The CPSA, E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground at the Swinton Estate, and the sponsors look forward to welcoming you to the return of the British Open English Sporting to The North of England from 1-5 September! This guide will tell you everything that you need to know to get the most out of the event.
Read on to find out more about checking in, offerings on the day, and more. If you have any questions during the event, CPSA and E.J. Churchill staff will be on hand to help.
E.J. Churchill at the Swinton Estate pictured above, photo credit: Samantha Hulley Photography.
The British Open English Sporting hosted by E.J. Churchill at the Swinton Estate will be shot from 1-4 September (Wednesday to Saturday) across a 120-target course made up of 15 stands. All shooters will start on stand one, working their way round to stand 15.
The top five shooters from each class (AAA, AA, A, B, and C) and the top three from each category (Ladies, Veterans, Seniors, Juniors, Colts, and Disabled Standing and Sitting) from each day will be invited to shoot the 75-target Final on Sunday (5 September). The scores will be reset to zero for the Final. The top six scores from this (shoot-off for ties) will go through to the Super Final.
The British Open Sportrap will run Wednesday to Saturday (1-4 September), consisting of 100 targets across four 25-target layouts. Overall high score wins, with any needed shoot-offs on Saturday afternoon.
Before arriving, please ensure that your membership is paid up if it has lapsed since booking, or you will not be able to shoot.
Rizzini (imported in the UK by ASI), Swatcom, Gamebore, Musto, Fine Shooting Accessories, and Teague Precision Chokes are the sponsors for this year's British Open, which is also supported by Promatic.
Rizzini is again putting up four BR110 shotguns this year for the winners of the Colts, Juniors, Ladies, and Veterans categories (in gauge of choice), as well as contributing to the prize fund.
SWATCOM is providing Active8 headsets to the winners of Colts, Juniors, Ladies, Veterans, and Seniors.
Gamebore have put up 10,000 cartridges to be divided amongst winners and is contributing the the prize fund.
Fine Shooting Accessories is providing range bags for the top two in each class, and vouchers for third in each class.
Musto are providing product prizes for some winners, and Teague Precision Chokes will be giving away choke sets daily in a prize draw.
The estimated prize fund is currently £20,000, with Rizzini and Gamebore both contributing.
Check in with the CPSA will be located in a marquee in the field above the clubhouse, co-located with the Trade Village.
Food stands will be available in the Trade Village with a variety of food and drinks for you to enjoy.
The TEAGUE Precision Chokes Raffle will be taking place every day at the event.
All daily competitors are automatically entered into the raffle, with a chance to win a set of Teague Precision Chokes.
There will be two pool shoots available during the event for you to enjoy.
E.J. Churchill at the Swinton Estate is located at:
The Shooting Ground
From A1 South: Take the turning for Ripon/Thirsk A61 at the roundabout go straight across onto the A6055 (this road is parallel to the A1). Continue for approximately 4 miles to the next roundabout and take the first turning left and continue for approximately 8 miles to Masham.
From A1 North: After Scotch Corner approximately 8 miles look out for a turning left for Bedale and Masham. Follow the signs through the roundabouts and continue through Bedale to Masham.
For full descriptions on how to find the ground from other local starting points, please see here.
Parking will be situated on the top of a hill accessible by a single gravel track (not advisable for vehicles with very low suspension). Parking attendants will be on hand to direct and monitor the flow of traffic. Gators and buggies will be on standby to assist disabled shooters.