Skeet Doubles Championship

7th Nov 2021: Today was the Cambridgeshire Skeet Doubles Championship at Eriswell Lodge shooting ground.

Another well run shoot and we would like to thank all the staff and the referees for today.

The wind, cold and lack of sun in the afternoon made the targets quite a challenge. The master of skeet, Peter Cook is this year’s Skeet Doubles Champion with 85. Close behind was the Veterans Winner – Roger Fletcher 83 and Senior Mens was Phil Barnard 83.

Winner of the Rabbit Skeet Pool Shoot was Marcus Lord with 23/25 Joint Second was Corbie Barnard and S Page on 21/25.

This was our last Cambridgeshire shoot for 2021 and we will be working to get dates for next years shoots as soon as possible.

May 2022 be a better year for us all.

All the scores

Peter CookEE5051Cambridgeshire85BVeteran, Mens
Roger FletcherEE105141Cambridgeshire83BVeteran, Mens
Christopher MorrisEE103791Cambridgeshire83AASenior, Mens
Philip BarnardEE34389Cambridgeshire83AASenior, Mens
Marcus LordEE138715Cambridgeshire81AASenior, Mens
James YarrowEE133250Cambridgeshire79ASenior, Mens
Chris HallEE133820Cambridgeshire78CSenior, Mens
Albert TaylorEE118869Cambridgeshire77ASenior, Mens
Jolian HarrisonEE140396Cambridgeshire77Senior, Mens
Timothy JonesEE29151Cambridgeshire76AVeteran, Mens
Richard CroftEE103839Cambridgeshire74BVeteran, Mens
Gary ThatcherEE136910Cambridgeshire15CVeteran, Mens

Many thanks

Phil

Cambridgeshire Skeet Doubles

Skeet Doubles – 29th and 30th July -– Cambridge Gun Club

As luck would have it (bad luck) another very windy weekend was had and as all you skeet shooters know skeet is best done without the wind – or at least not so strong as to make the targets hit the ground shortly after passing the centre peg; but this it did on some occasions, making the word skeet redundant in the title as in fact much more like sporting for some of the time.

We had a total of 22 cambs shooters in all and for this type of shoot I would say not too bad at all. Some very good shooting took place over the weekend and for most of Sunday, Michele Conway was leading the way with a very solid 93 which was good in the conditions. The next squad out had Chris Morris and son (and Dog), Malcolm Collins, and Steve Kirby, none of who were strangers to winning Cambs shoots, although with Steve it is mainly trap type events, being the current Cambs DTL Champion. From this squad, Malcolm Collins shot a 93 to match Michele, both also Vets but Chris came in with a 94 so taking over the lead, for a while at least. The last squad of the day went out to shoot consisting of Taylor Hedgecock, sister Ami and Grandfather Gordon Webster, all very capable shooters . Well all of a sudden the targets became easier (not)….. just easier to watch, with Taylor doing what he does best just good solid shooting, he shot a 98. Well I can say that was excellent in the conditions and it was a pleasure to watch – as it was seeing his young sister Ami making it look much easier than it was.

So Taylor claims his second County Championship of 2017 to go with the All Round Earlier in the year.

Taylor Hedgecock & Chris Morris

Matt Collins & Michele Conway

Results
High Gun And county Champion Taylor Hedgecock 98
Senior Champion Chris Morris 94
Ladies and Shared Vets Champion Michele Conway 93
Malcom Collins also Shared Vets Champion 93
Junior Champion Taylor Hedgecock 98
Colts Champion Archie Bowman 84
(Archie will soon be needing a new skeet vest as it will be soon full of County champion badges)

I was there both days and I would say I saw some very good shooting from some very good shooters and also some bad luck from a very good shooter the current skeet Champion Albert Taylor with his Semi auto playing up and costing him targets. Many thanks to Rod And Leslie Gifford for their marathon scoring session and many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club for once again looking after us .

Thanks to Allan Wright for the report.

Full scores here:

The Supreme Champion leaderboard has been updated here