Competitors had nothing but praise for the staff at the stunning West Midlands Shooting Ground.

The course, once again, was challenging yet enjoyable for all who entered, receiving many compliments from the almost 300 shooters who took part.

At the end of competition two shooters were tied on 116/120, a brilliant score in itself.

Anthony Dean, a shooting instructor who has been an exponent of the sport for 34 years; and 2009 Beretta World winner, Jon Lee.

Many people had stayed to relax in the afternoon sunshine and watch the shoot off and they were rewarded with two worthy contestants.

Tom Jones had created an exciting and challenging final, from which after a tense and very close run contest, Anthony Dean emerged as the victor.

He was awarded the first place prize of a Benelli Vinci, 500 Hull Super Fast Cartridges and the High Gun trophy.

Jon Lee took silver and Martin Myers, champion for the last two years running, had to be content with bronze.

All competitors enjoyed glorious conditions as they undertook the challenging and innovative 120 bird course.

As the UK’s first exclusive semi-automatic clay shoot, the SP’AUTO allows full use of the auto’s three shot facility and there were a mixture of two and three target stands across the course.

Benelli Sp’auto Championships 2013 results