SGC Extraordinary General Meeting 2016

The SGC Extraordinary General Meeting was convened by SGC President on 10 December 2016 at the Singapore Island Country Club to approve the amendments to its constitution proposed by Registry of Societies.

A total of 52 members and their families were present. All the amendments to the constitution were approved by a majority of 50 votes. Two voters were not present at the time when the vote was called.

Our President, Mr Michael Vaz, generously hosted a X’mas Dinner for the members and their families present.

On behalf of the Management Committee, we would like to thank all the members who attended the EOGM. 



By |18th November, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

IDPA Thailand Queen’s Cup 2016

Congratulation to IDPA Singapore

Benji Lim and Jasper Sua, represented IDPA Singapore, under Singapore Gun Club, in the IDPA Thailand Queen’s Cup 2016 on July 19 and returned home with 2 medals! Benji won the Champion in the High International category and a Bronze in the SSP Master category. More than 60 shooters from the region participated in the match and our guys did us proud! Well done Jasper and Benji!

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By |1st September, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

SGC AGM and Family Night Event 2016

The torrential rain failed to dampen the turnout for the SGC Annual General Meeting cum Family Night held at the Genting Hotel (Jurong) last night. A total of 110 members turned up punctually for the AGM and also to lend their support to the contesting candidates of their choice.

Mr Michael Vaz, President of SGC, answered members’ concern on the issues surrounding the recent closure of range as well as other matters raised by the members.

The majority of members, through voting, rejected 4 resolutions proposed by Mr Laurence Wee and adopted two resolutions proposed by Mr Michael Vaz. One resolution by Mr Laurence Wee withdraw.

In these AGM, 5 key positions were contested , contesting for the President post this year was Mr David Thomas.

The 3 hours AGM ended on the high note with a strong mandates from members given to Mr Michael Vaz and his team to continue to lead the Club for the next two years.

Congratulations to our newly elected SGC Committee members!

Also we would like to congratulate all our lucky draw winners. The winner of the 1st prize goes to  Mr Guy Hoh.

Guy HohMark G
Donald Ang Siegel
LeongLee Eng Hong
Chew WYSaw
Mike VazChan
Patrick ChenJessica
Marcus LimLim Hai Ang
Tan Chee GeeLow CY



By |19th June, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Singapore Rifle Group Sues Parent Body

Article from the Straits Times published on 10 June 2016. Please click here for more information.

By |16th June, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

President’s Message

Singapore Gun Club

Fellow Members,

On June 7th 2016, Singapore Rifle Association’s (SRA) lawyers sent me a letter demanding that I instruct Singapore Gun Club (SGC)  to remove the “President’s Message to Members”  which SGC posted in March 2016 (three months ago).  I refused to remove the letter from SGC’s website and informed SRA’s lawyers that I will vigorously defend any proceedings.

On June 14th 2016, lawyers acting for Singapore Rifle Association served me with a writ of Summons for defamation.  It appears that SRA has taken offence to my attempt to inform and reassure members that the Gun Club Committee acted properly by complying with all PLRD requirements.

Although I am always reasonable and prepared to remove or reword offending portions which SRA has taken offense to, the content to inform SGC members must remain intact and I will not apologise for carrying out my duties as President of Singapore Gun Club.

Needless to say, I have refused to remove the letter from SGC’s website and continue to assert that it is the right of Gun Club members to be informed and it is my duty as Singapore Gun Club President to inform members of all issues.

I ask all members to read the letter to see what it is that SRA has taken offense to.


Michael Vaz

Please click here for attachment.



By |15th June, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear members,

Notice is hereby given to all members that the Annual General Meeting of Singapore Gun Club will be held on :

Date :  17 June 2016, Friday
Time : 6.30pm
Venue : Genting Hotel (Jurong) , 2 Town Hall Link Singapore 608516 (Ballroom 1 and 2)

Follow by SGC Family Night event at 8.00pm.

Please find enclosed herewith the following documents for your kind attention :

1.  Notice of Annual General Meeting
2.  Nomination Form
3.  By-Law
4.  SGC Family Night 2016
5.  Programme
6.  Bye-Law for Voting
7.  Bye-Law for Nominations of Candidates


Members may request for a copy of the following documents by emailing your request to :

1.  Minute of last AGM
2. Audited Financial Report FY2015

Registration :

  1. Registration will start from 5.30pm at the reception table located at the entrance foyer.
  2. Members will be given a set of voting cards and lucky draw coupon upon registration. Kindly note that only Life and Ordinary members are allowed to vote at the general meeting.
  3. Any member whose subscription for the current year is unpaid shall not be eligible for the lucky draw  nor voting at the general meeting.
  4. The agenda, minute of last AGM meeting, audited financial report and annual report will be screened. Hard copy will not be distributed.
  5. Members are advised to register early.

