In the lush forests of Galgamácsa, Hungary more than seven hundred shooters from all corners of the world, gathered for the World Championship Finale World Cup.
This is the culmination of a year of dedicated shooting, with the top Compak shooters of the world competing not only for the Championship title but also for the coveted Grand Prix Trophy.
2019 was the year that South Africa lay claim to two of the Grand Prix Trophies.
The Grand Prix works as follows with accumulation of three scores:
- Your score for the Grand Prix hosted by your home country – In South Africa’s case – The Grand Prix of South Africa
- Your score recorded at your Continental Championship – Again in South Africa’s case it was the African Championship Africa Cup
- Finally your scores are added to the World Cup Finale.
- So – The Best Man WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best man in the Open Division we are so proud of is Tim Hubner.
Tim won both the Grand Prix of South Africa and the Africa Cup and at the World Cup and was only two clays behind the Championship winner, Charles Bardou from France.
This was enough to take top Grand Prix position.
Tim we salute you and loved watching you shoot.
In the Veteran Division it was Douw Steyn that did the honours for South Africa.
Douw won the Veteran Title at the Grand Prix of South Africa, took second place in his Division at the Africa Cup and with a sixth place in the Veteran Division at the World Finale, he claimed the trophy.
Great shooting Douw.
Budapest with the beautiful Danube that lights up at night, the markets and museums, the restaurants and sidewalk cafe will be remembered by South African shooters for a long time to come.
For now I am sure our Compak shooters are planning the next year and setting their sites on keeping these trophies on our shore.