ICTSF DTL World Championships 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DTL Weekend events (Sponsored DTL, Dougall Memorial, and English Open DTL) that were scheduled for 5-7 July 2020 have been cancelled, and the ICTSF World DTL Championships scheduled for 8-11 July at Bywell have been postponed to 2021. We can confirm that the new dates for the combined events will be 6-12 June 2021 (subject to ICTSF ratification). For more information please click here.

Furthermore, as of 16 July 2020, the DTL Weekend events have been re-instated for 2020, please click here for more information, including information on bookings.

The CPSA is proud to announce that England and Bywell Shooting Ground will host the ICTSF World DTL Championships in 2020!

The annual DTL Weekend, which includes the oldest and most revered championship in British clay-target shooting, the Dougall Memorial, has been extended to an entire week for the event.

Watch this space for updates, news, and information about the event!

Click here to sign up to our ICTSF DTL World Championships 2020 newsletter.

The schedule of events will be: 

Sunday 5 July Sponsored DTL Championship
Monday 6 July 124th Dougall Memorial Championship
Tuesday 7 July English Open DTL Championship
Wednesday 8 July ICTSF World DTL Championship Opening Ceremony
Thursday-Saturday 9-11 July ICTSF World DTL Championship


The World DTL Championship is a 250-target competition with a 50-target final. 

Practice will be available at the ground on Saturday, 4 July. 


Online bookings are open at championships.cpsa.co.uk. The World DTL entry fee is £200 (due to ICTSF restrictions there will be no targets-only option. £40 per person will go into the prize fund).

. The competition rate for the Sponsored DTL, Dougall Memorial, and English Open is £65, or £49 for targets only.

Visitor Information: 

Competitors coming from overseas will need to apply for a Visitor's Shotgun Permit in order to bring their own shotgun, more information is available here. Please note that it takes at least 8 weeks to process a Visitor's Shotgun Permit. If you are coming as part of a team, please contact vsp@cpsa.co.uk to do a group application. 

Find more information on Bywell at their website, here.

Please read the below information from Bywell Shooting Ground about their offerings during and around the event:

Pre-booking cartridges

Cartridges will be available to buy at the ground throughout the week, although pre-booking will guarantee your preferred brand, load and shot size. Your pre-ordered cartridges can be held at the ground throughout the week and collected when required. Last orders will be 9th June 2020.

See attached PDF order form with instructions on how to order.


Shotgun Storage

Gun storage will be available throughout the week at a charge £25.00 from 4th July - 11th July or £5.00 per day. We would prefer guns to be stored in hard travel cases rather than gun slips. A gun cleaning area will be made available for competitors own use.


Golf buggy hire

Bywell will be running 16 competition layouts as well as 2 practice layouts, the distance between the layouts is considerable, parking behind each layout may not always be available.  

Buggy hire will be on a week basis (4th-11th July) and charged at £200.00. The buggies are two-person capacity, drivers must be over the age of 18 with a valid driving license. See attached for terms Click Here.

Pre-booking only. Contact jane@bywellshootingground.co.uk


Caravan/ Motorhome/ Tent pitches at Bywell Shooting Ground

If you wish to stay at Bywell Shooting Ground with a caravan, motorhome or tent during the World DTL Championship there will be approximately 26 pitches available. These are pre-booked by contacting jane@bywellshootingground.co.uk

The pitches will be numbered and you will receive your allocated space on arrival at the ground. No arrivals before 1st July 2020 and departure by 13th July 2020. If you wish to stay next to anyone in particular a multiple booking can be made.

The pitches will be on grass and without electric hook up, communal water point and chemical waste disposal facilities will be available. There will be no charge for use of the pitches.

Pitch sizes Caravan/motorhomes 7m x 7m, tents 5m x 5m. There may be some slippage for length but unfortunately not for width.  

There are caravan sites nearby that will take tourers, our nearest and recommended would be Forget-Me-Not Country Park which is 5 miles from the ground. See link



Layout Format

Squad times and numbers will be issued by the CPSA.

There are up to 16 DTL layouts at Bywell Shooting Ground lettered A – P. Layout A is at the western end of the ground and P to the east.

They will be running in up to 4 Banks of 4 layouts –

Bank 1 A-D layouts                   Bank 2 E-H layouts

Bank 3 I-L layouts                     Bank 4 M-P layouts

Each day/competition is shot over 100 targets, in 4 lines of 25 targets, shooting all 4 layouts of one the banks. (with exception of the final day of the Worlds)


Practice times

  • Wednesday 1st July from 12.30pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 4th July - All 16 layouts competitions will be running 10am - 5pm.
  • 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th & 11th July. 2-4 practice layouts will be running during the times of the competition shooting, not before or after. 
  • Wednesday 8th July - All 16 layouts will be running 10am -1pm.

100 DTL CPSA registered competitions - 2020

15th March - 18th April (layouts I, J, K, L) - 19th April (layouts F, G, H, I) -

20th June (New layouts M, N, O, P)

Please see our website Link to Bywell Events for a full list of competitions.


Tourist information

Please see links to websites for tourist information



Accommodation in the area is already filling up fast, please see link to our website for a list of accommodation that we recommend.  https://www.bywellshootingground.co.uk/links-page.html


Our postcode is NE65 9QQ it may be worth Google mapping the distance from your accommodation before booking. 

Our nearest towns are;

Morpeth - 10 miles - town                           Alnwick - 11 miles - town

Ashington - 14 miles - urban town              Rothbury - 16 miles - rural town

Newcastle - 24 miles - City


Phone - 01670 787827

Premier Plus rated shooting Ground

Gun Shop with over 450 guns in stock - Clothing & Accessories Store

Established since 1980


Map to Bywell: 


Thank you to the following sponsors for making the event possible: