News Headlines 2021

Your County Needs you
Sunday 11th April the Annual Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire Skeet (friendly challenge) in support of Help 4 Heroes takes place at Nottingham Gun Club.
Top 10 scores to count, this is also the 1st Skeet team selection.
Call Nottingham on 01623 883798 to get booked on.

Top 10 Scores to count



Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire – April 18th
Nottingham & District Gun Club

Top 10 scores to count


County Championships and Selections

The following shoots have been arranged for 2021

Down the Line
April 18th – Help 4 Heroes Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire – Nottingham GC
April 25th – 1st Team Selection shoot Nottingham GC
June 20th – County Championship Nottingham GC
July 4th – 2nd Team Selection shoot Nottingham GC

April 11th – 1st Team Selection shoot Nottingham GC
May 9th – 2nd Team Selection shoot Nottingham GC
County Championship TBC

All Round
May 3rd – County Championship Nottingham GC
Automatic Ball Trap
October 3rd – County Championship Nottingham GC
July 9/10/11th – County Championship Orston GC
Shoot any day

July 18th – Team Selection shoot Orston GC
Other Selections & County Championship to be confirmed
November 7th – County Championship Orston GC

Other Selections and County Championships to be confirmed


Message from Down the Line Team Manager
Ian Roper

Message To Derbyshire Down The Line Shooters.

Firstly, I hope you and your families are keeping well through these strange times and are looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality. As many of you are aware, I have been Derbyshire DTL Team Manager for the last three years. During this time the team has continued to enjoy success at Regional and National Inter County events (we usually came away with something!) Although the 2020 season never really got going, we still managed a great turnout (and result!) for the Notts vs Derbys Help for Heroes “friendly” in March while at the same time raising money for charity. In between “Lockdowns”, we also managed to field a team for the National Inter Counties at North of England CTC in September (with social distancing, of course!)

Sadly, as things stand at the moment, I am unable to commit fully to the role of DTL manager and therefore am standing down from this position with immediate effect. I would like to thank the Derbyshire CPSA Chairman Geoff Flint (our leader!) for all his help and support over the last three years with his knowledge and experience of our sport. Last, but by no means least, a massive thanks to all the DTL shooters that have represented The Team in recent years for their dedication to the cause, their input and advice but mainly for their camaraderie and team spirit. All in all, we’ve had some very enjoyable day’s out!
Much Appreciated,
Ian Roper.

I would like to thank Ian for managing the Down the Line team for the last 3 years. Ian has led from the front, getting his England Badge and Winning numerous National, Regional and County titles as well and set a very high standard for the team to follow and built up a fantastic team spirit.At the West Midlands Inter Counties and National Inter Counties the team always managed to pickup the odd medal along the way, with the highlight last year Winning the Help 4 Heroes ( friendly challenge ) With Nottinghamshire as well as raising some money for Charity.
Ian the door is always open, when you want to return.
Geoff Flint
Derbyshire CPSA Chairman, and all the Committee
Ron, Julie, Pip and Simon


!!!!! Statement from the CPSA!!!!!

The following email was sent to all CPSA clubs, grounds, and trade members on 14 May 2020, stating that the CPSA has now had the necessary assurances to recommend the re-opening of clay-shooting grounds, which will be of interest to all clay-shooters in England:

Dear Clubs, Grounds, and Trade Members,

Regarding the CPSA’s position on the opening of clay shooting grounds following the easing of restrictions from the 13th May for outdoor sports activities:

Over the past 48 hours we have been working with the Government, Police and other bodies to get the confirmation we needed under the latest Government guidance that it is possible to start shooting recreationally again within England.

Therefore, as the National Governing Body for the Sport of Clay Target Shooting in England, we are now satisfied that we can start a phased return to clay shooting with initially pay & play/practice and a return to competitive registered shoots in time.

Shooting grounds can re-open when they are ready and our members are now able to participate and enjoy the sport of clay target shooting recreationally while all following strict CV19 safety protocols and guidance.

