The West Midlands Area Double Rise was held at Nottingham on18th August. Derbyshire shooters enjoyed medal success in all categories. Ian Roper was Area Champion on 85/100, David Weston was runner up in Silver on 83/100 and Dave Hinchliffe won the Bronze on 83/100 after a shoot off.
Veterans Champion was Dave Hinchliffe on 83/100, with Clive Weston winning the Silver medal on 78/100 after a shoot off. Chris Thacker was the Ladies Champion on 71/100.
The Double Rise County Championship was held at Nottingham on 18th August. In variable conditions ranging from sunny/bright to cloudy with gusts of wind, reigning champion and man in form Ian Roper was the man to beat. Ian’s 85/100 proved to enough to win the Overall County Championship with David Weston runner up on 83/100 followed by Tom Waring on 79/100 and Geoff Flint on 78/100.
In the Veterans Dave Hinchliffe took the title on 83/100 with Clive Weston runner up on 78/100. Ladies Champion was Chris Thacker on 71/100. Well done to you all.
The West Midlands Inter Counties Down the Line took place at Fauxdegla Premier Plus Shooting Ground on 28th July. With quite a contrast from the mini heatwave of last week. Persistent rain and a cool breeze made for a very wet and rather cold day with testing targets.
Team Derbyshire DTL faired well with the Ladies Team of Christine Thacker, Juddie Hanson and Julie Havill finishing with Silver medals as runners up To Cheshire. The Veterans Team 2 of David Thacker and Dave Hinchliffe took the Bronze medal just ahead of Veterans Team 1 of Clive Weston, Vernon Lathwell and Geoff Smith in fourth.
The Senior Team of Keith Ritchie, Ian Roper, Andrew Wragg, Will Gent, Simon Taylor and Geoff Flint also won Bronze completing a great team performance.
Team High gun was Ian Roper. Well done to all Team Derbyshire DTL members.
Despite the weather, I hope you all managed to enjoy the day as much as I did ( in good company, great team spirit and fabulous cake. Thank you Julie Havill). What’s not to like.
Massive thanks to all the team for your commitment on Sunday and your support throughout the year.
Last but not least, a big thank you from Team Derbyshire DTL to Debbie, Ben and all the staff at Fauxdegla for putting on decent targets and a well organised, smoothly run event. It was a grand day out. Thank you.
Ian Roper – Team Manager
Congratulations to Derbyshire Down the Line shooters at the English and British Open Single Barrel Championships held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on the 10/11th August.
Ian Roper 99/100 – Overall Runner up and AA Class at the English Open
Dave Hinchliffe 94/100 – Veterans Runner up at the English Open and Veterans Champion at the British Open on 97/100
David Weston 98/100 – Overall Runner up at the British Open.
The DTL County Championship was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on Sunday 14th July. A cloudy but very warm and breezy day saw David Weston retain the County Championship Trophy with an impressive 100/297. Well shot again David! Runner up was Keith Ritchie on 98/292, followed by Will Gent on 98/291 and James Wood on 98/290 Vernon Lathwell took the Veterans title with 95/283 with Clive Weston Runner up on 95/277, followed by Geoff Smith on 92/273. Christine Thacker was Ladies Champion on 92/271. Well done to you all!
A decent turnout saw eighteen Derbyshire shooters compete in the Championship, which was also the final team selection for the West Midlands Inter Counties at Fauxdegla on 28th July.
Thanks, and well done to all shooters who have supported the selection shoots this year and congratulations to all who have made the Derbyshire DTL team.
FULL TEAM DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Report Ian Roper – Team Manager
Congratulations to Ian Roper on winning the British Open Down The Line at Bywell. Ian shooting 100/300 and them 25/75 in the shoot off with Bob Singleton. Ian also won the British Open Veterans Trophy.
On Sunday 7th July Doveridge Clay Sports kindly hosted the 3rd Derbyshire DTL selection shoot. A mainly sunny day with a variable breeze and changeable light conditions produced some testing targets throughout.
David Weston was the highest scoring Senior with 99/294 from Ian Roper 97/288 and Andrew Wragg 96/281. Clive Weston topped the Veterans on 97/288 with Tom Prescott 94/274 and Geoff Smith 89/266. In the Ladies, Christine Thacker scored 91/261. Well done and many thanks to all who shot today and supported this selection shoot, enabling it to run smoothly. It really is appreciated.
