KUWAIT: The final preparations for the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah annual tournament in the skeet, trap, double trap, 10m air pistol and rifle and 50m rifle as well as archery are being prepared at the Kuwait Shooting Sport Club.
Deputy Technical Director for pistol and rifle Abdallah Barakat said the board of directors, technical and administrative departments are keen on having national referees that are ready to officiate events by holding lecturers and practical workshops at the start of each season, and this made them well known both locally and at the international level.
He said officials efforts resulted in enhancing pistol and rifle shooters performance and it is getting much better as results show from one event to the other.
On his part head of the shotgun referees Hamad Al-Rowaisan said Kuwait is well established in shotgun competition at all levels and arenas. He said that with the support of the board of directors and officials, regularly scheduled courses are held to refresh referees skills and update them with any changes or amendments on the laws and rules. He said Kuwait referees receive invitations to officiate international events due their highly accurate performance. He said this is become possible due to the continued support from the Board Directors led by Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi.
Director of the national shotgun teams Mohammad Mizyed Al-Daihani said the tournament of Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah closes a season that was full of achievements at all levels be it in organization or participating, as our shooters made significant achievements in all tournaments they participated and kept Kuwait flag flying high.
He said that we cannot forget the support by officials who remove all obstacle shooters face, and give the peace of mind to concentrate on shooting, and this enabled them to be among the top shooters worldwide.
The three officials thanked the political leadership in Kuwait headed by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the government for their support of shooting and shooters.
By Abdellatif Sharaa