All Shoots Cancelled Until Further Notice
Due to the CoronaVirus outbreak, and in line with Government Policy, shooting has been suspended until further notice and will resume once the outbreak has been contained. Please keep an eye on the gun club website for further updates as and when available. Diary entries for the next month or so have been removed. Those events still in the diary are there as reminders and may or may not take place. They will be removed or left in place depending on how the crisis develops.
Following recent advice from the CPSA, we are looking forward to reopening shooting again. Presently it is very unlikely to start this Sunday 17th. Please check back, we will soon have news of our first shoot.
CPSA Advice as of 14th May
The following email was sent to all CPSA clubs, grounds, and trade members on 14 May 2020, stating that the CPSA has now had the necessary assurances to recommend the re-opening of clay-shooting grounds, which will be of interest to all clay-shooters in England:
Dear Clubs, Grounds, and Trade Members,
Regarding the CPSA’s position on the opening of clay shooting grounds following the easing of restrictions from the 13th May for outdoor sports activities:
Over the past 48 hours we have been working with the Government, Police and other bodies to get the confirmation we needed under the latest Government guidance that it is possible to start shooting recreationally again within England.
Therefore, as the National Governing Body for the Sport of Clay Target Shooting in England, we are now satisfied that we can start a phased return to clay shooting with initially pay & play/practice and a return to competitive registered shoots in time.
Shooting grounds can re-open when they are ready and our members are now able to participate and enjoy the sport of clay target shooting recreationally while all following strict CV19 safety protocols and guidance.
Importantly, we have now also had confirmation from our insurers that our members are fully insured after considering the new guidance to get out and enjoy their sport again.
We have already issued comprehensive guidance to grounds to assist with their planning to implement the strict social distancing and safety measures to protect their staff, the shooters and our sport.
In preparation for shooting please make yourself aware of the CPSA guideline
Welcome to the Kingswood Gun Club website, we are based in the village of Kingswood between Bicester and Aylesbury, the club is involved in all aspects of clay pigeon shooting and hold regular club shoots in the local area. We are also registered members of the C.P.S.A.
We hope you enjoy your visit and pop back to keep up with the latest club news and events via our diary.
The aim of this website is not only to keep our members informed and up to date with all the club information but also to give visitors to our website the chance to find out a little bit more about us and what we do, please feel free to browse around if you have any questions then please do contact us.
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Please check your cartridges and only use fibre wads. Kingswood Shoot and the League shoot ONLY allows fibre wads.
Next Diary events
Doddershall - Members only, shoot awaiting confirmation7th June 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pmLocation Google map link
The practice shoot at Doddershall on Sunday 7th has yet to be confirmed. If it does take place it will be a members-only shoot. No guests, please.
Practice Shoot Quainton21st June 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Practice Shoot Doddershall5th July 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Practice Shoot Quainton19th July 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
After a break caused by torrential rain and waterlogged fields, it was good to be back shooting clays again. The rain mainly held off for the shoot, but a light drizzle did start before the end of the shoot. Today’s shoot was fairly compact, saving on walking and tramping across the wet fields. Will the numbers of shooters decrease when the older members have to start isolating themselves in the next few weeks? Time will tell.
Mark h 41 Wally 39 Logan 36 Geoff w 35 Paul 34 Jennifer 33 John A 32 Tye 31 Julian 31 Michael h 30 Steve B 29 Shirley 28 Bill 28 Geoff e 28 Simon 27 Dawn 27 Graham c 27 John w 27 Joe 26 Jim 27 Lana 22 Anthony 19 Tod 18 Lewis 18
A warm windy February shoot. Rather wet underfoot.
