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.
Well another eagerly awaited Championship is upon us the Cambridgeshire DTL Championship. This is always well attended and today was no different. 10 squads were lined up in the hope of taking home the coveted DTL trophy. From the go it looked rather like last year’s champion may be doing the same this year having started with 50/150 with half the shoot done and dusted. But unfortunately thing
s don’t always go as planned as it didn’t for Richard Morris on this day but he completed the next 50 targets to finish with 99/292 as did his dad Chris Morris. We still had a strong contingent to follow with the likes of Matt Sheldrake and Paul Ward (who last won this trophy in 1992) and Philip Barnard sporting a new Beretta which works at skeet having shot a 96 at Nottingham in the EM championship in the morning, before getting to Cambridge GC to change the chokes for DTL.
The weather was good but for a varying wind making the odd target either raise or drop but not too bad considering the disastrous last few months.
As the scores started coming in it was clear that it was not possible to pick a clear winner as yet.
But at the end of the day we had a clear Champion in Paul Ward with a 100/296 closely followed by Matt Sheldrake with 99/295. To add to the excitement Richard Croft came in with a 100/295; Richard being a Vet had it sewn up for his first ever county championship. Geoff Howlet a Suffolk shooter put in a super 299 to take High Gun over all, but lucky for the Cambs shooters he couldn’t take the Cambridgeshire Championship.
Champion Paul Ward
Senior Matt Sheldrake
Ladies Hazel Whiten (not for the first time)
Colts Ethan Lord
Vets Richard Croft
AA Richard Morris
A Chris Morris
B Brian Jacobs
C Jason Pereira
Well done to everyone who entered and many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club once again.
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
AA Matt Sheldrake
A Chris Morris
B Phil Barnard
C Gordon Tate