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The next shoot is the handicapped PJT Cup on Sunday, November 25.
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TWO-MAN 30-BIRD FLURRY
From Trevor Saunders, Competitions Secretary:
“Many thanks to Bill Redford and Gary Hutchins for organising the Two-Man Flurry and
congratulations to the winning pair (Jeff Emmitt and Chris Vince) - an outstanding score!”

CLUB RULES, CLUB BYE-LAWS  (including Colt Section) and COMPETITION BYE-LAWS

CLUB RULES

 

 

 

1.

 

The title of the Club shall be Camberley Clay Club.
 

2.

 

The objects and aims of the Club shall be to foster and encourage all aspects of shooting in a safe environment, to arrange and organise practice shoots, to arrange matches and competitions, both among members and affiliated clubs, and to improve the standard of shooting among members.
 

3.

 

The Executive Committee of the Club shall consist of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Competition Secretary, Safety Officer, Supplies Officer, Range Officer, Two Grounds Members and two other members: all of whom shall have full voting powers, and five of whom shall form a quorum.  With the exception of the position of President (Invited by the Executive Committee) all places on the Executive Committee shall be filled by election by Club Members at each Annual General Meeting.  The Executive Committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members at their entire discretion.
 

4.

 

The Executive Committee shall have power to fill any vacancies during the current year and shall have power to form sub-committees as may be required for special purposes.
 

5.

 

The Financial year of the Club will be from 1st January to 31st December of that year.
 

6.

 

All monies received on behalf of the Club shall forthwith be paid into the account of the Club at the Club’s bank.  The Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and one other nominated Committee Member only shall have power to draw on such account with a minimum of two signatories for any transaction.
 

7.

 

The account of the Club shall be audited every year by Auditors to be appointed at the Annual General Meeting of the Club. A copy of the accounts so audited shall be made available to every member of the Club at the Annual General Meeting of the Club.
 

* 8.

 

The annual subscription of the Club shall be:

 

 

     Single Person

£36.00

 

 

     Family Membership

£48.00

 

 

     Colt Member (under 18 years)

£12.00 (amended from 17 years and £18)

 

 

Members joining during the year shall pay only for the whole months remaining in the year.
Membership shall be deemed to have lapsed if subscriptions remain unpaid at 28th February.
 

* 9.

 

A joining fee will be charged upon membership being accepted

 

 

     Single Person

£15.00

 

 

     Family Membership

£22.50

 

 

     Colt Member (under 18 years)

£10.00 (amended from 17 years)
 

* 10.

 

Family membership shall be restricted to full member and spouse only.
Colt membership shall be open to persons under the age 18 years (amended from 17 years).
Termination of Colt Membership shall be on the 31st December following the date of the Colt’s 18th birthday (amended from 17th birthday). They will be offered Single Person membership.
 

11.

 

All applications for membership must be proposed and seconded by members of at least one years standing.
 

12.

 

The Club shall be affiliated to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.
 

13.

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held each year, on or prior to the last day of March.  Not less than thirty days’ notice shall be given to all members. Resolutions to be proposed and seconded at the meeting shall be given in writing to the Hon. Secretary at a minimum 10 days before the meeting. By a majority attendees at an AGM may waive this rule.
 

14.

 

On a petition, signed by at least one-third of the members of the Club, being presented in writing to the Hon. Secretary, a special General Meeting shall be called within fourteen days of the date of presentation of the petition to consider the matter contained therein.
 

15.

 

The Executive Committee shall have power to form such bye-laws as they consider will be conducive to the good of the Club and to the encouragement of the sport.
 

16.

 

Members of the Club whose conduct is inappropriate or who decline to abide by any of the Rules and Bye-Laws may be expelled or suspended by a resolution passed at a meeting of the disciplinary subcommittee where their entrance fee and subscriptions may be forfeited. Members shall have the right to appeal in person to the Management committee with regard to any decision affecting them, provided notice of such appeal be submitted to the Administration, in writing, within seven days of notification of the decision.
 

17.

 

It is a condition of membership that the Club will not be held responsible for any accident and/or injury by members or to members’ guests.
 

18.

 

The shooting calendar of the Club shall run from January to December each year.
 

19.

 

A member shall be permitted to accompany a maximum of two experienced shooting guests on any one day.
 

20.

 

Dissolution. If at any General Meeting of the Club a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution.  If at that Special General Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present at the meeting the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club. After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary organisation having objects similar to those of the Club.
 

 

 

* Last updated 11th March 2012 by M. Brooks (Secretary), with amendments agreed at 2012 AGM.
Previously updated 14th March 2010 by R. Innes (Secretary), with amendment agreed at 2010 AGM.
Previously updated 1st March 2009 by R. Innes (Secretary), with amendments agreed at 2009 AGM.
Previously updated 14th October 2007 by K. Harvey (Secretary), with amendments agreed at 2005 AGM.

CLUB BYE-LAWS

 

 

 

1.

 

Club members (and guests) may shoot individually (or within a Squad of their choice) other than at those shoots specified as competitions within the shooting calendar.
 

2.

 

All persons under the age of l8 years must wear Ear and Eye Protection when on the Shooting Ground, whether they are shooting or not.
 

3.

 

All members and guests will be responsible for picking up their own spent cartridge cases and placing them in the receptacle provided, or removing them from the Shooting Ground.
 

4.

