European Shooting Confederation http://www.esc-shooting.org The organization of the European Shooting Championships was decided at the Congress of The International Shooting Union held in Helsinki in 1952 http://www.esc-shooting.org/file/head/logo.jpg European Shooting Confederation http://www.esc-shooting.org Sat, 15 Sep 18 00:00:00 +0300 en-en The Europeans demonstrated high class shooting at the ISSF World Championship in Changwon http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European shooters have confirmed their high class at the 52nd ISSF World Championship in Changwon, Korea. Athletes from 18 countries of our continent won the champion's title. Out of 60 Olympic Quota Places disputed in Changwon, 35 were won by the Europeans. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Statement of the ESC Presidium on the CAS decision to confirm the ethics violations committed by Luciano Rossi http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Court of Arbitrations for Sport (CAS) has issued on September 7, 2018 the decision confirming serious violations by Luciano Rossi of the Code of Ethics of the International Shooting Sport Federation. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Minsk ready, willing and able to host European Games with 300 Days to Go http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Today marks 300 Days to Go until the European Games Minsk 2019, and with only the final elements of the Shooting Centre left to be renovated, the Belarusian capital is almost entirely ready to host Europe’s premier multi-sports event. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Tight in 300m Rifle Prone http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ German Veronique Münster turned the victory for herself with the minimum difference before French Lisandra Storai. Both athletes shot the same result 594! The difference was the number of inner tens and in that competition, Münster was better in inner tens with result 30-25. Münster was 6th in the elimination yesterday. Her result in elimination was 588. So she made a good match today! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Ruslan Lunev from Azerbaijan won the 25m Center Fire Pistol Men http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 25 m Pistol Events started Lapua European Cup today with 25m Center Fire Pistol Men Competition. The winner was a little bit surprising while Azerbaijan Ruslan Lunev game and took the victory with excellent result 589. Silver medal winner was French Alban Pierson who lost silver with two points, result was 587. Winner of bronze medal was Peeter Olesk (586) from hosting country Estonia. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Swiss Andrea Rossi ruled in the end of the Standard Rifle 3 x 20 http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC Lapua European Cup 25-300m Estonia started today with Standard Rifle 3 x 20 Men Competition in Voru. Switzerland took a double victory in the first event while Andrea Rossi and Gilles Dufaux were two best and sharpest athletes. They both shot result 583 but Rossi won the competition while he had more inner tens than Dufaux. Rossi shot 19 inner tens and Dufaux 18. Their victory was quite superior while the winner of bronze medal Hungarian Peter Sidi made 575. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 German Lisa Müller shot three times 390 and won the 300m Rifle 3x 40 Women Competition http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The first Lapua European Cup 25-300m competition day in Vöru continued with women event. Their first competition was 300m Rifle 3 x 40 Women. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Estonia hosts the ESC Lapua European Cup 25-300m for the first time http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European Shooting Confederation is happy to welcome Estonia to the family of Lapua European Cup 25m pistol and 300m rifle. It is the first time when Lapua European Cup 25-300m will be organised in Estonia. The Cup consists of four qualification rounds and finals. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Important decisions of the ESC Presidium http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC Presidium took several important decisions during its meeting on July 31st, 2018, in Baden, Austria. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 European Championship finished with the victory of Italy and France http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Sunday 12th August, the last competition day of 2018 European Championship Shotgun in Loebersdorf. Before we totally say goodbye we had still events left. Sunday was the day of Skeet Mixed teams. The team consists of a female and a men athlete. Nation can send maximum two teams per event. There were 29 teams in Mixed and 12 teams in Mixed Junior qualification event. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy and Czech Republic ruled in Skeet Men and Women Junior competitions http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Today, on Saturday it was the turn of the Team Competitions. The weather was first time mild and cloudy, only +18 C in the morning. The weather forecast promised maximum +27C, perfect day for shooting. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Slovakian team was not the favourite, but they won The European Championship in Skeet Women Team Competition http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The best of the Skeet Women team qualification was Italy, but the same result reached also Germany, their result 347 was also Qualification European record. Third was Cyprus (342) and fourth Slovakia (337), fifth Czech Republic (329) and sixth Poland (324). While in this competition there were only six teams, the Italian and Germany teams went directly to semi-finals while there was not team (8th and 7th ) to whom they could compete. The other teams have to compete in quarterfinals. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Names changed quite a lot on the top during the second Skeet day http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Skeet athletes started their competition yesterday when they shot 50 targets. Today the temperature had sunk down till 25C and it was much convenient to continue with 75 targets. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Cool when it is hot – tight in Skeet http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The nice weather continued also Thursday in Leobersdorf. Today it was the hottest day of the whole summer. 37 women and 73 men Skeet athletes started their competition in the morning, afternoon the Junior Women and Men continued their second day and had also their finals. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Good drama in Skeet Junior Finals http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Skeet Women Junior Qualification finished to the victory of Esmee van der Veen from Netherlands. Her victory result was 118 and she won the place to the final. Zilia Batyrshina from Russian Federation who was on the top place after first day was second in the qualification and shot total result 116. The four other athletes who reached the final place were Giada Longhi (ITA) 113, Anna Sindelarova (RUS) 113, Eva- Tamara Reichert (GER) 112 and Zuzana Zaoralova (CZE) 112. