The British Schools & Young Shots Championship is set to take place at Sporting Targets in Bedfordshire on Saturday 23 April, 2016, and entries are now open.
Across three courses, each age group and category will take on targets suited to their level of experience for a fun and fair competition that will inspire youngsters to pursue shooting further but separate the best to establish who is the top young shot in the country.
Sporting Targets is in a fantastic location and was recently voted the Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground by Clay Shooting readers. As one of the leading shooting schools in the country, attracting the likes of Mark Winser, Ed Solomons and Ben Husthwaite to use its facilities, it knows how to arrange courses for different abilities.
The Red course will throw 50 clays for members of the A-team, which can feature anyone 14-19 years of age, and the Old Pupils. For £27, shooters will face the toughest targets of the day and shoot in teams of six (teams of three for Old Pupils) and in the individual competition. The High Gun will take home the Clive Stanton Memorial Trophy.
Another 50 targets will see the Ladies (teams of three), Cadets, Scouts, and members of the B-team (six shooters) compete in an individual competition, as well as representing their school for £27 each.
Reserved for the Under-14 shooters, the £25 Black course will see 32 targets launched for the youngest competitors in teams of three. The top individual will take home the prestigious BASC Shield introduced in 2015.
Along with BASC, the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club will return in 2016 and club founder Victoria Knowles-Lacks will present prizes of S&CBC rugby tops and gilets, as well as one-year membership packages for the top individual and members of the winning team.
More prizes are set to be announced.
How to enter
The national competition for young clay shooters is firmly established as the must-shoot event for youngsters, and schools from as far as Scotland and Cornwall regularly enter to earn bragging rights for the year. Every other student competition builds up to the British Schools & Young Shots Championship, so don’t delay your entry and click here to download the entry form today.
Please note the competition date published in the January and February editions of Clay Shooting magazine have changed. The British Schools & Young Shots Championship is no longer taking place on Saturday 16 April, but will now be held one week later at Sporting Targets on Saturday 23 April 2016 to better suit school term and exam dates.