Shooters off

The Britannia Grand Prix originated as an Olympic Skeet competition founded in 2003; designed for existing talented shots and to encourage novice and social shooters to compete in an international standard event.

To continue to build on its success from 2007, the BGP included Olympic Trap and Double Trap and in 2009 a Sport Trap competition. In the coming years it will provide the highest quality competition opportunities to UK and international competitors training towards the UK hosted 2012 Olympics.

The BGP is an open competition and all competitors are assisted at every opportunity to achieve their maximum potential, to enjoy the experience and take away something of value, be it a medal or the satisfaction of personal achievement.

The Cayman Islands Sport Shooting Association will be sending three athletes to this event later this month in Dorset, England. They are Kevin Schirn, Eddie McLean and Chris Jackson.

They will compete in skeet and trap. Following the Grand Prix event, they will participate in a one day shooting clinic at Bisley Shooting Range with an international coach before returning to Cayman.

This entire experience will help to prepare the team for the Island Games in June as well as for the CAC Games in 2010.

Donald McLean, the president of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, said: ‘We are proud to assist the Shooting Association with some of the expenses of the trip, and trust that the athletes will gain much from their participation.’