By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Preparations are underway at the Kuwait Shooting Sport Club (KSSC) for the new season, as HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah tournament will be held from November 4-6 at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex. Shooters from the club, National Guard, military and police are set to participate, as well as shooters from GCC countries in the skeet, trap, air pistol and rifle, 25m pistol and 50m rifle in addition to the Olympic archery.
Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federation Secretary General Obaid Munahi Al-Osaimi thanked HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for sponsoring the championship and for his continued support.
Osaimi lauded the major role of HH the Crown Prince in supporting Kuwait’s shooting, particularly when he was Deputy Chief of Kuwait National Guard through the signing of joint cooperation protocol between KSSC and National Guard, and the training of National Guard shooters at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex. “This contributed to the emergence of several champions, most notably skeet shooter Mansour Al-Rashidi,” he said.
Osaimi noted that the interest of HH the Crown Prince in the sport of shooting is a strong motivation for the development of the sport both locally and internationally. Osaimi said competitions will start today at the club’s branch in Jahra with juniors in the 10m pistol and rifle, as well as Olympic archery with the participation of nearly 40 shooters.