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Challenge The Greats – The Results

Over the duration of The Game Fair 2017 at Hatfied House, Fieldsports Magazine hosted three clay shotting competitions. The Lord James Percy Grouse Challenge, the Simon Ward High Pheasant Challenge, and the new and exciting George Digweed Pigeon Challenge, proved hugely popular.

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Henry Bevan crowned 2017 Colts Challenge Champion at this year’s Game Fair

Suffolk-based Henry Bevan, aged 15, came out on top shooting a very impressive 19×25 during the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s (CPSA) Colts Challenge final, which took place on day three of The Game Fair®, which was held at Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire. Henry was followed by Karl Miles on 18×25, having also come second in 2016. Oliver Zaitschenko and Chris Orchard had to shoot a further three shoot-offs for third place, with Oliver eventually coming out on top.

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Ronnie Jones and Abbe Burchmore-Eames crowned showjumping champions at The Game Fair

Ronnie Jones riding Derawley Lady and Abbe Burchmore-Eames riding Eleonora III won The Game Fair Restricted 1.10 and 1.20 Championships in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena at The Game Fair on Sunday 30 July. The finals resulted from a culmination of county show and shows on grass qualifying competitions, prior to the Championship held at at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.

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Cheryl Hall takes her team to the top in charity competition Shoot with the Stars at The Game Fair®

A large crowd gathered to watch the new charity competition Shoot with the Stars, organised by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and held during The Game Fair®, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on Saturday 29 July.

Shoot with the Stars saw eight of the country’s best shooters being paired with eight well-known television personalities, sportsmen and women or entertainers, while the third place on each team went to the highest bidder in a silent auction to raise money for the official charity of The Game Fair®, the Lord’s Taverners.

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David Penn, John Cavana and Shane Wood are picked as this year’s Best Dressed Keepers at The Game Fair

For the first time in The Game Fair’s 59-year history, the turn-out of gamekeepers ­was celebrated in its Best Dressed Keeper competition at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, last weekend.

Sponsored by leading country lifestyle brand Le Chameau, the inaugural competition celebrated the hard work and immaculate presentation of gamekeepers throughout Britain. The daily competition was open to part or full-time, male or female, amateur or professional gamekeepers. With no entry fee, roaming judges included writer Claire Zambuni, Countryside Alliance’s Jill Grieve and Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club’s Victoria Knowles-Lacks, who approached keepers in tweeds over the course of each morning and invited them to take part in the competition held in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena.

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Great Britain wins Euro Challenge at The Game Fair

On home soil, the Great Britain team reclaimed victory for a second year in a row, in the Euro Challenge at this year’s Game Fair, held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Now in its 16th year, the gundog competition was entered by teams from all over Europe including Great Britain, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Top prizes awarded to winners of the distance fly casting championships at The Game Fair

Angling enthusiasts were wowed by the support lent to the British Fly Casting Club (BFCC), organisers of the distance fly casting championship finals, held at The Game Fair, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire last weekend.

Competitors cast in qualification rounds over the weekend in the hope they qualified for the Championship finals on the Sunday afternoon, whilst others competed in the daily competition events. Entrants were each provided with casting outfits for all events, except the Spey championship where they could cast using their own outfit. An allocated time of three minutes was permitted for casting in the single-handed trout distance and four minutes for all other competitions.

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