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.

Cambridgeshire DTL 2023

It was a tough day for competitors shooting the Cambridgeshire DTL at The Priory Clay Target Centre on 23 July. 

There was a fantastic turnout and with an added bonus of the ‘miss money pot’ competition. Cloudy with occasional sun, but the wind was having a big influence on the clays.

The Overall champion and A Class winner was Steve Eley with a well earnt 96/284; the Men’s and AA class winner was Phil Barnard with 96/276; Veteran and B Class went to Jem Knight with 95/272 and Ladies and C class winner was Georgina Chamberlain with 93/274. 

Very close scores on a tough day. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who took part. Full results here.

The Miss Money Pot – shooters pay into a pot with half the money going to the county and half repaid as prize money. 

The number of the first clay each shooter misses goes into a hat and the number drawn out of the hat at the end of the day wins the pot. 

The number drawn out was 1. 

There was a tie as seven shooters had missed their first target.  

Rather than split the money the 7 names were put in a hat and the winner of the pot was Gavin Dunbavin.

As always, the competition was masterfully hosted by the wonderful Priory, and our thanks go to all the clubhouse staff, groundsmen and referees.

EM Inter-Counties Skeet 2023

This weekend, 1st-2nd July, was the Inter-Counties English skeet at Eriswell Lodge.

Firstly a very big thank you to Eriswell, their staff and referees for a most successfully-run day.

It was a tough shoot with the wind conditions playing havoc for all shooters.

It was great to have new shooters representing the county with Adam Hallybone, Katie Moorbey (junior) and dad Stephen Moorbey all giving good accounts – with Stephen managing to come second in C class, even winning a few bob!

It was also great to have shooters back representing the county with John Russell scoring a very respectable 93/100 (despite not being in the team!).

Cambridgeshire Veterans came away winners in the vets class, missing from the photos is Allan Wright whom without his great score of 93/100 it would not have happened. [Webmaster: Tim’s being modest – his own 92 was also crucial!]

Thank you to all the Cambridgeshire shooters who turned out for the county today, you did us proud!

Report from Tim Jones.

Full individual results here, team results here (until overwritten by the 2024 result).