FT Bulgaria Open 2024

5-th international competition hosted by SFTC


The competition will be held in Varshets town, which is situated at the foot of peak Todorini Kukli, on the northern slopes of mountain Stara Planina, in the southern part of the large Vurshetsa valley along the Botunia river. The Sofia Airport is 120 km away. In the city is the second largest natural park on the Balkan Peninsula. The weather is soft mountain climate with temperature between 10 – 20°C.

The Course

A vast area of shiny slopes , green meadows and a dim, and shady forest, where three very challenging and tricky courses will be designed by 50 targets each. It will be set up, to meet  the requirements and tastes of all shooters. Three competitive days will give the chance to all participants to win the competition.
Check on google maps -> coordinates 43°11’05.5″N 23°17’04.0″E


This competition will take place at 3rd-5th of October.

Wednesday the 2nd of October 2024:
10:00 – 17:00 | Practice Range open
10:00 – 17:00 | Equipment checking and bean bag refill (on the zero range)
16:00 – 19:00 | Registration and small gifts receiving (small conference room in ATA SPA Hotel)

Thursday the 3rd of October 2024:
08:30 – 10:30 | Registration, equipment checking and bean bag refill (on the zero range)
08:30 – 10:30| Practice Range open
10:45 – 11:00| Briefing
11:00| Start of first day shooting
17:00 I Welcome BBQ

Friday the 4th of October 2024:
08:30 – 10:30 | Practice Range open
10:45 – 11:00| Briefing
11:00| Start of second day shooting

Saturday the 5th of October 2024:
08:30 – 10:30 | Practice Range open
10:45 – 11:00 | Briefing
11:00 | Start of third day shooting
18:00 – 18:30 | Start of Awarding dinner


The Competition will be held near SPA Hotel ATA in Varshets town which will be our host. It is 4* Hotel with restaurant and a bar. All rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. Offering a spa center and seasonal outdoor pool.
The reservation in the hotel will be processed by the SPA Hotel ATA administration.
You can find more information and prices on the official site here.
Booking at:
+359 882 099900
+359 2 816 44 22

You can use 10% discount with promo code BGOPEN2020.
Deadline for reservation to the hotel is 01.09.2020

About the tax

The tax for this three day competition is 75€ (including Awards dinner).
If you want to bring some friend or family member with you (which will not shoot) on the Awards dinner this will cost 20€ per guest.
The bean bag fill will be available for free.
Team entry fee 10€*. /The team can contain from 3 up to 6 shooters/
Deadline for registration is 20th of September.
Deadline for payments is 20th of September.

*team entry fee is paid from the captain of the team

Visiting Bulgaria with air rifle

Bulgaria Airgun law:
The air rifles are treated as pneumatic weapon by the Bulgarian law.
For a rifles with a muzzle energy below 24J there is no requirements for a registration and a licence.


You can choose from all WFTF classes:

Categories are PCP and Springer (both limited to 12 ft/lbs or 16.3 joule)

Classes of entry are:
– Junior (not yet 17 on 1st of January)
– Ladies
– Overall (MAIN competition – includes juniors, men, ladies and veterans)
– Veteran (60 years or older on 1st of January)

Each country can entry with one team from 6 people. The best 3 result of each day will count for the awarding.

The awards are medals for first 3 places on each class which have at least one competitor and a cup for Overall 1st place.

You can contact us on:

email: open@ft-bulgaria.com
facebook page: @FTBulgariaOpen