Each round of Olympic Trap consists of 25 single targets with two shots allowed at each one. A simple points system is used for scoring with a single point awarded for each hit, regardless of whether it was the first or second shot (except for semi-finals and ‘Medal Matches’, where only one shot is permitted at each target).
Most domestic competitions are shot over four rounds making a total score out of 100.
In major and international competitions, men’s events are shot over five rounds (125 targets) and ladies events over three rounds (75 targets). The top six shooters also progress into a semi-final where they shoot 15 targets from stands two, three and four, with only a single shot allowed at each target. Scores from the qualification rounds are NOT carried forward so competitors start from a zero score. The competitors who shoot the third and fourth highest scores in the semi-final shoot another 15 targets in a ‘Medal Match’ to determine who wins the bronze medal. The top two scorers in the semi-final shoot another ‘Medal Match’ to determine who wins the gold and silver medals. Any ties are decided by a shoot-off on stands two, three and four until the tie is broken.