Down The Line

Down The Line (DTL)

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

Down-the-Line Trap (DTL) is the most popular version of trap in the UK.  One trap is set in the centre of the layout, with five stands, or pegs, in a line behind it.  For more information 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


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

To attend a DTL selection the shooter must submit 5 best scores from 3 different grounds for the period 1st July 2021 – 28th February 2022.

The deadline for submitting these scores is midnight on 28th February 2022.

Please Submit your scores here

From these scores, the top 60 Seniors, 15 Ladies, 15 Juniors, 15 Veterans and 15 Super-veterans are invited to attend the selection shoots

There are 3 selection shoots that run between March and June each year.  Where these shoots are held is determined by a rota with one being held in the North and one being held in the South.  

The 3rd shoot, which is compulsory, will always be the Dougall Memorial and English Open weekend.  (unless HCIT held in Ireland)

From these selection shoots it will be the best 4 x 100 scores from 6 to count.

At the end of the 3rd Selection shoot when the scores are submitted, the scores from High Gun are calculated, those with the best scores will go through to the team.


DTL Home International Team Size:

  • 20 Seniors
  • 5 Ladies
  • 5 Juniors
  • 5 Veterans
  • 5 Super Veterans

2022 DTL HCIT is being held in Northern Ireland at:  Banbridge CPC, 53 Flough road, Banbridge, Co. Down, BT32 3SX

Stena Line  is offering a 15% discount for CPSA members wishing to travel by car, motorhome or motorcycle on their Irish Sea routes in 2022.

To book simply go to Special Event Booking | Stena Line and enter First Name, Surname and Event Number SWRT7V


Team Manager Information

The Team Manager for DTL is:  David Amos, contactable via email or telephone 07485 514650.


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. 

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.


England Down The Line (DTL) Team

Successful shooters who have achieved a place on the 2022 England Team for the Down The Line (DTL) Home International will be available to view here.


2022 Down The Line (DTL) Selection Dates

      Book Through Squad Lists Squad Rotations    
England Team Selection Shoot 1 23 - 24 April Northampton CPSA Click here Click here    
England Team Selection Shoot 2** 21 - 22 May Nottingham & District Gun Club CPSA Click here Click here    
DTL Weekend + England Team Selection Shoot 3 11 - 12 June Bywell CPSA        

** Please note entries close at 9am on Monday 16th May 2022


England Team Selection Shoot 1                                23-24 April 2022    -   Northampton                                    Day 1      Day 2 

England Team Selection Shoot 2                                21-22 May 2022     -   Nottingham & District Gun Club    Day 1  Day 2 

DTL Weekend + England Team Selection Shoot 3   11-12 June 2022     -   Bywell



European DTL                                                                         13-14 July              Banbridge Clay Pigeon Club, Northern Ireland

Home International                                                              15 July                   Banbridge Clay Pigeon Club, Northern Ireland

British Open                                                                            16 July                   Banbridge Clay Pigeon Club, Northern Ireland


Bookings for European and British Open can be made through the UCPSA website 


2022 Down The Line (DTL) England Team Home International Results


Please Note:

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