Champion of Champions retains CPSA shooting title
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