Cambridgeshire FITASC

From the county chair:

The County FITASC Championship which was held on the 26/27th August at Grimsthorpe. I went on the Sunday to get some pictures but being held over 2 days the County winners shot on the Saturday so no pictures of them.  But the Cambs Championship was taken by Harry Seal with a 86 the Vets went to Steve Grant with 83 and the Ladies went to Holly Duggan with 68. These are very good scores indeed judging by the score board only two people shot better than Harry over 2 days.

Name CPSA No. Hits Points Class Category
Seal H 107556 86 0 B SNR
Stevenson M 85061 84 0 A SNR
Grant S 80383 83 0 A VET
Harding J 72207 80 0 B SNR
Dunbavin BJ 84275 79 0 B SVT
Mennie D 113616 79 0 C SNR
Spalding GR 107153 79 0 B SNR
Simpson PA 23089 78 0 C SVT
Leonard T 88361 75 0 B VET
Valentine GW 91250 75 0 C SNR
Garrod P 48264 73 0 C SVT
Duggan H 132444 68 0 D LDY
Floyd T 133928 68 0 D JNR
Webster G 56662 66 0 C VET
Grant JR 90057 63 0 D VET
Curtis T 135357 56 0 VET
Randall TR 71003 47 0 D SVT

Full scores including non-Cambridgeshire shooters are here.

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.

Cambridgeshire Double Trap

The Cambridgeshire Double Trap competition was held at Nuthampstead Shooting Ground on 13th August 2017.  1st and 2nd place in the overall competition were taken by Steve Scott and Tim Kneale, respectively, who you will recall came 3rd and 4th in the Rio Olympics.

Up against this competition, a mere 3 Cambridgeshire shooters entered: congratulations to all for having a go, and to James Sole for winning the county title.

Sole J 82030 Cambridgeshire 150 132 0 SNR
Cheng C 132838 Cambridgeshire 150 120 0 C SNR
Randall TR 71003 Cambridgeshire 150 79 0 D SVT

Results for the full shoot, including those Olympians, are here

Cambridgeshire Skeet Doubles

Skeet Doubles – 29th and 30th July -– Cambridge Gun Club

As luck would have it (bad luck) another very windy weekend was had and as all you skeet shooters know skeet is best done without the wind – or at least not so strong as to make the targets hit the ground shortly after passing the centre peg; but this it did on some occasions, making the word skeet redundant in the title as in fact much more like sporting for some of the time.

We had a total of 22 cambs shooters in all and for this type of shoot I would say not too bad at all. Some very good shooting took place over the weekend and for most of Sunday, Michele Conway was leading the way with a very solid 93 which was good in the conditions. The next squad out had Chris Morris and son (and Dog), Malcolm Collins, and Steve Kirby, none of who were strangers to winning Cambs shoots, although with Steve it is mainly trap type events, being the current Cambs DTL Champion. From this squad, Malcolm Collins shot a 93 to match Michele, both also Vets but Chris came in with a 94 so taking over the lead, for a while at least. The last squad of the day went out to shoot consisting of Taylor Hedgecock, sister Ami and Grandfather Gordon Webster, all very capable shooters . Well all of a sudden the targets became easier (not)….. just easier to watch, with Taylor doing what he does best just good solid shooting, he shot a 98. Well I can say that was excellent in the conditions and it was a pleasure to watch – as it was seeing his young sister Ami making it look much easier than it was.

So Taylor claims his second County Championship of 2017 to go with the All Round Earlier in the year.

Taylor Hedgecock & Chris Morris
Matt Collins & Michele Conway

High Gun And county Champion Taylor Hedgecock 98
Senior Champion Chris Morris 94
Ladies and Shared Vets Champion Michele Conway 93
Malcom Collins also Shared Vets Champion 93
Junior Champion Taylor Hedgecock 98
Colts Champion Archie Bowman 84
(Archie will soon be needing a new skeet vest as it will be soon full of County champion badges)

I was there both days and I would say I saw some very good shooting from some very good shooters and also some bad luck from a very good shooter the current skeet Champion Albert Taylor with his Semi auto playing up and costing him targets. Many thanks to Rod And Leslie Gifford for their marathon scoring session and many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club for once again looking after us .

Thanks to Allan Wright for the report.

Full scores here:

The Supreme Champion leaderboard has been updated here