Cambs DTL Cambridge Gun Club 15th April 2018

Well another eagerly awaited Championship is upon us the Cambridgeshire DTL Championship.  This is always well attended and today was no different.  10 squads were lined up in the hope of taking home the coveted DTL trophy.  From the go it looked rather like last year’s champion may be doing the same this year having started with 50/150 with half the shoot done and dusted.  But unfortunately thing

M Sheldrake, P Ward, E Lord and R Croft

s don’t always go as planned as it didn’t for Richard Morris on this day but he completed the next 50 targets to finish with 99/292 as did his dad Chris Morris.  We still had a strong contingent to follow with the likes of Matt Sheldrake and Paul Ward (who last won this trophy in 1992) and Philip Barnard sporting a new Beretta which works at skeet having shot a 96 at Nottingham in the EM championship in the morning, before getting to Cambridge GC to change the chokes for DTL.

 

The weather was good but for a varying wind making the odd target either raise or drop but not too bad considering the disastrous last few months.

 

As the scores started coming in it was clear that it was not possible to pick a clear winner as yet.

But at the end of the day we had a clear Champion in Paul Ward with a 100/296 closely followed by Matt Sheldrake with 99/295.  To add to the excitement Richard Croft came in with a 100/295; Richard being a Vet had it sewn up for his first ever county championship.  Geoff Howlet a Suffolk shooter put in a super 299 to take High Gun over all, but lucky for the Cambs shooters he couldn’t take the Cambridgeshire Championship.

 

Results were:

Champion         Paul Ward

Senior              Matt Sheldrake

Ladies              Hazel Whiten (not for the first time)

Colts                Ethan Lord

Vets                 Richard Croft

 

AA Richard Morris

A   Chris Morris

B   Brian Jacobs

C   Jason Pereira

 

Well done to everyone who entered and many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club once again.

 

Allan Wright

Cambridgeshire DTL

The 20th Aug was the eagerly awaited Cambs DTL Championship held over 4 layouts at Cambridge Gun Club.  Cambridgeshire fielded its top shooters, all looking to be the next DTL Champion. But there is only room for one and it was soon evident that the early score of 299 put in by Richard Morris was going to be enough to crown him Cambridgeshire DTL Champion for 2017. The other places went to Chris Morris (Richard’s Dad) taking the Seniors and A class with a 293.  The Ladies went to Hazel Whiten with a 286, so far all the honours are going home in the same car! The Vets went to Gordon Webster 287, Junior title to Taylor Hedgecock 287 and Colts to Archie Bowman 252

Champion Richard Morris 100/299

Senior Champion Chris Morris 99/293

Vets Champion   Gordon Webster 97/287

Junior Champion Taylor Hedgecock 98/287

Ladies Champion Hazel Whiten     97/286

Colt Champion Archie Bowman    90/252

Class winners:

AA  Matt Sheldrake
A  Chris Morris
B  Phil Barnard
C Gordon Tate

 

Name CPSA No. Hits Points Class Category
Morris R 111934 100 299 AA SNR
Morris CAJ 103791 99 293 A SNR
Sheldrake M 129704 98 292 AA SNR
Kirby S 95341 98 289 AA SNR
Barnard PJ 34389 99 289 B SNR
McLean DW 124811 98 289 AA SNR
Hedgecock T 116977 98 287 B JNR
Adams M 126882 98 287 B SNR
Webster G 56662 97 287 A VET
Whiten H 111933 97 286 B LDY
Peacock RW 5074 96 284 A VET
Eley S 125207 96 283 B SNR
Collins MD 111404 95 282 B VET
Tate G 48253 96 281 C VET
Jacobs BJ 56060 93 277 B VET
James S 11197 92 263 C VET
Whitworth M 134623 89 263 C VET
Jacobs FA 96394 89 261 C LDV
Russell JD 11796 87 260 B VET
Wright AW 100 88 260 B VET
Pilcher KDA 128398 90 259 C SNR
Pereira J 128244 90 257 C SNR
Bowman A 132368 90 252 C CLT
Barnard C 120378 87 243 C SNR
Hedgecock A 132337 84 242 C LDC
Manchett S 110886 85 232 C SNR
Hegarty J 132723 72 204 C LDY

Full results including non-Cambridgeshire shooters are here.