Olympic Trap

Olympic Trap (OTR) 

Welcome to the Olympic Trap Team page.  Everything you need to know about representing England in this discipline can be found here.

As its name indicates, this is one of the disciplines which forms part of the shooting programme at the Olympic Games.  A trench in front of the shooting stands conceals 15 traps arranged with one group of three for each of the five shooting stands (or pegs).  For more information please click here

Shooting for England

To be eligible to represent any England Clay Target Shooting Team please see England Team Handbook.  England Team Handbook

Please note that if a shooter has already represented another Country/Team in any discipline:

He/she must have been officially resident in the country he/she wishes to represent for a minimum continual period of one year.

A minimum period of two calendar years would have to elapse in which the member has not shot for any country.

Please read the England Team Handbook for England Team full eligibility rules, link above.


Team Selection Process

Below is the process used to decide selection for the England OTR Team for Home International Team matches only (under the jurisdiction of the ICTSC).   

The 3 selection shoots in 2024 will run between April and July.   To be considered for a place on the Olympic Trap England Team to compete in the Home International at least two scores from the three designated selection shoots should be submitted.   The 2024 OTR Selection Dates are in conjunction with British Shooting SGS dates.

For all events when the scores are submitted, the scores (for each Selection Shoot) from High Gun  are calculated on Points from High Gun x 125  and those with the lowest points will go through to represent England.

All scores will be checked and verified.  In the event of a tie, lowest points from the final shoot will be used to decide the place.

The deadline for submitting these scores is TBA.

Please enter your scores here


2024 Olympic Trap (OTR) Selection Shoots

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Shotgun Series R1 + OTR England Team Selection Shoot 1 6th - 7th April 2024 Nuthampstead British Shooting  
Shotgun Series R2 + OTR England Team Selection Shoot 2 11th - 12th May 2024 East Yorkshire British Shooting  
Shotgun Series R3 + OTR England Team Selection Shoot 3 6th - 7th July 2024 Fauxdegla British Shooting  

Scotland are hosting the 2024 OTR Home International Tournament - Confirmed date and ground to follow.

Please book onto Selection Shoots  via British Shooting.

Please note:  To log into the British Shooting Website to enter you are required to create an account if you do not already have on.


Olympic Trap Team Size:

  • 9  Open / Seniors
  • 2 Ladies
  • 2 Juniors
  • 2 Veterans
  • 2 Super Veterans

Category Ages

Home International Events (ICTSC)

Junior:                       A Junior is under the age of 21 on the 1st January in the year of competition

Veteran:                   A Veteran is 55 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition

Super Veteran:       A Super Veteran is 65 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition

England Team Captaincy

  • The Team Captain will be the member with most number of appearances (cpsa) in the specific event’s team, irrespective of category.  If any team member has already been Captain at any time in the past, their appearances will be counted from the year following their last captaincy.
  • In the event of two or more members having the same number of caps, the member with the earliest first team appearance will become Captain.  If there is still a tie, the lowest ORIGINAL CPSA number will determine the captaincy for that year. 

Team Manager Information

The Team Manager for Olympic Trap (OTR)  is Anita North contactable via email anita.north.coaching@gmail.com or telephone 07880 696169

Anita's appointment announced 2020  https://www.cpsa.co.uk/news/england/2020/12/22/anita-north-appointed-england-olympic-trap-team-manager/5510








2023 OTR Selection Shoots

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SG Series R1 + England Team Selection Shoot 1 15-16 April 2023 EYSG British Shooting Click Here
SG Series R2 + England Team Selection Shoot 2 13-14 May 2023 Fauxdegla British Shooting Click Here
SG Series R3 + England Team Selection Shoot 3 24-25 June 2023 Nuthampstead British Shooting Click Here

Access booking onto Selection Shoots via this link:   Find Events | Sport:80 (sport80.com)

Please note: To log into the British Shooting Website to enter you will have to create an account if you do not already have one.


OTR Home International                                            18 - 19 August 2023  Nuthampstead     


OTR UK Championships                                            20 August 2023 Nuthampsted                                      Ground  

The Tournament will be held over 200 targets on Friday 18th August 2023 (100 targets) and Saturday 19th August 2023 (100 targets)

The post-tournament Banquet will take place on Saturday 19th August at:                                                                    Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel, Letchworth Lane, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3NP.                  T: 01462 683747

2023 Home International Results:  Congratulations to the Olympic Trap England Team

Overall Results can be viewed here 

Team Results can be viewed here   

Class Category Results can be viewed here


2023 England Olympic Trap (OTR) Team  Names of successful shooters who have achieved a place on the 2023 England Team for the OTR Home International will be available to view here




OTR 2022 HCIT Scores held 19th + 20th August 2022  can be  Viewed Here

Please Note:  The CPSA reserve the right to change this selection process as necessary due to government restrictions or exceptional circumstances.