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Change of timings - "1910" Short Range Championships

posted 18 Jun 2018, 15:42 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 18 Jun 2018, 15:42 ]

We regret that the low level of entries has made it necessary to cancel the afternoon session.
The "1910" will run only from 08.30 to 12.30 on Sunday 24th June.
Your prompt start at 08.30 would enable us to fully utilise the range space and markers.

Legislative Update for June 2018

posted 18 Jun 2018, 15:29 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 18 Jun 2018, 15:30 ]

David Penn's Update is attached.

UKPSA news of success in France

posted 16 Jun 2018, 16:51 by Tony Cattermole

UKPSA are very proud to announce a wonderful result for the squad representing Great Britain at the IPSC SGWS 2018.

The organisation and facilities provided by the The French Shooting Federation (FFTir) were superb. Around 900 people from around the globe travelled to the event near Chateauroux in the Loir valley in France for this event which lasted around two weeks for most people. Safety and security with respect to firearms as well as shooting was well managed as is typically essential in our sport. The economic effects for the region are still being calculated however each of the competitors shot 30 stages and required a minimum total of circa 650 rounds of ammunition to complete, however the majority of top flight competitors shot more in the practice ranges and during days off. Visitors including officials from around the world, commercial sponsors and national sporting delegates, all utilised local amenities including flights, car rental, hotels, restaurants and shopping during their stay, and this has been recognised to have a very positive effect for the local economy. Due to this the region benefits from very good relations between local governance officials, police, local communities and sports shooting bodies when it comes to shooting sports events.

A link to a video of the opening ceremony is provided by the UKPSA media officer David Ashcroft for your viewing. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ipsc+shotgun+world+shoot+2018&&view=detail&mid=4D320DC3FD000A9CF7664D320DC3FD000A9CF766&&FORM=VRDGAR

Further media releases will follow shortly and I will keep you informed.
http://www.ipscmatches.org/2018sws/

In summary Team GB won 4 team medals:

Bronze - Open Team
Bronze - Standard Team
Bronze - Standard Ladies Team
Silver - Standard Manual Senior

2 Individual Medals

Bronze - Standard - Josh Kenny
Bronze Standard Manual Senior - Iain Guy

With two other teams finishing in 4th place.

At world level events we are only permitted to enter a single team of four people in each division or category.

UKPSA are extremely proud of Team GB. Many of them have trained hard for several years to go to this challenging world level event. We are also incredibly grateful to all our sponsors. This is our best result to date and represents a valued achievement at the highest level of competition in our sport. We are now looking forward and planning for IPSC Shotgun World Shoot IV 2021 and hope for your continued support.

FESAC AGM on Saturday 2nd June 2018

posted 16 Jun 2018, 15:24 by Tony Cattermole

At the beginning of June I went to Jersey to attend the FESAC AGM on Saturday 2nd June.

David Acon gave an introduction and a short history of the island before introducing chairman Stephen Petroni who made his address. The usual business of the meeting followed with introduction of the new attendees, minutes, and the officers Annual Reports.

This was followed by the Country reports, previously submitted, to which attendees added some remarks. For the UK I updated the situation regarding antiques, the NABIS conference and the social media issue that we had looked at with BSSC, and which was also discussed as an issue for all.

The agenda as usual also covered the current EU issues, and especially as the last Firearms Directive is adopted into Law in the various member States.

Much of this relates to magazines and deactivation standards. Pressures on the firearms community are evident everywhere.

FESACs role was reviewed and we looked at preparation for the next “assault”.

The UK country report which I presented is posted on our website below and I have requested a link to the other country reports which will follow as and when available.

FESAC Members were requested to update their website pages which is now in hand.

The relationship with Firearms United was reviewed. We remain in contact but this is currently less following the introduction of EU Directive.

The Roadmap for the next 12 months was established.

A major discussion topic is the structure of FESAC which carried forward from last year. The organisation is a Foundation which has country representatives - one country one vote. There was some consideration of a change to Federation which would mean individual Associations and one vote per Association. Whilst appearing more democratic it may in fact be less so - for example a small country with various associations in disagreement and a large country with one only. It was agreed that the Chairman will put down some ideas for consideration by the board.

More news on this to follow.

Mid-Range Rifle Championship Open Meeting SATURDAY 15th September 2018

posted 16 Jun 2018, 15:17 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 16 Jun 2018, 15:18 ]

Championship:- SATURDAY 15th September 2018
Practice Day:- Saturday 8th September

300 & 500 Yards
Classes for 
  • Vintage
  • Classic
  • Veteran
  • Post Veteran First generation 7.62mm Service and Target Rifles
Dear Members

The online entry system is now open and can be found here >>>>
 
It is a constant battle to keep all of our shooting events viable which means places are limited, too avoid disappointment book early. Your support is crucial to this meeting, without you it will cease to exist.

The Mid-Range Championship Meeting will be held at Bisley on Century ranges on Saturday 15th September.

This match is run by a very small group of volunteers as are all the events organized by the HBSA.

Paul Smith will once more be acting as Match organiser.

This event is intended to encourage the use of Service and Target rifles which fall into one of the following categories Vintage, Classic, Veteran and Post Veteran.

