Success at 13th Africa Shooting Championship
Congratulations to Chris-Mari for receiving the bronze medal at the Africa
What makes her achievement more remarkable is that she received a one point
penalty before the start of the finals for a rule violation. She however fought
back and ended in 3rd place only 0,8 points behind the gold medal winner.
This is her 5th medal on the international circuit as she also were on the
podium in the Netherlands and Austria.
13th Africa Shooting Championship
The 13th Africa Championships will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 19th April – 3rd
This is a self-funding competition and those interested in competing in 50m and
Air Pistol will have to participate in the Southern Gauteng Championships as a
once off trial.
SAPF will make a portion of the cost available to those that qualify. Note that
past competitive history will be a strong consideration.
We hope that despite the short notice, adequate preparations will be made and
that the MQS’ will be surpassed.
PPC World Championships 2017
The PPC World Championships 2017 will be held in Germany at the Alsfled Range
from the 16 August to 20 August 2017. The World Championship is the most
prestigious of the PPC Championships as most members of the WA1500 send teams to
compete against one another. The last PPC World Championship 2015 was held in
Sweden and fortunately now in Germany which has proven to be the most accessible
and convenient country to travel to for sport shooting.
The South African Pistol Federation has decided that it will be sending a team
to participate in the PPC World Championships 2017. The teams will be selected
from the Revolver and Pistol 1500 National Logs. The top 2 shooters will be
selected from each of the National Logs and will be awarded National Colours if
the highest score achieved in a provincial or national championship is at least
1456. There will also be a SAPF Team selected for interested shooters wishing to
be part of the team competing at the PPC World Championships.
All members are encouraged to practise and participate in as many club, league
and championship shoots as possible. A recommendation to shooters from the same
province is to create a group of interested shooters to practice together to
encourage and motivate one another. Kindly send your details to the NPA/PPC Vice
President via email email@example.com to indicate your intention of
participating in the PPC World Championships 2017.
There will be more information and details to follow.
NEW HIGH QUALTY, MATCH-GRADE AIR PISTOLS NOW IN STOCK IN CAPE
As of end of June 2015, I have managed to convince Suburban Guns in Cape Town to
import a small batch of Baikal model 46-M pneumatic match-grade air pistols into
The 46-M is a single-stroke pneumatic air pistol with excellent 5-way adjustable
trigger, fabulous sights, superb accuracy and full orthopaedic adjustable grip,
available in both Left and Right-hand versions.
I have some experience with these well-presented air pistols, and have equipped
over 60 high school and competition shooters with Baikals in the past two years.
The retail price for the Baikal model 46-M is anywhere between R6,225 and
R8,250, depending where you buy it, BUT…..
I have a special pricing concession for ISSF air pistol shooters that will see
these great pistols supplied to SAPA registered shooters at R5,650, delivered
anywhere in the country.
Interested shooters should order through me to get this special price - payment
to be made directly to Suburban Guns in Cape Town please.
NEW ENTRY-LEVEL MATCH-COMPETENT ZORAKI AIR PISTOLS ALSO FROM
I also have entry level ZORAKI air pistols available for juniors, Ladies and new
air pistol shooters - the Zoraki HP-01 is a well-made, reliable air pistol that
is a multi-stroke pneumatic air pistol and once again, I have supplied over 40
shooters country-wide with this really nice start-up air pistol.
At a Retail price of around R3,900 normally, the special SAPA registered
shooters price, available through Suburban Guns in CT is just R3,350, making
this an excellent buy.
OLYMPIC-GRADE COMPETITION PELLETS ARRIVING SOON IN SOUTH
Very shortly Suburban Guns will also have world-class Qiang Yuan Olympic grade
wadcutter-style pellets in 4,5-mm and 4,49mm wadcutter size in stock. Training
pellets will sell for about R70 per tin of 500, and Precision-batched pellets in
special carry case, will be available for under R200 per tray of 200 pellets.
According to statistics by ISSF (30/07/2010), among the top ten world-ranking
shooters (10m Air Rifle Men), five shooters used Qiang Yuan airgun pellets.
These pellets are also chosen by Indian, Malaysian, Chinese and Korean pistol
shooters for their accuracy, consistency and exceptional grouping.
I personally test-fired the Qiang Yuan Olympic grade pellets in a benchers using
a weather LG300 precision air rifle - the QY pellets outperformed all other
pellets tested, and achieved an average 10-shoot group size of under 5,2mm -
amazing performance indeed.