Importantly, we have now also had confirmation from our insurers that our members are fully insured after considering the new guidance to get out and enjoy their sport again.

We have already issued comprehensive guidance to grounds to assist with their planning to implement the strict social distancing and safety measures to protect their staff, the shooters and our sport.

Please Click Here ( to go to our Shoot Safe, Stay Safe online documents.

Yours sincerely,

Iain Parker


,!!!! Message from Derbyshire CPSA!!!!!!

As soon as grounds open and resume with Registered Competition the Committee will look at the possibilities of holding some County Championships and Selections.

These might be on original dates as the shoot calendar previously published or on a different date or ground depending on the grounds shoot calendar.

Should the West Midlands Inter Counties Team shoots take place and No Team selections have taken place, Teams will be pick by Team Managers/ Committee based on known ability/averages and availability.

Derbyshire CPSA Committee
Geoff, Ron, Julie, Ian, Simon and Pip



!!!!!!!!!Message from J.F Neville!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OPEN UP FOR SALES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please telephone us (01773834451) to arrange a time for you to visit. Our door will be kept locked, until your arrival. Please observe distancing rules currently in force during this time.

PLEASE NOTE – Access to the shop will not be allowed unless an appointment has been made prior to your visit.


Congratulations to Adam Cork on becoming the West Midlands Area F.I.T.A.S.C Champion held at Garlands on 29th February and 1st March.


The annual Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire Down the Line and Skeet Challenges in aid of the Help 4 Heroes Charity have been arranged for :-
Down the Line – 8th March
Skeet – 15th March
Top 10 scores to count.
Both shoots to be held at Nottingham & District Gun Club.
Both shoots are County Team Selections.


The Derbyshire CPSA  A.G.M was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 19th January. The following people where elected onto the Committee for 2020 :-
Chairman – Geoff Flint
Vice Chairwoman – Julie Havill
Secretary – Ron Baron
Joint Treasurers – Geoff Flint / Ron Baron
DTL Manager – Ian Roper
Trap Manager – Simon Taylor
Skeet Manager – Ron Baron
Sporting / All Round Manager – Geoff Flint     Committee Helper / Social Media – PiP Driver
Press Officer – Geoff Flint
W / Mids Regional rep – Geoff Flint

The Derbyshire Committee AGM is to be held on Sunday 19th January 2020 at Nottingham Gun Club starting at 2.30pm.  All Derbyshire members welcome.


Derbyshire will be taking part in the West Midlands Clubman Championship at Garlands on 14th September. This is a shoot for A, B, and C class shooters to give them a taste of Inter Counties shooting. Team sizes are four from each class making a team of 12. The Team will be selected after the County Championship.
Team members will receive a Derbyshire Clubman’s Team Badge.


This Sunday 14th July it’s the Down the Line County Championship at Nottingham & District Gun Club. This is also the last team selection for the inter Counties at Fauxdegla on 28th July. Team to be announced after the shoot as finished.


Good Luck to Derbyshire Down the Line shooters – Ian Roper, David Weston, Clive Weston and Dave Hinchliffe who will be representing England at the Home International, British Open and the European Championships at Bywell this week.


Attention all Derbyshire Shooters!!!
All Disciplines
If you have shot in any of the County Team selections in any Discipline and want to be considered for the County Team, Please make sure that you have opted to have you scores visible on the CPSA Website. If when you joined or renewed your membership you opted to have your scores hidden, then Team Managers cannot see your scores and therefore cannot select you for the team.


Congratulations to Nick Hendrick on winning the British Grand Prix F.I.T.A.S.C at Garlands.


Congratulations to Iain Platts on being the First shooter to straighten the notorious stand 15 at the English Open Sporting held at West Midlands Shooting Ground at Hodnet.
Iain winning a Years free CPSA Membership.