F&B :

Reception : Free flow of soft drink will be available from 6.00pm onwards.

Dinner : International buffet dinner (no pork no lard)

Dinner (Halal) :  Malay set dinner (2 tables) catered for our Muslim club members its family. Complimentary dry dates will be provided for Muslim to break fast.   Disposable type of crockery will be used on the two tables.

Prayer Room :

Prayer room will be available for our Muslim members for prayers.

Parking :

  1. Genting Hotel (Jurong) – Limited complimentary car park coupon will be available on first come first serve basis.
  2. Science Centre Car Park (right next to Genting Hotel)
  3. JCube Shopping Centre (Opposite Genting Hotel



By |31st May, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Latest Activities Updates

Despite the closure of the centre since Feb 2016,  the shooting spirit of the club  continues to thrive  in various manner. 

SGC has played  vital supporting role in  facilitating  the training of our national athletes  as well as conducting qualifying monthly shoot to rank them. 

In recent months, SGC has supported  some of our club members in overseas events participations like the Hong Kong Invitational Shoot 2016, Africa Championship Finale Africa Cup (FITASC) as well as the coming Johor Iskandar Shoot 2016 in Malaysia.

The Club wish to congratulate Ms Ong Li Yen for wining the top title in the individual Ladies category event in the Africa Championship Finale Africa Cup (FITASC) competition.

SGC  members can now  looked forward to more local shooting competitions and activities to be organized when SGC reopens.

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By |27th April, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Vaz’s vision 2020: Win a medal in Tokyo

S’pore shooting chief wants athletes to qualify for five spots at 2020 Olympics.

For more information on the article from TODAY , please  click here


By |24th April, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Letter from SGC Member

Dear Mr Hoh,

Singapore Shooting Association (SSA) will not respond to your complaint. SSA only deals with club representatives in SSA.

It is regrettable that you are an Singapore Gun Club (SGC) member. I will respond on behalf of SGC.

The President of SGC sent a detailed account of the situation in the National Shooting Centre (NSC) to all SGC members. I find it strange that only you are ignorant. I would also ask you to get your facts straight when you refer to our Nation’s Security as an inter club squabble.

First, a Police investigation is ongoing  and I cannot elaborate on what is transpiring. The range will remain closed until the Police investigations are concluded.

Second, Singapore Rifle Association (SRA) ‘licensing issue’ has been escalated to one of “National Security”. Expect the range to remain closed for some time. I would be surprised if charges are not laid. It might be more appropriate to address your complaint to SRA.

Third, the State funded the construction of the NSC to train and select Singapore’s National Team for ISSF competitions. The members of the National Training Team are unaffected by this closure.

The SSA is funded for ISSF shooting activities. I assure you that under the SSA, all ISSF shooting activities are unaffected

In the NSC, the interests of Singapore’s National Team are paramount. All non ISSF activities are secondary to those of the National Team’s.

Being an SGC member does not give you any rights to conduct your business in SGC ranges. I presume the SSA will respond similarly.

You might want to save your complaints till after the range opens.


Michael Vaz


Dear Mr. Michael Vaz, Mr. Tang Kee Kong and Mr. Eng Fook Hoong,

RE: Continued Closure of the National Shooting Centre,SGC & SRA

Please register this as a formal personal complaint that legal shooters and coaches are losing our training time and income due to circumstances out of our control.

Since early February I have personally turned away lessons from SGC and SRA members and also members of the public who are seeking to become members of the shooting fraternity here. I have also been unable to train for legitimate International FITASC sporting & compak events that I registered for before these closures. Moreover the decision to further not allow legally held and licensed arms to travel for legitimate competition is extremely disappointing (March FITASC in South Africa). 

It is also unacceptable that a range complex the size of the NSC be shut for this length losing revenue and credibility with everyday that passes. Ranges stand empty, while squabbles between the clubs and the SSA have led to a situation that threatens the survival of the shooting sports for the club shooter in Singapore. I have completely lost confidence in the management of the clubs, the SSA and Sport Singapore.

How is this extended closure supposed to be pro-sport? Both the clubs have not sent members any information beyond early letters and the SSA and Sport Singapore is completely quiet on the subject.There has not even been any formal information or explanation disseminated beyond hearsay and innuendo.

Moreover who will be liable for damage to our guns as they sit locked in armories without regular maintenance? Being the tropics our guns will rust in the humid environment, at least we must be allowed to be escorted in to maintain them?

Most importantly the issues must be resolved soon, we must be allowed to train, travel and compete. Shooting is not just about ISSF athletes, national teams and gold medals. Without a vibrant club scene Shooting as a sport is all but finished in our nation. I hope the various committees are working hard to resolve this situation quickly and without further loss of privileges for ordinary club members.  However, with the years of squabbling that have been the recent history of Singapore shooting, I am not confident any of the current leadership’s abilities to resolve these fractious issues.

