Haigh fires his way to gold at Great Britain Grand Prix

Frank Haigh. 
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160905-094938009

Frank Haigh. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160905-094938009

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An already successful season got even better for shooter Frank Haigh after he was crowned a Great Britain champion.

Haigh, of Baythorne End near Haverhill, returned from the Great Britain Compak Sporting (Clay Targets) Grand Prix 2016 with the Super Veterans Grand Prix title, together with a gold medal and the Super Veterans Trophy.

The competition was held at the Doveridge Shooting Ground, Derbyshire and at the end of the challenging two days he had scored 175 out of 200 targets to claim the gold medal.

The competition was also the last qualifier for the World Compak 2016 Championship to be shot over four days from August 24 at the EJ Churchill Ltd Shooting Ground, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

His success in Buckinghamshire means that Haigh, who originates from Sudbury, is now on his way to compete in the world final and be in with a chance of adding another medal to his ever-growing collection.

At the World Championships later this month Haigh will be a member of the Great Britain Super Veterans Compak Team of three - together with Christopher Dennis and Dennis Webb.

Earlier this summer Haigh won a bronze medal as part of the GB super veterans team that competed at the European Compak Championship in Hungary.

It was the third time that Haigh, 68, had won a medal at the European Compak Championships, coming after he won gold in 2013 and silver in 2015.

In 2014 he was unable to go to the competition.