Cambridgeshire Single Barrel 2023

Priory Shooting Ground, 22nd October 2023

Hi all,

Well that’s the last of the Cambridgeshire championships for this year done and dusted. A good turnout for Cambs to what looked like a summer day: next to no wind and bright and sunny for most of the day, but some good and challenging targets to keep you on your toes. Tim Jones put in a 89 from the first squad for Cambs and in the following squad G Howlett put in a magnificent 98 for Suffolk, but later on Steve Eley came in with a 93 to take the County Championship leaving Tim Jones to take the vets’ and men’s categories, with ladies’ champion being G Chamberlain on 87. No juniors or colts entered,

This also decided the places for the supreme championship for this year to be posted later after checking all results but well shot all who attended and thanks to the Priory and their staff and scorers without whom these shoots should not be possible.

Full results here

Young Shooters’ Day 2024

The Cambridgeshire CPSA Committee is pleased to be able to confirm that it received a sufficient level of interest by young shooters to warrant organising an open day event to give attendees the opportunity to try out different disciplines. It is intended that the event will be held on a Saturday in spring 2024 at The Priory Shooting Ground. The date and further details of the event to come – watch this space!

2024 AGM

Date for your Diary – 2024 AGM

The 2024 AGM will take place on Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 7.30pm at Haddenham Sports and Social Club. (Haddenham Sports And Social Club – Google Maps)

The evening will include the presentation of keepsake trophies to the 2023 Championship winners and Supreme champions.

Those attending will be entered into a free raffle, with three prizes each of one entry fee (birds only) for a standard 2024 Cambs Championship shoot (ie excluding FITASC and Helice) of the winners’ choice.

The bar will be open throughout the evening.

The Committee look forward to seeing as many of you as possible

Cambridgeshire Sportrap 2023

The Cambridgeshire Sportrap went to East of England Shooting Ground on Sunday 10th September to complete the last of the county visits there for this year, and a wonderful hot sunny day it was until the prize giving then the heavens opened like you would not believe!

In the space of ten minutes hiding in the clubhouse the car park was flooded and most of the shooters for the sporting that were left were also very wet, but it almost stopped so they all went back out to finish off their round – well done all, 

There were some very testing targets on the Sportrap for many, but some seem to make it look easy. 

Well shot all who attended.

Overall ChampionG Spalding92
Veterans’M Bowes88
Mens’R Allen90
Ladies’J Williams55
Juniors’C Hodson75
Colts’M Allen82

Our thanks go to all the staff, course setters, and scorers for their hard work and patience with this sometimes frustrating discipline.

Full results here.

Cambridgeshire Double Rise 2023

Priory Shooting Ground, 3rd September

Well that’s yet another of the Cambridgeshire championships done for another year; the double rise was held today at The Priory, with a reasonable entry for a minority discipline. Most just shoot it for a bit of something different – it’s very fast and furious and all over in a very short space of time. Then comes the “how did I miss those they look so easy from here?”. 

Anyway thanks to all who came to enjoy the shoot on a really warm and sunny day. Great weather for shooting – a little hot for some, but better with a cold drink. Thanks go to John and Joe for sorting and scoring it all for us.

Cambridgeshire ChampionChris Morris93
Men’s ChampionRichard Morris91
Veterans’ ChampionJem Knight86
Ladies’ ChampionGeorgina Chamberlain72
Juniors’, Colts’Not contested

Full scores here.

Cambridgeshire Skeet 2023

The Cambridgeshire English Skeet championship was held at Priory Shooting Ground on 20 August and, despite clashing with the Ladies Football World Cup Final, attracted a good number of competitors. 

Competition was strong.  High gun was M Porter with 96/100. 

As he is not a Cambridgeshire shooter he was not able to take the Cambridgeshire Championship, but was the winner of the Bev Waller Cup which is presented to the high gun of the day. 

Six Cambridgeshire shooters shot 95/100 (!) and congratulations go to A Hallybone who won the shoot off for the championship and also took A class. 

Congratulations also go to the winners of the other categories and classes which were decided by countback where necessary: 

A Taylor – Men’s; 

A Wright – Veteran’s; 

K Moorbey – Ladies; 

E Lord – Junior’s and AA class; 

J Knight – B class; 

S Moorbey – C class. 

Well shot everyone. Thanks go to Natasha, John, referees and the other team members for all their hard work in running a successful shoot.

Full results here

Young Shooters Day

The Cambridgeshire CPSA Committee is keen to encourage more young shooters to be involved in clay shooting in general and also to become involved in the county championship shoots and inter-county team shoots. With this in mind, and subject to there being sufficient interest, the Committee is looking to organise an open day on a Saturday in spring 2024 where young shooters (colts and juniors – ie shooters under the age of 21) have the opportunity to try a range of different disciplines – Skeet, DTL, ABT, sporting.  Experienced shooters will be on hand to coach and advise and it is planned that the day will include competitions.  The cost of the event will be kept as low as possible.

All participants will need to have access to their own gun as it will not be possible to loan/borrow one on the day and they will need to provide their own cartridges.

In order for the Committee to gauge the level of interest in such an event please would those who would be interested in attending send an email as soon as possible to and also include their age. The committee will then decide whether or not there is sufficient interest to move ahead with organising the event and a notice will be posted on here and on Facebook accordingly.

Intercounties FITASC 2023

Sporting Targets, 12/13th August 2023

Thanks to all the team from over the weekend shooting the Intercounties FITASC. Most shot on Saturday – a day with varying degrees of weather (some nice sunshine with sporadic rain some a bit harder than others at times). The vets team were in 1st joint place after Saturday but with more scores coming in on Sunday were pushed down into 3rd place. The senior team finished in 5th.

After managing to get 4 juniors:

M Allen

B Jorden

C Hodson

S Vella

available to shoot they all shot very well and came away with the win they deserved.

As most people have gone home by the end of the day, the Cambs team manager picked up the glassware for you all and will catch up with you all soon.

Well shot everyone thank you all.

Full results here.

Cambridgeshire OTR 2023

On 30 July Cambridgeshire shooters were met at Nuthampstead by blustery changeable winds for the Olympic Trap championship.  

Congratulations go to John Russo who was Cambridgeshire High Gun with 75×100, to Tim Jones who was veteran champion after countback with Richard Croft, and to Sarah Christensen who won the ladies title. 

Thanks to Ed, Nicky and staff for an enjoyable day.

Full results here

Tim Jones receiving the Vet’s on the left, and handing out the County Champion and Ladies’, middle and right.

Cambridgeshire at the Game Fair 2023

The annual Game Fair is taking place from 28th to 30th July at Wragley Hall in Warwickshire. As ever there are shooting attractions, including the CPSA Champion of Champions. Darren Stamford is once again representing Cambridgeshire, and we also have Benjamin Jordan shooting in the Colts’ Challenge this year. Good luck to both, and anyone else shooting at the fair.