I have just received a
letter of resignation from our Chairman Allan Wright, resigning from both the
position of Chairman and his place on the committee.
Allan has been
considering his position carefully since before last Christmas, and has made
the decision to stand down.
I spoke with Allan on
the telephone after receiving his letter, and again would like to thank him on
behalf of everyone, for his many years of service and dedication to the
Cambridgeshire CPSA, and on behalf of all the shooters that he cares about with
Tim Jones has stepped in as interim Chairman so please address all relevant enquiries through him.
The Booking times for the Cambs Team shooters at Nottingham GC for the intercounties shoot on the 4th August are as follows.
Squad 1 at 1340 is. C Hall– Snr. P Ward– Snr. A Smith — Snr . M Sheldrake — Snr. M Webb — Snr. Squad 2 at 1400 is. P Barnard– Snr. M Lord — Snr. C Barnard — Snr. S Hall —Colt. E Lord — Colt.
Squad 3 at 1420 is. R Croft —Vet. G Thatcher —Vet. D Ivey—Vet. T Jones—Vet.
Squad 4 at 1440 is. A Smith — Ldy. M Conway — Ldy. M Webb — Ldy.
We have a space for another Lady to make the team up to its full
compliment if you know of any one who might like the privilege please
let me know, if you cannot make the shoot or have any queries please
Malcolm Collins 07870 558904 mobile 01954 252488 home Many thanks Malcolm.
Particular mention should go to Ashley Smith who shot his first 25 straight in competition and was runner up in C class…well done Ashley Also well done to Gary Thatcher who shot a very creditable 93 in only his second ever ESK competition. PB’s were beaten by Ashley Smith and Richard Croft (apologies if there were other PB’s but these were the only two I know about….if other team members got a PB let me know and I will post it) …so well done to them
The weather was warm and very little wind – yes I know that’s unusual
at Nottingham – so unfortunately we can’t use that as an excuse but
mostly as a team we shot well but our competitors unfortunately shot
better, so congratulations to them
Karen Hodson has decided to step down as committee secretary. She has worked tirelessly for many years making sure that the committee runs smoothly and that the Supreme Champion scores have been regularly and accurately calculated – no mean feat. It gets extremely complicated! Many thanks for all your years of hard work, Karen.
The new secretary will be Marcus Webb. I’m sure you will welcome him in his new role as he gets to grip with all that the position entails.
[Thanks to Trevor Harvey RDTC for allowing us to share his report]
Rugby & District Trap Club were very happy to be asked to stage the first East Midlands Helice County & Area Championship on Sunday April 28th
Sun was out giving good visibility but not that warm with a cool breeze greeted the fantastic turnout of 8 squads, it was great to see five of the county teams turn up Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire to fight it out for the massive array of prizes
A magnificent cup sponsored by TM Bark of Norfolk and valued at over
£300 was presented to the winning County team Cambridgeshire, also Engraved
crystal tankards and a sponsored prize fund of £250 was shared amongst the
members of the winning County team: Michele Conway, Jane Bell, Kevin Flitton,
Andrew Oaky, Tim Jones & Ashley Smith. Full results attached
A superb engraved trophy was presented to the individual High Gun:
Junior shooter Connor Harris with a great score of 23 on his first outing at
Helice, sure it won’t be long before he a member of the Helice Junior GB Team,
great shooting Connor. Plus, also over £300 in prize money from the individual
part of the event for those wanting to shoot “Competition” In
addition, to World Cup Express cartridges being presented
Norfolk & Bedfordshire members sure you have some good shots that can shoot
Helice, let your committees know you don’t want to miss out on this great event
and sharing in the goodies next year
I’m sure everybody joins me in giving a big thankyou to Donovan Jenkin for being the driving force behind getting the event off the ground and the East Midlands committees & Team Managers for supporting their members in making this a great event
Not only did Cambridgeshire win the team event; Michele Conway took Supervets’ and Jane Bell tied with Donovan Jenkin (Lincs) for Vets’ (time pressure meant there was no shoot-off so it was agreed that they share). Well done Ladies!!! Fantastic shooting.
Hi folks, well we are off again with a very busy weekend and today
the 17th March it’s the very much looked forward to Cambridgeshire DTL
Well the day started as it meant to carry on with changing light
and very blustery winds, but that didn’t stop Matt Sheldrake and last
year’s Champion going at it hammer and tongs again, but this year we had a
reversal of last year’s results when Paul came out on top as County Champion
and Matt was Senior Champ. This year Matt shot 98/288 enough to take the
title for 2019 with Paul finishing with 98/286 and the Senior title. This
was very good shooting in this weather and I guess at any time, and with 46 entries
this year it was not a push over by any means.
So we have our Champ Matt Sheldrake 98/288
Senior Paul Ward 98/ 286
Ladies Amelia Smith 86/248.
Vets Richard Croft 95/ 262
Colts Samuel Halls 96/256
AA Richard Morris 88/253
A Steve Eley 94/278
B Corbie Barnard 97 /284
(well shot Corbie)
C Marcus Lord 92/275
Well shot folks in very hard trying conditions, and many thanks to Cambridge GC for their hospitality. For full set of scores on the national CPSA website see here.
testing 100 targets on a very windy day. So windy in fact that I had a
job to get the door open on my car, but that didn’t worry the shooters from
Herts/ Essex / and Cambridgeshire. At the end of the day our top shot and
county Champion was Graham Carter with an 86. That was one better than
Paul Ward and Peter Waller both having put in 85’s and awaiting a shoot off to
find out who was to be Champ. However, this was not to be after Grahams
85, but they still had a shoot off to decide the Vets title. Peter Waller
came out on top by 1 target so takes home the Vets Shield.
Champion Ashley Smith who seems to be a trophy magnet this year.
Well done folks
and many thanks to Nuthampstead for your hospitality
This was another windy and wet affair but it didn’t stop the Cambridgeshire faithful from turning up to have a go at some very testing targets. At the end of the day our 2018 county DTL Champion made it look easy posting an 85, very good in the conditions of the day, but it went right to the wire with Darren Stanford coming in with an 82. The Vets was very tight with 2 shooters on 80 Richard Croft and Peter Simpson count back had to be used as both shooters had left the ground so Richard Croft came out on top, for the second year in a row.
Well folks the first of our County Championships took part this weekend the 3rd of March. Well it could have been a better day weatherwise and after the last few weeks it was a big let down, but nevertheless it was a good turn out at Eriswell SG for our English Skeet Championship. Some very good shooting took place and as it worked out the early morning squads were the winners with the weather; they got a bit wet but missed the big winds. For full report and scores see here