BO ESP & STR Update


 ★ British Open English Sporting & Sportrap 2022 Update ★ 

It’s just a couple of weeks to go to the British Open Sporting & Sportrap at Barbury Shooting Ground from the 30th August to the 4th September and we wanted to give you an update on the event and announce our new CPSA Events App where you will be able to find everything you need to know about the Championship

Firstly, just to clarify, please see below the format for the BO ESP & BO STR for this year:


The BO ESP is 120 targets, shot over 15 stands of 4 pairs with shooters qualifying on Tuesday - Saturday for a 75 target Final on Sunday 4th September, and from there a 6-person Super Final to determine the overall High Gun.

The top four from each class (AAA - C) and top three from the following categories of Senior, Ladies, Veterans, Juniors & Colts per day will be invited back for the 75-target final on Sunday. With the Disabled Categories, it is the top standing score and top sitting score plus the next best score regardless of standing or sitting per day to qualify.

Should any ties result from the 75 target Final and the 6-person Super Final, then 5 pairs will be shot from a new stand and if a tie still exists, then a sudden death shoot-off will apply on a new target with only single use of the gun i.e. one shot!


The BO STR is 100 targets, shot over 4 separate layouts running from Tuesday to Saturday, with first past the post and only shoot-offs for any ties.

Please note, anyone shooting the BO ESP & STR on the 1st September onwards, who may be subject to a classification change, will shoot in their highest classification when the competition spans issues. 

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All of the above information is available on our brand new CPSA Events App which you can download easily via Events App - CPSA and includes links to check your squad times, live scores, the layout plan and our FAQ’s.

This is free for members to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. The app will provide our latest information at events and instant communications from Game Fairs to Championships on your mobile device.

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On Sunday 4th September we will also be announcing the winners of the following:

The Isuzu Challenge - the combined overall scores from both the EO ESP & BO ESP of the top three shooters from each class, as well as overall High Gun, Runner Up & 3rd place will go into a prize draw to win the use of an Isuzu D-Max for a year! Please note, to win this prize, you must be present at the prize draw otherwise the next name in the hat will be drawn.

The Bidwell Cup - the top combined Colts score from the EO ESP & BO ESP will win the perpetual Bidwell Cup for a year plus £500 prize money.

The Coronation Cup - this is based on the following four CPSA Championship events: The Dougall Memorial DTL (points), the English Open DTL (points), the British Open ESK (hits) and the British Open ESP (hits).

Any member who has shot all four of these events in the same year will be entered into the competitions and be eligible to win this prestigious cup and/or a cloth badge. There are three competition places:

1st Place: Coronation Cup and Cloth Badge (1st)

2nd Place: Cloth Badge (2nd)

3rd Place: Cloth Badge (3rd)

Please note, the deadline to cancel and receive a refund is 0900 on Thursday 18th August.  After this time, no refunds will be due unless extenuating circumstances apply. If you have booked for others in your squad, please forward this email onto them! All requests for refunds must be put in writing to

For those of you who haven't been to Barbury before, please see directions below,

Barbury Shooting School is situated on the Marlborough Downs just minutes from junction 15 of the M4.

T: 01793 940420 
M: 07872 666154

Nr. Barbury Castle

Barbury Shooting School is an easy 10-minute drive from Junction 15 of the M4. From the Junction take the A346 south for Marlborough, turn right at the Esso garage onto the B4005 for Chiseldon and then follow the signs to Barbury Castle. Look for the shooting school sign to the left at the base of the hill that climbs the downs to Barbury Castle.


Lastly, the CPSA Championships team are on hand all week for any questions. We can also be contacted via email on or call us on our dedicated events line 01483 485 411

The CPSA Team.