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Excellent shooting and result in hot weather http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Wednesday, 8th of August. The air outside feels very cool when entering out from hotel room for waiting the transportation to Shooting park Leobersdorf. How nice and relaxing. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italian ruled the Double Trap Women and Men http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ As we all remember, how strong was Italian performance in Trap event, the same was expected also today in Double Trap competitions. The Italians kept their promises and ruled the Double Trap Men and also Double Trap Women events. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italian ruled the Double Trap Women and Men, Slovakia won the Double Trap Mixed Team http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ As we all remember, how strong was Italian performance in Trap event, the same was expected also today in Double Trap competitions. The Italians kept their promises and ruled the Double Trap Men and also Double Trap Women events. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy and Russian Federation are the best in Trap Mixed Team Finals http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Sunday morning felt a little cooler than morning before when waking up and walking to have breakfast. But when the sun arose enough high the temperature climbed up quickly over +32 C. During the afternoon grey clouds started to sail in the sky. When I started to write this story, the clouds had changed darker. There has seen lightnings in the horizon and the wind brought the sound of thunder. Fortunately, the thunder storm did not come nearer. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 France and Italy for victory in Trap Men Junior and Women Junior Team competitions. http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Saturday was the day for new separate team competitions in Trap. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy ruled the Trap Team competitions http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Italy seemed to be the strongest country in Trap shooting if we compare the success of podium place in the European Championship. Italian teams won the Trap Women, Trap Men and Trap Women Junior Team Championships and in Trap Men Junior Italy was fourth. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Hard fight from the last Final place to the end of Final in Trap http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ If the weather had been hot, so was the battle for the last Final places in the Trap Women and Men in Leobersdorf today. In Trap Men qualification even nine athletes shot the same result 121 which was the limit for the Final. In Trap Women there three who had the shoot off from the one Final place. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 French Melani Couzy had a perfect day http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Trap Women started their competition today in the sticky and sweaty weather. There nearly no wind at all. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Erica Sessa surprised Semianova http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Trap Women Junior Qualification finished by the victory of Daria Semianova. Semianova kept her leading position during the last two runs and reached the place to the final. Her result was 119. Second place to the final took Italian Sofia Littame with result 116. Loemy Recasens from France who hit 113 clays was the third lucky one. Rebecca Aimee Fergusson (GBR) and Erica Sessa (ITA) shot both 112. Fergusson was after shoot off fourth in the qualification. The last lucky one who reached the final’s place was Fergusson’s team mate Lucy Charlotte Hall with result 111. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Russian Daria Semianova was the name of today’s Trap Women Junior competition http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The first competition morning woke as beautiful as it had been long time during this and last week, the temperature around +30C, quite clear blue sky and sun shining. Yesterday’s opening ceremony was only a nice memory. It was time to start competing from the tittle of European Championship. The Trap Women Junior and Men Junior shot their first 75/125 shot. Tomorrow is will be the rest and finals. Total number of athletes in Trap Women Junior is 21 and in Men Junior 37 athletes. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The ESC President declared the 2018 European Championship Shotgun open http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Opening Ceremony of the European Shooting Championship Shotgun was organized on Tuesday (31st July) in Rathausplatz Leobersdorf (town center) under the clear blue sky. The opening ceremony had gathered the full of people. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 We would like to give an unforgettable experience for all participants http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Shooting Championship Shotgun will be organized on 31st July-13th August in Leobersdorf. The Shooting Park Leobersdorf belongs to the Baden District in Lower Austria. The Shooting Park is a full service sport shooting center, where you can shoot nearly all disciplines. This time is time for shotgun shooting sport (Trap, Skeet and Double Trap). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Sunny Leobersdorf welcomes the participants for the 2018 European Shooting Championship Shotgun http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The white clouds are sailing smoothly in the sky, sun has arose couple hours ago. It’s burning hot while there isn’t any wind blowing. Athletes and Chief Range Officer Yannis are testing the machines and clays. Tent experts are building the tents. The rhythm is calm but sure, everybody knows their job and goal. On Monday everything is ready for welcoming the athletes and coaches to the European Shooting Championship Shogun. Shootingpark Leobersdorf in Austria is preparing the Championship. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The 2018 European Championship Shotgun in Leobersdorf, Austria, will be live on TV and in Internet http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 2018 European Championship Shotgun in Leobersdorf, Austria, will be live on TV and in Internet. All necessary arrangements have been done by the European Shooting Confederation, the Organizing Committee, the Austria Shooting Federation Clay Target and Combined, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Nice and exciting but cold and windy http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The last competition day of Lapua 25-300m European Cup woke up as windy as earlier days. The sky was clear and nice blue, temperature warmer but the wind unusual rough again. There were 300m rifle prone (Men and Women) and 25m Standard Pistol events during the last competition day Sunday. