Cayman shooters off to UK

| 03/04/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Sport Shooting Association will be sending three shooters to the Britannia Grand Prix (BGP) in Dorset, England, where they will compete in skeet and trap. Following the Grand Prix event, the three Cayman shooters – Christopher Jackson, Kevin Schirn and Edison Mclean – will participate in a one day shooting clinic at Bisley Shooting Range with an international coach before returning to Cayman.

Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) President Donald McLean recently presented a cheque to the Shooting Association for US$1625 on behalf of the Olympic Committee  to cover the costs for some of the expenses of the competition and the cost of the Training Clinic at Bisley. (Photo above with shooters Kevin Schirn and Edison Mclean)

The BGP 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 eventAccording to a release from the CIOC. 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, designed to create an atmosphere which is professional and inspiring for the regular competitive shooter, and friendly, encouraging and progressive to the novice competitor and social shooters. 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.

According to the CIOC, the entire experience will help to prepare the team for the Island Games 2009 later this year as well as for the CAC Games in 2010. The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee is 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.

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