Last updated: 6th January 2013
If travelling with a group (even two people can be a group), airline, police or customs officials will usually prefer to talk to one person. A list of the air pistols and air rifles noting make / model / serial numbers is also a good idea, as this can save time in dealing with officials - have several copies available in addition to your own copy.
The invitation to the competition can sometimes be downloaded and printed off the Internet (as can entry lists which may show that you are entered for a competition), or will be available via the WTSF Team Manager, or the person in your Association that dealt with the entry paperwork.
For training events or sessions, paperwork from the training venue, e.g. a copy of the booking or details of the range (telephone numbers, internet addresses, etc.) should suffice in place of a competition invitation.
The Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission (GTM) for Team Wales Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 have been appointed.
|Allen, Malcolm||Shotgun||Morgan, Scot||Shotgun|
|Brekke, Johanne||Smallbore Rifle||Morris, Gareth||Fullbore Rifle|
|Corish, Jennifer||Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle||Oxford, Robert||Fullbore Rifle|
|Corish, Siān||Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle||Pengelly, Steve||25m Pistol events|
|Croydon, John||Smallbore Rifle||Phelps, David||Smallbore Rifle|
|Dummer, James||Smallbore Rifle||Price, Rhys||Shotgun|
|Gizzi, Cheryl||Shotgun||Warnes, Helen||Smallbore Rifle|
|Gravell, Rachel||Air Pistol||Wilson, Nicola||Air Pistol|
|Green, Alan||25m Pistol events||Wixey, Mike||Shotgun|
The Federation's congratulations go to everyone selected to represent Wales.
The official Commonwealth Games Council for Wales media release:- Commonwealth Games Team Wales announcement - Shooting team.
Verity Thomas made the Final in the Senior Womens Championship.
Home Countries International (Team of 10) Home Countries Womens International (Team of 5) 2nd Wales (3885) 2nd Wales (1921) Home Countries Junior International (Team of 3) Home Countries 3P International (Team of 3) 3rd Wales (1145) 1st Wales (3382) Home Countries Womens 3P International (Team of 3) 3rd Wales (1651) British 3P Championship British Junior 3P Championship British Womens 3x20 Rifle Championship 1st John Croydon (1136) 1st Siān Corish (1134) 2nd Siān Corish (567) 2nd Siān Corish (1134) 5th Jenny Corish (1127) 9th Martyn Blake (1119) Junior Womens 3P Rifle Championship Comp 3 Class A Comp 5 Class X 1st Siān Corish (567) 6th Kristian Thomas (385) 2nd Dave Phelps (595) Comp 7 Class X Comp 15 Class X Comp 16 Class X 1st Dave Phelps (2737) 2nd Dave Phelps (394) 1st Dave Phelps (396) 2nd Colin Harris (395) Comp 16 Class B Comp 48 Class X Comp 40 4th Rob Warnes (388) 3rd Dave Phelps (390) 2nd Llantrisant & Cardiff (1156) 4th G W Morgan (390) Comp 45 Open Class 2nd Torfaen (778) Welsh Prone Championship (Western Mail and Echo Cup) 1st Dave Phelps 2nd Bob Riddett 3rd J M Thomas 4th G W Morgan 5th M A Parry Siān and Jenny Corish were also in the Croydon team that won Competition 44 and also part of the Surrey team that set a new British record score in 1st place in the County 3 Position Team competition.
10m Air Rifle Women Bronze Jenny Corish 389 25m Standard Pistol Gold Steve Pengelly 555 25m Centre Fire Pistol Silver Steve Pengelly 569 25m Sport Pistol Silver Emma Davies 535 50m Prone Rifle Men Gold Bob Riddett 586 50m Prone Rifle Junior Men Silver Craig Philips 579 Bronze Danny Evans 577 50m Prone Rifle Woman Bronze Francesca Fulgoni 572 50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women Gold Siān Corish 587 Silver Jenny Corish 581 50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior Gold Siān Corish 566 Silver Jenny Corish 553 Trap Men Gold Gareth Morgan 124 Silver Scott Morgan 122 Skeet Men Bronze Richard Stepney 120 Team Gold was won in Trap, Skeet and 50m Prone Junior Women.Full results are available from the Luxembourg Shooting Federation website.