Alberton Sports Shooting Club
Tel: 011 763-1755 (H)
Cell: 082 654 9917
blog site: guncoach.blogspot.com
2015 WA1500 World Championships
considering sending a ‘self-funded’ Team to the above-mentioned
Championships.This is purely an advance notification and no consideration has or
can, at this stage, be given as to the specific details and how much financial
support, if any, will be provided. This advice of intention is issued to try and
ensure that if and when Team selection becomes a reality, a selection can be
made from those who have endeavoured to participate in various Championships
between now and June 2015.
More details to
President: South African Pistol Association
Results - SAPA PDI High Performance Team
SAPA President Mr Begg Interviewed by SABC Newsroom - 22
The SABC Newsroom interviewed SAPA President Mr. Begg about
target shooting in South African and the SAPA PDI High Performance Team and
their trip to the German Open 2014. The interview can be seen by following this
, you can skip directly to the interview which starts about 43 minutes into the
Results - SAPA PDI High Performance Team
It is with pride that we wish to announce that the SAPA PDI
High Performance team who participated in the 2014 German Open Championships
have done us proud by winning 3 Gold and 3 Bronze medals in the various
grading of different events. The team arrived home and are all in good health.
On behalf of the Team, we wish to express our sincere
thanks to all within the SAPA shooting fraternity for their moral support,
encouragement and inspiration during the past 2 to 3 months of preparation and
arrangements. It is greatly appreciated by the entire team.
The team members results are as follows:
Lazola Banzana - Gold in Distinguished Revolver
Mohyedien Begg - Bronze in Distinguished Pistol
Morne Thumbran - Gold in Service Pistol Expert
Nico Rautenbach - Bronze in 1500 Pistol Marksman
Class, Bronze in Distinguished Revolver Expert Class and Gold in
Standard Semi-Automatic Pistol Marksman Class
SAPA PDI High Performance Team
The SAPA Office has great pleasure in announcing that SAPA
will be sending the first PDI High Performance Team to participate in the 2014
German Open in Philippsburg, Germany from
19 August 2014.
The team members were selected based on their gradings and
from the scores at the recent SA National Champs, held in Bellville, Cape Town
from 28 April to 2 May 2014.
The event is financed in part from Lotto Funding for which
the application was specifically in respect of PDI High Performance
identification and development.
The team members in alphabetical order are as follows:
Nico Rautenbach has been nominated as the
Team Manager (self-funded)
NPA and PPC Match Rulebook Revised as at June 2014
NPA and PPC Match
Rulebook has been revised after the SAPA Open Championships 2014
INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORT FEDERATION
NEWSLETTER 19, 23.11.2012
ISSF New Shooting Rules & Finals: all events will start
from zero and end up in a duel
|All finalists will
start from zero, all finals will end up with a duel to
assign the Gold medal. It’s the ISSF major step forward
from the introduction of finals in 1986.
more than two years of work by ISSF bodies, the ISSF
Administrative Council unanimously approved the new ISSF
rules on 13 November 2012, that open a new chapter for
the Shooting Sport Olympic events.
The new rules feature many important changes designed to
increase Shooting’s appeal to youth and make it more
spectator and media friendly, as well as to keep
competitions fair and equal.
New Shooting Finals start from zero, feature
eliminations, and end up in a duel.
Major changes include new Finals for all Olympic events.
The new rules contain new Finals formats for all Olympic
events where all finalists start from zero. This means
that qualification’s score will not be carried into the
final anymore, making the scoring system immediately
understandable for the spectators.
Furthermore, all Finals feature eliminations, and end
with duels between the two best athletes to decide the
gold and silver medals. This step was taken to engage a
worldwide public by attracting spectators and fans
through an appealing and easily understandable
The new ISSF Rules also include small increases in
difficulty in Skeet and Double Trap, the separation of
sighting and match firing in 10m and 50m rifle and
pistol events, a new position order for 50m Rifle 3
Positions events and a provisional test of decimal
scoring for 10m Air Rifle and 50m Prone Rifle events.
The Final for the 50m Rifle 3 Positions events is now a
3 Positions Final, not a one-position Final like it use
to be, and will include changing times from one position
to the other.
New skill elements like reverse doubles on stations 3
and 5 in Skeet and making rapid position changes in
3-position rifle Finals will add interest. Both 25m
Pistol Finals will use hit-miss scoring to encourage
more spontaneous spectator reactions.
