: Italy took gold on 204ex225 beating Germany (204) into silver on countback; countback worked to GBR advantage for the bronze medal as San Marino and Spain scored 202. Abbey Burton was very close to a medal, winning a three way shoot off for two final places from 70ex75, Abbey then went on to shoot the bronze medal match against 2008 and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Zuzana Stefecekova with Zuzana taking the podium just one target ahead of Abbey. See ESC website: http://www.esc-shooting.org/

FSP - British Grand Prix at Hodnet results.

DTR - Tim Kneale has just taken the Double Trap World Record with a massive score of 148 ex 150 at the Munich World Cup, eventually coming 4th in the final. This beats USA's Glen Eller 146 set at last year's Al Ain World Cup. Tim's coach, Martin Barker, is beside himself with pride "I have coached Tim since 2003, he has worked extremely hard and now it has really paid off. I have had a remarkable two days as I also coach Michelle Rowe who has just won silver at the Universal Trench European Champs".

OTR - Congratulations to Ed Ling, 4th in the medal match at the World Cup in Munich. Ed qualified for the final shooting a fantastic 124 ex 125


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