These are the latest stories from the clay shooting world that you might have missed.
Ladies at Coley’s
Hannah Gibson won the top prize at the first annual Ladies Open Sporting competition at Ian Coley. Hannah scored 89 ex-100, two ahead of second-placed Lucy Pitt on 87.
Emily Goddard won the shoot off for a Browning Liberty Light shotgun. The Caesar Guerini pool shoot raised £400 for Breast Cancer UK, and was won by Chloe Applin with 24 ex-25. Sponsors included Eley Hawk, Browning, Caesar Guerini UK, Schöffel Country, BASC, GMK, CPSA and Croots England.
New gun oil
Sportarm have launched a new gun oil, Pro Ferrum, which can be sprayed onto wet barrels and action. It disperses water and creates a water-repellent, anti-corrosive protective film.
Pro Ferrum claims to remove lead and fouling, and neutralise acids from fingertips. It is gentle on the skin, Sportarm say. Pro Ferrum is available at the Sportarm shop in Dorchester, or through the website www.sportarm.com, priced from £7.99 for a 50ml aerosol can.
Sporting clean sweep for England
England returned victorious from the 2019 English Sporting Home International at Dungannon CTC in Northern Ireland in September, winning all the team events including the new overall team trophy. Dorian Evans from Wales took High Gun with a great score of 96. Ladies High Gun was won by Cheryl Hall on a 92, with Josh Bennion taking Junior High Gun with 93.
New CPSA Awards
The 2020 CPSA Awards will feature two new awards: Sports Personality of the Year, and a Recognition Award. They will be presented on 1 February 2020, when the annual ceremony returns to The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.
The Sports Personality award will recognise a member or group of members who have personified what it means to inspire, develop, and grow within our sport.
The Recognition award is designed to have its topic changed year on year, and this year will be dedicated as the Course Setter Recognition Award. For details and to get involved in the voting, see www.cpsa.co.uk
BASC Shotgun Coach of the Year
Lawrie Stewart overcame strong competition to win BASC’s Shotgun Coach of the Year award at this year’s Midland Game Fair. Lawrie, who is in his fourth year as a BASC shotgun coach, has educated thousands of participants at BASC’s coaching lines, Young Shots days, live quarry days and ladies’ days.
He said: “I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to be awarded this honour. I love all the other coaches to bits and enjoy every moment of their company.”
Success for Hull shooters
Hull Cartridge point out that Team Hull had outstanding success in the closing weeks of the competition season. “The stand out result has to be Amy Easeman taking the Ladies World Compak title in Hungary at age 18,” they say.
Other Team Hull shooters on the podium were David Kempley taking the Compak World Cup silver, and James Bradley Day taking the Junior World bronze. Legendary DTL shot Paul Chaplow has also made the highlights, winning the English Open Double Rise for the tenth time.
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