Sask Winter Games

Target shooting will be held during the first half of the games from February 18-21, 2018. The event will be held at John Paul II Collegiate Gymnasium in North Battleford.

To qualify for the Winter Games, athletes must be born between Jan 1, 2000 and Dec 31, 2006. Each district team will consist of 2 female pistol shooters, 2 male pistol shooters, 2 female rifle shooters, and 2 male rifle shooters.

Each athlete must qualify to attend the Sask Winter Games by earning a spot on their respective district team. To earn a spot on your district team, you must shoot a qualifying score at the Play Downs.

District Play Downs will be held at the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation indoor range on either January 13 or 14, depending on your district. Please be at the range by 9:00am for the pre-event briefing.

Jan 13: South West District, Regina District, South East District, Parkland District

Jan 14: Rivers West District, Prairie Central District, Lakeland District, and Saskatoon District

The fee to participate in the Play Downs is $25 per athlete. All athletes must also have a current STSA membership, which can be purchased at the event. Registration is open until January 10, 2018. To register, please email Michelle at stsa.competitions@gmail.com.

Tetrathlon

Four equestrian athletes from Saskatchewan are travelling to Guelph, Ont., to compete in the Canadian Pony Club’s National Tetrathlon, from Aug. 9 to 14. The Saskatchewan contingent includes Kylie Couture and Jaclyn Aarrestad of Debden, Sask. (Park Valley Pony Club), Brynn Carter of Saskatoon, Sask. (River’s Edge Pony Club) and Norah Ridley of Hague, Sask. (Northwinds Pony Club). Laurel Vaadeland of Debden, Sask. (Park Valley Pony Club), is coaching the Saskatchewan tetrathlon representatives.

What is Tetrathlon?

Based on the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon, tetrathlon includes four phases over two days of competition: 

  • Air pistol shooting: Competitors score points for the total number of air pistol shots (20 shots for junior/senior levels) on the target that corresponds to the ring number. A perfect shooting score is 1,200 points. 
  • Swimming: Competitors score points based on the time taken to swim 200 metres. The optimum swimming time is 2:39 for junior/senior athletes.  
  • Running: Competitors score points based on the time taken to compete a 2,000-metre, cross-country course. Optimum time is 8:00. 
  • Riding: Working with horses provided by the host site, competitors complete a stadium jumping course as well as a cross-country jumping course. Penalty points are deducted for refusals, falls and time penalties.

 

A note from the athletes: “The Saskatchewan tetrathlon competitors are extremely grateful for the support of the Saskatchewan Target Shooting Association (STSA) whose members have offered their experience and expertise to the Pony Club group. We look forward to working with STSA as the Saskatchewan Regional Pony Club works to build up the sport of tetrathlon in the province.”

NAIG

NAIG Games 2017 – Toronto

The STSA was approached by a group who were training to attend the NAIG Games in Toronto this year. The STSA responded by hosting a learn to shoot clinic in Saskatoon and helped the athletes prepare for the Games! Here is an update!

We’re back from competition in Toronto, and my oh my did we do awesome !! All the shooters really did great, and couldn’t be more proud of them! Out of the possible 24 medals to take, TEAM SASKATCHEWAN took home 15 !!!

We are sincerely grateful to the STSA for all their help with preparation leading up to the games, lending us the equipment for the games and for helping each shooter improve their skills ! Big thanks to Scott, Kerry, Eric and Kristin for all their help!

it has been really great working and communicating with everyone, best of luck at the competition this week in Toronto!!

Best Regards

Tamara J Belly

Coaching Clinic

The STSA is hosting a coaching clinic in Saskatoon on March 25 and 26! The cost of the course is $200. The clinic is open to any parent coaches, club coaches, cadet coaches, athletes and cadets over 16 years of age. The learning facilitators running the course are Lisa Borgerson (pistol), Michelle Stewart (rifle), Don Park (pistol) and Caroline Sims (pistol). The course will be from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. You must attend both days. For more information and to register, please email stsa.competitions@gmail.com.

PAPRC 2017 First Bang Match

Start your year out with a bang. The Prince Albert Pistol and Rifle Club is hosting their annual First Bang Match. Head out and support one of the STSA’s affiliated clubs.

First Bang 2017

 

2017 First Bang Results:

 

2017 10M Air Pistol – Womens Finals

2017 10MAir Pistol Mens Finals

2017 Air Pistol Summary

2017 10M Air Rifle Womens Finals2017 Air Rifle Mens Finals

2017 10M Air Rifle Summary

2017 Military Rapid Fire Pistol

2017 NRA Center Fire

2017 Center Fire Pistol

2017 Free pistol

2017 NRA Rimfire Pistol

2017  Sport Pistol