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Post by Slartybartfast on 11/29/2017, 3:50 pm

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Re: Canadian Competitions and Classification

Post by Slartybartfast on 11/29/2017, 3:54 pm

desben wrote:Hi, there are many sanctioned matches less than 2 hours away from where you are. Ottawa, Joliette, Trois-Rivières and Granby are a few that come to mind. They will be sanctioned by the Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) and they will let you earn your classification, just as valid as the NRA in the States. I'm not talking about the RTS program, but true NRA-rules matches (Canadian 1800) or ISSF standard pistol and centerfire. Come out and compete!
Didn't know there was a Canadian 1800. Was aware of ISSF standard pistol and centerfire, but not where they were held.
Where do I find the calendars for the events? 
SFC-FTC site shows LSBA events, but not locations, for 2018. And the notice for one seems to indicate I'd need to join the Ontario federation to compete.
(I find that the SFC website isn't the most helpful and often seems woefully out-of-date, including the store that seems to be non-functional for long periods at a time).
I'm assuming that in Quebec the competitions should be listed on the FTQ site?
It would SO NICE if the national and provincial/state federations would find a way to cooperate on communicating things like competition schedules. Would it be so difficult to develop a shared database of clubs, contacts, affiliations, and competitions?
It seems like a daunting task just to find out when and where things are happening.
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Post by desben on 11/29/2017, 4:49 pm

SFC is the Canadian regulating body and is the one issuing classification. Their web site is in dire need of an update and I hear they are working on it. While you should find upcoming competitions a month or two in advance, try looking at the calendar for the past year; it gives you an idea of the month each competition is held in. They tend to repeat every year. For example, the Don Moore Memorial match is held in Ottawa every Victoria-day long weekend. Fantastic match with every bullseye discipline (1800, standard, sport, centerfire, ppc, 10m air, free pistol, etc.).
http://sfc-ftc.ca/en/calendar.html

In addition to the SFC, the national body, the provinces have their own organizations to manage competitions and grants within the province.

In Québec, the FQT (not the FTQ!) is usually pretty good at putting up their calendar of events.
https://www.fqtir.qc.ca/fr/competitions/calendrier.php

In Ontario, there's the recently created ONTarget. http://ontariotarget.ca/

Previously, the CSSA ran a monthly winter league, but that stopped last year unfortunately. it is still a worthwhile organization to join as they do a lot of lobbying to preserve firearms rights. https://cssa-cila.org/

In the same vein, the NFA is a good organization to join, but they do not promote competition directly. https://www.nfa.ca/

LSBA... Matches are held at various locations, but I think the closest to Montreal is in Ottawa at the RA Centre.

Various clubs run monthly bullseye leagues. Find the clubs in the region and contact them to find out. Arnprior  http://www.adrra.ca  have a monthly winter league; but that's a bit far from Montreal. Cornwall used to have matches, maybe they still do. Many clubs in the Ottawa valley have matches and participate in an inter-club league, the Ottawa Valley Pistol League  http://www.ovpl.ca/ .

Montreal has a few great shooters... Oscar DiPilla, Metodi Igorov, etc. Find out where they shoot and compete.
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