5/6ths of this year's Cambridgeshire OSK Shooters: G Carter, T Jones,
D Christensen (County Champ), J Barnard, R Gifford (Vets)


FITASC Intercounties: congratulations to the Juniors on winning with some fine scores including Phil Gray (92), Harry Seal (82), Georgia Moule (53). Shame our team was so strong it frightened all the others off :(. Also congrats to the seniors on a runners up place 8 clays behind Suffolk.

UT Results in - James Sole (Seniors+EM), Belinda York (Ladies + EM Ladies), John Barnard (Vets), George Waller (Juniors + EM Juniors).

Double Trap results now in - congrats to Phil Barnard on taking County and East Midlands Titles. FITASC results also now in - teams being organised by Piero Mastroeni for the intercounties.

Congratulations to the sporting teams - wins for the Veterans' and Juniors, and a runners-up place for the seniors. Report on the East Midlands site, and full scores here.

27th July 2010: Single Barrel results now in: The Cambridgeshire Members once again traveled to Northampton Shooting Ground. Despite the road from the A14 being blocked most members managed to get there many taking the scenic route. The first squad started well enough with Tim Jones and Chris Morris about level after the first 50 with a 22 and a 24 each John Barnard was one target behind as was Phil Barnard. On the following 50 things changed with Chris Morris shooting Straight to finish with 96 Tim Jones lost 4 in the last round as the wind got up and he finished with 91.
The next squad which had 3 members fresh from Grange Farm 100 sporting dropped in to have a go the result was that Brian Dunbavin shot a 90 to take the Vets' title the same score he shot at Grange Farm

July 26th - some individual achievements and some ground news. County Junior Phil Gray won the Individual Junior Silver Medal at the recent Italian Grand Prix - well done Phil. Meanwhile our County ESP Champion, Piero Mastroeni found himself thrown into the lions' den of the Champion of Champions contest at the CLA Game Fair, where all the CPSA ESP County Champions battled it out. The format was a gruelling four-round stamina test, with Piero sailing through the first round, putting in a fantastic 39/40 in the second round, and qualifying all the way through to the superfinal where he came 5th: some tough competition - well done Piero! In ground news, Country Pursuits has changed ownership after many years in the hands of Alan Sullivan and Greg Kirby, along with many unsung helpers. The ground is unique in being the only ground in Cambridgeshire that hosts registered shoots, and the exciting news is that the new owners, Cambridge Gun Club, have installed DTL and Skeet ranges, with ABT being installed, and hope to be holding registered Sporting, Sportrap and All Round competitions there in the near future. Stay tuned (and see their website) for further details! Note that they also have some Saturday opening days.

18th July 2010: Olympic Skeet at Northampton saw your webmaster David Christensen finally get himself hist first county championship after years of near-misses, when his 16+20+18+20=74ex100 saw him 6 clear of last years' champion (and this year's Vets' champion) Rod Gifford. Held at the same time as the East Midlands' Championship (in which Rod also got the Vets' bronze), the somewhat blustery, dull, day saw scores slightly lower than in previous years, although an all-Cambridge squad of six resulted in a friendly bantering squad.

June 27th saw absolutely perfect conditions at Nuthampstead for the ABT; brilliant sunshine and only a light breeze, giving targets that were easy to see and in theory easy to hit. Pete Waller avoided all distractions and with increasing consistency from layout to layout took the title with a cracking 95 - not bad for C class, although he was possibly spurred on by the opportunity to not be beaten by his son, for a change... George took the Juniors' a mere 9 clays behind on 86, a score shared with the Vets' Champion John Barnard. Michele Conway, newly arrived in the Vets' category was 2 behind on 84, having to satisfy herself with the Ladies' title. Taylor Hedgecock added another Colts' High gun to his record on 63.

26th June 2010: Double Rise report from the County Secretary: The Cambridgeshire Travelling Circus travelled once again out of the county North to Orston Shooting Ground. If you have never been it is well worth the journey (If Carlsberg did shooting grounds...) The Ground owner Charlie Denoon used 2 Proper Double rise layouts this meant that the targets were very good - in some cases better than the shooters. The shoot was also the East Midlands Championship this made the Cambs 12 shooters into a total of 21.

The High Gun was Mr Clay Pigeon Terry Humphries who took the High gun with a score of 67 x 80. From 40 pairs. Our top gun was the improving Tim Jones with 64 followed very close by Young Josh Pearson with 63 the vets went to John Barnard to add to his long stock of Trophies this year with 54 and the The Ladies was taken by Hazel Whiten with 39.

23rd May 2010: Report from the County Sec: Once again the Cambridgeshire Faithful traveled to Lakenheath in Suffolk for the Cambridgeshire English Skeet Championship.
What a super day - we couldn't have asked for a finer day! More suitable for a day on the beach than shooting but Lakenheath was still a good place to be.

45 people shot the 100 bird Skeet Championship, 25 were Cambridgeshire. The third squad of the day set the first goal with Peter Maguire posting a very steady 96, giving the old timers something to chase. Alan Clarke followed closely with a 95, Rod Gifford chased with a 94 and things didn't get any better for the others: John Barnard and yours truly could only manage a brace of 93s.

Well done Peter winning the Vets' and, as it turned out, B class. Meanwhile Josh Pearson was geting his hands on another trophy winning the Juniors' Trophy with a hard earned 84. Young Taylor Hedgcock posted a 25 straight on his way to another Colts' Trophy and also taking C class with a super 90.
Liz Green finnished with 88 this proved enough to be Ladies' Champion. Chris Morris went through posting a fine 98 that proved to be good enough at the end of the day after Philip Barnard shot the same score on the last squad, but lost the shoot-off to Chris. Chris shot 25 in the shoot off and so once again Chris is County Champion.

While this was going on Jonathan Hall from Norfolk was setting up the only 100 of the day and duly took home the Bev Waller Trophy.

16th May 2010: Report from the County Secretary: Another year another Cambridgeshire Sporting,This was a well attended shoot with 216 entries very nice for the Cambs Coffers a superb display was put on by George Digweed MBE returning 94 its a score most of us can only dream of, having completed the course one could see just how good that was as this was not an easy shoot?

Our top man was Pietro Mastroeni with a smashing 84 very well done Pietro. AA Class went to a shoot off between Barry Simpson and Phil Gray the ground had to set up a stand for the shoot off as they had already broken up the shoot,(this said something about how long it took to collate the scores after shooting finished).
Phil Gray came out on top missing only 1 target well shot Phil.
A class went to Tony Leonard with another fine 82. B went to J Clarey (sorry I do not know your First name)
C Class went with Young Taylor Hedgcock along with The Colts and The Les King Colts trophy in fact his hands were pretty full wen he went home.
Vets went to Barry Simpson who was so confident of the win he didn't bring the trophy back from last year.
Junior winner was Phil Gray not bad AA and Junior winner whatever has the future in store for lads like this.

Ladies went to Jane Bell once again who also tells us that she has made the Helice GB team for the World Championships in Italy in June this year all this dispite having a problem with pulling her cartilage making walking very difficult. Very well done Jane we all wish you the very best in Italy. Full Sporting report here.

9th May 2010 Report from the County Secretary: Sunday 9th May saw the Cambridgeshire faithful travelling once again to Northampton SG To take part in the Cambridgeshire All Round Championship. The Championship consists of 25 Skeet,25 ABT,25 S/B, and 25 Sporting. 45 people made the journey of that number 25 were Cambridgeshire residents. The day was fine but rather cold with all the usual wind associated with airfields sending the targets off the correct trajectories from time to time, mostly when the trigger was being pulled.
But nevertheless it was a good day out as is normal at Northampton.

The Cambs Champion once again was Chris Morris with a score of 91. And a new star in the making was Josh Pearson winning AA and the Juniors with 89. Full results here.

25th April 2010 Report from the County Secretary: The Cambridgeshire DTL Championship held at Northampton SG Attracted a Cambs entry of 20 shooters out of a total of 27 entries. In the past the county DTL has been amongst the best supported of the disciplines and our shooters brought the county much success in the past. Let's hope for a bigger turn out at the next county shoot the All Round Championship. May the 9th at the same venue.

The weather was very good other than overcast for most squads; a heavy shower greeted us on the journey to the ground but passed when the competition commenced. From the first squad emerged the day's High Gun and County Champion Chris Morris (peg 1); Ladies' Champion Hazel Whiten was peg 2. That became a hard double act to follow. Tim Jones making a very welcome return to shoot (don't stay away so long Tim) shot a 99/290 to get runner up and AA Champion. Later in the day Brian Dunbavin shot a 98/288 to take the Veterans' Championship (he doesn't look old enough) and B class. A class went to Gorton Tate. C class Tony Randall. Colts' went to Josh Pearson. Many thanks to Martine from Northampton SG for putting up with us once again. Full results here.

10th April 2010. The ZZ County Championship at A1 SG in Hertfordshire saw a mere 8 county shooters make the trek to the superb ZZ facilities at the ground. Kevein Flitton retained his county title after a miss-and-out shoot-off with Rod Gifford who had to content himself with retaining his vets' title. Jane Bell regained her Ladies' title. Full results here.

27th Feb 2010. Congratulations to Cambridgeshire shooters Anita North and James Sole who have won medals at the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships in Delhi, India. Anita won Gold in the OT Ladies Pair competition along with Charlotte Kerwood, while James took Bronze in the OT Mens Pair with Aaron Heading, and Bronze in the D/T Pairs Badge Match with Steven Scott. Well done both!