2018 GB Target Sprint Selection Policy
2018 Ranking Competitions and Minimum Consideration Times
(May 2018 Update)
1. 2018 International Competitions:
British Shooting will be selecting for the Target Sprint World Championships in Korea and Internationals that are deemed relevant for improvement and development.
2. Team Size:
The total team size will be dependent on the ISSF entry criteria for National Governing Bodies and the British Shooting Target Sprint Selection Panel. For 2018, British Shooting will be selecting from the Junior and Senior age groups and therefore the 2018 British Shooting International Selection Process will reflect this.
3. Age categories & Participation:
In accordance with ISSF Rule 3.3.6 Juniors are athletes who will be under the age of 21 on December 31st in the year of the competition. Therefore, athletes who become 21 in the year of competition are Seniors. The minimum age for athlete selection is in accordance with the ISSF competition entry criteria.
- Athlete can participate in the National Selection System who may not be available for 2018 selection, but must notify the organisers upon invitation to the GB Final Selection weekend.
4.1 Code of Conduct: Athletes will be required to sign code of conduct in order to accept their place on the GB Target Sprint Team.
4.2 TS Safety Certificate: Athletes are required to have a current Target Sprint Safety Certificate. (Please refer to www.TargetSprint.com for further information).
5. Event Eligibility following GB Team Selection:
Selected athletes will be eligible to be invited to compete at World Championships in Korea and Internationals that are deemed relevant for improvement and development as an Individual and part of a Team(s).
6. Funding of Entries to Competitions:
- An athlete selected by British Shooting to attend an international competition has no automatic right to any form of funding from British Shooting. Attendance at the competition will always depend on the availability of adequate funds.
- Following athlete selection, British Shooting will work with selected athletes to help to identify funding options where possible, to support their preparations and participation at the International Event.
7. Target Sprint discipline for all athletes at all accredited Selection Events:
- Course: 3x 400m interspersed with 2x 10m Standing only Air Rifle shooting sessions.
- Shooting: All knockdown targets will be 35mm in diameter and in accordance with ISSF Standards. The ruling for the shooting sessions will be in accordance with the current ISSF Target Sprint Rules.
- Equipment: For the National Selection System ISSF Target Sprint Rule 6.3 will be applied.
- Maximum weight – 5.5 kg.
- Trigger pull – unlimited
- Adjustable aperture, non-optical rear sight
- Non-optical front sight with interchangeable inserts
- Pneumatic, CO2 or compressed air
- Repeater or magazine rifles are permitted, but they must be used as single loaders with 500g trigger pull
- Dimensions – must comply with dimensions outlined in the current ISSF Target Sprint Rules
- Event equipment control: Will reflect the above. Additionally, the event organiser can supply rifle equipment, which will be Air Arms MPR.
8. International Selection Process:
Selection decisions for International Competitions are based on:
8.1. Attainment of the Minimum Consideration Time (MCT)
8.2. National Selection System
8.3. Other information deemed relevant by the Selection Panel to ensure selected athletes have the best medal winning potential.
- It should be noted that athlete’s resident outside the UK are required to also follow the International Selection Process within the UK, if they wish to be considered for selection.
8.1. Minimum Consideration Time (MCT) 2018
Athletes are required to attain the MCT at one or more of the events part of the National Selection System.
MCT’s are to ensure consistency and standards across athlete selection. MCT’s are based on the ISSF International Event standards of 2017. The MCT’s are deemed to be a suitable benchmark for selection consideration by the Selection Panel.
|2018 Minimum Consideration Times|
|Junior Men (1998 – 2004)||6 mins 30 secs||Senior Men (1997 >)||6 mins|
|Junior Women (1998 – 2004)||7 mins||Senior Women (1997 >)||6 mins 30 secs|
8.2. National Selection System
Each athlete needs to compete in GB Selection events #1 and/or #2.
Selection Qualification Events:
#1 GB Selection Qual Yate Outdoor Sports Complex Sunday 18th March 2018 (Postponed to 24th March)
#2 GB Selection Qual Southampton Athletics Track Saturday 7th April 2018
Selection Qualification Events: At these events athletes need to:
- Attain at Minimum Consideration Time AND/OR
- Top 3 (three) placing in their respective age and gender category, in order to qualify for the GB Final Selection Weekend.
*If an athlete attains a Top 3 (three) placing in more than one Selection Qualification Event, their first performance placing will be recorded. At subsequent Selection Qualification Events where the same athlete attains another Top 3 placing, the qualification place(s) will roll down the scoreboard.
GB Final Selection Weekend: Athletes will be invited who have:
- Attained the MCT at one or more of the Selection Qualification Events in their respective age and gender category.
- And/or gained a Top 3 (three)* placing at one of the Selection Qualification Events
#GB Final Selection Weekend Yate Outdoor Sports Complex 14th or 15th April 2018
GB Final Selection Weekend Format: Athletes will be expected to:
Process: Athletes will be invited to attend one of the two days, and expected to race twice on that one day, from which their fastest time will be recorded as their Final Result. Each athletes’ final result will be listed in their respective category (Junior or Senior) on the full weekend’s results. (Saturday and Sunday).
GB Team Selection Decisions:
GB Team Selection: Performances at the GB Final Selection Weekend*, athletes’ attainment of the Minimum Consideration Time and other information deemed relevant by the Selection Panel will be considered for the other place(s) available for GB Team selection.
*If an athlete who has been invited to the GB Final Selection weekend is unable to attend through grounds deemed appropriate by the Target Sprint Selection Panel, and they are viewed as having international medal potential and are eligible and available for international selection for 2018, measures will be taken to ensure a clear fair and transparent opportunity is available for selection consideration.
9. Selected Athlete Notification
Athletes will be notified if they have been selected at the GB Final Selection weekend. All results from the Selection Events will be published on the Target Sprint website.
Any information received before the results are published on the TS website must stay confidential (it will put the place at risk if not).
Please refer to the British Shooting Target Sprint ISSF Selection Policy latest update for further information.