Ma­jor dates an­nounced

Sporting Shooter - - Clay News -

This year is shap­ing up to be a busy one for keen clay shots. The English Open Sport­ing will be held at, ar­guably, the finest ground in the UK – the West Mid­lands Shoot­ing Ground at Hod­net near Shrews­bury. The event will run from 5-8 May and, thanks to the tar­get-set­ting abil­i­ties of owner Tom Jones and the stun­ning scenery at the ground, it is ex­pected to be a sell-out, so don’t de­lay in book­ing your slot.

The World Sport­ing will be back at EJ Churchill from 20-26 June. With Sportrap, FITASC, Sport­ing Pre­lim and the 200-tar­get main event, there will be plenty of sport on of­fer. Once again, those want­ing to shoot the main event have the choice of com­pet­ing on Thurs­day and Fri­day, or Satur­day and Sun­day; though, at time of writ­ing, the lat­ter op­tion is al­most com­pletely sold out. With the main event be­ing held on the West Wy­combe Es­tate, and the side events tak­ing part on the shoot­ing ground, it will be a fan­tas­tic week of shoot­ing, with the Blaser In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Cup com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the Amer­i­can and English Teams be­ing one of the high­lights of the event.

The 91st Bri­tish Open Sport­ing Cham­pi­onship will take place at High Lodge in Suf­folk from 31 Au­gust to 4 Septem­ber. Owned and run by mul­ti­ple world cham­pion John Bid­well, High Lodge is a CPSA Premier Plus ground nes­tled amongst 120 acres of wood­land on the Suf­folk coast, and has ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties. Once again, the event will be sup­ported by Zoli and Game­bore, and the for­mat will be the same as last year. Shoot­ers will take on a 120-tar­get course dur­ing the qual­i­fi­ca­tion days in a bid to re­turn for Sun­day’s fi­nals day. The fi­nals day will then see the shoot­ers fight it out for a place in the six-man Su­per Fi­nal, to de­cide who wins The Daily Tele­graph Cham­pi­onship Tro­phy.

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Hod­net will host the 2016 English Open

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