Is there any info regarding the 2009 FT World Championships yet? When, where exactly, accomodation, flights etc. Anything will be useful as i intend to attend if financially possible.
I'm told that due to South Africa's restrictive firearms laws no competitors from England will be allowed to bring their own equipment, however SAFTAA is doing a deal with schools to borrow their rifles to lend to the English shooters No scopes and Cometa... 7joules.No problemo!
The venue will be kept a secret until arrival as the organisers need to prevent the South Africans from practising on the course beforehand....make sense?
Unfortunately the secret venue became public and numerous South African shooters have been spotted trying out the new course.
Unique to the South African event, moving targets will be introduced in 2009.
The same rules will apply, "1 point if the target falls over"
Here a shooter can be seen being reprimanded by a local official for not standing with both feet on the allocated mat before taking aim.
Targets at higher levels than normal will also be introduced.
And then to end the event, a water cannon will supply relief from the harsh African sun...
We are unfortunately not in a position yet to confirm the venue and final dates for the 2009 Worlds. The original dates we had planned (2 - 4 Oct) fall within the SA school holidays, and accommodation is nearly impossible to get. The SAFTAA committee are meeting this Saturday to get closer to a conclusion on these matters. Sun City, next to the Pilansberg Game Reserve, is presently favoured as the venue, with 25 - 27 Sept the probable dates for the competition.
For international shooters the Airport of destination would be OR Tambo (previously Johannesburg) Airport.
As soon as we can confirm all information, you will be advised - certainly before the end of September.