Cambridgeshire Sporting

Cambridge Gun Club 21st May 2017

The day was a super day for shooting, and it was good to see so many top shots on a course that us mere mortals thought very testing.  The course setter Mick said he thought a 96 would do it but it’s always nice when a specialist course setter is wrong as he was in this case, as a 97 won it.

ESP Winners

Wow!! how do they do it, 97 that is fantastic, and this was achieved by A Harvey from Suffolk. As I said, many good shooters took part, but our eyes are, of course, on the Cambridgeshire contingent.  This was led By Phil Gray with a super 95 and this was enough to take the County title for who knows how

Brian Dunbavin

many consecutive times.  Phil was closely followed by Justin Bladen with 93, Harry Seal with 92 and Mark Bowes with 90.

The Vets came out in force and all showed their form, but it was Brian Dunbavin coming out on top once again with a fine 88.

A squad of Ladies were evident, always good to see as Cambridgeshire has a task to get a full ladies team together but I think we may be in luck this year. From the ladies, Holly Duggan shone out not only winning the County Championship but also was top lady overall with a 71 and there was some very good ladies taking part on the day.

The juniors, well, what a top performance from Dan Mawby he shot 88 not only taking the Juniors but also winning A class. Super job Dan.

The Colts also thin on the ground but a very good day for K Carter 74, what a good shoot for a Colt and now County champion.


So to round up .

County Champion Phil Gray 95

Senior Champion Justin Bladen 93

Vets Champion Brian Dunbavin 88

Ladies Champion Holly Duggan 71

Juniors Champion Dan Mawby  88

Colt Champion  K Carter 74

Cambridgeshire All Round

April 15th & 16th The Cambridgeshire All Round Championship.
This is the second Championship of the year closely following on from the Olympic Skeet but as expected this one was much more popular with the Cambs faithful.
The All Round as per its title consists of some of the most popular CPSA disciplines:
  • Single Barrel, derived from DTL, but only one shot is permitted
  • ABT two shots are allowed but only scored as one point whatever shot hits the target
  • English Skeet; and
  • English Sporting,

and so the total is out of 100.

As we know the cream will always rise to the top, so even on a windy cold weekend, that was what happened with a score of 88: just 12 away can’t be bad. This is what Taylor Hedgecock shot, to become County All Round Champion. There was a chasing pack lead by last year’s Champion Philip Barnard who shot 87, how close is that?

The ladies went to Elizabeth Cook (last year’s Champion) and the Colts to Archie Bowman (again last year’s Champion). The Vets went to Gordon Webster showing his class, and the Juniors also went to Taylor Hedgecock.

Many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club for a very good enjoyable day.

[Thanks to Allan Wright for the report]

All Round Winners
Some of the All-Round winners, and the County Chair

Cambridgeshire results shown below.  Full results here

Hedgecock T 116977 Cambridgeshire 100 88 0 A JNR
Barnard PJ 34389 Cambridgeshire 100 87 0 A SNR
Adams M 126882 Cambridgeshire 100 85 0 C SNR
Bedford M 99093 Cambridgeshire 100 85 0 B SNR
Valentine GW 91250 Cambridgeshire 100 85 0 A SNR
Webster G 56662 Cambridgeshire 100 84 0 A VET
Morris R 111934 Cambridgeshire 100 83 0 A SNR
Mennie D 113616 Cambridgeshire 100 83 0 B SNR
Hewitt-Hulin DJ 67137 Cambridgeshire 100 80 0 AA SNR
Mawby D 125318 Cambridgeshire 100 80 0 A JNR
Jones T 29151 Cambridgeshire 100 80 0 A VET
Kirby S 95341 Cambridgeshire 100 79 0 AA SNR
Morris CAJ 103791 Cambridgeshire 100 79 0 A SNR
Dunbavin BJ 84275 Cambridgeshire 100 79 0 AA VET
Collins MD 111404 Cambridgeshire 100 79 0 A VET
Kester NG 73738 Cambridgeshire 100 77 0 A VET
Wan JWW 73955 Cambridgeshire 100 76 0 C VET
Stronge AJ 89952 Cambridgeshire 100 76 0 A VET
Eley S 125207 Cambridgeshire 100 76 0 C SNR
Nunn C 123558 Cambridgeshire 100 76 0 B SNR
Barnard C 120378 Cambridgeshire 100 75 0 C SNR
Wong WK 74081 Cambridgeshire 100 73 0 B SNR
Cook E 128251 Cambridgeshire 100 73 0 C LDY
Pereira J 128244 Cambridgeshire 100 73 0 C SNR
Jacobs BJ 56060 Cambridgeshire 100 71 0 C VET
Bailey J 133354 Cambridgeshire 100 69 0 B SNR
Pilcher KDA 128398 Cambridgeshire 100 68 0 C SNR
Whitworth M 134623 Cambridgeshire 100 67 0 C VET
Allen R 120278 Cambridgeshire 100 66 0 A SNR
Bowman A 132368 Cambridgeshire 100 66 0 C CLT
Randall TR 71003 Cambridgeshire 100 63 0 B VET
Manchett S 110886 Cambridgeshire 100 62 0 B SNR
Bowman N 32252 Cambridgeshire 100 59 0 SNR
Boatman RD 85857 Cambridgeshire 100 39 0 SNR


Cambridgshire Olympic Skeet Championship

Priory Shooting Ground, 2nd April 2017

This year for the first time it was being held at Priory Shooting Ground at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire.

 Not a shoot for the faint hearted, it takes a special type of dedication as with most Olympic disciplines. We have just that type of person in Cambridgeshire in Freddy Killander. The proof if you need any, is to look at the averages in “Pull” at the start of the year.
10 Cambridgeshire Shooters had booked in – well 11 if you count me, but I didn’t feel up to it so called off. 21 shooters in total, a very good entry for this shoot. It was also the East Midlands and Notts Championships. The Notts shooters found something else to do on the day and so were a no show.
Some Cambs shooters shot early and had gone by the time I arrived on the ground, but I was in time to watch Freddy in action and that was well worth the journey . He also had 4 other Cambs shooters on his squad including the skeet manager for this year, Don Green, without whom I doubt if we would have had such a good turnout as he worked hard to get them to attend. Don also did what he does best by entertaining the shooters taking part.
As expected Freddy shot very well, not just taking the Cambs Championship, but also the East Midlands – and not for the first time I might add. The next squad out included Philip Smith who took the County Vets title, as he did last year. Most of our shooters enjoyed the shoot, the ground was well run and is well worth a visit. Thanks to all at the Priory.
Freddy Killander – County and East Midlands Champion
Cambridgeshire results are shown below.  Full results here
Killander F 118987 Cambridgeshire 100 89 0 A SNR
Smith PH 853 Cambridgeshire 100 66 0 D SVT
Baker R 8267 Cambridgeshire 100 55 0 C VET
Pereira J 128244 Cambridgeshire 100 49 0 SNR
Jones T 29151 Cambridgeshire 100 47 0 D VET
Adams M 126882 Cambridgeshire 100 39 0 SNR
Manchett S 110886 Cambridgeshire 100 38 0 SNR
Whitworth M 134623 Cambridgeshire 100 37 0 VET
Green DC 121761 Cambridgeshire 100 31 0 VET
Randall TR 71003 Cambridgeshire 100 30 0 D SVT