English Sporting

English Sporting (ESP) 

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

English Sporting (ESP ) is the most popular discipline in England. From November 2017 to October 2018, 56% of all CPSA Registered targets shot were ESP (DTL was next with 15%).  In ESP shooters move across a course of stands set across a wide variety of terrain, often set far apart.  The terrain can vary from woodland to farmland to rolling hills or cliff faces – whatever is available on the land is fair game.  For this reason, it is sometimes likened to ‘golf with shotguns’.   

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

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.

HOME INTERNATIONAL SELECTION PROCESS

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

There are 6 selection shoots that run between March and August each year. One is held in each CPSA Region.

We also include the English Open Sporting as one of the selection shoots.

Scores are submitted after the last shoot but the best 4 from 6 scores may only be needed to count. 

Points are calculated from High Gun of each day and shooters with the lowest points go through to represent England.

Please note High Gun will be taken from each day.  

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 ESP Home International Team Size: 

  • 15 Seniors
  • 3 Ladies
  • 3 Juniors
  • 3 Veterans
  • 3 Super Veterans

2024 ESP Selection Dates

      Book via Results  
N England Team Selection Shoot 16 - 17 March 2024 EJ Churchill Ground Scores Points
    Swinton Estate      
SE England Team Selection Shoot 13-14 April 2024 Dartford Ground Scores Points
           
English Open ESP 1 - 5 May 2024 Doveridge CPSA Scores Points
           
SW Selection Shoot 6 June 2024 Owls Lodge Ground Scores Points
  8 June 2024 Owls Lodge Ground Scores Points
EM Selection Shoot 6 - 7 July 2024 Sporting Targets Ground Scores Points
           
WM Selection Shoot 11 August 2024    Garlands Ground Scores Points
           

Submit Scores Here 

Please note the deadline for submitting these scores is Midnight Monday 12th August 2024

 

2024 ESP Home International - Saturday 14th September 2024

The 57th ESP Home International will be hosted by Scotland and will be held at:

National Shooting Centre, Wester Jawcraig, Falkirk, FK1 3AL.

The tournament will be held over 100 targets on Saturday 14th September 2024.

For information regarding practice, cartridges and gun storage, please contact the shooting ground directly via E-mail:  enquiries@nsc92.com

 

WOESP 2025 Selection

Please note the 2024 British Open English Sporting at EJ Churchill, Swinton Estate will be included (not compulsory)  as one of the selection shoots for the ESP Worlds 2025.

 

Team Manager Information

The Team Manager for ESP is:  Phil Easeman contactable via email p.easeman@icloud.com or telephone 07771 863880

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 World English Sporting Championships

The England Team for the 2024 World English Sporting Championships can be viewed  HERE

The World English Sporting 2024 is being held at M&M Hunting & Sporting Clays, Pennsville, New Jersey, USA on the 14th-19th May 2024

 

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

 

 

 

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2024 World English Sporting Championships Selection:

As the World English Sporting 2024 is being held in New Jersey, USA on the 14th-19th May 2024 and taking into consideration the time required to obtain visas and permits, the winter months and not wanting to condense selection shoots into January and February 2024, we will be using the following selection process for the England Team.

There will be 4 Selection Shoots scores can be submitted from, best 3 from 4 scores to count.

Scores submitted from these 4 shoots will be used to decide selection for the World English Sporting Championship 2024.

Scores need to be submitted after the last shoot but the best 3 from 4 scores may only be needed to count.  Please submit your scores via the form ESP WORLDS 2024 listed under Forms on the CPSA England Page.

Points will be calculated from High Gun of each day and shooters with the lowest points go through to represent England.

WESP 2023*                                                 E J Churchill                           3rd-10th July 2023

EM England Team Selection Shoot          Sporting Targets                   5th-6th August 2023

British Open*                                              Garlands SG                          30th August – 3rd September 2023

WESP 2024 Selection Shoot                      Westfield SG                          8th October 2023

*High Gun will be the highest CPSA English Member’s score

The deadline for submitting these scores is Midnight on 19th October 2023 and please submit your scores via the ESP Worlds 2024 Form on the CPSA England Team page.

