ISSF rules updated


In Arnhem (NED) the Royal Netherlands Shootingsports Association organised an ISSF Judges course. Together with our CISM friend mr Frits Hooijberg the secretary CSC Shooting 1stLt Roland van den Akker where present.

The information was brought by chairman of the ESC Technical Committee and ISSF course leader mrs Ghislaine Briez with assistance of Frits Hooijberg.

She explained that as of January 1st 2014 a few ISSF rules will change.

Therefore we advise you, athletes and officials, to check the ISSF website regularly and update your knowledge and prepare yourself for the new situation in Pistol, Rifle and General Rules as soon as they are published.

CSC Shooting welcomes a new member

abdullaThe CISM Sport Committee Shooting welcomes a new member for shotgun:
Brigader general Abdulla Al Mutawa Al-Hammadi from Qatar has joined the CSC Shooting.

He will be responsible for both ISSF and CISM rules in shotgun.

Abdulla was a the 2. Shotgun Championship2013, last week in Qatar, one of the leading officials of the successful championship.

Austrian “trainer of the year award” awarded

Minister of Defense Austrian Army honors soldiers and athletes of the year

Vienna , 04 November 2013 – On Tuesday , the 5th November 2013, the title of ” Soldier of the Year” and the “Military Sports Award ” will be presented at the Military History Museum. Defence Minister Gerald Klug and General Othmar Commendam , Chief of the General Staff , to take the honors in front together with senior representatives of the Armed Forces.

Outstanding military and athletic performance

Special initiatives , creativity as well as excellence in domestic and international use are honored . Inter alia be honored the soldier or unit of the year and the recruit of the year and the civil partner of the year .

With the “Military Sports Award ” successful athletes of the armed forces who achieved outstanding performance this year , will be honored . The categories include inter alia ” Newcomer of the Year “, ” Team of the Year ” as well as the athlete (F) and the athlete (M) of the year. For decades, the armed forces supported the Austrian sports performance and provides the Army Sports Center yearly around 300 athletes a social and financial basis for their athletic and professional career. Thus the army of one of the biggest sports in Austria .

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CISM Shooting Championships 2014, 2015, 2016…

The president of the CISM Sport Committee Shooting, lcol Bruno Wolfensberger (SUI), together with CSC member Brigadier-General Ahmed A Rahman Al-Jaidah (QAT) and vice-president CSC Shooting, lcol Mikko Taussi (FIN) have visited the 2nd CISM Shotgun championships in Doha, Qatar last week. (photo)


Here they discussed the future of CISM shooting as we still don’t have a CISM Military World championship in Shooting for 2014.

In 2015 the Military World Games will take place in Korea. The CISM officials disclosed that Qatar will host the 2016 CISM Shooting and Shotgun Championship.

“The 2016 CISM Shooting and Shotgun Championship will be the first time that both shooting and shotgun championship will be held together. It will be the first time in the 60-year history of the CISM that around 900 shooters from 65 countries will be taking part for a single sport of shooting at CISM,” informed Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Wolfensberger.

Meanwhile the increase of the CSC Shooting is necessary to have specialists of every discipline, in rules and from every continent.

The biggest challenge at this moment is to host the 300 meter rifle. Due to the lack of 300m rifle ranges many countries would like to host a MWC but can not provide enough ranges.


With great support of Lt Col Walter Borghino (QAT) as president of the CISM Sports commission, the 2nd CISM Shotgun championship have been announced a great success for both shooters as well for the officials, other participants and spectators.

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Qatar pick up medals at shooting championship

Saturday, 02 November 2013


Shooters are seen at a prize distribution ceremony on day one of the Second CISM Shotgun Championship at Losail Shooting Complex yesterday.  PICTURES: MOHAMMAED FARAG

Doha: Hosts Qatar came up with an impressive show to win one silver medal and two bronze on the first day of the Second CISM Shotgun Championship at Losail Shooting Complex.

Yesterday, Sarah  Mohammed finished second in the Women’s Skeet event,  while compatriot Reem  Al Sharshani clinched bronze to complete the two-three in the event.

Isarapa Imprasertsuk of Thailand clinched the top prize in Skeet.

For hosts Qatar, the day’s other bronze medal came in the Women’s Trap event.

Nawal Al Khalaf won a shootout with compatriot Amna Al Abdulla to win the third place.

Italian Giansanti Romina topped the event followed by Kuwiat’s Sarah Al Hawal.

Meanwhile in the Men’s Trap, Hasan Majed  of Bahrain leads the field with a score of 73 at the end of Day 1. Qatar’s Abusharib Saeed is in joint second place along with Peltonen Miikla of Finland, Upelnieks Dainis of Latvia, all with a score of 72.