Very grateful to all at Doveridge for allowing us to hold this event, especially Jo for putting up with us for the day. Many thanks.
Ian Roper – Team Manager
Congratulations to the following Derbyshire Down the Line shooters who have made the England Team to shoot the Home International and the British Open ;- David Weston – Seniors, Clive Weston – Seniors – 1st cap, Ian Roper – Veterans, and Dave Hinchliffe – Super Veterans.
For the European Championship ;- Ian Roper – Seniors, and Dave Hinchliffe – Super Veterans.
Congratulations to Keith Roe who has been selected for the England World Super Veterans Sporting Team for the World Sporting Championships at Northbrook Sports Club in Hainesville, Illinois. Well done to you all.
Attention all Derbyshire Down the Line Shooters!
Team selection shoot at Doveridge on July 7th. To book on Please ring Doveridge on 01889 565986.
Message from Ian Roper – Down the Line Team Manager
On Saturday June 29th from 12.00pm – Team Bonding/Training afternoon at Doveridge.
For more information contact Ian on 07967 145495 or email -email@example.com
Congratulations to Down the Line Team Manager Ian Roper on winning the West Midlands Area and Welsh Open Single Barrel Championships at Mid Wales Shooting Ground on 23rd June. Ian shooting 99/100.
The 2nd Derbyshire DTL selection was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on Sunday 28th April. A dry but rather draughty day made for some testing targets. David Weston topped the Seniors with 100/293 followed by Ian Roper on 99/290 and Keith Ritchie 98/287. Clive Weston led the Veterans on 99/289 ahead of Tom Prescott 94/278 and Vernon Lathwell 94/277. In the Ladies Chris Thacker scored 90/263 and Juddie Hanson 90/258.
This selection shoot was run alongside The Lol Pinch Memorial with a number of Derbyshire shooters taking honours. Chris Thacker won Ladies and Clive Weston won the Veterans. David Weston was first in AA Class, Simon Taylor won A Class and Dave Thacker was first in C Class. Well done to all shooters and thanks for the good turnout.
Ian Roper Team Manager
Congratulations to Ian Roper on winning the West Midlands Area Down the Line Championship at Holmes Chapel on 21st April. Ian shooting 100/298 and 25/75 in the shoot off with Chris Moule on 24/72.
On Sunday 31st March, Nottingham & District Gun Club hosted the Help4Heroes Notts Vs Derbyshire DTL. On a dry but cold and windy day, with the top ten scores from each to count, Derbyshire actually managed to win this encounter (shock, horror!) by 49 points! WELL DONE DERBYSHIRE, I was proud to be part of it! Massive thanks to all shooters for making the effort (it was Mothers Day!) and continuing to support Help4Heroes.
Sunday was also the first Derbyshire DTL Selection Shoot of 2019 and leading the way in the Vets was Dave Hinchliffe with an excellent 99/295 (which was also joint high gun on the day) with Chris Havill on 96/282 just ahead of Clive Weston on 96/281. Top Senior was James Wood on 96/283 followed by Keith Ritchie with 95/277 and David Weston on 96/276. Juddie Hanson topped the Ladies 86/252 with Julie Havill on 78/227 and Chris Thacker on 77/224. Well done to all shooters.
Thanks to Carl and the team for a smoothly run event as usual and also to the referees, in particular Mrs Havill, who not only shot early then refed the rest of the day but was yet again responsible for the gorgeous cakes (Proper Multi Tasking) that alone raised £94 on the day. Thanks again to all Derbyshire Shooters for making it a great day, it is much appreciated. See you soon
DERBYSHIRE & PROUD, Ian Roper.
Congratulations to Derbyshire’s Down the Line shooters on beating Nottinghamshire in the annual Derby v Notts Challenge (friendly) in aid of the Help 4 Heroes Charity. Derbyshire High gun was Dave Hinchliffe on 99/295, followed by James Wood on 96/283 and Chris Havill on 96/282.
The Double Rise County Championship was held at Nottingham on 23rd September. In variable conditions Down the Line Manager Ian Roper led from the front with a very respectable score of 84/100, with James Wood runner up on 75/100, followed by Steve Pinch on 67/100.
Veterans Champion was Clive Weston on 66/100, with Dave Hinchliffe runner up on 66/100 (not available for the shoot off) followed by Eric Maskrey on 59/100.
Ladies Champion was Chris Thacker on 56/100, with Juddie Hanson runner up.
