GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

DUBAI, 8th March 2018:   The Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle which is open to locals, residents and GCC nationals will kick-off with training beginning on Sunday 11th March from 8am to 4pm at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah, Dubai.

Shooters will continue training for three consecutive days in preparation for the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Open) for both men and women which will be held from March 14th to 17th, while the Fazza Open Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle (Locals) will be held on Sunday March 18th at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Shooting Range in Ruwayyah.

It was announced that participants from all nationalities residing in the country and citizens of the GCC could join the training sessions in the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle, organized and supervised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC).

The contestants will be trained by a group of professional shooters from the organizing committee, who will provide weapons and ammunition for shooting under the direction and supervision of these experts.

Biggest
Ms. Suad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said that the Fazza Championship for Shooting - Saktoun Rifle for both men and women is the biggest of its kind in the UAE and attracts a large number of participants from within and outside the country.

“In the past championships, we have seen an increase in the number of shooters who have achieved perfect scores in the competition. Every year there is a huge presence especially from the Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait in addition to countries from the region and around the world since it is a much looked forward to heritage sport open to both men and women,” she said.

On the championship for Locals, Ms. Suad Ibrahim said: “Organizing an additional tournament exclusively for UAE citizens will contribute to producing new champions in shooting and prepare them to target the Olympics by representing the United Arab Emirates in international competitions.”

Women
She expressed her hope to see an increase in the participation of women and juniors in the shooting competitions, stressing the role women played in UAE society and availing the right platforms for them in pursuit of excellence.

Brigadier General Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the tournament, said they wanted to hold training exercises before the two tournaments in order to allow participants to register and get acquainted on the shooting range dedicated to the championships before the competition officially begins. 

Experience
“The top shooters have accumulated experience in shooting Al Saktoun rifle during these tournaments in particular. The training process gives the contestant an opportunity to be prepared for the competitions mentally and technically,” he said.

Al Muhairi expected to see record numbers participating this year as well.

“The number of entries exceeds more than 1,000 every year and sometimes it is more than 1,500. We are ready to accommodate the increase in numbers by dividing the competition into different categories by classifying the shooters during qualification before the final round,” he explained.

Saktoun Rifle
Al Saktoun Rife is a traditional weapon renowned for its accuracy and used in the past by tribesmen for fishing and hunting, as well as during war. 

Sponsors
The official sponsors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center are: Al Tayer Motors Land Rover, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Trade Centre, AW Rostamani (Arabian Automobiles), Global Village and Al Oula radio station.

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10632 times
Posted on : Thursday, March 8, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Reading Champions Declared at 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Next Story : Emirates NBD Poetry for All Competition Honours Students and Performers of Determination at the Emir...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Global brands with lowest cost at Karama Ware house sale from this Thursday
Glam's Makeup Launches in the Middle East
Review: Facial with Dr Renaud's range at Nazih
Glasshouse Collection from Olivia Burton
Hour Choice presents Coach New York Collection
Prevention, Not Cure: Kaya's ‘Hair Strength Therapies' Set to Rid the Gulf of it...
Matthew Fitzpatrick Wins the 2018 Omega European Masters
Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel
Introducing New Make-up From Rodial That You Need In Your Kit
Australia's Number No.1 Natural Skincare Brand* Partners With Jessica Kahawaty
Rado reimagines a bold 1960s classic for the 21st Century
Scuderia Ferrari presents Fall winter collection
Kate Spade New York Presents Debut Collection From Creative Director Nicola Gla...
Introducing VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Alina Anwar Couture Launches in UAE
Introducing Home Fragrance at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Takes the Luxury of Privacy to a New Level
British Classics Make a Comeback in Jack Wills AW18 Collections
Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch...
Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite
NARS Erdem SS19 Beauty Report
Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabba...
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scri...
Roberto Cavalli's Exclusive Duo of Fragrances
Defying Age With Skin Republic's Gold and Platinum Face Masks
Diana Arno Expands Online Shopping to Middle East
‘Unseen Potential' - Art from Scrap and Discarded Parts
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family...
CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene
New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world
Lacoste.12.12 Collection
Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row
The Future Is Here
Trevor Sorbie Range Relaunches in the UAE
Al-Futtaim Toyota's Upgrade campaign brings back the hottest car deals
Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards
Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector
Your skin needs more than just sunscreen
William Collection by Hugo Boss
UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018
PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%
Carl F. Bucherer Celebrates Debut of Its Online Boutique on Jd.Com Launch of Lim...
Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor fu...
Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?
Afghanistan Premium League T20 (APLT20) Draft 2018
Al-Futtaim ACE DIY and Home Security promotion
GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System
MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day
Tata Communications launches a specialised cyber security lab at Shanmugha Arts,...
Harmony and Sustainability Define Ideal Standard's ‘Esedra' Ceramic Bathroom Col...