The athletes nominated by the Shooting Federation of Canada to the Canadian Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are:
§ Aerial Arthur (Saskatoon, SK) – Women’s air rifle
§ Monica Fyfe (Winnipeg, MB) – Women’s air rifle
§ Wynn Payne (Edmonton, AB) – Men’s prone rifle [ASRA's own!!!!!]
The full press release from SFC is available here: Glasgow 2014 Team
2014 CRPC Smallbore Rifle Indoor Winter League
Date(s): Saturday mornings:
30th November 2013 – completed
4th January 2014 – completed
1st February 2014 – completed
1st March 2014 – completed
5th April 2014 – completed
STANDBY FOR THE 2015 SEASON
Location: Calgary Rifle & Pistol Club (CRPC)
1910 – 39th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7Y9
8:00 a.m. Doors Open for registration & equipment set-up.
09:00 a.m. First Match/Course of Fire – Iron sights only
10:30 p.m. Second Match/Course of Fire – Any sights
Matches start promptly, so don’t be late.
Time limit: 75 minutes [1 hour and 15 minutes]
Unlimited sighters + 60 scoring shots on 3 separate “SFC series 136” targets
20 scoring shots per target, 2 shots per bullseye
Rules: ISSF & SFC rules apply.
Match Rifle – 25 meter prone
Sporting Rifle & Hunting Rifle – 25 meter prone
All disciplines will be run simultaneously
Although these are prone matches, 3-position will also be accommodated.
$ 7.00 for CRPC members for both matches (please bring exact change)
$ 12.00 for non-members (day pass with insurance – please bring exact change)
Match Director & Range Safety Officer: Jeff Hunter
Targets will be provided.
Targets will be SFC series 136, shot at 25 meter targets for match & sporting rifle.
Competitor scoring will apply – please bring scoring towers & overlays.
Scoring will be done at the end of each match.
None; only bragging rights at Tim Horton’s after the fact.
This is a shoulder to shoulder match, “best” man/woman wins.
To reserve a lane, please contact:
Jeff Hunter @ H (403) 238-2651 / W (403) 541-5259 or email: Jeff.Hunter@otis.com
Only 10 lanes available so first “registered” with Jeff = first served.
Note: These are not SFC sanctioned matches – scores do not count towards classification.
Scores will be posted at CRPC and on the ASRA website.
Shooting moved from Group D to Group C.
The International Olympic Committee announced a new grouping of Olympic sports for the purposes of the distribution of Olympic revenues to international federations, at a joint meeting of its Executive Board and that of the Association of Olympic International Federations at the SportAccord convention in St Petersburg, on the 29th of May.
Being group A the federation with the largest revenues share, and group E the group with the smaller revenues share, Shooting was elevated from group D up to group C.
The new ranking of existing Olympic sports for revenues share is as follows:
aquatics; athletics; gymnastics
basketball; cycling; football (soccer); tennis; volleyball
Shooting; archery; badminton; boxing; judo; rowing; table tennis; weightlifting
canoe/kayak; equestrian; fencing; handball; (field) hockey; sailing; taekwondo; triathlon, wrestling
modern pentathlon; golf; rugby sevens.
IOC proposed to ASOIF this new groups after evaluating sports according to six criteria. Each criteria was assigned a different weight:
• TV (the television audiences that each sport attracted during the games): 40
• Internet (the number of internet page views and social media mentions): 20
• General public (favourite sports, according to a survey): 15
• Spectators (ticket requests in the host territory): 10
• Press (number of favourable press articles): 10
• Universality (number of national federations): 5
The validity of this methodology was guaranteed by CIES, the International Centre for Sports Studies in Lausanne, as IOC authorities explained.
“Shooting was previously ranked in Group D. After the last evaluation our sport has been moved up into Group C. This means that the efforts of the ISSF to improve its visibility on TV and Internet were successful, and that Shooting is becoming more and more popular among sport fans.” ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Rana said.
“We welcome this positive news with great pleasure. Our aim is to keep on improving the status of Shooting on the international panorama.” Secretary General Franz Schreiber said. “The ISSF is doing things right in the fields of management, media and promotion, and this positive news proves it.”
Article also available here on line: IOC Group change
Photos of the 2 day championship event hosted by The Spruce Grove Gun Club are now posted in the ASRA PIcasa photos folder. Simply click on the Picasa icon at the top left hand corner of the ASRA webpage.