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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.

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.