Universal Trench – 16th March – Nuthampstead

Another very 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 Graham Carter

Seniors Champion Ashley Smith who seems to be a trophy magnet this year.

Ladies Champion Sarah Christensen.

Vets Champion Peter Waller

Well done folks and many thanks to Nuthampstead for your hospitality

29th July 2018 – Cambridgeshire UT – Nuthampstead SG

Well folks Another weekend another Championship this time it’s the Universal Trench being held at Nuthampstead Shooting ground in Herts. This ground is always worth a visit, I have been going there for more years than I care to remember, in fact since its start.  We are very lucky to have it within reach of the Cambs shooters to enable us to hold our Championships every year.  When I arrived, it was packed with shooters, not just for the UT, as it was also the South East Intercounties shoot, but they were also holding a sporting shoot on the other ranges.

Graham Carter Winner of vet’s and Cambs OT Champion 2018

And to the nitty gritty.  The winner of the Cambridgeshire UT was Graham Carter who shot an 81.  This score was also shot by George Waller, who last time I saw him was a little lad, but not anymore, he was full grown and about 6ft 6 tall or more in fact I am sure I could see snow on his head.  Joking apart they both shot 81 but a technicality prevented them from having a shoot off.  So not only did Graham take the Cambs Championship he also took the Vets title.  Following close on his heels was Nick Evans (this year’s OT Champion), Peter Waller and John Russo (last year’s Champ).  The Ladies’ went to Michele Conway and not for the first time I might add, as her name was sprinkled all over the trophy having won it many times.

It was a good tough shoot as it was also the weekend of the gales.  Well shot to all who travelled and many thanks to the staff of Nutty Shooting ground.