There is $60,000 in the total prize purse for two premier Grand American events: the Caesar Guerini Preliminary Handicap and the Grand American Handicap on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, respectively.
According to Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) President Terry Dean, "Shooters from all around the world come to compete in the largest shotgun event in the world. It is the only sport you can walk out on the line and play against the best in the game."
The WSRC is well-suited to host the Grand American, as it has 121 trap fields that span 3.5 miles, along with 1,000 camping spots and space for 80 exhibitors. In addition to the clay fields, the WSRC hosts a complex of buildings that includes the headquarters building, the ATA Hall of Fame, and a warehouse with enough shotshells to liberate a small country. And, there is a commercial row-type area (kind of like a mall) that hosts many of your favorite companies like Benelli, Beretta, Browning, CZ-USA, Kolar, Krieghoff, Perazzi, Remington, the aforementioned Winchester and more.
In addition to the Grand American, on July 26-30, just before the big dance starts, the ATA's AIM Grand National Youth Trapshooting Championships will be held. There will be several championship events, as well as NRA Coach classes and other shooting instruction.
Learn more by visiting the ATA website.
See more: The Legendary Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.