Automatic Ball Trap

Automatic Ball Trap (ABT)

Welcome to the Automatic Ball Trap Team page.  Everything you need to know about representing England in this discipline can be found here.

In Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) there is one trap set in the centre of the layout that throws targets faster and at more variable heights and angles. For more please click here

Shooting for England

To be eligible to represent any England Clay Target Shooting Team please see England Team Handbook.  England Team Handbook

Please note that if a shooter has already represented another Country/Team in any discipline:

He/she must have been officially resident in the country he/she wishes to represent for a minimum continual period of one year.

A minimum period of two calendar years would have to elapse in which the member has not shot for any country.

Please read the England Team Handbook for England Team full eligibility rules, link above.

Team Selection Process

Below is the process used to decide selection for the England ABT Team for Home International Team matches only (under the jurisdiction of the ICTSC).    

  • There are 4 selection shoots that run between April and July this year. Where these shoots are held is determined by a rota. We also include the English Open ABT as one of the selection shoots.
  • Scores are submitted after the last shoot but the best 3 from 4 scores may only be required to count. 
  • Points from high gun of each event are calculated. 
  • Shooters with the lowest points go through to represent England.
  • In the event of a tie for a place in the England Team, the highest score from the English Open will be used to decide the place.  If the tie still exists a count back from a Selection Shoot attended by all parties concerned will be used to decide the place.
  • The deadline for submitting these scores is Midnight 25 July 2024

ABT Team Size:

  • 12 Seniors
  • 3 Ladies
  • 3 Juniors
  • 3 Veterans
  • 3 Super VeteranS

Category Ages

Home International Events (ICTSC)

Junior:                       A Junior is under the age of 21 on the 1st January in the year of competition

Veteran:                   A Veteran is 55 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition

Super Veteran:       A Super Veteran is 65 or over on the 1st January in the year of competition


England Team Captaincy

  • The Team Captain will be the member with most number of appearances (cpsa) in the specific event’s team, irrespective of category.  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. 


2024 ABT Selection Shoot Dates

      Book Through Results Prize Money
1st England Selection Shoot 6-7 April 2024 NCSC CPSA Click Here Click Here   
2nd England Selection Shoot 18-19 May 2024 Nuthampstead CPSA Click Here Click Here
3rd England Selection Shoot 15-16 June 2024 EYSG CPSA Click Here Click Here   
English Open ABT (200 targets over 2 days) 20-21 July 2024 Nuthampstead CPSA Click Here Click Here   
Home International (Hosted by Wales) 6-7 Sept 2024 Fauxdegla      

Closing date for ABT Selection Shoot entries: 

Selection Shoot 1 Midday 3rd April 2024, Selection Shoot 2 Midday Wednesday 15th May 2024, Selection Shoot 3 Midday Monday 10th June 2024

2024 ABT Home International - 6th-7th September 2024

The 49th ICTSC Automatic Ball Trap Home Countries International Tournament is being held in Wales at:

Fauxdegla Shooting Ground, Llandegla, Wrexham, Denbighshire, LL11 3AL.  T:  07951 951526

The tournament will be held over 200 targets on Friday 6th September 2024  (100 targets) and Saturday 7th September 2024 (100 targets).

Cartridges will be available to purchase at the shooting ground and gun storage available if required.  Please contact the ground directly for details of what ammunition will be available and to place any orders in advance.

Practice will be available at the ground on Thursday 5th September 2024 and the Automatic Ball Trap British Open competition will take place on Sunday 8th September 2024 (100 targets).  Entry fee for the British Open is £60 and entries should be booked directly with the shooting ground.


Team Manager Information

Dr Rebecca Wockenforth (Beccy) contactable via email - 


Dr Rebecca Wockenforth took on the role of ABT England Team Manager from 1st January 2023.  Beccy has been a member of the CPSA since 2019 and got into shooting in 2018 when she met and fell in love 😍 and in 2023  married her shooting teacher, 2022 Top Shot Lister, David Lloyd.  Beccy regularly attends and competes in trap competitions across the country and her goal is to shoot for the ABT England Team (no pressure on her shooting teacher then 😊) but in the meantime she will continue to support the England ABT Team in her capacity as Manager.  Beccy is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant Doctor working for the NHS for 17 years.





Please Note:  The CPSA reserve the right to change this selection process as necessary due to government restrictions or exceptional circumstances.




2023 ABT ENGLAND TEAM can be viewed here.

2023 ABT Home International Trophy List can be viewed here

2023 ABT Overall Results can be viewed here

2023 ABT Teams Results can be viewed here


      Book Through Results  
1st England Selection Shoot  8 - 9 April 2023  Nuthampstead Ground Click here  
2nd England Selection Shoot 27-28 May 2023 East Yorkshire CSG Ground Click here  
3rd England Selection Shoot 22-23 July 2023  Bywell Ground Click here  
English Open ABT (200 targets over 2 days) 24-26 June 2023      NCSC Bisley CPSA Click here  
Home International (Hosted by Scotland) 8-9 September 2023                 Bywell Shooting Ground    

Please submit your scores here

The post-tournament banquet will be held on Saturday 9th September 2023 at:  

Doxford Hall Hotel, Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE67 5DN.   T: 01665 589700.   E: 


Please Note:                                                                                                                                                                   

The CPSA reserve the right to change this selection process as necessary due to government restrictions or exceptional circumstances.