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The Airsoft Surgeon Practical Shooting Championships Is Back This Year

Airsoft Surgeon 2018 Shield Cup

The largest airsoft practical pistol shooting tournament in Europe is finally back after a one year hiatus. The Airsoft Surgeon Practical Shooting Championships will be held once again in the United Kingdom, and for will be held at a different venue this year.

Started in 2013, the Airsoft Surgeon tournament has been at the forefront of promoting airsoft practical shooting. Starting at The Grange in Balsall Common, Solihull near Conventry, the tournament has grown over the years attracting airsoft shooters not only from Europe but from Asia and South America as well.

Only in 2018 that the tournament was not held to give way to the first Action Air World Shoot that was held in Hong Kong in June. It also allowed RedWolf Airsoft UK, the main backer of the tournament a respite after their HQ in Tewkesbury was hit by fire just a few weeks before the 2017 Airsoft Surgeon European Championship took place.

For this year, the tournament will be moving to the Isle of Wight, to the home of the First Person Shooter (FPS) Shooting range in Newport.  According to tournament organiser, Chris Kong of RedWolf Airsoft UK the main sponsor is Shield Sights and thus, this year’s tournament is called the Airsoft Surgeon 2019 Shield Cup and it will be held on the 3rd to the 4th of August 2019.

FPS are the largest organised airsoft practical shooting group in the UK and they always have the biggest contingent at each Airsoft Surgeon tournament. Their organisation will be prove valuable as they will finally be the hosts this year.

Now, for the details of the tournament. For two days, there will be a total of 16 stages: 8 Short, 6 Medium, 2 Long with a Minimum Round Count of 304. There will be a Shoot Off competition as well. Individual Registration Fee is at  £70 whilst teams of four shooters pay a registration fee of £40 per team member.
The Divisions for this shoot will be Open with a Max 28 rounds BB in each magazine; Standard (Max 18 rounds BB in each magazine); Classic (Max 10 rounds BB in each magazine – single stack only); Production (Max 15 rounds BB in each magazine) – Pistols currently approved on Production Division List); and Production Optic (Max 15 rounds BB in each magazine). Categories are Super Senior, Senior, Lady, Male, and Junior (17 years old & under).

For this year, a “Team Challenge” will be introduced. A team is defined as four shooters even if they are shooting in different squads. To determine the winning team of the tournament, team members should work on accruing the most points for their team. This “Team Challenge” will proceed as soon as five teams have indicated interest.

Interested teams and shooters can start signing up for the event with the last day for registration on the 31st of August 2019. The Pre-Match for ROs will be on the 1st to the 2nd of August whilst the Main Match will take place on the 3rd to the 4th of August 2019.

As always, ever since it started in 2013, we will be covering the event. So expect us to be there and hopefully film the action live so you can follow the tournament via social media.