Team Silver in 50m Prone Men, 50m Prone Junior Men, 50m 3x20 Junior Women and 10m Air Pistol Women.
Team Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Junior Women.
Wales nearly took the Nations Cup, only 4 points behind Belgium.
Siān Corish made the Final of the 3x20 3P individual event in 4th place and retained 4th.
John Croydon entered the Final of the 3x40 3P individual event in 4th place and narrowly missed giving Wales another bronze medal.
The majority of the team travelled via Quantas to Melbourne, arriving on 28th February. Accommodation for the first five nights was in self-catering
apartments in Melbourne and then the team moved into the Games Village.
Dave Phelps has an on-line diary at Dave's Blog which gives a good view of the Games from Dave's perspective.
Air Weapons events were held in the centre of Douglas at the new National Sports Centre. The Pistol events were located at Slieau Lhost (Windy
corner on the TT race course). The 50 metre rifle events were held at the Sinclair range, St. Johns, situated on the South East corner of the TT course.
Full bore events were held at Bisley.
Weather was blustery - every country with exception of Cyprus was there, all with most...if not all of their Commonwealth Games nominations. Many were using it as a final trial.
Francesca Fulgoni shot a PB, 585x600, with Jo Brekke, reigning Commonwealth Games (Pairs) champion, winning the Womens 50 metre Prone Rifle pairs.
Jo Brekke took the Womens 50 metre Prone individual Gold.
15 year old Helen Warnes, British under 21 (Junior men/women) champion, shot a PB of 577x600 in the development Prone competition.
Emma Davies won Gold in the womens Air pistol event, with a PB in the qualifiaction stage, and 18 year old Rachel Gravell took the Silver. Rachel also took Gold in the Womens Air Pistol (badge)competition.
Emma Davies and Meinir Phillips took the Silver medal in the Air Pistol pairs.
Alan Green and Steve Pengelly took Gold in the Centre Fire Pistol Pairs, Alan also taking the individual Bronze, with Steve in 4th place by 1 point. Alan and Steve also picked up the Silver in the Standard Pistol pairs with Steve winning the individual Silver. Alan's and Steve's pistols are stored and kept in Zurich, so the pistols needed to be collected from Switzerland and then returned after the competition.
In the Mens Air Rifle, Martyn Blake bagged Gold in the Mens Air Rifle and also claimed Silver with John Croydon in the pairs competition. John was second and Martyn third in the Mens 3x40 50 metre individual competition.
After a close final in the Mens individual Prone rifle competition, Griff Morgan, 592, with a PB in Olympic final of 102.9, won the Gold medal in the event, David Phelps just missing Bronze by 1 point and claiming fourth place.
Colin Harris and Alastair Cornish were first in the "B" Pairs plate competition.
At Bisley, Alex Woodward and Gareth Morris were fourth in the pairs Full Bore rifle event."
50m 3x20 Rifle Women Gold Siān Corish (562 + 94.3 = 656.3) Bronze Jennifer Corish (560 + 89.8 = 649.8) 25m Sport Pistol (Air) Women Silver Danielle Jones (new Welsh Record score for Junior and Senior Women) (566x600) 50m Rifle Prone Women Gold Siān Corish (591x600)
The Federations's congratulations go to all the Welsh medal winners:-
10m Air Rifle Men Gold John Croydon 10m Standard Pistol Men Gold Ian Harris Bronze Al Green 10m Standard Pistol Junior Ladies Silver Danielle Jones 10m Five Target Men Bronze Steve Pengelly 50m Prone Rifle Men Silver Alastair Cornish Bronze Griff Morgan 50m Prone Rifle Ladies Gold Jo Brekke Silver Ceri Dallimore Bronze Francesca Fulgoni 50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Men Silver Joe Moloney Bronze Mike Fisher
The main party arrived in Melbourne and were taken by coach to our 4-5 day preparation accommodation with no fuss. This was a Motel situated in a quiet part of the City called Fern Tree Gully in the Dandenong range of hills NE of Melbourne. This proved perfect for our acclimatization and recovery from Jet Lag. The Full bore team arrived three days later and traveled straight to Bendigo.
The team moved to the Mecure Welcome hotel in the Centre of the City after the initial 5 days. The accommodation was on a room only basis and breakfast could be ordered if required.
