Tangier-Morocco, September 15, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, hosted the World Championship of Universal Trench, which took place on August 29th to September 1st, 2007 in Tangier.
The 4-day championship organized under His Royal Highness direct authority and the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, grouped numerous international sportswomen and men, coming from Germany, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Great Britain, South Africa, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Maghreb countries and Middle East.
Under the high royal chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the World Championship of Universal Trench aims to improve communications and fraternal ties among worldwide sportswomen and men, with the commitment to the sustainable development and focus on continuing progress of a fully economic, sport and cultural environments that benefit all present and future inhabitants of the entire Tangier region.
His Royal Highness once again brought the world’s finest to Morocco to participate in this prestigious event and enjoy an historic and rich mixture of cultures, different playing styles and also an international flavour with a warm Moroccan welcome and great hospitality assured for all participating members.
The Universal Trench is also referred to as Five Trap. Five traps are installed in a trench in front of the shooting stands, all set at different angles, elevations and speeds, and upon the call of 'Pull' by the shooter any one of the five machines, selected at random, will be released. Horizontal angles can vary from 0 degrees to 45 degrees either side of the centre line and target distance is between 60 and 70 metres. Elevation can vary, as in other trap disciplines between 1.5 and 3.5 metres above ground level.