 

 

      Book via Results       
WM England Team Selection Shoot   18 - 19 March 2023   Doveridge Ground Scores        Points
N England Team Selection Shoot   8 - 9 April 2023   Oak Lodge Ground Scores       Points
SE England Team Selection Shoot   6 - 7 May 2023   Redricks Ground Scores       Points
SW England Team Selection Shoot   29 - 30 July 2023    Barbury Ground Scores        Points
EM England Team Selection Shoot   5 - 6 August 2023   Sporting Targets Ground Click here
         
English Open ESP           17 - 21 May 2023                   Eriswell                  CPSA    
         
WOESP           3 - 8 July 2023                        E J Churchills                  CPSA    
         
British Open ESP           30 Aug - 3 Sep 2023             Garlands                  CPSA    
         
         

Home International          16 September 2023              Sporting Targets

The post-tournament Banquet will take place on Saturday 16 September at:

Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR.  T: 01234 799988

 

2023 ESP ENGLAND TEAM  can be viewed here

Congratulations to the 2023 ESP ENGLAND HOME INTERNATIONAL TEAM

RESULTS can be viewed below:

ESP 2023 Class / Category Results          

ESP 2023 Team Results         

ESP 2023 Overall Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2023 World English Sporting Championships Selection: 

The 2022 British Open Sporting and the 2023 English Open Sporting can be included (not compulsory) towards team selection shoots for the 2023 World English Sporting Championships being held at E J Churchill from 1st - 8th July 2023. 

Scores submitted from these 2 shoots plus scores from the 3 regional Selection Shoots in March 2023, April 2023 and May 2023  will be used to decide selection for the World English Sporting Championship.  Scores need to be submitted after the  last shoot but the best 4 from 5 scores may only be needed to count. 

The deadline for submitting these scores is midday on Monday 29th May 2023. 

Points will be calculated from High Gun of each day and shooters with the lowest points go through to represent England.

Please submit your scores here

2022 HIGH GUN SCORES BO ESP          
           
  30 August 2022 31 August 2022 1st September 2022 2nd September 2022 3rd September 2022
           
High Gun Scores 112 / 120 109 / 120 113 / 120 113 / 120 113 / 120
           

Click here to view 2023 ESP WORLDS ENGLAND TEAM

2022 English Sporting  England Team

Congratulations to a very successful HCIT ENGLAND ESP Team, captained by Georgia Moule  who competed in the ESP HCIT at Lecq Target Club, Jersey 10th September 2022.

 

2022 RESULTS                                                                                                   Day 1                 Day 2              Day 3                Day 4           Day 5

EM England Team Selection Shoot     19-20 March     Orston          Click Here      Click Here   

WM England Team Selection Shoot     9-10 April         Westfield      Click Here      Click Here

English Open (Selection Shoot)            18-22 May        High Lodge   Click Here       For the High Gun score from Each day, Click Here 

N England Team Selection Shoot         4-5 June            Jet Hall          Click Here       Click Here

SE England Team Selection Shoot        25-26 June       Redricks        Click Here 

SW England Team Selection Shoot       6 August          Owls Lodge   Click Here      Click Here

 

RESULTS 55th ICTSC ESP 2022 HCIT JERSEY

2022 HCIT ENGLISH SPORTING ENGLAND TEAM

 

2022 NSCA/CPSA World English Sporting Championships England Team

Captain: Chris Childerhouse

Senior

Ladies

Junior

Veterans

Chris Childerhouse

Amy Easeman

Ron Chipman

Phil Rowbottom

Jake Moore

Emma Stacey

Daniel King

Anthony Dean

William Baughan

Jennie Cartwright

Kallum Burrell

Mark Bowes

James Attwood

 

 

 

Timothy Webster

 

 

 

Venue: National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas – 20th – 24th April 2022.

Congratulations to the England English Sporting Team and Phil Easeman, Team Manager, who have just competed in the World English Sporting Clays Championships in Texas.

Our Senior, Ladies and Junior Teams were Runners Up and our Veterans Team achieved third place. 

Well done Billy Baughan for his score of 180.

View all scores via this link http://www.winscoreonline.com/view_results.php?tournament_id=5785

Results

2022 NSCA/CPSA World English Sporting Championships Results

2022 ESP 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.