The Sussex County DTL Championships were held at Bisley Gun Club on Sunday 17 July 2011. The event was well attended by the County Trap Shooters. As usual Bisley G. C. presented the competitors with excellent targets.
Unfortunately, the prevailing weather on the day could only be described as changeable. Some competitors took the shooting stands in relatively calm, warm and dry conditions, whilst others had the full force of gales with lashing rain being driven horizontally by the wind.
However, many of the County stalwarts achieved excellent scores and at the end of the day, John Butler, the 2010 Champion, finished on 99/295 and Keith Blighton on 100/295. As both Seniors finished on 295 points, a shoot off was held to decide who would be the 2011 County Champion.
After a tense additional 25 targets, the shoot off proved to be in favour of John Butler who shot the perfect 25/75, whilst Keith let a couple of targets slip away.
Therefore the 2011 Sussex County DTL Champion is John Butler, successfully defending his 2010 title. The other County Champions are:
Champion – John Butler - 295 points.
Veteran – Richard Plester - 287 points.
Lady - Julie Bushell - 266 points.
Junior - Jack Jeffries - 250 points.