All the events were held at various locations in and around Melbourne. Clay target was held at Lilydale approx 30k N.E. of Melbourne.
Smallbore, Air Weapons and CF pistol events were held near to the centre of Melbourne at the International Shooting Centre at Port Melbourne.
Fullbore was held at Bendigo, 160k to the NE of Melbourne.
A total of 20 separate events took place. In each of these there were a Pairs, Badge and Individual competition. This gave a total of 60 competitions where Wales took part in 15 events.
Medals won were:
Women's Prone pairs with a new Championship record.
Five Bronze medals:-
Women's prone individual Badge.
Men's 3x40 Pairs.
Men's 3x40 individual Badge.
25m Centre Fire Pistol (New Welsh record).
Men's Olympic Trap.
Wales finished 5th in the medal table."
Henry Jeens has become the first Welshman to win the Sovereign's Prize at the National Championships for Full-bore Target Rifle since 1903 in a match first competed in 1860 for a prize of £250, a sum which is still the same today.
Henry, 22yrs of age, and just finished at Cambridge University, won the competition known as the Queen's Prize at Bisley, in July 2004. The match is competed for once a year at Bisley and about 1500 competitors from all over the world, compete in 3 stages, with the field reduced by a 70% at each stage until the final 100 shoot 15 shots to count at 900yds and 1000yds, where the bullet can be blown many feet sideways if the right wind correction has not been made for each shot
10m Air Pistol Women Pairs Gold Aly Rowell / Danielle Jones 10m Air Pistol Women Silver Aly Rowell Bronze Danielle Jones 10m Air Rifle Men Pairs Silver John Croydon / Kristian Thomas 10m Air Rifle Men Silver John Croydon 10m Air Rifle Women Bronze Janine Weaving 50m Rifle Prone Women Bronze Johanne Brekke 50m Rifle Prone Women Pairs Bronze Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore 50m 3P 3x20 Pairs 2nd Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore 50m 3P 3x40 Bronze John Croydon 50m 3P 3x40 Bronze John Croydon / Kristian Thomas Olympic Trap Gold James Birkett-Evans Olympic Trap Pairs Silver James Birkett-Evans / Mike Wixey Olympic Skeet Bronze Mike Jay Olympic Skeet Pairs Silver Malcolm Allen / Tony Grove
10m Air Rifle Men Bronze John Croydon 582 25m Centre Fire Pistol Gold Steve Pengelly 570 25m Standard Pistol Silver Steve Pengelly 550 50m Prone Rifle Men Silver Griff Morgan 585 Bronze Kristian Thomas 584 50m Prone Rifle Woman Gold Julie Daltrey 587 50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women Gold Siān Corish 584 50m 3P 3x40 Men Silver Martyn Blake 1131 Bronze John Croydon 1128 50m 3P 3x20 Women Gold Julie Daltrey 554 50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior Bronze Siān Corish 553 Team Gold was won in 50m Prone Men, 50m 3P 3x40 men. Team Silver was won in 25m Centre Fire Pistol, 25m Standard Pistol, 10m Junior Women Air Rifle and 10m Junior Ladies Air Pistol.
10m Air Rifle Men Gold John Croydon 587 50m Prone Rifle Men Gold David Phelps 594 Bronze Robin Hilborne 590 50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Men Silver Kristian Thomas 580 50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women Gold Siān Corish 590 50m 3P 3x40 Men Silver Martyn Blake 1137 50m 3P 3x20 Women Bronze Julie Daltrey 551 50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior Silver Siān Corish 559The 2004 6 Nations will be hosted by France - Wales will host the 2005 6 Nations.
10m Air Rifle Men Gold Stuart Daltrey 50m Rifle Prone Women Gold Johanne Brekke 2nd Ceri Dallimore (only Gold awarded) 50m Rifle Prone Women Pairs Gold Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore Olympic Trench Silver J.E.Hall Olympic Trench Pairs 2nd J.E.Hall / N.Jones (only Gold awarded) I.S.U. Skeet Gold Malcolm Allen Silver G.D.Davies I.S.U. Skeet Pairs Gold Malcolm Allen / S.James Double Trap Pairs Gold N.Jones / J.D.Davies
Updated: 6th January 2013
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