Down The Line

Welcome to the Down The Line England Team page. Everything you need to know about representing England in the Down The Line discipline can be found here.

David Amos is the Down The Line Team Manager. He can be contacted by email here, or telephone on 07484 514650.

2019 Fixtures

Event Date Host Country Venue Squads              Rotation          Scores
England Team Selection Shoot 13- 14 April England Nottingham & District Click Here              Click Here          Click Here
England Team Selection Shoot 5-6 May England

North of England



England Team Selection Shoot

Home International

1-2 June

18 July



Brook Bank


British Open DTL 19 July England Bywell      
European DTL 20-21 July England Bywell      


Shooting for England

Anybody can shoot for England. Below is the process used to decide selection for the England team in Down The Line for Home International team matches only (under the jurisdiction of the ICTSC). 

Home International Team Size: 20 Seniors, 5 Ladies, 5 Juniors, 5 Veterans, 5 Super-Veterans

The top 60 Seniors, 15 Ladies, 15 Juniors (under 21 on the 1st January in the year of competition), 15 Veterans (55 or over ont he 1st January in the year of competition) and 15 Super Veterans (65 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition), will be invited by e-mail to attend three 200 -target selection shoots on dates & venues to be arranged.  The top 120 shooters will be invited based on their best 500 registered scores (ex 100 shoots) from a minimum three grounds obtained from the 1st August of the previous year and 31st March of the year of the event.

The three selection shoots will be run at grounds on 4 layouts and each year one will take place in the North, one in the South and one in the Midlands.  These will rotate in order each year and the grounds within the three areas will operate on a rota system.

The team will be selected on a points system taken from the High Gun of each event (one point incurred for every target less than the winning score overall).  The best 2 scores to count (ex 1200)

The Category places will be determined by the CPSA on a point system to enable us to field the strongest team across the categories.

The top 20 Seniors, 5 Ladies, 5 Juniors, 5 Veterans and 5 Super Veterans will then be invited to represent England at the Home International that year.

Please note that team sizes and selection procedures may vary for international competitions outside the jurisdiction of the ICTSC. Members will be notified of  relevant selection procedures with forms which will be emailed to the successful members. 

Please click here for the e-mail invite dates.

2019 Down The Line Team Selection Details

Please red the on-line selection details by clicking on the correct link below. 

Event   Association Invite  
DTL Home Internationals & Euro DTL   Click Here  


Home International Events (ICTSC)

  • A Junior is under the age of 21 on the 1st January in the year of competition.
  • A Veteran is 55 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition. A Super Veteran is 65 or over on the 1st January in the year of the competition.


  • The Team Captain will be the member with the most number of appearances (caps) in the specific event’s team, irrespective of category (except in the case of DTL as below). If any team member has already been Captain at any time in the past, their appearances will be counted from the year following their last captaincy.
  • In the event of two or more members having the same number of caps, the member with the earliest first team appearance will become Captain. If there is still a tie, the lowest ORIGINAL CPSA number will determine the captaincy for that year. At a team’s inception, the member with the lowest qualifying total points score will take the captaincy, if there is a tie, the lowest ORIGINAL CPSA number will determine the captaincy for that year.

Please Note:

For the Down-The-Line Home International only, Seniors, Ladies, Juniors, Veterans and Super Veteran category Captains, are required in order to allow England Team Members to compete for the Seniors, Ladies, Juniors, Veterans and Super Veterans Captain’s Cups. The Seniors’ Captain will act as overall Team Captain and all others will be selected under the above criteria.