Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons re­tains CPSA shoot­ing ti­tle

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Guy Franklin, a dairy farmer from Sus­sex, re­tained his crown as the Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons at this year’s Game Fair.

Fac­ing more than 20 ri­vals in the CPSA com­pe­ti­tion, Mr Franklin, who is now the reign­ing cham­pion for two years run­ning, shot 41 out of 50 tar­gets in the English Sport­ing qual­i­fier to earn his place in the 25 tar­get Spor­trap semi-fi­nal.

Mak­ing no mis­takes at this stage, he went on to a closely fought fi­nal, shoot­ing 23 out of 25 clays for a nar­row vic­tory over sec­ond-placed Paul Lovick, who shot 22.

Mr Franklin was awarded £200 and an ATA Arms El­e­gant 30in Sporter 12-bore shot­gun, worth £799.99, en­graved with “The Game Fair 2017, Lim­ited Edi­tion 1 of 5”, which was do­nated by ATA Arms, and which he re­ceived on the Sports­man Gun Cen­tre stand.

“Af­ter I dropped a tar­get on the first lay­out in the fi­nal, I didn’t think I would be win­ning to­day,” said Mr Franklin. “I got my­self to­gether and ended up shoot­ing well enough to take it. Com­ing back af­ter win­ning last year I was re­laxed; I wasn’t ex­pect­ing to win two years in a row. It feels great to get my hands on the tro­phy again.”

Guy Franklin has taken home the tro­phy for two years in a row

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