The CPSA is proud to announce that England and Bywell Shooting Ground will host the ICTSF World DTL Championships in 2024!
Watch this space for updates, news, and information about the event!
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The schedule of events will be:
|DTL Home International/ Bywell Challenge
|British Open DTL Championship
|European DTL & ICTSF World DTL Championship Opening Ceremony
|ICTSF World DTL Championship
The World DTL Championship is a 250-target competition with a 50-target final.
Practice will be available at the ground from 6-7th July.
Online bookings will open 8pm GMT on the 15th January at championships.cpsa.co.uk. The World DTL entry fee is £220 (£30 per person will go into the prize fund).
To enter the ICTSF World DTL you will be asked to select a preferred start time and a 2nd choice start time. Please pop preferred bank or peg in the comments box. If you wish to shoot with others please wherever possible book on together or pop your request in the comment box. Please note it will be squadded on a first come first served basis. Squadding will be released mid May.
The competition rate for the Bywell Challenge, British Open, and European DTL is £65
To enter the Bywell Challenge, British Open or European DTL you can select your preferred squad and positions. Please note, however, that on the British Open and European DTL certain squads will be allocated to teams.
To view the rotation for each of the events please click on the links below:
Competitors coming from overseas will need to apply for a Visitor's Shotgun Permit in order to bring their own shotgun, more information is available here. Please note that it takes at least 12 weeks to process a Visitor's Shotgun Permit. If you are coming as part of a team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to do a group application.
Find more information on Bywell at their website, here.
Please read the below information from Bywell Shooting Ground about their offerings during and around the event:
As the World championships approach we would like to offer you top quality cartridges from the World renowned manufacturers of Eley, Hull and Gamebore. They all make a wide and diverse range of cartridges to cater for the demands of the shooter but they all share one thing in common…. A passion to produce their own specialist DTL cartridge. Here are our top picks from each manufacturer.
Eley DTL Gold – Speed 1350 fps, Antimony 5%
Eley have been proud of their range and introduced this load a few years ago. The Gold in the name is to achieve just that. The focus on this cartridge is ultimate comfort in shooting so using the highest quality powders to have minimal recoil with devastating performance. The cartridge comes in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.
VIP Trap – Speed 1400 fps, Antimony 5%
Superb – Speed 1350 fps, 5% Antimony
Hull DTL 300 – Speed 1400fps, 5% Antimony
As the name suggests this is a tool for giving you the best chance of achieving that perfect 300 score. The cartridge uses special blends of powder to create a very smooth shooting cartridge, really giving you the advantage for the second barrel, if indeed you ever need it. The components used are of top quality to give you the ultimate consistency. Available in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.
Sovereign – Speed 1500 fps, 5% Antimony
Pro One – Speed 1450 fps, 5% Antimony
Gamebore DTL Elite – Speed 1425 fps, Diamond polished shot
Gamebore are usually known for crisp shooting cartridges, but this one really stands out from the crowd. They have lowered the recoil considerably but still retained the super hard knock down power required to break those edge on and distant DTL clays. The striking orange case makes it un-mistakable at distance. Available in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.
Dark Storm – Speed 1550 fps, Diamond polished shot
Rose Gold - Speed 1420 fps, Diamond polished shot
Cartridges for the World Championships can be pre-ordered through our website, guaranteeing you have your shell of choice for one of the most important shoots. Last orders will be 19th June 2024. Steps are as below…..
Steps to order cartridges from our website.
Gun storage will be available throughout the week at a charge £25.00 from 6th July - 13th July or £5.00 per day. We would prefer guns to be stored in hard travel cases rather than gun slips. A gun cleaning area will be made available for competitors own. For storage outside these dates please contact email@example.com.
Caravan/ Motorhome/ Tent pitches at Bywell Shooting Ground
If you wish to stay at Bywell Shooting Ground with a caravan, motorhome or tent during the World DTL Championship there will be approximately 26 pitches available. These are pre-booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The pitches will be numbered and you will receive your allocated space on arrival at the ground. No arrivals before 5st July 2024 and departure by 14th July 2024. If you wish to stay next to anyone in particular a multiple booking can be made.
The pitches will be on grass and without electric hook up, communal water point and chemical waste disposal facilities will be available. There will be no charge for use of the pitches.
Pitch sizes Caravan/motorhomes 7m x 7m, tents 5m x 5m. There may be some slippage for length but unfortunately not for width.
There are caravan sites nearby that will take tourers, our nearest and recommended would be Forget-Me-Not Country Park which is 5 miles from the ground. See link
Squad times and numbers will be issued by the CPSA.
There are up to 16 DTL layouts at Bywell Shooting Ground lettered A – P. Layout A is at the western end of the ground and P to the east.
They will be running in up to 4 Banks of 4 layouts –
Bank 1 A-D layouts Bank 2 E-H layouts
Bank 3 I-L layouts Bank 4 M-P layouts
Each day/competition is shot over 100 targets, in 4 lines of 25 targets, shooting all 4 layouts of one the banks. (with exception of the final day of the Worlds)
100 DTL CPSA registered competitions – 2024
6th – 8th June DTL Weekend, Sponsors day, Dougall Memorial & English Open
Please see our website Link to Bywell Events for a full list of competitions.
Please see links to websites for tourist information
Accommodation in the area is already filling up fast, please see link to our website for a list of accommodation that we recommend. https://www.bywellshootingground.co.uk/links-page.html
Our postcode is NE65 9QQ it may be worth Google mapping the distance from your accommodation before booking.
Our nearest towns are;
Morpeth - 10 miles - town Alnwick - 11 miles - town
Ashington - 14 miles - urban town Rothbury - 16 miles - rural town
Newcastle - 24 miles - City
Phone - 01670 787827
Premier Plus rated shooting Ground
Gun Shop with over 450 guns in stock - Clothing & Accessories Store
Established since 1980
Map to Bywell: