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ICSI News – 12th July 2021

This issue…… The Lifting of Covid Rules, CPSA and BASC at Game Fair, ICTSF DTL 2022 Cancelled Changes to Firearm and Shotgun Certificate rukes..

News from Around the Sport

Covid 19 Government Restrictions Lifted

Today the Government lifted the majority of Covid 19 restrictions that we have all been living with since March 2020. Caution is urged by the Government and those of an age, even if double jabbed, need to be careful especially in indoor or crowded venues.

The CPSA have issued guidelines for clubs regarding booking and group sizes but effectively the expectation is that shooting should be back to normal all be it with some caution and common sense.

Below is the link to the Government Web page.


2022 ICTSF DTL World Championships Postponed

19th July 2021

The CPSA have announced that the 2022 ICTSF DTL World Championship has been postponed due to the current uncertainty surrounding travel and the pandemic.

The ICTSF are holding their AGM in late August and plan to issue a statement with further information shortly after.

The DTL Weekend (Sponsored DTL, Dougall Memorial, and English Open DTL) will still go ahead in 2022 (dates to be confirmed.

Game Fair 2021- Ragley Hall

CPSA at The Game Fair 2021

The CPSA attending The Game Fair once again, with CPSA members able to get a reduced price of £25 on advance tickets by using the code available at when buying tickets online at

CPSA 2019 Coach of the Year Simon Arbuckle They will be running a Have-a-Go Clayline to introduce new shooters to the sport under Covid-safe instruction from CPSA Senior Coach Simon Arbuckle and his team of CPSA Coaches and Instructors. Pre-booking is available so that you can skip the queues and get on with your day!

The Champion of Champions clay-shooting competition will return on the Saturday, with the CPSA County Champions shooting The Game Fair’s English Sporting course. The top five scoring shots will advance to the final – be sure to come to the grandstands to watch.

The Colts Challenge will also go ahead on the Sunday, with the top ranked Colts in English Sporting competing on the English Sporting course. The top scoring Colts will shoot off for the title.

BASC will also be at the Game Fair

Following a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, The Game Fair returns to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire from 23-25 July.

BASC members receive complimentary admission across all three days so take a moment to register for your tickets if you have not done so already! Click here for more details.

With so much to see and do across the site, how do you make sure that you don’t miss any of the highlights? We bring you our top ten things not to miss at The Game Fair 2021 to give you some inspiration…

Latest News on Shotgun Certificates

We have received information, from the Home Office via BSSC, about minor changes to Shotgun and Firearm Certificates.

Further to our previous communications about some minor amendments we are making to the firearms certificates under the Firearms Rules, this is to let you know that the changes to the Firearms Rules 1998 which will take effect from 7 May 2021, introduce changes relating to:

· the prescribed forms for firearm and shotgun certificates, enabling recording of the “unique identifying mark” on the firearm or shotgun or its component parts;

· clarification of the obligation to inform the chief officer of police of the theft, loss or destruction in Great Britain of a firearm or shotgun certificate, or of any firearm or shotgun or ammunition to which the certificate relates.

From 7 May 2021, police forces will issue the new-style prescribed firearm and shotgun certificates. Firearms and shotgun certificates issued prior to 7 May 2021 are still valid. These amendments made under the Firearms Rules are not made retrospectively and there is no requirement for police forces to re-issue certificates or for existing certificate holders to apply for a new certificate.

Links to The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2021 ( and Home Office Circular 002/2021 explaining the changes in more detail are attached:

Circular 002/2021 The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2021 – GOV.UK (


Coach and Instructor Development Day

Course Full – Reserve List Available for November Date

Monday 6th September 2021

Kibworth Shooting Ground, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0RD

Hosted by full time professional coaches: –

Jason Rowntree – CPSA Senior Coach, Course Tutor and Assessor.

John Robinson – England Head Coach Commonwealth Games and ISSF International Coach.


Game Shooters and Loaders Course


Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground


Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on


26th July 7:00pm Dawnay Estates Yorkshire

How large shooting estates are run and managed.

James Stephenson


TBC Zoom visit to the Birmingham Proof House

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Paul Dancer has been negotiating several external, face to face visits for when government restrictions are lifted. Below are some of the visits planned.

Hopefully as we return to more normal living, we can firm up some venues and dates. However, at present there seems to be some reluctance to engage in face to face visit. I am sure in time this will change.


The visit to Kristian Reilly’s workshops and gunsmithing facilities has had to be postponed. WE did not reach the necessary numbers and so we have decided to look at this later in the year.

For the Future:

Proof House Actual visit to the Birmingham Proof House once they can safely allow visitors onto their site.

In additions we are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers


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