Update on the Commonwealth Shooting Championships – Chandigarh, India 2022

Update on the Commonwealth Shooting Championships - Chandigarh, India 2022

Update on the Commonwealth Shooting Championships – Chandigarh, India 2022


Commonwealth Shooting Championships. Chandigarh, India 2022. Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of information on Shooting & Archery being competed in Chandīgarh India 2022. Approx. 150 miles north of New Delhi

  • In January, India submitted an 84 page proposal to CGF signalling the intention to run the same event programme as Gold Coast with the addition of two of the ISSF Mixed pairs events. Not specified which two events but it is likely to be Air Rifle & Air Pistol. but we await the detail.
  • There will be Fullbore Rifle in the programme, but the location was not stated. As we know, India has no Fullbore tradition so it will probably use the range built for the 2010 Games, just south of Delhi, approximately 175 miles from the main activity in Chandigarh.
  • India has undertaken fully to fund 358 athletes distributed using the Gold Coast entries as a base. This funding would include travel, accommodation, transport in India and meals. There will be provision for countries to enter beyond the funded levels at their own cost. (for information 2018 Wales CG team was 11 athletes and five staff).
  • These numbers will be independent of the CGF national entry cap for Birmingham. Shooting & Archery entries will be in addition.
  • Entries will be on the Commonwealth Games rather than CSF basis, in that it will be two per country per event rather than three.
  • Full CGF Eligibility Rules will apply. Article 25 of the CGF constitution • Field of play activity will be under the control of ISSF / ICFRA.
  • The two elements of Birmingham and India will operate entirely independent of each other both operationally and financially. Birmingham will have no involvement whatever in the Shooting or Archery.
  • Time-frame, this is in the hands of Commonwealth Games India from where all information and administration will emanate. It will, however, follow normal CGF patterns and probably mean entry numbers by July 2021.

India has been asked to get initial information out to countries as soon as possible. To help with preparation, WTSF has prepared a DRAFT copy of the 2022 Athlete Nomination and will be released when we have all the information from India and CGW. This Policy is based on the 2018 Nomination policy but it must be noted this is liable for changes.

For information, Please refer to the 2018 policy Doc. # 29 on the WTSF website http://www.wtsf.org.uk/pdf.html Wm John Dallimore Performance Director Welsh Target Shooting Federation

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