Also, we'd like to say a huge congratulations to our mixed pairs winners, who following the individually event, were confirmed as:
Olympic Trap: Kirsty Barr and David Henning
Olympic Skeet: Amber Hill and Ben Llewellin
Click on the video above to watch our Grand Final 2017 highlights show, which aired on Front Runner (Sky channel 468).
WHAT WAS THE GRAND FINAL?
The British Shooting Shotgun Grand Final was the first of its kind in the UK and saw the best GB shotgun shooters competing against one another. The winner of the event claimed the title of British Shooting Grand Final Champion.
The inaugural event took place from 6th – 8th October at Fauxdegla Shooting Ground in Wrexham, Wales and provided spectators with the chance to watch Olympians and world medalists shoot against each other. The athletes will be competing for the overall prize of British Shooting Grand Final Champion.
Entry for both spectators and athletes was supplemented by British Shooting making it completely free to either take part or support the shooters and enjoy the live action.
RACE TO THE GRAND FINAL
In the lead up to the events, athletes could see where they stood on the road to qualification for the Grand Final. The standings were updated on a regular basis following key competitions and athletes were informed via social media.
The competition brought together the top 18 male, and top 12 female Olympic Trap shooters in the UK, and the top 12 male, and top 6 female athletes from Olympic Skeet. There were also male and female junior squads in Olympic Skeet and Olympic Trap.
Both men and women competed over 125 targets + final, as well as the all new mixed discipline which sees genders competing together. There will also be the opportunity for disabled athletes to compete on the day in a Para-clay event.
The focus of the event is to bring the best shooters in the UK together, but still allowed everyone a chance to qualify. Qualification was determined by combining each athlete’s best three finishing placings taken from a defined list of events through 2017. This included both international and major domestic competitions and gives any athlete who shoots throughout the year the chance to qualify.