FUJAIRAH, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) - The 1st Fujairah Mountain Shooting Championship (FMSC) will kick off on Monday, 6th February, at Wadi Ghub, in Fujairah's magnificent Dibba Mountain area, with 444 competitors from 40 countries around the world.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the competition is the first-of-its kind sporting clay shooting championship in the region, with cash and in-kind prizes exceeding AED1 million.
The championship, which concludes on 11th February, 2023, will include three training days, with an opening ceremony slated to take place on 8th February. The main tournament will take place on the three remaining days, and winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.
World Champion clay shooter George Digweed MBE has designed eight terrain layouts to test all levels of skill, providing competitors with a novel experience in mountain shooting. The international championship boasts a special system that simulates real-life hunting experience, using 100-percent natural and eco-friendly clay targets, suitable for use by different age groups.
Commenting on the highly awaited event, Saif Al Zahmi, Director of the championship, said, "The championship includes four different categories: Open category, women, junior and senior, and has attracted key professional competitors from around the world, while allowing beginners and amateurs to take part in the exciting games. It marks a significant opportunity to shed light on mountain sports in the region and establish Fujairah as a key destination for hosting qualitative sporting events and competitions."