Major dates announced
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.
For more information, visit www.cpsa.co.uk
Hodnet will host the 2016 English Open