You will have noticed from the 2019 Derbyshire Fixture list that we are planning to have four selection shoots in total, including one at Doveridge, (a Derbyshire DTL selection shoot in Derbyshire? Whatever next?). If you are able to make this one please call Jo on 01889 565986 to book on soon, as space may be limited.
Teams for the West Midlands Inter Counties DTL at Fauxdegla on 28th July will be selected using your best two scores from the four selection shoots. When selecting the teams for the National Inter Counties DTL at Northampton on 29th September, current form will also be taken into consideration to try and field the best possible teams at that time.
If you have any concerns or suggestions please don’t hesitate to ring me on 07967145495 or email and let’s make it all about THE TEAM! Good luck to you all for 2019, see you soon. Onwards & Upwards, Ian Roper.


Fixtures 2019
The fixture list that you will be receiving in the post from the Cpsa contains a few date and Ground errors. The correct dates and grounds are listed on a previous post.
Apologies to everyone for this error. If anyone would like a correct version please contact
Geoff Flint on 07778639691 or email or


Calling all Olympic Trap and Trap shooters!

Message from Trap Manager Simon Taylor

Anyone interested in shooting the Derbyshire Olympic Trap County Championship this year?
We are looking to hold the Championship at Doveridge in conjunction with Staffordshire’s O T shooters on Sunday 17th March.
It will be a shoot of 50 targets and a 6 man ISSF mini final with the top 3 shooters from each County taking part.
I would like to know who is interested and what your thoughts are on ;-
1) Holding it with another County
2) Holding the Championship at Doveridge with only one layout
3) Or any other suggestions that anyone may have.

I know not many people shoot Olympic Trap and many don’t like to travel far, so hopefully this is a fun way of doing the Championship.
I know with only one layout it’s a bit restrictive to squad numbers but both Counties struggle with turnout for this discipline.
Also this year’s West Midlands Area & Inter Counties Olympic Trap Championship is at Fauxdegla on Sunday 11th August.
Thoughts and Ideas welcome. A.S.A.P
Please leave any suggestions below or contact
Geoff Flint on 07778 639691 or email


Following the AGM held on 20 January 2019 the committee are now working to arrange County Championships and  Team Selection shoots for this year.  Dates will be posted as soon as they have been arranged.


The Help for Hero’sDerbyshire v Nottinghamshire (friendly) shoots have been arranged for March 17th Skeet and March 31st Down the Line.   The top 10 scores from each county to count.  These are also Derbyshire Team Selection shoots.


The Derbyshire Cpsa AGM as been arranged for Sunday 20th January 2019 at Nottingham & District Gun Club at 2.30 pm.


Congratulations to the following Derbyshire shooters who have all made the CPSA Top 20 :
David Weston, Dave Hinchliffe, Nick Hendrick, Julie Havill, Adam Cork, John Dunne, Keith Roe, Bryan Ward, James Wood and Michael Gilligan.


Congratulations to the following Derbyshire’s shooters who won trophies at the Dorothy Stevenson Memorial shoot held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 9th September, Dave Hinchliffe – Champion, Clive Weston – A class, Steve Pinch – B class, and Juddie Hanson – Ladies. Well done to you all.


Juddie Hanson – Ladies


Clive Weston – A Class


Dave Hinchliffe – Champion


Congratulations to Adam Cork on making the England F.I.T.A.S.C Team for the Home International in Scotland at North Ayrshire Shooting Ground on 22nd September


Well done to Alan Barnes on winning A class at the British Open Skeet Championships held at Northampton Shooting Ground on 17-19th August


Congratulations to David Weston on Winning Orston Shooting Ground Down the Line Winter Series .


Congratulations to David Weston on Shooting his 100th registered 100 straight at Down the Line at Orston S.G on 14th April.


Well done to John Dunne who finished runner up on 131/150 in the Veterans at the English Open F.I.T.A.S.C held at Mount Farm Shooting Ground on 7/8th April.


Well done to Down the Line Team Manager Ian Roper who finished with the top score of the weekend of 200/597 at the 1st England team selection at Bywell, with David Weston on 199/594 and Keith Ritchie on 199/591 both in the top 20 shooters.


