Edward Watson has passed away

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Edward Watson, a brilliant and world-renowned shooting coach, rightly celebrated for his many writings and advice as 'Dr Watson'.

Ed was one of the founder members of APSI, where his great enthusiasm and drive did so much to ensure the association was such an early success.

On a personal note I greatly enjoyed working with Ed at West London SG and later during many of the early APSI instructor courses, where his knowledge and good humour added so much to the game shooting sections. 

Our deepest condolences are extended to his family, and details of his funeral will be published here as soon as they are known. We know there will be many APSI members and friends who will wish to attend and pay their respects. He will be much missed.

Paul Bentley

Ed's funeral was held at Great Milton church in Oxfordshire on 5th September and was attended by many hundreds of his friends and relatives.

Update news for the Olympic Skeet and Trap Courses for 2017

The ISSF courses are still on track for later in the year, but we've decided to put the date back to early September. This is not because we've been backsliding but to avoid the July/August holiday period.

The courses are intended for the coach looking to extend her/his knowledge base into what is largely unknown territory for many, also experienced Olympic shooters wishing to coach their discipline, perhaps after they they have retired from the competitive arena.

The course format and dates will be published on this website shortly, and those interested are invited to contact Paul Bentley at for further details.

2017 Annual General Meeting

This year's APSI AGM will be held on Monday, March 27 at the Holland & Holland SG, Northwood, Middlesex.

Start time will be 2pm, and all APSI members are invited to arrive at 1pm for a nice lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues and we look forward to seeing you all then.