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    • High Gun Josh Bridges with ICTSA Chairman Peter Hannifin

      Trevor Wilson watched as the Seniors were eclipsed at the Sporting Home International in Ireland

      Carrickglen SGC has only been operating for about three years, and this beautifully situated Sporting ground has seen considerable investment into its development during this short period of time to give us the excellent facility we have for Sporting clay shooting today. The converted stone building makes for an excellent club house, and along with the surrounding farm buildings of similar construction, the location has been used on a number of film sets over the past three years. The club’s hilltop location does leave it prone to hill fog and heavy mist that has interrupted shooting for long periods or been the cause of shoot cancellations in the past, but the club were hoping for no such interruptions to the 51st English Sporting Home Countries International Tournament on 9 September.

      There were 52 targets over stands 8-14 and the top score from the morning session over this part of the course was a 49 from the new British Open Sporting champion Martin Myers — awesome shooting with the targets even more challenging in the strengthening wind. Scoring was even tougher over stands 1-7 with stand five taking four or five targets off some big names, and stand seven saw numerous shooters record a zero from the six targets — a long-range looping target with a long-range crosser under power. Top score on this part of the course from the morning was a 44 from England Junior Joshua Bridges. The England team were well out in front in the Seniors but it was much closer in the other categories.

      The winning England Junior Team including New Cap High Gun Thomas McGregor, High Gun Josh Bridges & Joshua Bennion

      Martin Myers added a 41 from the afternoon to his earlier 49 to give us the first 90 of the day. Josh Bridges was three targets down from his first four stands of the afternoon but he shot his final (badly wind-affected) three stands straight to give Josh a tremendous tournament High Gun score of 93.

      Following a few team shoot-offs and the resolution of a tie for Senior Runner Up – which was won by Shaun Stacey when he and Billy Baughan tied on 88 – it was back to the team hotel to get ready for team photographs and the presentation banquet.

      During the after-dinner speeches the Carrickglen club were praised for the course they had put on for this tournament and well-deserved praise was given to Josh Bridges for an awesome score of 93 to take both tournament and Junior High Gun. England romped home in the Senior category with the host nation Ireland taking Runner Up, their High Gun David Dillon also taking the Captains Cup on 84. In the Ladies team, once again England secured victory with 151 to Ireland in Runner Up position on 138, but it was Ireland’s Linda Cleary who took the Ladies High Gun on a cracking score of 80. With Josh a part of the England Junior team, victory in this category was never in doubt. But, once again, it was Ireland in the Runner Up spot, a good result for the host nation. In the veterans it was England once again but this time Wales finished Runners Up with Nigel Hart of Wales taking Veteran High Gun on 81. Roles were reversed in the Super Veteran category, with Wales taking the winning position this time, and England the Runners Up. A very respectable 81 from England’s Brian Dunbavin earned him the Super Veteran High Gun trophy.
      High Gun Josh Bridges with ICTSA Chairman Peter Hannifin

      Trevor Wilson watched as the Seniors were eclipsed at the Sporting Home International in Ireland

      Carrickglen SGC has only been operating for about three years, and this beautifully situated Sporting ground has seen considerable investment into its development during this short period of time to ... See more
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      The kids are all right
    • If you’re going to take your gundog beating this seaosn, this training advice from Howard Kirby should ensure he stays under control and doesn’t ruin your day! See more on line
      Train your gundog to be a better beating dog
    • Owen Beardsmore puts the new Midge Armour midge net with integrated glasses to the test, and finds it a perfect solution to rid yourself those irritating critters! See more on line
      Tried & tested midge protection face veil
    • Photo: Nicolo Zangirolami, ISSF

      James Dedman has won gold in Junior Double Trap at the ISSF World Shotgun Championships in Moscow.

      Britain’s biggest up-and-coming Double Trap talent triumphed in Tuesday’s rain-soaked final ahead of India’s Ahvar Rizvi. The pair had gone neck-and-neck up to the very last target, which Rizvi missed, leaving the scoreboard 67-66 in Dedman’s favour.

