Welcome to the Camberley Clay Club, established in 1979.
Being a club, only members and their guests can attend the shoots. However, if you’re interested in joining the club and you don’t know a member, you should contact one of the committee (see the Who’s Who page) who can arrange for you to attend a shoot as their guest.
Apart from a Summer Break, we meet fortnightly on Sunday mornings with shooting starting at 9:30am and finishing at 12am. The club house is open from around 8:30am for coffee, tea and hot food.
Most events (other than the Down the Line and Two Man Flurry shoots) are 50-bird English Sporting competitions (2016 has two 60-bird shoots), usually consisting of six stands. Every shoot is individually planned and set up by a dedicated band of volunteer members. You never know what to expect; you may find some stands really tough going whilst on other stands you leave puzzled as to how you missed that one ’easy’ crosser!
Half of the events are handicapped competitions, where every member (whose handicap - see the Handicaps page - is recalculated bi-annually) stands a good chance of winning if he or she manages a higher score than usual.
Spread throughout the club’s shooting year (which starts in January) is the CCC Knockout Cup competition. The first round has every member competing against another, the winner then moving on to the second round, and so on. The sixth round (usually taking place in October) is the final round where the two top guns compete for first and second places and the two runners-up for third and fourth places.
Some of the competitions are restricted (eg, the two Ladies Cups, the Veterans Trophy and the Side by Side Cup), with non-competing members shooting these either as practice shoots or as one of the Knockout Cup rounds.
We are ‘twinned’ with the RAF Odiham Clay Pigeon Club (see their website here). They visit us in the Spring and the shoot scores of the top ten shooters of each club are recorded. When we visit them in the Autumn the same thing happens and the two totals are added together to see which club wins. Sometimes it’s close, sometimes it’s not!
If you have a look at last year’s 2015 Results page, you’ll see the results of all the competitions shot in a year.
Only biodegradable fibre wad cartridges are allowed. Both 12 gauge and 20 gauge cartridges are available to purchase - providing you have a valid shotgun certificate, of course.
The club is affiliated to the CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association), has an excellent safety record and carries full insurance.