British Shooting continue their support of the ISSF for Target Sprint.
We’re delighted to announce that Great Britain will be hosting the 4th Qualifying event of the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint 2020. (WTTS) and selecting GB Teams for international representation at most of the other WTTS events.
The ISSF WTTS British Open will take place at Bisley from Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 July, prior to the British Championships on Saturday 1st August and National Series Final on Sunday 2nd August 2020.
The British Championships (Saturday 1st August) will be open to athletes from overseas to compete as Guests for medals, as well as British athletes.
The National Series Final (Sunday 2nd August) is the climax to the National Series 2020, where athletes from all over the country have qualified to compete at a National Series Final.
This event is planned during the Tokyo Olympics and as part of a number of shooting activities that we at British Shooting encourage people to get involved with over the summer.
In the afternoon of Friday 31st July at Bisley, we welcome the public to come have a go at target shooting. Further sign-up information to follow.
2020 ISSF World Tour Target Sprint (WTTS) Explained
ISSF Federation Competitions 2020
˗ 1. EGYPT: Qualification stage 22.02. – 25.02. Cairo (EGY)
˗ 2. ITALY: Qualification stage 29.05. – 31.05. Auer (ITA)
˗ 3. HUNGARY: Qualification stage 26.06. – 28.06. Miskolc (HUN)
˗ 4. GREAT BRITAIN: Qualification stage 29.07. – 31.07. Bisley (GBR)
˗ WTTS Final 14.08. – 16.08. Suhl (GER)
Individual: The age/gender categories for the WTTS are Junior and Senior for both male and female athletes. Athletes attain WTTS points from their position at each of the four ISSF Federation Competition qualification events.
12 places per age/gender are available at the WTTS Final. The winners of each ISSF Federation Competition per age/gender category automatically qualify for the WTTS Final held in Suhl, Germany. The remaining places in each Gender/Age category are awarded to the athletes with the highest number of accrued points.
It should be noted that to compete in the WTTS Final an athlete must have competed at least at two ISSF Federation Competitions. (This does not apply to any athlete that has won an ISSF Federation Competition).
The winners of the WTTS Final held in Germany, will awarded with the title:
World Tour Target Sprint Champion (Men/Women/Junior Men/Junior Women).
Single Mixed Team: A team consists of one male and one female athlete of any age. Teams are awarded points for their National Federation according to their positioning at each of the ISSF Federation Competition qualification events.
Following all four ISSF Federation Competition qualification events, all team points are totalled and that will set the “nation ranking”.
12 places are available for single mixed teams at the WTTS Final.
According to the National Ranking, the Nation Ranked No.1 can enter 3 teams; Nation Ranked No. 2 can enter 2 teams; Nations Ranked No. 3 – 9 can enter 1 team each.
The winning team of the WTTS Final held in Germany, will awarded with the title:
World Tour Target Sprint Team Champion
GB Team International Representation
The British Shooting Target Sprint Selection Panel will be selecting GB Teams for the ISSF WTTS events, excluding Cairo, EGY due to the short notification of the event.
The GB Teams will be selected for each event and won’t necessarily be the same athletes for each competition. Selection Meetings will take place on Saturday 14th March following the YOSC Championships for Italy & Hungary and Saturday 13th June following the Midlands Championships for Bisley GBR.
The WTTS is based on points accumulated in the qualifying stages, so representation at the WTTS Final in Suhl, Germany will be dependent on athletes’ performances throughout the season. Selection will be made on Friday 31st July following the WTTS British Open.
For more information visit: https://www.targetsprint.com/events/current-gb-rankings
Do you wish to be considered for the GB Team 2020?
To be considered for selection, athletes need to have attained the Minimum Consideration Time (MCT) on three occasions in the 12 months preceding the time of selection, have a current Target Sprint Safety Certificate and registered their EXPRESSION of INTEREST to be selected.
CLICK HERE – GB Team Expression of Interest
CLICK HERE – Register & Renew your Target Sprint Safety Certificate
CLICK HERE – Enter a Super League / GB Ranking Event
CLICK HERE – GB Ranking List
GB Team Management
Following the success of last season’s Target Sprint international season, the British Shooting Senior Leadership Team have appointed Team Leaders and where team size requires, Team Support roles.
Dean Leak, Talent Pathway Manager said: “We’re delighted to have Rob Shawyer leading the Target Sprint GB Teams in Italy, Hungary, Britain and Germany. And due to a larger team of 12 athletes being proposed to be selected for the Bisley, GBR competition, compared to the 6 athletes for Italy and Hungary, we welcome John Saint and Doug Pepper to the team as Team Supports.
“The primary objective of the team management is not to coach, but to help support the GB athletes selected to carry out their individual pre, during and post competition plans.”
Masterclass – Putting the Sprint in Target Sprint
Sunday 1st March, Alexander Stadium Birmingham. Hosted by Target Sprint Burntwood.
CLICK HERE – Masterclass News
Entries closed, but late entries will be accepted. Please email Events@BritishShooting.org.uk
Check out all our events. Next stop the YOSC Championships on Saturday 14th March, hosted by Sedgemoor Regional Centre.
CLICK HERE – ALL EVENTS
RENEW your Target Sprint Safety Certificate
CLICK HERE – More information and how to renew.