      This completes an incredible summer of international successes for Dedman. He took junior gold at the European Shooting Championships in Baku in July, then set a junior world record on the way to gold at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto.

      But he said this latest win was the biggest of the lot: “This is by far my greatest achievement. It feels amazing.

      “I actually didn’t suffer the rain. I’m kind of used to these weather conditions!”

      Full results here.
      Photo: Nicolo Zangirolami, ISSF

      James Dedman has won gold in Junior Double Trap at the ISSF World Shotgun Championships in Moscow.

      Britain’s biggest up-and-coming Double Trap talent triumphed in Tuesday’s rain-soaked final ahead of India’s Ahvar Rizvi. The pair had gone neck-and-neck up to the very last target, which Rizvi missed, leaving the scoreboard 67-66 in Dedman’s favour.

      This completes an incredible summer of international successes for Dedman. ... See more
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      Dedman reigns in the rain at the World Championships
    • Paul Turner became our 2017 Clay Shooting Champion at Bywell Shooting Ground over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

      While there was an impressive display of skill from many shooters, no one could argue with Paul’s back-to-back 100/300s.

      He followed his perfect weekend by straighting the Super Shoot-Off for the Perazzi shotgun with Alex Harris (A Class winner), Gail Barclay (B Class winner), Paul Davies (C Class winner) and Morgan Williams (Colt winner representing the categories).

      It was a hectic weekend and shooters were never short of something to keep them occupied, with zany pool shoots, our Friday pre-lims, won by Austin Coxhead and Marty Smith, and our generous sponsors Perazzi/RUAG, Cheddite/Malmo and WeShoot/CPC/Laporte in attendance all weekend.

      We’ll have full reports and lots of images from all the events in the October issue of Clay Shooting magazine, but until then you can find all the scores right here.

      Friday’s Double Rise

      Friday’s Down The Line

      Day One of the Classic

      Classic Final Results

      Bywell 400 Results
      Paul Turner became our 2017 Clay Shooting Champion at Bywell Shooting Ground over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

      While there was an impressive display of skill from many shooters, no one could argue with Paul’s back-to-back 100/300s.

      He followed his perfect weekend by straighting the Super Shoot-Off for the Perazzi shotgun with Alex Harris (A Class winner), Gail Barclay (B Class winner), Paul Davies (C Class winner) and Morgan Williams (Colt winner representing the ... See more
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      Clay Shooting DTL Classic
    • A Browning shotgun, piles of cash and trophies are up for grabs at the Midland Game Fair as BASC’s national clay shooting competition heads towards its conclusion.

      The event at Weston Park on 16-17 September will host the final of the BASC competition series, which has already come to Kelmarsh, Harewood and Lowther among other country show venues.

      If you didn’t qualify at one of those events, you still have a chance – qualification spots for the grand final are available on each day of the Midland too.

      Separate categories the pro shooters, club shooters, ladies, juniors and vets ensure everyone has a chance of coming away with a prize.

      PRIZE LIST

      Winner of the professional competition: £3,000
      Winner of the club competition: a Browning trophy plus a Browning Sporter 12 bore shotgun
      Winner of the ladies’ competition: a trophy plus £100
      Winner of the veterans’ competition: a trophy plus £100
      Winner of the junior competition: a trophy plus £100
      A Browning shotgun, piles of cash and trophies are up for grabs at the Midland Game Fair as BASC’s national clay shooting competition heads towards its conclusion.

      The event at Weston Park on 16-17 September will host the final of the BASC competition series, which has already come to ... See more
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      Anticipation mounts for BASC final
    • Amis tireurs belges
      Voici l'affiche d'un beau tir organisé par HSV, club ami et partenaire, le 2 et 3 septembre
      CHERIMONT ClayShooting TEAM y sera présent le samedi 2 dans l'après-midi, rejoignez-nous pour un moment de plaisir 😊