The "World Cup" Competition:  The World Cup is a competition for smallbore rifle shooters and was introduced to the LSSA's competition programme in 1990.  It was originally patterned on the then current football World Cup competition and it basically still does although FIFA has tweaked the format of their Finals since then and has made it difficult if not impossible to transfer to this environment. Here's a picture of the awards on offer.

Contact the World Cup organiser here

NB: Those clubs that elect to do local scoring in the postal Qualifying round should download this Excel proforma file and use it to submit their scores by email.  Instructions are contained within it.

The ‘World Cup’ competition is under way. The stickers were issued to the participating clubs on 16th September.

There are changes to the usual programme this season in the light of current circumstances. Normally the first round would be due in the middle of October, but I have set it to 9th November and make the match periods 3-weekly instead of 2-weekly with a longer gap over Xmas/NY. That allows the Final to take place on 6th March as usual but with a much shorter gap after round 5, which ends on 8th Feb.

The total entry is, as might be expected, quite well down on the usual level. with only 36 against the usual 60-ish. There are six qualifying Goups of six and I have decided to run a cut-down Final, with only 16 qualifieres instead of the normal 24, in four Groups of four.

The Final will be held at Balerno & Currie’s range on 6th March 2021, but please note that I reserve the right  to postpone or even cancel the Final if distancing is still mandatory at that date or even later as it would be impossible to hold it under those conditions.