Well done to you all.
Well done to Derbyshire’s Down the Line Team Manager Ian Roper on Winning the Gamebore Grand Prix at Mid Wales Shooting Ground on 15/16th September. Ian finishing on 199/597 for the weekend.
The Down the Line County Championship was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 12th August. In overcast conditions with occasional light rain and variable wind which produced some testing targets. High Gun and County Champion was David Weston on 100/298, pipping runner up Keith Ritchie on 100/295, followed by Andy Wragg on 98/291, Ian Roper on 97/288 and Will Gent on 98/288. Retaining the Veterans title was Dave Hinchliffe on 98/293, with Tom Prescott on 95/283 followed by Eric Maskrey on 95/277. Ladies Champion was Juddie Hanson on 96/276 with Chris Thacker runner up on 90/263. Well done to all winners.
Todays County Championship was run alongside the Lol Pinch Memorial DTL shoot, with Derbyshire’s finest David Weston taking the Trophy on 100/298.
Well done to all who took part today. Big Thanks to all Derbyshire shooters for a good turnout and to Carl and his staff for a well run shoot.
Ian Roper Down the Line Team manager.
The Single Barrel County Championship was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on Sunday 5th August. After some fantastic shooting by Down the Line Team Manager Ian Roper and James Wood both on 97/100, a shoot off was required to decide the Senior Champion, shot over 25 targets Ian won with 25 straight to James 22, James taking runner up, with Keith Ritchie 3rd on 91/100 followed by Peter Dale on 90/100. In Veterans Dave Hinchliffe won on 96/100 with Clive Weston runner up on 95/100 and Geoff Smith 3rd on 93/100.Ladies Champion was Juddie Hanson on 89/100 with Chris Thacker runner up on 86/100. Well done to all winners.
Derbyshire’s four England Down the Line shooters at the Home International, British Open and European Championships had a great few days at Mid Wales coming home with plenty of Silverware.
Keith Ritchie – Part of the Winning England Senior Team at the Home International.
David Weston – England Senior High Gun at the Home International, Part of the Highest scoring squad at the Home International, Part of the Winning Senior Team at the Home International, England High Gun at The British Open, England High Gun at the Home International and British Open – 2 day, and Senior Team Bronze at the European Championships.
Dave Hinchliffe – England Super Veterans Team Champions at the Home International, and England Super Veterans Team Champions at the European Championships.
Ian Roper – Veterans Team Bronze at the Home International, England Veterans High Gun at the Home International, Part of the Winning England Veterans Team at the British Open, Veterans High Gun at the British Open, England High Gun at the Home International and British Open – 2 day, and Veterans Team Silver at the European Championship.
Well done to you all.
Fauxdegla Shooting Ground hosted the West Midlands Inter Counties DTL on Sunday 24th June 2018. Excellent weather and good targets made for an enjoyable day’s shooting. Derbyshire were in the medals with both the Ladies team (Julie Havill and Christine Thacker) and the Veterans team (Geoff Smith, Clive Weston and Eric Maskrey) taking Silver and the Seniors (Ian Roper, Keith Ritchie, Will Gent, Simon Taylor, Jason Roberts and Alan Christie) taking Bronze. The Norman Patrick Trophy for Derbyshire High Gun went to Will Gent with a brilliant 100/294, closely followed by Clive Weston on 99/293 and Tom Waring on 98/291. Well done to all Shooters!
Ian Roper 98/288
Keith Ritchie 97/286
Will Gent 100/294
Simon Taylor 97/284
Jason Roberts 99/287
Alan Christie 97/287
Peter Dale 97/282
Geoff Flint 92/272
Tom Waring 98/291
David Thacker 91/267
Vernon Lathwell 98/287
Andy Wragg 96/278
Julie Havill 95/279
Chris Thacker 97/283
Geoff Smith 94/281
Clive Weston 99/293
Eric Maskrey 96/278
Massive thanks to you all for making the trip, your positive attitudes, input and feedback. It is very much appreciated. Oh yes, and the cake!
Hope you all enjoyed the day and hope to see you soon!
Onwards and upwards, Ian Roper.
Derbyshire Down the Line Teams for West Midlands Inter Counties at Fauxdegla 24th June 2018.
