Defending champion Tristan Hockey has retained the CPSA Colts Challenge title in the annual clay-target shooting competition held at The Game Fair.
The invitational competition involves the top ten ranked colts (clay shooters under the age of 16) in England who can attend on the day to compete for the title. After winning last year, 14-year-old Hockey, from Dartford, has become a familiar face on the clay shooting circuit and triumphed yet again at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire with an impressive score of 23 ex25.
He said: “I’m really delighted, but a bit nervous now too because I’d like to win it again next year for three in a row. I thought the course was very good. It was a great competition and a good atmosphere.”
A shoot-off was required to determine second and third, with Charlie Madden finishing runner-up and Daniel King in third.
The competition consisted of a 25-target Sportrap layout, shot in The Game Fair’s Shooting Arena. Following the first round, the top five shooters were then invited to shoot in the final, also consisting of a 25-target Sportrap layout. The final included Hockey, Charlie, Daniel, Ami Hedgecock and Alfie Tibbles. The Sportrap layouts were managed by E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground, one of the premier shooting grounds in the UK.
CPSA national development manager Richard Worthington, who refereed the competition, commented: “I was really impressed with their shooting. The standard of these young shots is incredible. They are definitely the future stars of our sport.”
The other competitors were Ryan Dodd, Travis Durrant, Daniel Carpenter, Oliver Tyler, and Thomas Baker. The top three winners each won a clothing voucher from Musto, shotgun cartridges from Lyalvale Express and free CPSA membership on