The Shooting Grounds hosted the 23rd annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot in May, where 465 guns competed, a near record number for the event. Over the duration of six hours just under 53,000 cartridges and clays were used under the supervision of 30 instructors.
The shoot was an 80 bird individual competition and also included a testing 80 bird team flurry. First place in the individual competition was Ross Straker with an astonishing score of 78 out of 80 points. Antonia Pusey took the top ladies’ prize on 58. The top livery team were Grocers A with 326 points with Gunmakers A winning the side-by-side section on 295 points. The team flurry was won by Farmers B with a total of 71 points.
This annual charity event, organised by Chris Parr, is the largest participative event on the London Livery calendar and is growing year on year. Money raised from the event is awarded as prizes to the winning team’s nominated charities; the remainder goes to charities chosen by members of the organising volunteers, including a contribution of £1000 to the Lord Mayor’s charity.
Next year’s event is scheduled for 18 May and numbers will be limited so early booking is recommended.