Double bubbles for Southdown

Prize winners: The CPSA award takes pride of place at Southdown

Prize winners: The CPSA award takes pride of place at Southdown

The bubbly was flowing at Southdown when the now award-winning gun club hit two historic highs just days apart, courtesy of George Digweed and the CPSA.

There was no fooling around for the multiple world champion on 1 April, when he shot the first 100-straight registered Sportrap the club has ever seen.

Just a week before the Sussex ground was crowned Shooting Ground of the Year by the CPSA, at the organisation’s second annual awards ceremony.

Southdown had only ever seen one straight shot in its 29-year history – last year when Cheryl Hall hit the 100 in a registered Sporting competition.

It has been holding Sportrap competitions for more than 15 years but had never seen a straight – until the mighty talent that is George Digweed made it look like a breeze, completing the fourth layout with ease to get his final 25-straight for the win and the amazing 100.

George had come fresh from his incredible double gold and perfect 200 at the South African Grand Prix and Pan-African Compak Championship.

Meanwhile the club got the thumbs up from CPSA members, who voted it the registered ground that had made the most significant contribution to their shooting experience, at a prestigious awards ceremony at Swindon’s Hilton Hotel.

The award is firm proof that the hard work and investment being ploughed into the famous ground is paying off.

Club director Shaun Miller said: “It was a surprise to win the award, which proves that the changes we have made at the ground are moving us in the right direction.”

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