Well done to Michael Gilligan who finished runner up on 190/200 after a shoot off at the English Open Olympic Skeet held at Doveridge on 24/25 March.


The All Round County Championship as now been arranged and will be at Orston Shooting Ground on Saturday 25th August.


Selection criteria for the following disciplines are as follows

Down the Line

2 best scores from the 3 selections

4th March Nottingham & DGC

29th April Nottingham & DGC

2nd June Nottingham Sporting Clays


2 best scores from the 2 selections and County Championship

20th May Nottingham & DGC

10th June Nottingham & DGC

15th July Doveridge – County Championship


3 best scores from 4 selections and County Championship

29th April Doveridge

20th May Kegworth

17th June Oakedge

1st July Old Glossop

28/29th July Doveridge – County Championship, shoot either day


Do you shoot Down The Line?  Do you want to shoot for Derbyshire?

For more information contact Ian Roper on 07967145495 or

All categories welcome.


Help 4 Hero’s

The Help 4 Hero’s Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire (friendly) shoots at Skeet and Down The Line have been aranged.  The first of these shoots will be the Down the Line on 4th March with the Skeet Leg being held on 18th March.  Both of these shoots will be held at Nottingham and District Gun Club.  Top 10 scores to count.  Both of these shoots will be Derbyshire Team Selections.



Following the A.G.M held at Nottingham Sporting Clays on Sunday 21st January the following people were elected onto the 2018 County Committee-

Chairman – Geoff Flint, Vice Chairman – Gary Webster, Secretary – Ron Baron, JointTreasurers – Geoff Flint & Ron Baron, Press Officer – Geoff Flint,   Regional Reps – Geoff Flint and Ron Baron, All Round/ZZ – Gary Webster, Down The Line– Ian Roper, Sporting – Geoff Flint, Skeet – Ron Baron, O.T/U.T – Simon Taylor, Committee Helpers – Julie Havill & Andy Wragg.


Dates for County Championships and Selections are currently being organised and will be published once they are finalised.


2017 News

Well done to the following shooters who have all made it into the CPSA Top 20 Averages: –
David Weston, Dave Hinchliffe, Nick Hendrick, Adam Cork,Julie Havill, Matthew Pegg, Caroline Povey, John Bailey, Michael Gilligan and Clive Bramley.


Well done to Julie Havill on winning the Ladies class at the Express Open held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 1st October. Julie shooting 98/100 in some very variable weather.





Congratulations to Dave Hinchliffe who won the Veterans Trophy at the John Bates Memorial Shoot held at Nottingham on 24th September. Dave shooting 100/297, with a borrowed Kreighoff K80. Well done Dave



Congratulations to David Weston on winning the Dorothy Stevenson Memorial Shoot held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 10th September. David shooting 100/299. David also won the Summer series Down the Line sponsored by Pete Martin.


Congratulations to Mark Fisher on Winning the Sporting County Championship at Doveridge on 30th July. Mark shooting 90/100.  Veterans Champion was Adrian Hope.


Congratulations to Keith Ritchie who shot his first 100/300 straight at Nottingham & District’s registered Down the Line on 13th August. Well done Keith.


Congratulations to the following shooters
Caroline Povey on being selected for the Great Britain Ladies Olympic Trap team for the World Championships in Moscow at the end of August and the England Ladies Olympic Trap Team for the Home International in Scotland on 18/19 August at the National Shooting Centre.
Adam Cork on finishing runner up at the Beretta World Sporting, and being selected for the Senior England Sporting Team for the Home International at Carrickglen CPC.
Keith Roe on being selected for the England Sporting Super Veterans Team for the Home International at Carrickglen CPC.
Michael Gilligan on being selected for the Senior England Olympic Skeet Team for the Home International at Mid Wales Shooting Ground on 12 August.
Nick Hendrick on winning the Caesar Guerini Sportrap at Bywell Shooting Ground. Well done to you all.