Why are we being denied access to our sporting arms, the training facility and our sport when we were abiding by all rules? When will the ranges and clubs reopen? I would even settle for an estimate as there are overseas competitions that I would like to attend to pursue my sport, but am denied even the ability to plan ahead.

Looking forward to your reply,

please note: I have sent this email to the various club secretaries and the NSC GM email addresses to follow the correct protocol for lodging of a formal complaint. 

Thank you,

Yours Sincerely,

 Guy Hoh
Director/chief Instructor
Blaze Sporting Clays Singapore
Shooting Sports & Safari Hunts for Individuals, Groups & Corporate Parties!



By |5th April, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

President Message to Members

To members of the SINGAPORE GUN CLUB (SGC)

Fellow Members,

It’s been a month since the National Shooting Centre (NSC) was closed by Sport Singapore. The SGC management and your representatives in the Singapore Shooting Association (SSA) are doing all they can to assist SportSG in its efforts to re-open the NSC. A Police investigation is ongoing so information is limited. I will present only what is known to us as they relate to SGC and SSA.

It is important to note thatwhen the NSC was closed on February 6th;

  1. The SGC armoury was fully compliant with Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD)‘s latest security requirements.
  2. All firearms in SGC’s armoury were fully accounted for.
  3. The Singapore Rifle Association (SRA)‘s armoury was NOT compliant. SRA had not installed a new vault door meeting new PLRD requirements nor had it installed an issuing window as PLRD had mandated.


The events surrounding the closure of the National Shooting Centre are as follows:

Tuesday February 2nd     PLRD conducted an inspection/audit of SRA and SGC Armouries. After the inspection, PLRD sealed both armouries.

Thursday February 4th    PLRD returned with a large force and confiscated 75 firearms from SRA armoury and 2 firearms from SGC armoury.

In SGC’s case, one shotgun belonged to an ex-SAFRA member who had not paid the license fee and the gun was deemed  ‘unlicensed’. The other belonged to an SGC member whose license fee was unpaid and was also deemed unlicensed. PLRD  was aware of the SAFRA member’s shotgun and we have email correspondences from PLRD to SAFRA and SGC instructing  SGC to hang on to the firearms.  PLRD chose to confiscate both firearms.

Saturday February 6th     An emergency meeting was called by the CEO of Sport Singapore in SportSG office at 10.00am. I rushed back from Australia  when I learned of the confiscation and attended the meeting with SGC Hon Secretary, Mr Tang Kee Kong.
Attendees were SportSG , SSA, SGC and PLRD. SRA was invited but did not attend.

At the meeting, CEO informed SSA that Sport Singapore was revoking the SSA-SportSG Lease and taking control of the NSC at 1.00pm on Saturday, the NSC was closed indefinitely. The range would be open to the National Team the following week.

Only National Team members would be allowed to enter the NSC. SGC was allowed to operate the upstairs armoury for the National Team.

Wednesday Feb. 10th      The Police investigation/audit continued and SGC was cleared in the late afternoon.

Friday February 12th       PLRD cancelled SRA and SGC Armoury Licenses.  The armoury license for all three armouries in the NSC was issued to SSA.

SSA is now the sole license holder of all armouries in the NSC. SportSG appointed SSA as the manager of the NSC. Sport Singapore has been working with SSA to get the NSC re-opened.

NOTE: In Mid 2015, SSA Council voted to upgrade the NSC security system to meet the increasing security threats facing Singapore and the world. The plan required a central armoury system whereby all arms would be stored in the upstairs armoury whilst all ammunition would be stored in the basement armouries. SGC agreed to comply but SRA refused and a legal battle to stop SSA from implementing the Central Armoury system is ensuing in the courts. Singapore Law Watch – Shooting groups in legal dispute over armoury

I have reason to believe that this special audit was prompted by the circulation of photograph(s) showing SRA members brandishing assault rifles over social media (possibly SRA’s Facebook).

SportSG, MCCY and certain Minister(s) have directed that such weapons must not be permitted in The National Shooting Centre. SportSG will be issuing a policy ruling that will prohibit the use or storage of assault rifles(or lookalikes) in the NSC.

“On Feb 2, the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD) conducted an arms audit at the Armouries of the SGC and SRA. Due to serious licensing irregularities, the police took possession of a number of arms. Police investigations are ongoing.”

The sheer magnitude of“licensing Irregularities” which previous annual audits by the PLRD did not detect, has prompted the Police to require the construction of new security fences, installation of metal detectors, and a gamut of security equipment which must be operational before the NSC will be allowed to re-open.

When the NSC re-opens, it will not be ‘business as usual’. Through no fault of our own, SGC members will to have to live with new policies, rules and procedures.

We will update you as soon as we have more information to share with you.

Michael Vaz
Singapore Gun Club



By |12th March, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments