Cambs Ladies win National Intercounties All Round

A Ladies’ Team pulled together at the last minute, consisting of Sarah Christensen and Michele Conway was entered into the National Intercounties All Round at Northampton S.G. ……reader…we won! Michele Conway also bagged lady High Gun. It was a very close match with Sarah and Michele beating the runners up, Northamptonshire, at their home ground by just two targets.

Michele Conway and Sarah Christensen receiving congratulations from Kenny for winning the Ladies’ NIC All Round
NIC All Round 2018 winners Michele Conway and Sarah Christensen

National English Skeet competition at Nottingham and District Gun Club on the 20/21st October.

 

Saturday20th
1140
Roger Fletcher
Phil Barnard
Albert Taylor
James Yarrow
Peter Gaskin

1200
Allan Wright
Peter Cook
Julian Berridge

1220
Amelia Smith
Mandy Webb
Ami Hedgecock
Taylor Hedgecock
Archie Bowman

Sunday 21st
1340 Chris Morris

1540 Peter Wright

would like to get us all together for a team photo if possible .

The address if anyone needs it is
Far Baulker Farm
Old Rufford Rd
Oxton
NG25 0RQ

If there are any problems please let me know.

It just remains for me to thank you all and wish you good shooting

Roger Fletcher
ESK Team Manager
Mob 07860 813754
Home 01487 815682

In Other News…

We’ve had some fantastic shooting put in by some of our County shooters in regional and national events.

Juniors

Our Juniors of Kieran , Taylor , And Archie finished just 2 targets behind the winning team at the National Intercounties Sporting last Sunday at Orston . Not sure what else went on at the moment. Well done lads super job.

 

Cambs ABT – 27th & 28th September – Priory CTC

Some more very good shooting took place, bearing in mind all the shooters taking part could be classed as part time ABT Shooters doing it only a few times a year, but you wouldn’t know it as the standard was top drawer.  Also added to the fact that many had to travel from here to Northampton and some the other way on the same day to take part in the Intercounties All Round.

L>R Ethan Lord, Tim Jones, Hazel Whiten & Phil Barnard

One such shooter was Philip Barnard on the last squad of the day but this didn’t stop him from posting a 93 and the winning score just pipping Richard Morris by 1 and Paul Ward by 2.  Richard Morris took the Senior title so didn’t go home empty handed. So that was 93/92/91, how close was that !!  Paul Ward shot the only 25 straight as well.  Well shot gents. The ladies went to Hazel Whiten who did on the way, overcome all the other top ladies in Cambridgeshire getting an 80, (just pipping me), well shot Hazel. The Vets was taken by Tim Jones with an 87 and Tim was at one point on 48 from the first 50. The Colts was taken by the ever improving 12 year old, Ethan Lord, with a 65 using a 20 bore semi firing only one shot, very impressive.   Well done all of you and many thanks to Priory for their hospitality.

[Thanks to Allan Wright for the report]

Cambs Skeet Doubles – 25th & 26th August – Cambridge GC

 

Held at Cambridge Gun Club on the August Bank Holiday weekend, which was run over both days.  What a mixed weekend it was, very cold, very windy, and as if that wasn’t enough we had rain as well. But the rough weather didn’t do enough to stop Marcus Lord and Chris Morris from posting a pair of 96’s.  Both shot on the Sunday, so that made it a fair result.

L>R Peter Cook, Ethan Lord and Marcus Lord

The ladies was taken by Michele Conway with an 84 and the Vets to the solid Peter Cook with a 92. The battle of the younger ones was taken by Ethan Lord just pipping Julian Berridge, Ethan shot 76 and Julian shot 74, but as it happens Julian has just moved into Junior status so both had trophies to take home.  I can’t remember the last time this shoot was contested by both colt and junior categories so perhaps things are looking up for us.

Apart from the Championship Title which was shared between both Marcus and Chris there was the senior title also being shared for the year. Many thanks to Cambridge GC for their hospitality.

11th/12th August 2018 – Cambridgeshire All Round – Cambridge GC

Both days were much the same weather wise and we got away without any rain which was a result as most of the country did get wet.

Tony Randal (L) and Jason Pereira (centre)
Amelia Smith

This shoot clashed with the Inter counties Skeet at Northampton, so unfortunately we did lose some entries, but never the less we had a good few shooters and the standard was top notch.  On the Saturday, Philip Barnard went home with a 92.  Having spoken to him he felt he should have done better, and that proved to be the case as on the Sunday David Hewitt Hulin also shot a 92.  As Philip was flying the flag for the county at Northampton he couldn’t get back for a shoot off, giving David the well earned title of County Champion.  The Vets title was also a very close affair with 5 shooters within 1 target, with Richard Croft coming out on top.  For Amelia Smith, it is her first year as a competitor and in fact she hasn’t been shooting a year yet, so she will be happy with the County Ladies Championship to take home. Results are:

David hewitt Hulin & Carol Adams
Mark Adams AR 2018

County Champion David Hewitt Hulin 92

Ladies Champion Amelia Smith 67

Vets Champion Richard Croft 83

Colts Champ Samuel Halls 78

AA Class Chris Morris  80

A Class Mark Adams 90

B Class Philip Barnard 92

C Class Jason Pereira  85

 

28th/29th July 2018 – Cambridgeshire FITASC – Grimsthorpe SG

This weekend was when the wind and gales started and some shoots were called off, but not the Cambridgeshire FITASC, being run not for the first time at the lovely Grimsthorpe Estate Shooting Ground.  We are used to wind here in the east so the weekend was as we expected.  Bearing in mind the weather, some very good shooting took place.  Our Mark Stevenson shot a 78 followed very closely by Dan Mawby,  recently being upgraded to senior category as his age determined.  Performing well, Dan is picking up wins where ever he travels.  Dan shot 76. The top Vet was Tony Leonard with a 74. Unfortunately, no Ladies or Juniors entered this year, but 14 Cambs shooters entered in total.  So many thanks lads for flying the flag.  Thank you also to everyone at Grimsthorpe for holding the event.

29th July 2018 – Cambridgeshire UT – Nuthampstead SG

Well folks Another weekend another Championship this time it’s the Universal Trench being held at Nuthampstead Shooting ground in Herts. This ground is always worth a visit, I have been going there for more years than I care to remember, in fact since its start.  We are very lucky to have it within reach of the Cambs shooters to enable us to hold our Championships every year.  When I arrived, it was packed with shooters, not just for the UT, as it was also the South East Intercounties shoot, but they were also holding a sporting shoot on the other ranges.

Graham Carter Winner of vet’s and Cambs OT Champion 2018

And to the nitty gritty.  The winner of the Cambridgeshire UT was Graham Carter who shot an 81.  This score was also shot by George Waller, who last time I saw him was a little lad, but not anymore, he was full grown and about 6ft 6 tall or more in fact I am sure I could see snow on his head.  Joking apart they both shot 81 but a technicality prevented them from having a shoot off.  So not only did Graham take the Cambs Championship he also took the Vets title.  Following close on his heels was Nick Evans (this year’s OT Champion), Peter Waller and John Russo (last year’s Champ).  The Ladies’ went to Michele Conway and not for the first time I might add, as her name was sprinkled all over the trophy having won it many times.

It was a good tough shoot as it was also the weekend of the gales.  Well shot to all who travelled and many thanks to the staff of Nutty Shooting ground.

Supreme Champion Update

….it’s a bit like buses isn’t it? Don’t get a post for ages then suddenly you get a whole bunch turn up 🙂 And finally, for your delectation and delight the latest results for Supreme Champion are in…here