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