Logan 40 John E 39 Mark H 38 Keith 38 Graham C 36 Lee 35 Wally 34 Charlotte 32 John 30 Dawn 30 Joe 29 Mark C 29 John F 29 Tod 28 Shirley 28 Geoff E 27 Jennifer 26 Steve b 25 Anthony 25 Eli 25 Anne 23 Tye 24 Joanna 24 Bryan 24 Bill 23 Steph 22 Daniel 21 Michael h 20 Tony 20 Julian 13 Greame 11 Mike C 8 Guests Chris s 36 Pete L 30 Paul r 25 Emma 23 Peter C 24 Derran 12
Lovely bright sunny and frosty morning brought out over 40 members and guests for the shoot. The cold weather did reduce the power of the radio transmitters, causing some technical issues. Stand four was demanding. The number of pickups on that stand was a testament to birds that got away.
Paul B 40 Lee 38 Dean 38 Warna 35 Jennifer 34 Adrian 34 Graham C 34 John W 33 Logan 33 John A 32 Eli 32 Tod 32 Steve B 32 John F 31 Shirley 30 Tye 30 Wally 30 Tim 29 George 28 Simon 27 Daniel 25 Michael H 25 Joanna 25 Jac 25 Anne 25 Bryan 24 Dawn 24 John Wren 24 Julian 22 Geoff E 23 Chelsey 23 Jim 22 Anthony 21 Mike C 15 Geoff W 15 Finn 9 Guests Charles 40 Paul R 39 Chis 30 Paul 28 Emma 23
The practice shoot was held at Ludgershall. Wet ground conditions meant parking on the road. No rain and a gentle breeze. Some of the clay targets were quite demanding.
Adrian 43 Keith 40 Mark c 37 Lee 36 John w 35 Jennifer 34 Graham 33 Tod 33 Dawn 32 Bill 31 Paul b 31 Dean 31 Tim 31 George 30 John A 29 Bryan 29 Wally 28 Geoff E 28 Tony 27 Emma 26 Simon 26 Logan 25 Steve b 23 Julian 23 Shirley 22 Anthea 22 Geoff w 22 Anne 21 Daniel 21 Joe 19 Tye 18 Anthony 17 Allan 14 Finn 5
After the weeks of rain, it was decided not to allow unnecessary vehicles on the shooting field. Instead, we would meet at Ludgershall village hall and be transported to the field by a vintage tractor (1980 Fiat) and trailer. Two trips were required. We can thank Jim for arranging this mode of transport. It was a fun start and end to the shoot.
Awaiting us at the shooting ground we had five stands of ten birds each. These were beautifully set up by Brian and his team, along with festive Christmas names. This was also the first outing of new safety cages, strong and light. As you can see from the picture, the field was truly waterlogged. Despite the cloud, there was no rain to spoil the fun. The breeze did add a chill to the air, 8C feels like 5C.
After the tea and coffee break, (please remember to bring your mug), we had a flurry shoot. Teams of three were randomly picked and shot the flurry. Deceptively slow at first, putting you at ease, until two fast, demanding flurries at the end. The final two stands of the fifty bird shoot then completed the shoot. In all 36 members and friends shot.
Village Hall and Lunch
Back at the Ludgershall village hall lunch had been prepared. An excellent buffet meal of meats, salads, baked potatoes and desserts. A big thank you to Celia, Shirley and Ann. After the meal, the prize giving.
Paul b 43 Wally 40 Charlotte 40 John e 40 Tod 39 Graham c 38 Jennifer 38 Bryan 37 Dawn 37 Logan 36 Jim 35 John w 34 Jack w 32 Andy e 31 Eli 30 Geoff 30 Anthea 30 Steve b 29 Tye 29 Tony h 28 John a 28 Simon 28 Shirley 28 Steph 27 Joanna 27 Joe 26 Julian 25 John w 23 Stuart h 22 Daniel 21 Bill 20 Anthony 19 Richard t 20 Peter e 18 Celia 17 Iwona 15
High Junior Under 18
Fred Dymock Trophy
Three Man Flurry
This was won by Tod, Jim and Joe
Our younger members
Finally, thank you to DB (Dawn and Brian) Guns and their crew for setting up an excellent shoot. A special thanks to Celia, Shirley and Ann for organising the food.
thank you for taking the time to visit us!