Dates announced for ISSF events in 2016

There will be a number of big events announced over the coming weeks for 2016, and to those who shoot Olympic disciplines, not many are bigger than the ISSF competitions – apart from maybe the Rio Olympics.

ACAPULCO - MARCH 5: 5th placed Matthew FRENCH of Great Britain competes in the Double Trap Men Finals at the at the Club "Caza, Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco, A.C." Shooting Range during Day 4 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 5, 2015 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

ACAPULCO – MARCH 5: 5th placed Matthew FRENCH of Great Britain competes in the Double Trap Men Finals at the at the Club “Caza, Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco, A.C.” Shooting Range during Day 4 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 5, 2015 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

The first event of the year will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus. Shotgunners will travel there on 17-25 March before making the trip over to Brazil for the second World Cup of the year starting 13 April.

LARNACA - APRIL 27: 4th placed Jeremy Harry BIRD of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Men Finals at the Larnaca Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on April 27, 2015 in Larnaca, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

LARNACA – APRIL 27: 4th placed Jeremy Harry BIRD of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Men Finals at the Larnaca Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on April 27, 2015 in Larnaca, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

The Junior World Cup takes place in Suhl, Germany, in 2016 on 29 April-6 May but we return to Senior competition in San Marino on 1-11 June. There is then one final World Cup in Azerbaijan on 20-29 June before taking a break for the Olympic cycle.

Rio 2016 takes place on 5-21 August but the Juniors return to action after that for the Junior Cup in Gabala. Then the final event of the year will be the ISSF World Cup Final in Rome, Italy, on 11-16 October.

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