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K Ritchie ee 126380 squad 15 peg 2
W Gent ee 102743 squad 15 peg 3
S Taylor ee 16753 squad 15 peg 4
J Roberts ee 118627 squad 15 peg 5
A Christie ee 129448 squad 16 peg 1
P Dale ee 107523 squad 16 peg 2
G Flint ee 86701 squad 16 peg 3
D Thacker ee 106912 squad 16 peg 4
G Smith ee 24519 squad 16 peg 5
V Lathwell ee 108436 squad 17 peg 1
A Wragg ee 121503 squad 17 peg 2
J Havill ee 112886 squad 17 peg 3
C Thacker ee 106913 squad 17 peg 4
J Hanson ee 121918 squad 17 peg 5
D Hinchliffe ee 121065 squad 18 peg 1
C Weston ee 67724 squad 18 peg 2
J Maskrey ee 85331 squad 18 peg 3
Start Times For All Squads Is 12.40
On Saturday 2nd June Nottingham Sporting Clays hosted the 3rd and final Derbyshire DTL selection shoot. A warm and humid afternoon with a downpour thrown in for good measure saw Ian Roper top the Seniors on 100/298 with Jason Roberts and David Weston both on 98/289. Clive Weston was the leading Veteran with 98/288 followed by David Thacker on 97/285 and Eric Maskrey on 97/282. Julie Havill was top Lady on 95/277 closely followed by Christine Thacker with 95/275. Well done to all.
Thank you to everybody that was able to attend.
Full details of the teams for the West Midlands Inter Counties at Fauxdegla on Sunday 24th June to follow.
Report by Ian Roper DTL Team Manager
The Handicap by Distance County Championship was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on May 28th. In sunny, warm and sometimes breezy conditions Peter Dale won the County Championship on 94/275, with Geoff Flint on 92/268 and Ian Roper on 91/268 joint runners up followed by James Wood on 88/253. Eric Maskrey was Veterans Champion on 91/264 with David Gregan runner up on 85/244. Ladies Champion was Julie Havill on 85/245. Well done to all Winners.
Well done to Down the Line Team Manager Ian Roper on finishing 1st in A class and 5th over all at the Krieghoff Down the Line Championship held at Mid Wales Shooting Ground.
Congratulations to David Weston on Winning Orston Shooting Ground Down the Line Winter Series .
Congratulations to the following Derbyshire Down the Line shooters Ian Roper, Keith Ritchie, David Weston and Dave Hinchliffe who have a qualified for the England Team to shoot in the Home International and European Championships at Mid Wales in July.
Well done to you all.
The 2nd Down the Line Team selection was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 29th April. In testing conditions with a variable and rather cool breeze, top Seniors on 286 where Andy Wragg and Ian Roper followed by Will Gent on 279. Dave Hinchliffe topped the Veterans on 283, closely followed by Geoff Smith on 282, with Eric Maskrey and Clive Weston both on 271. Top of the Ladies was Julie Havill on 265 closely followed by Juddie Hanson on 264. Thanks to everybody that managed to make it and well done to you all.
Ian Roper DTL Team Manager
The first of the Derby v Notts Help 4 Heroes (friendly) shoots was held today 4th March at Nottingham & District Gun Club. The Down the Line leg shot in very foggy and low visibility conditions resulted in a win for Notts 2863/3000 to Derbys 2777/3000. This was also the first Down the Line team selection. Top Senior was Keith Ritchie on 288, followed by Andy Wragg and Ian Roper on 281, Will Gent on 280 and Simon Taylor on 279. In the Veterans Dave Hinchliffe was the top scorer on 292, followed by Clive Weston on 281 and Vernon Lathwell on 258. Top of the Ladies was Chris Thacker on 245.
Thank you to all Derbyshire shooters who shot today in very bad conditions.Well done to all shooters who shot today and hope to see you all on March 18th for the Skeet leg.
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Well done to Derbyshire Ladies Down the Line Team of Julie Havill 93/276, Juddie Hanson 94/279 and Chris Thacker 94/277 who finished runners up on 556/600 at the National Inter Counties Down the Line held at North of England on 15th October. The Seniors Team 1 finished 3rd on 1457/1500. Simon Taylor 100/294, David Weston 99/294, Dave Hinchliffe 99/293, Keith Ritchie 98/291, Ian Roper 97/285 and Tom Waring 95/282.
The Veterans Team finished equal fourth on 576/600. Special mention to Vernon Lathwell who shot 98/284,with a broken foot, great effort Vernon.
