Al Forsan hosts 6th Asian Shotgun Championship

Al Forsan International Sports Resort plays host to the world-renowned 6th Asian Shotgun Championship, governed by the Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC), from November 1 to 9.

The Championship is open to all ASC member federations. They can enter a maximum of three athletes, per individual event who may participate as one team in team events or up to two additional athletes as MQS (Minimum Qualification Scores).

The event will be conducted according to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rules and Regulations.

“We are very delighted to welcome all members of the Asian Shooting Federation to the UAE for the 6th Asian Shotgun Championship and we thank our host Al Forsan International Sports Resort who we know is working so hard to ensure we have a venue that meet world-class standards. We are also deeply grateful for the support of our accommodation partner Fairmont Bab al Bahr, and transportation partner Al Fahim Motors,” said Rabee Al Awadhi, vice-president of the UAE Shooting Association.

The history of the Asian Shooting Championship heritage harks back to 1967, with the shotgun category a thrilling edition introduced in 2011.

This will be the second shotgun championship to take place in the UAE and the first for the capital, with Abu Dhabi joining the ranks of Kuwait City and Kuala Lumpur.

“Al Forsan has an unparalleled experience in the nature of organising various international competitions in the resort. Aside from adhering to global standards to ensure the main event is a success, we pride ourselves for offering local, regional and international guests state-of-the-art facilities and more competitive sports that they can also explore in one destination,” said Rashed Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Al Forsan.

The Equipment Consultation Service will be available to all athletes on the
Pre-Event Training days so that the athletes will have their equipment checked prior to the competition.

The official Jury Members (Competition Jury, Jury of Appeal) will be designated by the Asian Shooting federation to supervise the competition.

Qualified Range Officers/Referees holding applicable ISSF licenses will also officiate.

Al Forsan brings the Olympic setting to the UAE with Olympic standard ranges, adhering to rigorous checks and specifications from the ISSF and ensuring only world class clays and ammunition will be seen in this competition.
International brands of shotgun ammunition will be available at the shooting range.

An optional and unofficial training will be open on November 1 at Al Forsan.

The official training will be held on November 2 and will be followed by the Technical Meeting and the Opening Ceremony.

The games begin on November 3 and the Awarding Ceremonies will take place at the Shooting Range immediately after the end of each final.

Al Forsan is scheduled to host two shooting championships including the International Grand Prix Championship that is open to all worldwide shooting federations from October 20 to October 30; and the 6th Asian Shotgun Championship.

Dubai Gazette