Bahrain Shooting Association

Board of Directors:

Shaikh Salman bin Khalid bin Mohamed Al Khalifa - President
Shaikh Hamad bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa - Vice President
Ebrahim Abdulla Al Binali - General Secretary
Wael Mohamed Miraj - Treasurer
Khalid A. Aziz Mohamed - Assistant General Secretary
Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Ahemd Al Khalifa - Bow and arrow shooting committee head
Dawood Husain Ali Al Manea - Member
A. Rahman Rashid Al Saad - Member
Yousif Isa bin Nas - Member
Ahmed Mohamed Al Ahmed - Member

The Bahrain Shooting assosiation was founded in 2001, when Shaikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Khalifa became the first president of the board of director.

The present board is being presided by Shaikh Salman bin Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and includes vice-president Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, general secretary Dawoud Hussain Al Manea and  treasurer Ibrahim Abdullah Al Bin Ali.

Other board member are Abdulrahman Rashid Al Saad, Khalid Abdul Aziz Mohammed, Mishari Abdul Wahab Al Hanafi, Ali Abdul Aziz Naqi, Mohammed Bader Al Azmi and Fatima Ibrahim Al Mannai.

The first-ever shooting range was established in April, 2003. It has fields for 10 metres air pistol and rifle, and also contains 10 lanes. The facility also has 20-meter pistol range with 10 lanes, as well as a 50-meter field for rifle and pistol, besides eight lanes for freestyle pistol field.

The old shooting range was located at the Bahrain Military Sports Association. In April, 2006, a new shooting range was established, where shooters train on the fields of the Bahrain Defence Force, which was renovated in 2003 and contains 50-metre rifle range with 20 lanes, besides 20 lanes in total covering 100, 200 and 300 meters for large caliber rifle shooting.

The Bahrain shooters made their nation proud on several occasion with remarkable results achieved in regional, continental and international events.

One of Bahrain’s first impressive results were marked by Salman Zaman at the 2005 World Championships in the US, where he could score 597 and 699.5 points in the men’s 50m rifle prone category.
Lulua Al Zayani scored 580 points in the women’s 50m rifle prone event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha, Qatar.

The same female was able to improve on her personal record as she scored 570 and 660.1 points in the women’s 50m three positions rifle during the 11th Asian Championships in 2007 in Kuwait.

In the team section, Bahrain’s best scores were recorded during the 11th Asian Championships in Kuwait, where the women’s 50m rifle three positions team could score 1,669 points, while the 50m rifle prone squad managed 1,722 points.