English Open Sporting day 3 – Winser makes the top six

Defending champion Mark Winser shot the English Open Sporting Championship today, Friday 21 May – and scraped into the top six despite shooting in horrible wind and rain. With the weather due to improve, and some big names still to compete, he’s unlikely to make it into the six-man super final on Sunday afternoon, however.

Mark, pictured above shooting stand 15, posted 104 ex 120 – the top score of the day, leaving Richard Faulds top of the table after he shot a superb 112 ex 120 as the first shooter on the course on Wednesday, the first day of the championship.

Mark’s score pushed George Digweed out of the top six, guaranteeing that we won’t see him in the super final. George had shot a 103, putting him in sixth equal place with Paul Cooper, Peter Goldsmith and Jonathan Kendall – potentially forcing a shoot-off for the sixth place in the final.

The BBC weather forecast for Saturday is much drier than today, with lighter winds

With two days to go, however, it’s all still to play for, with the wind and rain due to abate and tomorrow’s competitors including AAA shooters Andy Moon, Steve Lovatt, Chris Childerhouse, and Phil Easeman along with his daughter Amy, lady World Compak Sporting Champion and CPSA Clay Shooter of the Year.

The current top six are:

  • Richard Faulds 112
  • Julian Freeman 110
  • Mickey Rouse 106
  • Jake Moore 106
  • James Attwood 105
  • Mark Winser 104


Cheryl Hall currently leads in ladies, with 93 ex 120.

If you are travelling to the ground remember that a road closure means it’s best to leave the M4 at junction 15. The ground advise you to ignore any road closure signs in Chiseldon and continue to the ground as normal.

Scores are being posted live on the CPSA website as they come in, using the association’s new Shoot program. To see the latest scores go to cpsa.co.uk/championshipscores


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