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2008 County AGM - Quy Mill Hotel, Tuesday 29th January 2008. 7.30pm for 8pm start. All members welcome! The guest speaker this year is John Bidwell - 3 times World Champion and current FITASC Veteran Champion

3rd November: Congratulations to Pietro Mastroeni, the county FITASC manager, for proving that he can not only organise good teams (see item below) but also shoot the discipline, taking the East Midlands title after a three-way shoot-off of those on 96ex100 - winning the shoot-off by a single clay.

Pietro Mastroeni

27th October (apologies for the late web update): it was a fabulous day for Cambridgeshire at the FITASC intercounties with Vets and Juniors both winning, and the Seniors coming second by a mere 4 clays. Phil Gray also took the Junior Individual High Gun. Well done all! Full scores here.

21st October: National Intercounties Sporting at Lakenheath. The Seniors team managed to average 83ex100, but sadly this was only enough for 9th place amid a top notch field - Oxfordshire won with 456ex500 (average 91.2!) . Details, and the vets' scores here.

14th October - The last individual county/regional championship of the year was Olympic Trap at Nuthampstead. A record turnout saw James Sole retain his titles, Anita North retain the ladies' title, and Nick "2nd place no more" Evans take the Vets'. [Although he was second in East Midlands!]. Full details here. Obviously with all the individual championships complete, the Champion of Champions result is also now known; if you don't want to know before the presentation at the AGM, don't click here!

Nick Evans, Anita North, James Sole: OT 2007

7th October - Cambridgeshire Veterans (Messrs Barnard (J), Gifford and Rutterford) won the National Intercounties Skeet at Northampton this weekend with 286 - two points clear of Essex and 6 other counties. Well done gentlemen! The Seniors were 8th/11, and the Ladies 3rd=/6. Note that our Vets team has won both the regional and national intercounties events.

7th October - two more team wins in the East Midlands Intercounties: English Sporting Veterans (P Simpson, R Gifford, J Barnard) and Juniors (Phil Gray, Harry Seal). It is particularly pleasing to see the Juniors winning when we have had so few Juniors teams even entering so far this year! Full details for the Cambridgeshire scores here, and full EM results here. Commiserations to the Ladies team who were a mere 2 points behind Leicestershire.

30th September - Congratulations on another Intercounties' Team Win - this time the Ladies in the ABT. Anita North joined to county regulars (Jane Bell, Sarah Christensen, Michelle Conway) to help the Ladies to a three-point win over Northamptonshire. Full details and more photos here!

Smoke comes out of Michele's ears as Anita lines up a shot. Jane (blue) and Sarah (purple) look on.

National Intercounties' Skeet Teams/Squadding are on the ESK team page.

Congratulations to the Veterans' Skeet Team (J Barnard, A Clarke, R Gifford, P Maguire) for a 10-birds-clear win at the regional intercounties at Lakenheath on Sunday 23rd September. Commiserations to the other teams. Full Cambridgeshire details on the ESK team page and all counties results on the regional website.

2008 County AGM - Quy Mill Hotel, Tuesday 29th January 2008. 7.30pm for 8pm start. All members welcome!

9th September: Intercounties All Round. Congratulations to the Ladies' team for a convincing win over the competition - full details on the All Round Team Page.

2nd September - Intercounties DTL. A shortage of shooters meant that a single seniors time comprising a mix of seniors, vets and a lady shooter were the only Cambridgeshire representation at this event. The team scored 1684 ex 1800, which at least wasn't last! Full details of the Cambridgeshire scores here, full East Midlands results table here.

 

August 26th - Phil Barnard took the DTL Championship with 99/294, just ahead of Merv Canham (Vets Champion) on 99/291. Jane Bell took the Ladies' Title with 89/265. Full details here. With one discipline (Olympic Trap) remaining, the Champion of Champions competition is now a two-horse race, with Rod Gifford eight points ahead of Phil Barnard, and no-one else in reach of the title.

Congratulations to Chris Morris, Cambridgeshire's Skeet Team Manager, for his success in winning the British Open Skeet Championship at NCSC Bisley on the 12th August. After a shooting a 100 straight, it took another Chris another 41 shots to win the shoot-off.

County Teams are now starting to be finalised - by team managers phoning people up! The All-Round Team for the regional intercounties is here, Note that there are two unfilled places in the Junior Team - if you know any Cambridegshire Juniors who might be able to represent the county at All Round, please get them in touch with Dave Peart-Smith. Squad times now available for the A/R team.

August 5th - a very blustery wind kept the scores (and the clays) low at Lakenheath for the Skeet Doubles. Malcolm Collins took the title with 95ex100, with Pete Maguire taking second place and the Veterans' Title on 92. Janet Maguire took the Ladies' title on 84. Sadly there were - as with the English Skeet - no Junior or Control entries.

July 29th - Kim Wan took the All Round after shoot-off with Tony Leonard. Vets title went to Rod Gifford, Ladies to Jane Bell, Juniors to Brittany Abbot. Full results here.

