…….and then along come two World Champions!!!!!!

What a superb week of shooting from Welsh shooters, we’ve had this week!

Firstly,huge congratulations to Mick Harding for his outstanding achievement of becoming the 2022 FITASC Sporting World Veteran Champion at the 44th FITASC World Sporting Championship held at Orvieto Shooting Range, Italy!

Extreme heat over the four day competition didn’t deter Mick’s monumental efforts against some of the best FITASC shooters in the world.  His fantastic score of 180/200 also helped secure gold medals for the British Veteran Team.

And then if one World Chapion wasn’t enough, Katie Cowell was crowned the Ladies ABT World Champion at Fauxdegla SG-also the same weekend. Congratulations both on becoming World Champions!!

Also at the same event, Emyr Davies was C Class winner!

The weekend saw the OSK County Finals and Welsh Championship at Griffin Lloyd. Our thanks to Jackie Lloyd for hosting the event and bright sun and little wind, made for excellent targets. High Gun on 85 was Stephen Gale, Tony Cox 2nd on 82 and Deri Lewis 3rd on 77.  Congratulations all.

Further afield at the ISSF OSK World Cup in Changwon, Ben Llewellin went through qualification in 3rd place after a shoot-off on a score of 121 +4. And in the final, Ben missed out on competing for the Gold Medal by 1 target-but still won himself a Bronze Medal. Well done Ben!

On Saturday & Sunday, the last 2 Welsh NSK Qualifiers took place at NWSS. At the end of the qualifiers, the Welsh 2022 NSK Team for the HCIT are-


Nigel Hodson, Rob Trow, Rhys Evans, Dewi Rowlands, Bleddyn Lewis, Gethin Rand, Geraint Owen, Lloyd Morris, Dai Watkins, Brian Phillips


Rob English, Clive Jones, Mark Davies

Super Vets

Gareth Irving, Dave Tavernor (Captain)


Deena Irving, Debbie Davies, Laura Lewis


Tomos Jones

Congratulations on your selection and Good luck in Scotland!


The Welsh 2022 ABT Team for the HCIT in Esker, Ireland is as follows-


Claire Lewis, Elizabeth Walton-James


Robert Shone, Rhys Tucker


David Lewis, Trevor Havard, Nick Ristic, Emyr Davies


Kevin Evans, Clive Bowen (Captain)

Super Vets

Phil Dando, Rob Parry, Neil Jones

Shoot well in Ireland!!


Last week also saw the European DTL Championships, the DTL HCIT and the DTL British Open at Banbridge CC

Great shooting by Team Wales, saw them feature across the scoreboards!

In the Europeans individual categories, Iwan Mills came 2nd in Juniors, Rob Clarke was 1st in Veterans and Elis Jones was 3rd in Seniors.

In the Teams, Wales came 3rd in Seniors, Veterans and Super Vets!

In the British Open, Phil Morgan was 2nd!

Have I missed anything out? If so, email me at webmanager@wctsa.co.uk

Photo credits-

Allan Jones, Fauxdegla SG, British Shooting, Griffin Lloyd SG, CPSA, ICTSC, UCPSA