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Norwegian Ole-Kristian Bryhn and Swiss Marina Schneider ruled the rain and wind http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 25-300m Lapua European Cup Finland started in Lahti under very difficult weather conditions while the Mother Nature decided to show her strength: after week nice hot weather today (on Friday) it was raining like cats and dogs and winding. During the beginning of the competition the weather was quite good but during the second part (prone) there started the heavy rain and rough wind. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 French Clement Bessaguet won the 25m Center Fire Pistol http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 25m Pistol athletes started their competition in Hälvälä Shooting Center where the Lapua European Cup 25m Finland took place together with rifle 300m Cup. There were athletes from 13 countries in these cups. During the second competition day the weather was better than on Friday. It didn’t rain any more but wind was still rough, but it was not bad in pistol range as in 300m rifle range. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The best junior shooters compete in Suhl http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, appeared to be the most popular competitions of the year 2018 held so far. 756 athletes from 61 nations will make a total of 1749 starts, including the non-Olympic events. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Athletes from three continents meet in Tarragona http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 18th Mediterranean Games have been inaugurated on Friday, June 22, in the city of Tarragona, Spain. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Amendments to the ESC General Regulations http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ From the beginning of 2018 the ISSF has introduced the equal number of shots in several Men's and Women's events. To comply with the new ISSF Technical Rules the ESC Presidium has approved changes in several articles of the ESC General Regulations. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Hungary, Italy and France are the most successful teams in Innsbruck, Austria http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ 12 teams from the West Region were entered to the 10th edition of SIUS European Youth League. After the elimination period, earlier this year, 10 teams were eligible to take part in the Qualification in Austria. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Important decisions of the ESC Presidium http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Presidium of the European Shooting Confederation has taken several important decisions concerning the forth coming competitions. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 In Memoriam http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Björn Schullström, Sweden. 1930 – 2018 Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The 50th CISM Shooting World Championship is open! http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 50-th Shooting World Championship of the International Council of Military Sports (CISM) has been opened on Wednesday, May 30, in the city of Thun, Switzerland. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Vladimir Lisin and Roberto Di Donna sign the Host Federation Agreement http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Vladimir Lisin, on behalf of the ESC, and Roberto Di Donna, on behalf of the UITS, have signed the Host Federation Agreement on the 2019 European Championship 25/50/300m/RT. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Luciano Rossi banned from any shooting-related activities http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Luciano Rossi has been banned from taking part in any shooting-related activities at national and international level and suspended from office of the ISSF Vice-President for a term of 36 months. He has also been fined with a penalty of 30.000 Euros. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Vladimir Lisin named as candidate for ISSF President http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Vladimir Lisin, the ESC President and currently the ISSF Vice-President, has been named by Olegario Vázquez Raña, the ISSF President, as his choice to succeed him to the position of ISSF President. It happened on May 17th, 2018 during the Opening of the French National Shooting Centre in Châteauroux in which both leaders attended upon the invitation of Philippe Crochard, the President of the French Shooting Sport Federation. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The ISSF Athlete’s Handbook is here! Download it now http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The International Shooting Sport Federation has launched the ISSF Athlete’s Handbook, a useful guide for shooting sport athletes on various aspects related to their career and life. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 SIUS European Youth League – North Region Qualification 2018 http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Young athletes from Latvia, Poland and Sweden can now prepare for the European Final in October, thanks to excellent performance. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 SIUS European Youth League 2018 Qualification Round has started! http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ SIUS European Youth League 2018 Qualification Round has started with ten teams from the North Region gathered in the Polish city of Wroclaw. During the week-end on April 12-15 young athletes from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden as well as the host Poland will compete for two places in the Final. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Important decisions of the ESC Presidium http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC Presidium had the first meeting of the year in Györ, Hungary. Different matters and reports were discussed. Several important decisions were taken. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Athletes from 16 Member Federations won Quota Places to the YOG in Buenos Aires http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ 24 Quota Places to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires were granted by the ISSF to Europe: six in each of the four individual events in 10m Air Rifle/Air Pistol. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Three important meetings in Györ http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Championship is not only competitions. It is also a possibility to meet and discuss different matters of the development of the shooting sport. Three important meetings took place in Györ during the 2018 ECH 10m. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Last day was reserved for teams http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The last day of the European Championships was reserved for Women and Men Team Competitions. The first competition which started 08.30 was the 10m Air Pistol Men Team Competition. The teams consisted of three athletes. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Romania won the Air Rifle Women Team Gold http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Absolutely brilliant shooting sport performance started Sunday’s rifle section Györ. Sunday was a separate team competition day and the pistol athletes competed in the morning and afternoon was the turn of Air Rifle. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300