Under competitive conditions but mainly to have an enjoyable day shooting alongside other like minded individuals.
If you have not previously attended this meeting come and have a go, we are always ready to assist and encourage new comers.
If you own a suitable rifle come and have a go, you never know you may well show us all how it should be done.

There are classes for just about every type of Historic Rifle.

All match entries will be via the HBSA online system which is now open for entries.

Further information and match details can be found on the HBSA Website or obtained from Paul Smith
E-Mail: midlands@hbsa-uk.org

Please refer to the HBSA website and Calendar for the most up to date information regarding range bookings etc.

Long-Range Rifle Championship Open Meeting Sunday 19th August 2018

posted 16 Jun 2018, 15:09 by Tony Cattermole

Championship:- Sunday 19th August 2018
Practice Day:-   Saturday 18th August 2018

900 & 1000 Yards
Classes for Vintage, Classic, Veteran and “Post Veteran First Generation 7.62mm”
Service and Target Rifles

Dear Members.
The online entry system is now open and can be found on the HBSA website here >>>>
 
It is a constant battle to keep all of our shooting events viable which means places are limited, too avoid disappointment book early. Your support is crucial to this meeting, without you it will cease to exist.

The Long-Range Championship Meeting will be held at Bisley on Century ranges on Sunday 19th August, with a practice day on Saturday 18th

Paul Smith will once more be acting Match organizer with David Carrol as RO (contact details below).

This event is intended to encourage the use of Service and Target rifles which fall into one of the following categories
  • Vintage
  • Classic
  • Veteran
  • Post Veteran.
Under competitive conditions but mainly to have an enjoyable day shooting alongside other like minded individuals.
If you have not previously attended this meeting come and have a go, we are always ready to assist and encourage new comers.
If you own a suitable rifle come and have a go, you never know you may well show us all how it should be done.

There are classes for just about every type of Historic Rifle.
All match entries will be via the HBSA online system which is open for entries now.

Further information and match details can be found on the HBSA Website or obtained from Paul Smith
E-Mail: midlands@hbsa-uk.org

Please refer to the HBSA website and Calendar for the most up to date information regarding range bookings etc.

"1910" matches at risk of cancellation

posted 16 Jun 2018, 14:51 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 16 Jun 2018, 14:51 ]

We have 7 firing points and markers booked for the planned "1910 Short Range Championship" matches for next Sunday 24th June, but we only have 6 entries in total! Unless we receive substantial commitments we have little choice but to cancel to avoid a substantial financial loss.


If you want to enter, please email David Carroll rifle.practice@hbsa-uk.org with your entry details, your cheque to follow.

Social Media workshop

posted 11 Jun 2018, 17:47 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 13 Jun 2018, 02:21 ]

Members will be interested to see the following condensed version of the presentation given by Prof A Luminati and organised through BSSC. David Penn, Tony Cattermole and myself attended. This was a six hour event and there are many slides. However it is worth dedicating time to go through it. Prof Luminati is very effective and the whole is compelling. The end result is whether the firearms community can fund a campaign to change public conception and whether this would be effective.

We will keep you posted.

The full presentation is a 25MB download available here >>>>

Changes to applications for shooting club authorities

posted 10 Jun 2018, 13:10 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 10 Jun 2018, 13:10 ]

Members should read the following message from the Home Office and pass along to Club secretaries and officers.

HBSA in co-ordination with BSSC is pursuing the issue of renewal or application “not on line” as well as renewal reminders .

We will report when we have further news.

SHOOTING CLUB AUTHORITY ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Following the successful pilot project for online shooting clubs, we are now only accepting applications made via the web portal, at the link below, from Monday 11 June. This applies to all clubs (new and existing customers) in England and Wales. Applications will only be accepted by the Home Office, and should no longer be sent to the police directly.

Once your application has been submitted, we will review it to determine if it is valid and, if so, pass it to the relevant police force, who will then make necessary enquiries before sending the application to us for consideration. If you do not provide sufficient information and supporting evidence, your application is likely to be rejected as invalid and will need to be resubmitted.

Before applying you must ensure that you fulfil the criteria as set out in the Home Office Clubs’ Criteria leaflet. Renewals presently cost £84 and are valid for 6 years. You should apply to renew your approval at least 3 months before it’s due to expire.

You can apply here
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-or-manage-a-section-5-shooting-club-or-museum-licence

For information about the ways in which the Home Office may use your personal information, including the purposes for which we use it, the legal basis, and who we share your information with can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/personal-information-charter
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drugs-and-firearms-licensing-privacy-information-notices
If you have any questions you can reach us at

Firearms enquiries
Email public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Or you can contact the Home Office by telephone on: 020 7035 4848

Lord Cottesloe - our Patron

posted 6 Jun 2018, 08:37 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 08:37 ]

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of The Lord Cottesloe, our Patron since our founding in 1973.
 We have sent our condolences to his son.

His obituary from the Daily Telegraph of 4th June and Times of 30th May can be seen here…..

Derek Stimpson


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/06/03/commander-john-fremantle5th-baron-cottesloe-survivor-yangtze/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=john-fremantle&pid=189136698

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