ESSU Team Results - Rifle and Airgun events - Wales
Team Managers Report - Craig Dower
A total of 37 representatives travelled down to Cardiff and Tondu to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Shooting Federation (European Division) Championships. The event covered all disciplines and gave the added ability to field development shooters into the championships to assist in the on-going identification of future athletes. The rifle and pistol competitors fired events spread across four days with the air disciplines being held in the Sport Wales National Centre and the 50m disciplines all competing in Tondu. Both venues were extremely well prepared for the competition and at all times first class. It was decided at the planning stage to place a teams manager into each location which proved successful as both venues had a high turnover of participants.
The breakdown of scores achieved within the overall championships can be found on the WTSF website:
The awards were presented at the Cardiff City stadium on Sat 24 Sep. Our medal recipients were as follows:
50m Rifle Prone Mens Pairs David Binney GOLD
50m Rifle Prone Mens Pairs Mark Szymankewicz SILVER
50m Rifle Prone Womens Pairs Lina Jones GOLD
50m Rifle Prone Womens Pairs Zoe Bruce SILVER
50m Rifle Prone Womens Indiv. Lina Jones SILVER
50m Pistol Individual Kristian Callaghan GOLD
50m Pistol Ind (Development) Matthew Reed 1st Place
50m Pistol Pairs Kristian Callaghan GOLD
50m Prone Rifle (Development) Zara Roberts 1st Place
50m Prone Rifle Individual David Binney SILVER
Ken Bowley BRONZE
50m Rifle 3 Positions (Dev) Richard Chasemore 1st Place
50m Rifle 3 Positions Pairs Dean Bale GOLD
50m Rifle 3 Positions Ind Dean Bale GOLD
Jack Bale SILVER
50m Rifle 3 P Women Pairs Katie Gleeson 1st Place
50m Rifle 3 P Women Ind Katie Gleeson GOLD
10m Air Rifle Women Pairs Katie Gleeson GOLD
10m Air Rifle Women Badge Jemma Toms 1st Place
10m Air Pistol Men Badge Waldek Mickiewicz 2nd Place
10m Air Pistol Women Badge Imogen Moss 1st Place
10m Air Rifle Men Pairs Dean Bale GOLD
10m Air Rifle Ind Badge Jacob Hill 1st Place
10m Air Rifle Men (Development) Jacob Hill 1st Place
10m Air Rifle Men Ind Dean Bale SILVER
Jack Bale BRONZE
10m Air Rifle Women Ind Jemma Toms GOLD
Katie Gleeson SILVER
Sharon Lee BRONZE
10m Air Pistol Women (Dev) Imogen Moss 2nd Place
10m Air Pistol Men (Dev) Kenneth Darling 1st Place
10m Air Pistol Men Ind Adrian Syms SILVER
Kristian Callaghan BRONZE
The team certainly performed extremely well over the three competition days with many achieving personal best scores as well as exceeding them! Our final thanks must be recorded to the volunteers and organisers that make events such as these happen. All in attendance thoroughly enjoyed their time in Wales and look forward to the next CSF event……..wherever that may be!
Commonwealth Shooting Federation (ED) 2016 Wales – 25m Pistol events fired in conjunction with the Jersey Open
Team Managers Report - Paul Taylor
25m pistol events for the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (European Division) 2016 Wales were shot at the Jersey Pistol Club (JPC) between September 2nd – 4th, 2016.
Our kind hosts, the JPC and members, facilitated Team Wales to staff and run the CSF(ED) events shot concurrently with the Jersey Open Pistol competition.
The Jersey 25m pistol range is well appointed with four banks of five targets which enabled all events to be shot in a single relay. Ranges were staffed by experienced and qualified ISSF Jury members led by Barbara Barber, CRO, and Stephen Pengelly, Jury. All competitions ran well and on schedule with no protests or scores challenged.
The Team England pistol coaches for the Jersey leg of this CSF(ED) were Margaret Thomas and Paul Taylor.
CSF(ED) medals for pair’s events are only awarded when sufficient teams enter. For 25m pistol 2016 events, the only event with sufficient entries to support the pairs’ medal was Centre Fire Pistol.
Centre Fire Pistol
The first competition was Centre Fire Pistol. Whilst no longer a Commonwealth Games event, men’s Centre Fire pistol was included in this CSF(ED). The course of fire is similar to the 25m Pistol Olympic event shot by ladies (formally known as Sport Pistol) but without a finals’ stage and with a centre fire pistol rather than a .22LR pistol.
The England Centre Fire Pistol athletes were selected by the English Pistol Association. JPC members generously loaned pistols for this event as centre fire is outside the scope of the British Shooting section 5 programme which specifically focuses upon the Olympic and Commonwealth Games .22LR pistol events.
With minimal opportunity to familiarise themselves with their borrowed pistols, the three England men worked hard and posted respectable scores.
1st Kristian Callaghan 568
2nd Ian Jack 532 (PB)
4th Andy McGee 520
1st England (Kristian Callaghan & Andy McGee)
Conditions remained good when both Steph Courty and Imogen Moss, new recruits to the British Shooting section 5 programme who have recently purchased new .22LR pistols shot as “development athletes”. Both ladies shot personal best scores equating to a impressive 1st and 3rd place position had they entered the main CSF(ED) competition. Both ladies are working hard and rapidly approaching the TENS qualification score for the 25m Pistol event.
An honourable mention goes to ESSU Pistol Academy athlete Shelley Moss, the younger sister of Imogen Moss who entered the Jersey Open 25m Pistol competition using a borrowed pistol. Building on her previous Island Games experience, her only previous match shot with a .22LR. Shelley also shot a personal best in Jersey.
25m Pistol Development Results
Steph Courty 566 (PB)
Imogen Moss 556 (PB)
Rapid Fire Pistol
Conditions were again perfect on the Saturday afternoon for Rapid Fire Pistol. Kristian dominated this event from the outset winning with a new range record for this event and one point off his previous PB, set in August 2014.
1st Kristian Callaghan 575
2nd Ian Jack 562 (PB)
4th Andy McGee 529
The fine weather had left the island on Saturday evening, with drizzle and varying light conditions throughout Sunday. Standard Pistol concluded this CSF(ED) meeting on a very busy range. Consistent results from the England Team secured all of the event medals.
1st Kristian Callaghan 560
2nd Ian Jack 543 (PB)
3rd Andy McGee 542
Team Wales ran an excellent competition hosted by Jersey Pistol Club. It offered ideal match development opportunities and for the five England athletes who all competed successfully in their events, with many shooting personal bests.