Disciplines

There are a number of different forms of regulated competition in clay pigeon shooting called disciplines. These can roughly be divided into three main groups; English Sporting, Trap and Skeet. Below you can view all the disciplines in which the CPSA holds competitive shoots. 

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  • DTL
    Targets are thrown to a distance of 45 to 50 metres at a fixed height of approximately 2.75m and with a horizontal 'spread' of up to 22 degrees either side…
  • SB
    Single Barrel events are shot on a DTL layout and all rules and procedures are the same, with the following exceptions: 1) Only one barrel may be loaded and only…
  • DR
    The procedures and layouts for Double Rise are the same as those for DTL. Targets are thrown simultaneously on separate trajectories. Unlike DTL where the trap is set to a…
  • ESK
    Skeet is a word of Scandinavian origin, though the discipline originated in America. Targets are thrown in singles and doubles from 2 trap houses situated some 40 metres apart, at…
  • ESP
    The English Sporting discipline has the sport's biggest following. While the other disciplines only use standard targets, in Sporting almost anything goes! Targets are thrown in a great variety of…
  • ABT
    Automatic Ball Trap is the second most popular Trap discipline shot in the UK next to DTL. An ABT squad consists of six shooters. Only one target is taken at…
  • OTR
    As it's name indicates, this is one of the disciplines which forms part of the shooting programme at the Olympic Games. A trench in front of the shooting stands, conceals…
  • UTR
    A variation on the theme of trap shooting, sometimes known as "Five Trap". Five traps are installed in a trench in front of the shooting stands, all set at different…
  • FSP
    This discipline can have an infinite variety of 'stands' . ENGLISH SPORTING is the most popular form of clay shooting in the UK, and a course or competition will feature…
  • HEL
    A different form of flying target competition, which cannot be called clay shooting as the targets are made of plastic! Plastic propellers holding a detachable centre piece are rotated at…
  • HD
    In DTL and Single Barrel events, a handicapping system may be used for different classes of shooter. C class shooters stand at 17 yds (15.5m), B class at 19 yds…
  • SKD
    The layout in Skeet Doubles is the same as English Skeet; a 50-target competition shot in two rounds. Instead of singles and doubles, only doubles are shot on each station.…
  • STR
    Sportrap looks like a mini English Sporting layout and the targets are similar. Sportrap is also similar to Compak Sporting, both are a Sporting layout fitted into a limited space,…
  • AR
    All Round is a mixture of disciplines combined in one overall round. All registered All Round competitions must consist of 100 targets and be shot in sequence as follows: 25…
  • OSK
    Olympic Skeet is an Olympic shooting discipline which is particularly challenging and requires smooth and efficient gun movement. Olympic Skeet has seven set stations set in a semi-circle, with an…
  • DT
    Double Trap is an Olympic discipline similar to Double Rise. Instead of a single trap throwing two fixed trajectory targets, three trap machines alternate to throw simultaneous doubles from any…
  • CSP
    Because they look very similar, Compak Sporting and Sportrap are easily confused. However, Compak Sporting has one less stand and a different order of shooting. There are three compulsory target…