Well-known Berkshire-based clay shooter Chris Childerhouse was crowned Best Shot at The Game Fair®, held recently at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Chris won the use of a Subaru Forrester for a year, as well as the Callaghan Fine Arts Partridge Perpetual Trophy.
The overall winner was determined by a final which took place on the Sunday, seeing the top two Shots of the English Sporting layout from each of the days entered, with three finalists still on site to shoot a new layout. The three contestants were Chris Childerhouse, Andy Bennett and Dave Rhodes, with Chris coming out on top with 43×50, Andy in second place with 42×50 and Dave in third position with 38×50.
Chris, a self-employed gardener, commented: “The final was quite a bit tougher than the previous layout. I’d shot 48×50 in my first round on Saturday, so I was very pleased with that. The targets on Sunday were definitely trickier, and there was quite a bit of pressure with a prize like a Subaru for a year. I didn’t necessarily expect to win, but you enter every competition with the aim of winning, so it’s great to actually do so!”
Steven Voss, events and sponsorship manager at Subaru UK, commented: “We are delighted that Chris won the prize of a Subaru Forester for a year – he shot brilliantly on Saturday and Sunday and we congratulate him on his success. We were very pleased with the popularity of the Subaru Shooting Line at The Game Fair® this year, which not only attracted crowds to watch the various competitions, but also offered so many people the chance to try shooting for the first time or pit themselves against some of the best shooters in the country. The coaches from E.J. Churchill, BASC and the CPSA were kept very busy over the weekend. Subaru was delighted to sponsor the event and so very pleased how many people came to see us.”