Fixtures for 2021

With lockdown measures easing, the committee and grounds are racing to finalise dates for the county championships. With the reduced amount of time, some clashes are probably inevitable, but everyone is doing their best to minimise this. The fixtures so far are shown here – please keep checking back for updates.

In Memoriam – Rod Gifford

Rod had always been around the county scene since the early 80’s, excelling in ESK and DTL.

He was so proud to qualify in 1989 to shoot for England and represent his country. In those days, we had some of the best shooters in the country in our teams and some very stiff competition.  

Rod also competed in all disciplines {15} to an extremely high standard. It was when he became a veteran, his medal tally really took off, winning our Supreme Championship 6 times from 2000 to 2007. 

Winning consecutively 4 years in a row was a huge accomplishment given the high all-round standards of the day.  

Rod served on the Cambridgeshire CPSA committee for a number of years, with his best friend and wife Lesley at his side who also played a major role in generating funds by running the raffles.

Over the last few years, although his health restricted the amount he could do, Rod always made an effort to help out and as a county shooter we have lost a great supporter to our sport. 

But to his family the loss is so much greater.

Rod will be remembered by so many as a friend, a man who gave so much help, encouragement, a top shot, and a true gentleman. Our sincere condolences to his family

Cambs ABT

Today was the Cambridgeshire ABT at Eriswell, Thank you to the referees and staff today for a very well hosted Cambridgeshire 100 bird ABT Championship. Thank you to all those who supported this event. Please see below for the winners, thanks again for all the support from the shooters that came and hopefully enjoyed the day.

Cambridgeshire County Champion G Russo 92/100

Cambridgeshire Veteran Champion R J Croft 84/100

Cambridgeshire Lady Champion J Bell 60/100

Cambridgeshire Colt Champion E Lord 61/100

Class Results

1st in A Class M Sheldrake 88/100

1st in B Class G Russo 92/100

1st in C Class R J Croft 84/100

1st in D Class R Allen 79/100

Looking forward to the next shoot at the skeet nationals next week at Northampton on Sat and the double rise at The Priory on Sunday still time to book in call Natasha Heading .

Cambs Sporting Cambridge Gun Club 12th & 13th September 2020

Well we’ve had a busy weekend this week; the Cambridgeshire sporting at Cambridge Gun Club (CGC) Sat and Sun. Both really nice, warm, sunny days – perfect for shooting clays. Thanks to CGCfor putting it on for us and to all the refs that helped out over the weekend. Lots of people from all counties came to support the event, so thanks go to all who shot. Hope you all enjoyed it whatever you scored.

County champion T Hedgecock  95 + AAclass

Men’s champion PC Simpson  91

Veterans’ champion PC Simpson  91

Ladies’ champion G Moule  85

Juniors’ champion A Hedgecock  81

Colts’ champion MR Allen 80

A class AP Tyte

B class JB Hedgecock

C class MR Allen

NIC Skeet Team Squads

Hi Folks, I am pleased to announce the Cambridgeshire Teams and shooting times for the National ESK competition at Northampton on Saturday 17th October 2020.
Michele Conway (L)
James Yarrow (S)
Gary Thatcher (V) B Team
Tim Jones (V)
Pete Cook (V)
Phil Barnard (S)
Marcus Lord (S)
Ethan Lord (J)
Ami Hedgecock (J)
Corbie Barnard (S) B Team
Albert Taylor (S) B Team
Roger Fletcher (V)
Julian Berridge (J)
Ashley Smith (S)
Richard Croft (V) B Team 
Paul Washington (S) B Team
Marcus Webb (V) B Team 
Mandy Webb (L)
If there any problems please contact me on 07860 813754.
Good luck to all the teams and I look forward to seeing you there.
Roger Fletcher  Skeet Team Manager

New Competition Dates – Events at Eriswell now Rescheduled

Single barrel 30th August – *Date change!* not 16th anymore
Double rise 18th October
Olympic skeet 25th October 

Sportrap 1st & 2nd August **NEW DATE**
Skeet 9th August **NEW DATE**
Skeet dbls 13th September **NEW DATE**
Fitasc 22nd and 23rd August **NEW DATE**
Abt 11th October **NEW DATE**
All round 1st November **NEW DATE**

ZZ helice 27th September – sorry there was an error where August was given, it is September  

Cambridge gun club
Sporting tbc

Competitions Restart

Just to let you know that the committee made a decision to restart competition with the DTL on 28th June at The Priory as per the schedule. We already had booking to be done prior to the date – no walk in – no cash payouts; bank transfer only. Prizes and trophies will be sorted later or at AGM. We are still in negotiations with the other grounds to reschedule shoots that have been missed. Details to follow as and when available.

COVID-19 Update – Phased Return to Shooting Announced

Dear members,

Today, the CPSA sent out an email to all clubs, grounds and trade members.

The email stated that;

Following the easing of restrictions over outdoor activities,they (CPSA) had been working with the government, police and other bodies, and had received confirmation that it is now possible to start recreational clay shooting again.

They also confirmed that you as members are fully insured to clay shoot and carry shotguns in your vehicles to and from grounds as normal.

The CPSA has issued guidelines to grounds to ensure they comply with strict CV19 safety protocols and guidance.

This will be a phased return to clay shooting, with practice only on a pay/play basis.

No date has been set for a return to competition registered shoots.

As the grounds reopen, we recognise it’s a very personal choice as to whether you choose to shoot or not, and must be based upon your own personal health and potential risk to yourself and others.

This is a big step forward for shooting and we wish you all to keep safe.