British Shooting is announcing some changes to the Olympic Skeet Shotgun Series Round 3 event that is scheduled to take place at Beverley Clay target Centre this weekend (30th June and 1st July), and a subsequent amendment to the GBR selection policy.
On Sunday 24th June, British Shooting was made aware of internal issues at BCTC that culminated in the ceasing of shooting at the ground from midnight on Saturday 30th June. This has clear and significant implications on the Shotgun Series event.
Since Sunday, British Shooting has worked with BCTC to try to explore scenarios to allow shooting to take place on Sunday 1st July. BCTC are unable to facilitate this.
British Shooting’s primary concern is the shooters who have entered the competition and their inconvenience, and potential financial loss around accommodation/travel.
We have continued to work to find solutions to allow a meaningful event to take place this weekend. To that end, the Shotgun series Round 3 event will now take the following format:
Date: 30th June
Format: 125 targets + Final over 1 day (30th June). This is for Men, Women and Juniors.
Pre-event training will be available on Friday 29th June
In relation to GBR selection, this shoot will remain an event that will be considered by the GBR selection panel for GBR selection.
Under section R of the GBR selection policy, British Shooting reserves the right to amend the Selection Procedure wherever appropriate or necessary, in particular as a result of factors beyond British Shooting’s control. In light of the factors beyond British Shooting’s control set out above, it has been deemed appropriate and necessary to amend the selection policy.
The amendment to the section policy is (shown in red):
Section J: British Shooting Shotgun Series
• The British Shooting Shotgun Series are the principal domestic events that will be considered for GBR teams.
• The British Shooting Shotgun Series, where possible, will be scheduled ahead of the competitive season and timed to suit the demands of the international competition calendar.
• The British Shooting Shotgun Series will be based on the identical format to the ISSF/ESC competitions for each Olympic discipline (save for Olympic Skeet on the 30th June 2018 when 125 clays + Final will be shot over one day).
As a result of the amendment to the policy, the Olympic Skeet Shotgun Series Round 3 event will still be taken into consideration in the selection of GBR Teams at Major Events pursuant to section H of the selection policy (and in the selection of GBR Training Squads under section G).