Sunday 6th June, we headed to Cambridge Gun Club for our Cambridgeshire Sporting competition. The day started warm and cloudy but around lunchtime the sun came out full force to provide the shooters with a bright and clear day. With 140 entries for the day, it was going to be a very busy day. I was refereeing on stand 11 (the grouse stand) so got to see everyone as they came through. After a slow start, squad 1 finally reached me shortly before midday. Most shooters were in high spirits and I had a good number of maximum scores on my stand (two drivens), however, I had heard ‘on the grape vine’ that stand 12 was causing all sorts of difficulties, and scores were mostly low for the stand. Some of our Cambridgeshire team had to drop out from stand 10 to return to Eriswell for their shoot offs, after having shot amazingly well there.
Our thanks go to Cambridge Gun Club for their hard work in holding this big event.
Here are the Cambridgeshire winners for the ESP in 2021:
61 (ex76 – BO Skeet shoot-off!)
Congratulations, well shot everyone!
Report from Hanna Hall, Cambs Sporting Team Manager.
With four of the nine disciplines completed, and the fifth in progress as I type, the 2021 Supreme Champion with some familiar names near the top – although last year’s 10th place is currently running in 2nd, only 2 points behind the leader. See the details here (apologies for the formatting of the table, I’ll try to get that sorted when I update it with the ESP results)
Well we went to Rugby for the intercounties, Cambridgeshire, and East Midlands Helice, a good entry but only 4 teams were entered,
The day started a little cool at first, but soon brightened up and we had a hot and sunny day. There was a slight wind but in the right direction for shooting Helice.
The team were all a little bit rusty and all made the odd mistake and lost targets, but it was enjoyable.
The big surprise came from Chris Hall – he wanted to come and try this new sport of Helice that he’d never seen or shot before… and shot an almost perfect score 23/24 and in so doing took the Cambridgeshire championship. A new convert to the discipline, me thinks?
Our thanks go to the team from Rugby for setting it all up and looking after us all day.
Another great shoot today at Eriswell Lodge. The Cambridgeshire All Round Championship.
Phil and Corbie Barnard donated 100 cartridges for each category and class winners in memory
of Rod Gifford, possibly Cambridgeshire’s greatest all round shot.
The tricky sporting caught many shooters out with some lower scores than normal.
Our Champion this year and AA class winner is Darren Stanford with a magnificent score of 92 including 2 x 25 straights.
Senior Mens was S Smith on 86 Veterans was PC Simpsons on 85 Colts was Ethan Lord with 67 Ladies was Michelle Conway on 61 AA class winner is Darren Stanford A Class Winner is Chris Morris B Class Winner is Corbie Barnard No C Class shooters
All the above winners have won 100 cartridges those who did not collect can pick them up from Eriswell.
Owing to high demand for places, The DTL Championships at the Priory CTC on Sunday 18th April has been extended to Saturday 17th as well. Please book on with the ground if interested via their Facebook page or website