Amber Hill test Positive for Covid,

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ICSI News – 26th July 2021

Amber Hill test Positive for Covid, New GB caps for Phil Musson and Frank Miller Guntrader Security Breech

News from Around the Sport

Hill, who is ranked No 1 in the world in women’s skeet shooting, tested positive in the UKAmber Hill’s chances of an Olympic Gold were dashed this week when she tested positive for Covid 19. The World number 1, Olympic Skeet athlete was due to fly to Tokyo to compete in her second Olympic Games, but a positive test caused her to be excluded from the Games. Amber was perhaps one of our best chances of an Olympic Gold in shooting, based on her Number 1 world ranking and current form and after 5 hard years of training will now miss out on the chance of a medal.

Shooting team leader Steven Seligmann said: “This is an incredibly sad situation for Amber after she’s worked so hard to earn her Olympic place for Team GB. “Our focus is to now make sure Amber is kept safe and well, both physically and mentally, and we have the support in place to help her through this difficult period.”

Image.jpegInstitute members Phil Musson and Frank Miller has secured places in the England Olympic Skeet Team for the Home Internationals which will take place at Doveridge Shooting Ground, Derbyshire, on the 14th August 2021 Phil wins a place in the Veterans team and Frank in the Super Veterans Team and is also the Team Captain. Our congratulations to them both and every success at Doveridge.

A Proud Phil Musson. We await a photo of Captain Frank Miller

Guntrader announces major security breech of its website. Guntrader, the major online platform for gun sales in the UK and the supplier of gun registry information to gun shops and RFD guntrader, buy and sell guns online with the experts traders has admitted a major security beech of personal details of clients. In an email to its customers, it announced that they should change their passwords and review their online and physical security. The extent of the breech is being investigated as are claims that 140,000 names and addresses of customers are available for sale on the “Dark Web”. Guntrader claim that personal financial information has not been linked.

BASC has reminded it’s members to check their personal and home security.

Game Fair 2021- Ragley Hall

Institute Members at The Game Fair 2021

A number of Institute members have formed part of the CPSA Gun Line team at this years Game Fair at Ragley |Hall. The fair has seen large numbers of visitors this year as it is likely to be the only large country fair of the summer.

Pictured we have from L – R

Tom Heffernan, Lee Wilcoxson, Paul Curtis and Simon Arbuckle

Billy Baughan, representing Buckinghamshire, has won the CPSA Champion of Champions title at the annual clay-target shooting competition at The Game Fair. Julian Morris placed second, and Darren Stamford took third. Billy won after only missing one target of the 25-target super final. The Champion of Champions is an invitational competition, with each CPSA County Committee in England invited to submit a County Champion to compete for the title. Billy continues to be one of Buckinghamshire’s best shots and recently won the Buckinghamshire County Sporting Competition which qualified his entry into the competition. Billy regains his title after winning the Champion of Champions at The Game Fair in 2018.The competition consisted of 50 targets shot on The Game Fair Challenge, an English Sporting course run by E.J. Churchill’s, a course that was also open to all attendees of The Game Fair throughout the weekend. The top five County Champions from this course were then invited to compete in a final which consisted of a 25-target Sportrap layout.


Coach and Instructor Development Day

Course Full – Reserve List Available for September and November Dates

Monday 6th September 2021

Kibworth Shooting Ground, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0RD

Hosted by full time professional coaches: –

Jason Rowntree – CPSA Senior Coach, Course Tutor and Assessor.

John Robinson – England Head Coach Commonwealth Games and ISSF International Coach.


Game Shooters and Loaders Course


Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground


Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on



26th July 7:00pm Dawnay Estates Yorkshire

How large shooting estates are run and managed.

James Stephenson


TBC Zoom visit to the Birmingham Proof House

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Paul Dancer has been negotiating several external, face to face visits for when government restrictions are lifted. Below are some of the visits planned.

Hopefully as we return to more normal living, we can firm up some venues and dates. However, at present there seems to be some reluctance to engage in face to face visit. I am sure in time this will change.


The visit to Kristian Reilly’s workshops and gunsmithing facilities has had to be postponed. WE did not reach the necessary numbers and so we have decided to look at this later in the year.

For the Future:

Proof House Actual visit to the Birmingham Proof House once they can safely allow visitors onto their site.

In additions we are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers


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