The FITASC County Championship was held at Kegworth on 9th July.
County Champion was Adam Cork on 117/120, followed by Enda Ford on 106/120 and Tristan Yeomans on 103/120. Veterans Champion was John Dunne on 112/120, followed by Andy Read on 99/120, and Adrian Hope on 96/120. Well done to you all.


Well done to David Weston on being part of the Winning England Seniors Down the Line Team at the Home International held at the National Shooting Centre at Central Scotland.


Well done to Nick Hendrick on winning the Troy Foods F.I.T.A.S.C Championship held at Westfield S.G


Congratulations to Keith Roe on making the England Super Veterans Team for the F.I.T.A.S.C Home International.


Having done the website for the last five years, we are looking to freshen it up a little bit and would welcome any feedback or ideas on things you might like to see or not see on it and if you wish us to continue with it?


Please note there is also a Sporting selection shoot on June 25th at Oakedge Shooting Ground.  This does not appear on the Fixtures page as it refuses to let me add another line to the table.  (Sorry Judith).


Congratulations to Julie Havill on winning the Ladies Class at the One Hundred Straight Club Shoot held at Northampton S.G on Sunday 26th March. At the same event Chris and Julie won the Husband and Wife Trophy on 189/200. Well done to you both.


Most of the County Championships and Selections have now been organised.
If anyone would like to shoot for Derbyshire Teams in the West Midlands Inter Counties the following Selection criteria applies –
Best 2 scores to count from the 3 selections and County Championship
1st Selection  March 19th Help 4 Hero’s Shoot Nottingham & District Gun Club
2nd Selection  April 30th Nottingham Sporting Clays
3rd Selection  August 13th Nottingham & District Gun Club
County Championship, September 3rd Nottingham Sporting Clays
West Midlands Inter Counties September 17th Doveridge.

Down the Line
Best 2 scores to count from the 3 selections and County Championship
1st Selection  March 12th Help 4 Hero’s Shoot Nottingham & District Gun Club
2nd Selection  April 17th Norman Patrick Memorial Shoot Nottingham & District Gun Club
3rd Selection  May 14th Nottingham Sporting Clays
County Championship, June 25th Nottingham & District Gun Club
West Midlands Inter Counties, July 30th Fauxdegla.

Best 3 scores to count from the 4 Selections and County Championship. CPSA Points system will be used. Any ties for Team Places will be decided on County Championship score.
1st Selection  April 30th Doveridge
2nd Selection May 28/29th Kegworth – Shoot either day
3rd Selection June 18th Oakedge Shooting Ground
4th Selection  July 2nd Old Glossop Shooting Ground
County Championship, July 30th Doveridge
West Midlands Inter Counties, September 10th Doveridge
Two Senior Teams of Six will be entered.


Most of this Years 2017 County Championships and Selection shoots have now been arranged. A full list can be found on the website, copies will be put up at grounds and in gun shops. Any one who requires a copy please contact me at or any of the committee.


WANTED! Seniors, Ladies, Veterans and Juniors to shoot in our County Teams at Inter County shoots. Please come along to our Selection shoots and County Championships or Contact Geoff Flint on or any of the shoot reps for information.


Sporting Selection

Sporting selection shoot on May 28/29th is shoot either day to count.


Congratulations to the following shooters who won prizes at Nottingham Sporting Clays Winter Series, Keith Roe – Veterans, Steve Pinch – A Class, Geoff Flint – B Class.


Single Barrel

The Single Barrel County Championship has been arranged for March 5th at Nottingham & District Gun Club.  This is the first County Championship of 2017.

Help 4 Heroes

The Help 4 Heroes Derby v Notts challenge shoots have been arranged for Down the Line March 12th Skeet March 19th.  Both these shoots will be held at Nottigham & District Gun Club.  Top 10 scores from Seniors, Ladies, Veterans and Juniors to Count.

Both these shoots are Team Selection Shoots.  Please come along and give your support.