After a shoot off for Team High Gun between Simon Taylor on 100/294 and David Weston on 99/294, David triumphed 24/72 to Simon’s 24/71.
Well done everyone.
The Down the Line teams for the National Inter Counties at North of England on 15th October are as follows :-
Ian Roper, Simon Taylor, Tom Waring, Keith Ritchie, David Weston, Dave Hinchliffe
Bryan Ward, Dave Thacker, Alan Christie, Pete Dale, Geoff Flint, Ben Stubbins…
Geoff Smith, Vernon Lathwell, Clive Weston
Julie Havill, Juddie Hanson, Chris Thacker
Start times : – 10. 45, 11.00, 11.15, 11.30
****Please note that the Date as changed and is now ***October 15th ***and not ***October 1st ***as published on Cpsa Calendar.*****
Congratulations to Dave Hinchliffe on winning the Down the Line Super Veterans trophy at the British Open held at the National Shooting Centre in Scotland.Dave was also Runner up in the European Championship and part of the Winning England Super Veterans Team at the British Open and European Championships. Well done Dave.
Well done to the Seniors Down the Line Team who finished 3rd on 1451/1500 at the West Midlands Inter Counties at Fauxdegla. Team scores – Keith Ritchie 99/295, Dave Hinchliffe 98/292, Simon Taylor 99/290, Ian Roper 97/288, Tom Waring 98/286, Alan Christie 97/278.
Derbyshire Team High Gun was Keith Ritchie on 99/295. The Ladies Team of Julie Havill 93/269 and Juddie Hanson 93/270 finished in Silver medal position in the Ladies with a team score of 136/539.
The Down the Line teams for the West Midlands Inter-Counties at Fauxdegla on 30th July are as follows
Squad times 12.40pm
Senior 1 David Weston, Keith Ritchie, Tom Waring, Alan Christie, Ian Roper
Senior 2 Simon Taylor, Gary Webster, Clive Weston, Geoff Flint, Pete Dale
Veterans Dave Hinchliffe, Veron Lathwell, Geoff Smith
Ladies Julie Havill, Juddie Hanson
The Down the Line County Championship was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 25th June. County Champion after a shoot off on 100/299 was James Wood with David Weston runner up, followed by Keith Ritchie on 100/295, Ian Roper on 98/292, Tom Waring on 97/287 and Simon Taylor on 96/284. Veterans Champion was Dave Hinchliffe on 98/291 followed by Geoff Smith on 99/289 and Clive Weston on 98/287. Ladies Champion was Juddie Hanson on 86/250. Well done to you all.
Congratulations to David Weston on making the Seniors England Down The Line Team for the Home International in Scotland, and to Dave Hinchliffe on making the Super Veterans England Down The Line Team for the Home International and the Euro Championships. Well done to you both.
Congratulations to David Weston who won the Norman Patrick Memorial shoot held at Nottingham Gun Club on Monday 17th April. David winning the trophy after a shoot off with Marty Smith, both shooters having shot 100/300. Well done David.
Help 4 Hero’s
The Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire friendly Down the Line Challenge took place at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 12th March. Sadly despite some excellent shooting from Derbyshire shooters, Notts won 2946/3000 to Derby’s 2911/3000. Derby’s top scores were David Weston on 100/300, Dave Hinchliffe 99/295, Ian Roper 99/294 and Vernon Lathwell with his first ton, 100/294. Other top 10 scores were Simon Taylor 293, Keith Ritchie 293, Steve Pinch 290, Gary Webster 286, A Christie 284 and Geoff Flint 95/282.
Well done to all Derby and Notts shooters who shot this event.
The first Down the Line team selection was held at Nottingham & District Gun Club on 12th March. Top scorer in the Seniors was David Weston on 100/300, followed by Ian Roper on 99/294, Simon Taylor 98/293, Keith Ritchie 99/293 and Steve Pinch 98/290. Veterans top scorer was Dave Hinchliffe on 99/295, followed by Vernon Lathwell on 100/294 and Gary Webster on 98/286.
The Single Barrel County Championship was held on Sunday 5th March at Nottingham & District Gun Club. In cold, very wet weather Dave Hinchliffe conquered the conditions to win the title shooting 95/100, with Bryan Ward runner up on 94/100 followed by Geoff Flint on 92/100. Veterans Champion was Geoff Smith on 88/100 followed by Gary Webster on 80/100. Ladies Champion was Chris Thacker on 88/100. Well done to all winners.