Cambridgeshire English Sporting 2021

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well.

Sunday 6th June, we headed to Cambridge Gun Club for our Cambridgeshire Sporting competition. The day started warm and cloudy but around lunchtime the sun came out full force to provide the shooters with a bright and clear day. With 140 entries for the day, it was going to be a very busy day. I was refereeing on stand 11 (the grouse stand) so got to see everyone as they came through. After a slow start, squad 1 finally reached me shortly before midday. Most shooters were in high spirits and I had a good number of maximum scores on my stand (two drivens), however, I had heard ‘on the grape vine’ that stand 12 was causing all sorts of difficulties, and scores were mostly low for the stand. Some of our Cambridgeshire team had to drop out from stand 10 to return to Eriswell for their shoot offs, after having shot amazingly well there.

Our thanks go to Cambridge Gun Club for their hard work in holding this big event.

Here are the Cambridgeshire winners for the ESP in 2021:

ChampionD Stanford91
MensS Harrup91
VetsPC Simpson89
LadiesAmelia Smith72
ColtsE Lord61
(ex76 – BO Skeet shoot-off!)
AAD Stanford91
AS Harrup91
BAJ Stronge84
CCV Vail75

Congratulations, well shot everyone!

Report from Hannah Hill, Cambs Sporting Team Manager.

Full results from the CPSA website here.

Supreme Champion 2021 is now live…

With four of the nine disciplines completed, and the fifth in progress as I type, the 2021 Supreme Champion with some familiar names near the top – although last year’s 10th place is currently running in 2nd, only 2 points behind the leader. See the details here (apologies for the formatting of the table, I’ll try to get that sorted when I update it with the ESP results)

Cambridgeshire ZZ Helice Champs

Hi all,

Well we went to Rugby for the intercounties, Cambridgeshire, and East Midlands Helice, a good entry but only 4 teams were entered,

The day started a little cool at first, but soon brightened up and we had a hot and sunny day. There was a slight wind but in the right direction for shooting Helice.

The team were all a little bit rusty and all made the odd mistake and lost targets, but it was enjoyable.

The big surprise came from Chris Hall – he wanted to come and try this new sport of Helice that he’d never seen or shot before… and shot an almost perfect score 23/24 and in so doing took the Cambridgeshire championship. A new convert to the discipline, me thinks?

Cambs ChampionC Hall23
Senior Mens’A Smith20
Veterans’T Jones18
Ladies’J Bell17

Our thanks go to the team from Rugby for setting it all up and looking after us all day.

Chris Hall, County Champion

Report: Tim Jones

Cambridgeshire All-Round 2021

Another great shoot today at Eriswell Lodge. The Cambridgeshire All Round Championship.

Phil and Corbie Barnard donated 100 cartridges for each category and class winners in memory

of Rod Gifford, possibly Cambridgeshire’s greatest all round shot.

The tricky sporting caught many shooters out with some lower scores than normal.

Our Champion this year and AA class winner is Darren Stanford with a magnificent score of 92 including 2 x 25 straights.

Senior Mens was S Smith on 86
Veterans was PC Simpsons on 85
Colts was Ethan Lord with 67
Ladies was Michelle Conway on 61
AA class winner is Darren Stanford
A Class Winner is Chris Morris
B Class Winner is Corbie Barnard
No C Class shooters

Well shot

All the above winners have won 100 cartridges those who did not collect can pick them up from Eriswell.

Many thanks to Eriswell for running and organising this event. Full results here on the CPSA website

2021 Cambs English Skeet Championship

Held at Eriswell Lodge on Sunday 2nd May 2021

A beautiful day for the Cambs County ESK shoot at @Eriswell Lodge with plenty of sunshine and very little wind.

Our thanks go to all the staff and referees at Eriswell for putting on a seamless shoot despite their problems of uninvited guests just two nights ago.

The Bev Waller Trophy was won by John Glover with 99/100 who won the trophy on countback just pipping RP Jones and GA Turner.

Overall Cambs champion is Chris Morris with an excellent 98.

Men’s and Veteran’s Trophy was won by John Russell with 95 on countback.

Ladies was won by Amelia Smith with 89

Juniors by Ethan Lord with 91.

Class results are

AA Tim Jones 94

A Chris Morris 98

B John Russell 95

C Chris Hall 95

Well shot to all.

Thanks to all that attended and again thanks to

Eriswell Lodge Shooting Ground

for a well run shoot. Full results here on the CPSA website

I will be in contact with shooters in the near future to compile the Team for the Intercounties Skeet.

Roger Fletcher Skeet Team Manager

Sportrap and Olympic Trap Results

Hi all.

Well we have had a very busy weekend last week with the Sportrap & olympic Trap both having to be on the same day,

We were fortunate that due to being full on Sunday Eriswell opened up the entries on Saturday as well, 

so some of us could attend both shoots. 

We also had a full day on Sunday at Nuthampstead with 12 squads, as it was Essex championships as well.

Which makes for a good days shooting all round and is a good result for the grounds.thanks go to both grounds

for holding these for us and the scorers and helpers without them the shoots would not be possible. 

Thanks.

Tim, on behalf of the Committee.

SportrapOlympic Trap
ChampionP Mastroeni (96)C Cheng (81)
Veterans’ & Mens’P C Simpson (91, countback)G Carter (80)
Ladies’A Smith (46)S Christensen (68)
Full resultsHereHere
Chris Cheng and Sarah Christensen keeping their distance at Nuthampstead

DTL – the first of the 2021 Championships

The Cambridgeshire DTL championships were held at The Priory CTC on 17th and 18th April 2021.

County Champion + AA ClassJ Sharpstone100/294
Men’s ChampionP J Barnard99/291
A ClassS Kirby97/285
Veterans’ ChampionT Jones94/274
Ladies’ Champion + B ClassH Whiten93/272
C ClassS James88/251
Colts’ ChampionE Lord80/227

For full results, check https://www.cpsa.co.uk/scores/fixture/down-the-line-the-priory-clay-target-centre-20210418/103369