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Attached please find the information and registration for the Manitoba Air Gun Provincials being held May 2 & 3rd, 2015 in Winnipeg at the MPRA Shooting Sport Performance Centre. This event is cut score eligible for both Air Rifle and Air Pistol.
Please feel free to pass the information along to anyone interested in competing in this event.
Hope to see you there!
2014-2015 CRPC Smallbore Rifle Indoor Fall-Winter League
04 Oct 2014
08 Nov 2014
29 Nov 2014 10 Jan 2015
07 Feb 2015
07 Mar 2015
11 Apr 2015
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.
Match Information here: 2014-2015 CRPC Smallbore Rifle Season
Men and Women air pistol team events an All-Alberta affair
(Prince George, BC – Feb 17, 2015) Team Alberta added two gold medals on Tuesday, winning both the Men’s and Women’s air pistol team events in Target shooting at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.
Team Alberta athletes Peter and Veronika Schulze both posted the highest score of the day in their respective genders.
Peter Schulze (Calgary) won the Gold medal along with his teammate Andrew Thacker (Red Deer) combining a score of 1051 points. Schulze shot a 551-point match, just one point shy of his personal best while Thacker shot 501. Team Alberta won the event by 10 points over Saskatchewan.
This gold medal is Schulze’s third medal in three events at the Canada Winter Games. He won two bronze medals at the 2011 Games in Halifax. “If you stick with something and you really apply to it, you can find success in no matter what it is. Luckily I was young enough the first time so that I could come back to the Games four years later with four more years of experience and training. It’s really good see success again. In Halifax, there was some pretty stiff competition, but at the same time I knew I was prepared, shooting fairly well.”
Thacker shared mixed feelings, disappointed with his performance and at the same time happy with the gold medal. “This gold medal is amazing. I never thought shooting would take me this far. I’m not going to lie, I shot really badly today, but my partner had an awesome day, and it made it for it. I almost wanted to quit, but I knew there was still a chance so I pulled myself together. Once you shoot the shot, it’s gone. There is no point in worrying about it and just keep going, keep focusing on the next shot,” said Thacker, who started three years ago at age 15. “This is for sure the biggest, most important match of my career.”
In the women’s competition, Veronica Schulze (Calgary), 16, posted her career-best result shooting a 360-point match, the top result of the day. Combined with the second-best score of the day at 356 points thanks to teammate Ashley Pikkert (Blackfalds), 18, Team Alberta ended a perfect day at the range.
“My shooting wasn’t as high as my regular practice, but solid enough to win a gold medal with me and my partner. Having the two highest scores of the day shows that our training is solid, that we do well under pressure, and that all the work and competition we do throughout the year is certainly helping. The training we do with our coaches is beneficial to us.” said Pickkert, a four-time provincial champion who enjoyed the event and the crowd atmosphere at the Canada Games.
The individual air pistol events will be held tomorrow and Thursday.
Follow Team Alberta on Facebook at www .facebook.com/TeamAb, twitter at www.twitter.com/GoTeamAB .
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Media Liaison, Team Alberta
(403) 669-5015 (mobile)
Please welcome Dave, Lisa and Florin!
As you may have heard, the Shooting Federation of Canada Executive Committee has committed to fund its High Performance Junior Program. Members of the Junior Program represent some of the best Under-21 shooting talent that Canada has identified in the Olympic rifle, pistol and Shotgun events. The SFC’s commitment to our Junior athletes extends beyond facilitating access to international ISSF events. We will be funding training camps. Additionally, we will ensure that qualified coaches support our junior athletes at significant targeted events. To bring this program to light, we have expanded the number of staff working within the Junior High Performance Program. Patrick Haynes, VP of High Performance, plus Richard Lanning, National Junior Development Coach, will be setting the direction for the program. The following additional people will be taking on direct coaching roles:
- Lisa Borgerson, National Junior Development Assistant Coach (Pistol)
- Dave Woolridge, National Junior Development Assistant Coach (Rifle)
- Florin Marinache, National Junior Development Assistant Coach (Shotgun)
Lisa and Dave have been working with the Junior HPP for a few years, most notably in Suhl, Germany, last year. Florin has taken on the challenge of working with the Senior Trap athletes, helping them prepare for the upcoming 2015 Pan American Games. He’ll be transitioning to his new role as we move through and past the Games.
Please congratulate our Junior Development Coaches: Richard, Dave, Lisa and Florin. Better yet: offer your support!
Also, feel free to share this email. If you receive this forwarded email and wish to sign up for the SFC’s Junior Program, please do so at: http://eepurl.com/bcfKXb
Regards, Patrick Haynes VP, High Performance Shooting Federation of Canada
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