The British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships 2018/19 came to an end on Wednesday as the competition reached its climax at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
The National Final featured the best of the Championships' air pistol shooters from schools in the UK, with the 2018-19 BSSPC season featuring 608 athletes and 73 school teams representing 315 schools, competing in seven regional events in England, Scotland and Wales, culminating in the National Final.
Events were unisex meaning males and females were able to compete on a level playing field. It was great to see two girls taking gold medal positions in the junior and intermediate events, as well as the closely fought Intermediate Final where just 0.3 points separated Isobel Mactaggart and Hannah Belshaw.
The strength-in-depth of talented athletes at Leweston School and Royal Grammar School Newcastle was evident in the Team Events, as Leweston School claimed both the Junior and Senior titles.
As we reflect on this season’s successful events programme, we would like to thank our Championships partner GunTrader for their support and are delighted to announce their continued partnership for next year’s 2019-2020 Championships.
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to the British Pistol Club, Sport England, Welsh Target Shooting Federation, Scottish Target Shooting, The Pony Club and The Scout Association for your continued support.
Congratulations to all competitors and teams.
Medal winners are as listed below:
Gold: Lucinda Evans
Silver: Isabelle Edgington
Bronze: Raissa Vickery
Gold: Leweston School
Silver: Leweston School
Bronze: Royal Grammar School Newcastle
Gold: Isobel Mactaggart
Silver: Hannah Belshaw
Bronze: Joshua Holden
Gold: Woking High School
Silver: Rochester Grammar School for Girls
Bronze: Ysgol Bro Gwaun
Gold: Joseph Baker
Silver: Emilia Faulkner
Bronze: Alex John
Gold: Leweston School
Silver: Royal Grammar School Newcastle
Bronze: Wycliffe College
British Shooting Commercial and Events Co-ordinator, Gorgs Geikie, said: “The National Final was a fitting climax to the successful 2018-19 BSSPC season.
The successful delivery of these Championships is largely thanks to the nearly 70 volunteers and event coordinators across the country. Their energy and welcoming personalities helped engage new and existing audiences to our sport and introduced young talented athletes onto their first steps of the talent pathway.
A thousand thanks - you’re the inspiration.”