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Event Description: Shotgun

Shotgun event
In 2001, the Shotgun Grid was held at night, which changed the approach for shooters and made for an unmatched spectacle.
The ESPN Great Outdoor Games Target Sports Shotgun Event is a fast-paced head-to-head shotgun clay target event.

This year's event will feature 16 competitors divided into eight brackets. The order of competition will be determined by seeding the 1st-3rd place winners from the 2001 Great Outdoor Games 1-3 accordingly, with the remainder of the field determined by random draw.

In each bracket, both shooters will take the line at the call of the referee. Each shooter may have no more than two shells loaded, but may have as much ammo as they feel necessary to complete the course of fire placed either on their person or on a provided stand.

The competitor in the left-hand shooting position as viewed facing the traps will shoot first. At the competitor's call of "Pull" a series of five clay targets will be released in a random order, with one target being released from each trap at approximately three and a half (3 1/2) second intervals.

Each target broken will be worth one (1) point. Should a shooter get a "no bird" (such as a trap malfunction or damaged target) the series will be repeated and the shooter will receive a new five target random sequence. The shooters will alternate shooting the five target series until each have shot the series four (4) times for a total of twenty (20) targets each. The point value of each competitor's broken targets will be totaled and will determine their Round One Score.

The competitor in each bracket with the higher Round One Score will advance to the Quarter-Final Round. The competitor in each bracket with the lower Round One Score will be eliminated. This process is continued through the Quarter-Final Round to the Semi-Final Round. In this round the competitor in each bracket with the lower Semi-Final Round Score will advance to the Consolation Round. The competitor with the higher Consolation Round Score will be ranked 3rd. The competitor with the lower Consolation Round Score will be ranked 4th. The two shooters with the higher Semi-Final Round Scores will compete in a head-to-head format. The competitor with the higher Final Round Score will be ranked 1st. The competitor with the lower Final Round Score will be ranked 2nd.

Ties will be resolved with each competitor receiving an additional series of five targets. The shooter with the higher number of broken targets being awarded the higher ranking. To avoid prolonged shoot-offs, the time between targets will be reduced .5 seconds.





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