Detailed rules for all new Finals are included in the
2013 Rules which are already published on the ISSF
website. These new Finals will be used in all 2013 ISSF
The entire ISSF family participated in the development
of new Rules.
The ISSF tried to involve the entire ISSF family in
developing the 2013 ISSF Rules. ISSF Section Committees
not only made initial proposals, but they were given
multiple opportunities to review rules drafts.
The Athletes and Coaches Committees not only contributed
ideas, but were involved in evaluating the rules. Elite
athletes and national coaches were especially active in
developing the new Finals Rules. In some cases,
difficult compromises had to be worked out to meet the
diverse aims of these vital ISSF constituent groups.
The ISSF is especially pleased that so many National
Federations, industry members, athletes, coaches and
even shooting fans were able to participate in making
the 2013 ISSF Rules and help make the new rules stronger
and more effective.
"An important step forward to keep a leading position"
ISSF President said.
"Changing is necessary, to keep our sport on top." The
ISSF President, Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña said.
"The Shooting Sport has always been a leading sport in
the Olympic movement. And with the new finals we made an
important step forward to keep that leading position."
The ISSF President said.
"This is the major step forward since the introduction
of Final matches in 1986. It was time to change." The
ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber said, at the ISSF
Organizers Workshop, where the new rules were presented,
"The ISSF has always been open to innovation, and we are
proving it once again. All sport must adapt to the
digital era of technology and media. The time has come
to adopt new finals which fulfil these objective."
Secretary General Franz Schreiber added.
"New Challenges means new opportunities." The ISSF
Vice-President Gary Anderson said. "We have new finals,
and we will have to work hard to make this working. But
our sport will benefit of this new, appealing
More details on the changes available on
the ISSF website in the news sections at
New ISSF Rulebook
The new 2013 ISSF Rulebook, which will be effective from
the 1st of January 2013 and used for all the 2013 ISSF
World Cup Stages, is available for download at:
Request for Photo's
Kindly send in photos that you took at any of the recent Championships. I
would like to post these pictures in the gallery section of the website. You can
email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanking you guys in advance.
Drug Free Sport
To all Provincial Chairpersons,
The attached list of “Drugs in Sport” is circulated to all Provinces, due to the
fact that many of our sportsmen & women could be using chronic prescription
medication and may, or may not, be aware if the use of the respective medication
is approved, or appears on the list supplied by Drug Free Sport. Please check
Members who are taking medication which appears on the list, should get their
Medical Practitioners to complete a TUE form, which must be submitted to SAPA
for record keeping. Please ensure that your names are printed clearly on the
sealed envelopes, before submission to the SAPA Office. The completed TUE Forms
are treated as strictly confidential and will only be presented to Drug Free
Sport by SAPA, in cases where a member who is on chronic medication should be
tested during a Championship. Completed TUE Forms ensures that members who are
on chronic listed medication, are not exposed to permanent disqualification in
the shooting sport.
Kindly distribute this Circular as widely as possible to all Clubs and members
Your co-operation in this regard is appreciated.
2012 Druglist Booklet
SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport
P O Box 2553, Clareinch 7740
Cell: 079 461 3352
Tel: 0861 072437 (0861 0 SAIDS)
Fax: 0861 272437 (0861 2 SAIDS)
Email received from Chris Higgins Corporate Aviation Security Manager
The carriage of firearms on British Airways (operated by Comair) and
Dear Sir / Madam
There has been many queries regarding the various websites informing members
that British Airways (operated by Comair) and Kulula.com do not carry firearms.
Please be advised that this is a misrepresentation, we DO carry and are licenced
to transport firearms on our aircraft.
For any further information please would you refer to the various website as
appropriate www.BA.com and www.kulula.com. This will provide detailed
information on what to do and what is required.
Comair would appreciate it if you could notify your members and associates
accordingly. Alternatively I can be contacted directly for any queries.
Your assistance in this would greatly be appreciated.
Corporate Aviation Security Manager
• m: +27 83 779 7827
• t: +27 32 436 7013
• f: +27 86 648
Revitalising ISSF Campaign
To ALL SAPA MEMBERS
Please assist the SA Pistol Association in revitalising ISSF by ascertaining the
availability of .22 ISSF equipment as well as decent air pistols.
Let the SAPA office know of anyone who may have .22's for sale for inclusion
onto their website and please assist in establishing the whereabouts of ex
members, especially those that are retired and who may still have their .22's.
Please forward all information to the SAPA office via your respective provincial
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.