 

 

July 22nd - English Skeet: Steve Grant took the County Championship with 99+23+4, with Chris Morris having the console himself with the AA title after 99+23+4. The Maguire mantelpiece became that much more crowded with Peter taking the Veterans' title and Janet both the Ladies' and C Class. A class went to Peter Cook (after a shoot-off with Pete Maguire) and B class to Jim Rutterford. Full details here,

July 15th - Double Rise at High Tower Shooting Ground. Daniel Hudson took the Championship with 67ex80. This year saw the first outing for the Veteran's Trophy generously provided by Soham Pest Control, which was won by Merv Canham - of Soham Pest Control! Full results and photo here.

July 8th - Sportrap and Sunburn at Country Pursuits: Brian Dunbavin took the Championship with 86, one ahead of Colt Champion Phil Gray on 85. Rod Gifford won the Veterans' title with 74, and Sarah Christensen took the Ladies' with 57. Full details and photo here.

2007 saw the return of ZZ Helice to the Cambridgeshire County Championships after a year's gap. However there was no change at the top with Brian Dunbavin winning the title for a third successive time. Jane Bell took the Ladies' Trophy. Harry Seal, shooting impressively for a newcomer to the sport, demonstrated that 28gm loads are quite enough for ZZ by getting equal second and the highest Junior score. Full results here .

Double Trap; Phil Barnard took the title with 105ex150 at Nuthampstead on June 17th - full results here.

A glorious sunny day saw the Cambridgeshire Single Barrel Championship held at High Tower SG on 3rd June. Percy Rollings retained his County title with the same score as last year, but this year also acquired the Veterans' shield as well. George Waller took the Junior title. In the Ladies' competition Sarah Christensen put in an 81 to beat Hazel Whiten and newcomer Miss Rogerson, who narrowly missed a County Junior title in her first ever registered shoot - one to watch in future competitions I think! Full results are here.

FITASC: 86 each for Brian Dunbavin and Pietro Mastroeni led to a tense shoot-off and Brian taking both the Championship and the Veteran's title. Sarah Christensen retained her Ladies' title, as did Michael Simpson his Junior's title. Full FITASC results here

There was a father and son double in the ABT Championships for Pete (County Champion) and George Waller (Junior), with Jane Bell and Gordon Tate taking Ladies and Vets titles. And for you trivia fans out there - two things have remained constant about the county ABT championships since 2005: 89 wins it, and Nick Evans comes second!
Full results here.

Congratulations to Richard Baker on retaining his County Olympic Skeet title at Tythe Farm on May 5th with 91ex100. Full results here.

Committee News: Barry Simpson has resigned from the committee for personal reasons. The committee voted to co-opt David Christensen back onto the committee, and he has accepted the post alongside his webmaster duties.

East Midlands triumphs for Cambridgeshire. Ladies - Jane Bell won the East Midlands Sporting Ladies' title at Grange Farm (with Jeanne Watson of Cambridge in 3rd). Jane Bell (2) and Michele Conway (1) now have 3 of the five individual ladies' EM titles contested to date. Well done ladies! Mick Burrows is also the EM Universal Trench Champion

The County Sporting Championship was held on Mar 31st-Apr 1st at Barrow Heath. A gusty and variable wind lead to difficult shooting conditions on both days. Congratulations to the County Champions listed below

 

Title
Shooter
Score
County Champion
Pietro Mastroeni
86
Ladies' Champion
Jane Bell
75
Veterans' Champion
Philip Simpson
77
Juniors' Champion
Michael Simpson
75
Colts' Champion
Phil Gray
82
AA Class
Chris Morris
86
A Class
Phil Gray
82
B Class
Dave Shipman
76
C Class
Tony Loveridge
62

Full results are now here - apologies for the delay.

UT: The 2007 County Championships got off to a challenging start on 18th March in what can only be described as freak weather. The weather changed every 5 minutes it seemed, varying between near calm with bright sunshine, to 40knot winds and horizontal hail. Most shooters who shot this year and 2006 were about 10 hits lower this year... Mick Burrows seemed unflustered by the weather and won the county title by an 8 point margin, whilst Michele Conway stamped her mark on the County championships by taking four titles in one day: Ladies' and Veterans' titles at both County and East Midlands levels. George Waller took the County Junior title. Full results here.

Those looking for the East Midlands Results should look here for details - including Jane Bell (Cambs) taking the EM Ladies' Sportrap title at High Lodge on March 10/11th.

Team Managers have now been decided and are shown on the team fixtures page

For those who are still nostalgic about 2006, last year's website with results, narrative, the old commitee etc, can be found here. Those of a truly historical bent can even get to the 2005 site.

If you are a shooter and would like to join the CPSA, please see here. As well as comprehensive shooting insurance (which covers rough and game shooting as well as clays), it allows you to compete in the county and national championships and teams. We are particularly keen for young shooters and ladies to join as it is a sport that can be enjoyed by all (and we need some more ladies/juniors for some of our teams!)

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