All members should familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations which apply to Ireland Team members.

Any queries regarding leader boards should be sent to statistical@ictsa.ie

To qualify for a team place in 2020, ALL team members will be required to provide proof of the necessary permit for each event. When completing the team acceptance form you will be required to show a copy of your firearms permit for the country you are attending.


44th Olympic Trap HCIT, Courtlough Shooting Ground, Ireland on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August 2020.

Selection procedure for Seniors, Ladies, Vets, Super Vets and Juniors is as follows:

From 1st September 2019 to cut off point on 2nd August 2020, the 4 best scores plus the following Two Day Selection Shoot:

Irish Close in Courtlough Shooting Grounds on the 25th and 26th of July.

600 targets to count in total.

Only one score can be counted from a Non ICTSA Event. With no more than two scores to count from any one ground.

ISSF Selection shoot procedures for 2020

Cyprus World Cup 1 – 4th March to 13th March. Selection Shoot at Knocknagoshel 28th September 2019

New Delhi India World Cup 2 – 15th March to 26th March. Selection Shoot at Lakelands 12th October 2019

Tokyo Test Event – 15th April to 27th April. Selection Shoot at Logues Hill 13th October 2019

European Championship France (last quota place event) – 6th May to 20th May - Selection shoot at Knocknagoshel 29th September 2019.

Baku World Cup 4- 22nd June to 03rd July. Selection Shoot at Courtlough 5th of April 2020

All 2020 events will have a relevant corresponding single day 100 target selection shoot with a Current ISSF Format Trap final for the top 6 qualifiers, the final to be run as per current ISSF Trap Final Format Rules.

Where there are sufficient ladies (more than two) shooting for selection a separate ladies final shall be held. Ladies will NOT be included in the men’s final.

No shooter will be considered if they have not shot the selection shoot, this will apply to ladies and men.

Scores from qualification rounds will not be carried into final. The winner of the final will be awarded first available team place, and second place awarded the next available place and third the next available place.

When all team places are allocated through the scoring placement mechanism then the next highest score will be awarded the opportunity to shoot at the targeted event in an MQS position if there are MQS places at the targeted event.

In the event of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place not wishing to accept a team place then the place will be offered to subsequent placed shooters in the final.

All shooters participating in the selection shoot are to hold an ISSF Athlete number at the time of the selection shoot competition. Failure to have an ISSF number at the time of selection event will exclude entry to the final’s competition.

Any person wishing to take up a team position at an ISSF/ESC event must have shot at least one MCS (Minimum consideration score) of 86 (in Ireland) or 90 (overseas) in an 100 target event the previous calendar year.

Only 24gram shot loads are permissible for use in ISSF/ESC selection shoot competitions.

All mix team’s will be selected by the High-Performance Director from the shooters who qualify for the team from each respective final. The High-Performance Director’s decision is final in this regard.

All shooters wishing to accept a team place must declare their intentions to travel no more than 7 days from the date of the event or sooner if required and duly notified. It is the responsibility of the each shooter to accept their place by emailing the ISSF team acceptance form to the statistical officer at statistical@ictsa.ie and copied to the honorary secretary at honsec@ictsa.ie

The board are NOT obliged to consider any shooter who has not submitted an acceptance form within the 7 days.