Two other competitors from Al Muhannadi  and Al Kuwari Mohammed are in the third place along with Kuwait’s Al Gharib Yousif.

In the Men’s Skeet, Waalan Marzouq of Kuwait has the lead going into the final day of the competition today.

The Kuwaiti turned out in an impressive performance shooting down 74 clay pigeons targets.

Rossi Ferdinando of Italy and Matilainen Veli Malti of Finalnd are closely following the leader with a score of 72. The two-day championship ends today.

The championship is sanctioned by International Military Sports Council (CISM) and 65 shooters from ten countries are taking part in the Trap and Skeet categories. Shooters from Bahrain, Finland, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and Thailand are featuring in the event. 


Women team shine in CISM International Shotgun C’ship

pic-shotting-in-1-11-2013DOHA, November 02, 2013 – Qatar’s women shooting team showed widely- praised performance in the ongoing CISM International Shotgun Championship to win both gold and  silver medals in the Trap (teams event ) at Losail Shooting Complex on Friday.


Qatar’s women shooting  team , comprising Amna Al Abdullah, Khloud Al Khalaf and Metha Al Banali confidently won the gold medal in the Trap event, while Qatar team consisting of Nawal Al Khalaf, Banah Haji and Noora Al Ali clinched  the silver medal in the same event.
On the same track of victory, the Qatar  women team, comprising Dina Al Tobaishi, Reem Al Sharshani and Hanan Haji won the gold  medal, as Qatar team comprising ,  Sarah Mohammed Mashail Al Shamari and Hajir Mohammed clinched the silver medal in the same event.
The prestigious event brought together shooters from 10 nations , including Bahrain, Finland, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Oman, Pakistan,  hosts Qatar and Thailand.
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Deehani, Scocchetti to lead line-up at CISM Shotgun Championship



TWO-TIME Olympic Games medallist Fehaid al Deehani from Kuwait and World Championship silver medal winner Simona Scocchetti headline the line-up at the CISM Shotgun Championship.
(picture left: opening ceremony)

Under the banner of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), this is the second edition and it will take place at the Losail Shooting Range on Friday and Saturday.

Major General Mohammed bin Ali al Ghanim al Maadeed, who is also the President of the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association, informed during a press conference on Wednesday that the association has made grand arrangements for the participants and officials during the event. 944281_437662299671704_55337484_n

Also present during the press conference were CISM President Lt Col Walter Borghino and CISM Shooting Head Bruno Wolfensberger and Competition Manager and QSAA Assistant Secretary Brig Gen Ali Mohammed al Kuwari.

(picture right: Finnish team)

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Doha favourite to host 2019 Military World Games

By Anil John/Sports Editor


Doha is bidding for the 2019 Military World Games, and most likely will get to host the event, it emerged yesterday.

At a press conference held at the Losail Shooting Complex ahead of the second CISM International Shotgun Championship starting today, officials revealed that Qatar would be shortly putting in a bid for the prestigious event.

CSIM, which represents more than 100 countries, stands for Conseil International du Sport Militaire, or the international military sports council. It is a body that seeks to promote peace and understanding between nations by organising regular sporting competitions for members of the armed forces.

Lt  Col Walter Borghino, the president of the CISM Sports Commission, praised Qatar for its outstanding sports facilities and organisational abilities, saying Doha would be an ideal host city.

“I am sure Qatar with all its experience in hosting world class international events will put up a great show if Doha wins the 2019 bid,” Borghino said with a smile, perhaps indicating that Doha is the favourite, although no prospective rival city was mentioned.

Borghino, dressed in his military outfit, added that the CISM was waiting for an official letter of intent from the sporting authorities in Qatar before the formal bidding process gets underway.

The Military World Games were launched in Rome in 1995 to celebrate the completion of 50 years after the end of the Second World War. Rio de Janerio hosted the Games in 2011 with the South Korean city of Mungyeong due next in 2015.

Meanwhile, Qatar will be fielding 12 shooters in the CISM International Shotgun Championship in which 10 countries are taking part. Qatar’s campaign will be led by Olympian Rashid al-Athba in the competition.

Two-times Olympic bronze medallist Fehaid al-Deehani of Kuwait, 2013 World Championship silver medallist Simona Scocchetti of Italy and junior World Championship silver medal winner Valerio Andreoni, also of Italy, are the notable entries.

“The competition is going to be very intense and I am sure everybody will put in their best performance,” Qatar Shooting and Archery Federation president Mohamed Ali al-Maadeed said, hoping that Qatar will come out with flying colours.

After a formal opening ceremony at the Losail Shooting Complex today, competitions begin at 9am tomorrow with the men’s and women’s trap and skeet.

The event concludes on Saturday afternoon followed by the closing ceremony.

source: here