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Aug 10-12, 2016
2016 Canadian F Class
Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 13-15, 2016
Canadian Black Powder
National Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 12-20, 2016
Canadian Fullbore (TR)
National Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 21, 2016
2018 Commonwealth Games
Selection Trial Final
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 25-Sept 2, 2016
National Service Conditions
Championships (NSCC)
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 8-17, 2017
DCRA hosts F Class
World Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 19-27, 2017
Canadian Fullbore, F Class and
Black Powder Rifle Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 9-15, 2018
DCRA hosts Black Powder
World Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON
Aug 15-26, 2018
Special 150th Canadian
Fullbore Championships and
F Class Rifle Championships
Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, ON

International Teams

The DCRA International Teams Sub-Committee has presented to the Executive Committee a revised statement of policies and priorities regarding International Teams. Following considerable discussion, prior to and at the Executive Meeting in April and by a further mail ballot in May 2009, the Executive Committee approved the statement as a general framework of DCRA policy regarding Canadian International Teams. This policy is now in effect, with Executive Committee approval required for funding allocations.

Notices from the Chairman of the International Teams Committee

  • Update from the International Teams Committee
  • Changes to the Gerry Ouellette Prize
  • Policy on DCRA issuing of UK Rifle Permits for Goodwill Teams
  • Canadian Bisley Teams Procedures for Team Selection - updated Feb 2014


  • Announcements:

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    ICFRA World Long Range Championships
    TR Rifle Team to Camp Perry, USA:

  • Results from the 2015 US FB National Matches, (including ICFRA Vets and Under-25 Championships); ICFRA LRWC Individual and the Palma Match: here
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    DCRA Canadian Bisley Team 2015:


  • Jim Thompson's Bisley Blog.
  • NRA UK Facebook page
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    2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow:

    Jim Thompson's blog postings from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Click here.

    Read Des Vamplew's perspective of being a competitor at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Click here.

    Selection Trials for 2017 and 2018 Commonwealth Games


    For information click here

    Commonwealth Games information:


    The Match Conditions for the Queens Prize Events at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships have been updated to take into account the decisions reached by the meetings of Commonwealth Nations in 2013 and 2014.  These Match Conditions will apply to the 2017 CSFC and the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia, and have been approved by both CSF(FB) Committee and CSF (Exec) as is required.

    The updated Match Conditions are to be found at, and may be downloaded from, http://icfra.co.uk/page19.htm

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    Invitation from South Africa, for March 2017



    We have received an invitation from South Africa for Canadian Teams, including Under 25s, to attend the SA Open Championships in March 2017. These will include the Australia Match for senior and Under 25 Teams.  The link shows the Schedule and Programme. Expressions of interest, especially from those who might be prepared to be part of the organisation of such a tour, are requested. Please send them to the DCRA Office at office@dcra.ca  We will respond formally to the invitation not later than 31st March 2016. Click for 2017 event calendar

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2017 F-Class World Championships:



The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Bisson of Cochrane, AB as Captain of the Canadian F-Class team for the 2017 F-Class World Championships, being held at Connaught in Ottawa.

Eric began competitive shooting at the age of fifteen. He shot small bore and air rifle and was very successful as a member of the Alberta Team. He soon began to travel and made the Junior National Team; and in the following year he made the Canadian Senior National Team, and ultimately a spot on the Olympic training team. In meeting his wife Heather, starting a family and a construction business competitive shooting fell to the wayside. Eric still continued to be an avid hunter during this period and even began guiding big game hunts.

About 5 years ago Eric decided to join the Rosebud Shooting Club and it was there that he got hooked on long range full bore shooting. He was soon in the pursuit of building competitive rifles, learning as much as he could about precision reloading and reading the wind. He has achieved success on provincial, national and international levels; Eric has won several provincial titles in the F-Open class and is the current 2013 Western Canadian F-Open champion. Eric was captain and shooting member of the winning team in both 2012 and 2013 at the Western Canadian Championships, and proudly represented Canada as a member of the Canadian 2013 FCWC team in Raton, NM

Any F-Class shooters interested in being considered for the 2017 FCWC team should contact Eric at fcwc2017captain@gmail.com for further information on the selection program.

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Elections for and Appointments of Team Officers:


  • DCRA Canadian Bisley Team 2016

    Commandant: Steven Spinney
    Adjutant: Patrick Vamplew
  • DCRA Canadian Bisley Team 2017

    Commandant: Roger Mullin
    Adjutant: David Adams

  • The DCRA Executive Committee has approved the formation of a Goodwill TR Team to attend the 150th Anniversary Matches in Guyana in October 2017, under the leadership of Tom Maynard and Paul Archer. To apply for this team, or to seek further information, please request through the DCRA Office office@dcra.ca

  • ICFRA World Long Range Championships, New Zealand, January 2019  The DCRA Executive Committee has approved the appointment of Fazal Mohideen as Captain of the Canadian Palma Team and overall organiser of the tour to New Zealand. Kathy Corcoran has been appointed as adjutant of the team. Fazal or Kathy may be contacted directly or through the DCRA Office office@dcra.ca.


      Reminder: Call for Nominations

    • Nominations are now requested for the positions of Captain of the Veterans Team (click here) and Captain of the Under 25 Team (click here) at the 2019 World Championships in New Zealand.. The deadline for receipt of completed Nominations in the DCRA Office is 16th February 2016. After review of nominations received, a postal vote by DCRA Council may be held if necessary. All Full Members of the DCRA are eligible for nomination.  Candidates may ‘self-nominate’ but the form must also be signed by at least one other Full Member of the DCRA.
    • 2018 Bisley Team Commandant Nomination Form - new Dec 2015 Please note: “All Full Members of the DCRA are eligible for nomination. However, nominations must be made by members of DCRA Council”
    • 2018 Bisley Team Adjutant Nomination Form - new Dec 2015 Please note: “All Full Members of the DCRA are eligible for nomination. However, nominations must be made by members of DCRA Council”
    • At the DCRA Council Meeting in to be held on Sunday 3rd April after the Annual General Meeting on 2nd April 2016, nominations will be called for the following positions:

      Captains of the Canadian Teams at the 2016 Canadian Championships

      • Commonwealth Match
      • Canada Match
      • Under 25 TR Matches
      • Seniors TR Matches
      • F Class America Match
      • F Class International Matches (F-O and F-TR)
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      American shooting in Canada?


      Click here and here

      Further information on this: For those of our American friends who hunt or attend rifle matches in Canada, the recently announced US rules for departing the US with a rifle have been rescinded.
      WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, on (23 April 2015) announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will no longer require U.S hunters travelling internationally to obtain an IRS identification number in order to bring personal weapons on hunting trips outside the U.S. At a meeting with U.S. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, Hoeven secured a commitment from the agency to return to the paper process used by international hunters for years, while updates are made to the automated reporting system for exporting weapons. Kerlikowske said the agency’s web site would be updated.

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