 

Only the Grounds Member(s) has the authority to alter or adjust a Trap or position of the Gun after the Trap has been set up and the Safety Officer has signed off the layout.
 

5.

 

No Gun has the right to call for and shoot more Birds on a Stand than are allocated for that Stand.
 

6.

 

Each Squad has the right to call for and see the Bird or Birds being thrown from the Trap they are proposing to shoot – once only.  If a Squad has been waiting to shoot behind a Squad already shooting, then it will be deemed they have had ample chance to see the birds and will not be permitted to see any further birds before they shoot.
 

7.

 

All Members must accompany and are fully responsible for the conduct and safety of their guest whilst on the Shooting Grounds and should acquaint their guest with the Club Rules and Bye-Laws.
 

8.

 

Each Club Member will be deemed to be his/her own Safety Officer and also of all persons in his/her field of vision who could be affected by any potentially dangerous activity, and will act accordingly whilst on the Shooting Grounds.
 

9.

 

All Members and Guests, except when shooting, will have their shotguns broken (or breach open) at all times, whether being carried or laid down. All Auto Loader and Pump Action shotguns shall have a breech flag fitted when being carried on the Shooting Ground.
 

10.

 

No cartridges will be permitted to be contained within a Shotgun at any time unless the Member or Guest is actually on the stand and prepared to shoot. All unspent cartridges must be removed from the weapon before leaving the stand.
 

11.

 

No Member is to extensively coach a learner, novice, or other inexperienced person during a competition round – A Practice Trap is available for this purpose. Help and advice is obviously welcome, if required or asked for, but coaching that takes time and delays Squads shooting will not be permitted.  The objection is on causing undue delay.
 

12.

 

All guests are most welcome (subject to the Club Rule 17 & 19).  If, however, they are inexperienced Clay Pigeon shooters, a Committee Member must vet them on the practice trap before permission will be given to proceed on a Round. For safety reasons, the host club member should explain this Bye-Law to his guest, prior to arriving at the shooting ground.
 

13.

 

All 1st Round cards must be handed in for Handicap computations. Competitions will be decided on First round cards only. If a Member or Guest requires re-entry, i.e. a Second Round, the re-entry card will not be issued without receipt of the first Round Card.
 

14.

 

If a Member or Guest is using an automatic, only two cartridges at any one time are to be placed in the Shotgun. If this Bye-Law is not adhered to, then the person concerned may be requested to leave the Shooting Ground – for safety reasons.
 

15.

 

It is required, to safeguard our shooting and shooting grounds, that all members and/or guests drive at no more than 25 miles per hour when in the Lane leading to the Club. Also if selecting to use the drive down to the Club Car Park area, please drive very slowly so as not to annoy or make excessive noise to cause any aggravation to the occupants of the bungalow.
 

16.

 

Down-the-Line will be shot at the discretion of the Grounds Member(s).
 

17.

 

Guests who are non-certificate holders and are not known to the Committee should be allowed to shoot on the practice stand only on their first attendance, unless they can prove competence and particularly safety to a Committee member.
 

18.

 

To minimise impact to the environment and potential farming activity the use of Fibre wad cartridges is required.
 

19.

 

Ammunition cannot be sold on the Shooting Ground to any member or guest unless they can produce their own valid Shotgun Certificate at the time of purchase.
 

20.

 

No shooting will commence until the layout is signed off by the responsible Safety Officer.
 

21.

 

Camberley Clay Club has a pedestrian right of way through the Shooting Ground.  It is the responsibility of all members and guests to immediately take action if any walkers are seen. A long blast on a whistle or air horn will signify an immediate cessation of all shooting. All persons on shooting stands will immediately unload and await further instructions from a Safety Officer. A series of short whistle or air horn blasts will signify a restart of shooting. Under no circumstances will a shotgun be discharged in the direction of a member of the public whether or not they are in range.  The danger circle is understood to be up to 275 Metres.
 

22.

 

Prohibited persons as defined by Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 are not permitted to shoot at the club or be in possession of guns or ammunition.
 

23.

 

The owners of any shotguns used on the site are reminded that the security of those guns remain solely their responsibility in accordance with responsibilities required of certificate holders.
 

 

 

Updated by K. Harvey (Secretary), reflecting amendments discussed and agreed upon by the Executive Committee at their meeting held on 14th October, 2007.

CLUB BYE-LAWS - Colt Section

 

 

 

 

1.

 

No Colt under the age of 15 years is permitted to own or carry a shotgun.
 

2.

 

Colt under the age of 15 years may only use a shotgun whilst under instruction of a competent authorised adult who is aged 21 or over (not necessarily his or her Parents) as required by Firearms Act 1968, Section 22(3).
 

3.

 

Colt membership expires on the 31st December following the date of the Colt’s 17th birthday.
 

4.

 

The Colt shall abide by the Rules of the Club and all Bye-Laws.
 

5.

 

A new Colt member who is experienced in Clay Pigeon Shooting may not shoot on the Shooting Ground until a Committee Member has assessed the Colt through a minimum 10 Bird shoot on the Practice Trap and given specific approval.
 

6.

 

No Colt shall be permitted to shoot within a normal Club Member’s Squad until he/she has:
 

 

 

a.

Been taught safety, gun care, stance, mounting, loading and unloading procedure and shooting safety on a Stand.

 

 

b.

Proved to be competent in safely handling a Shotgun.

 

 

c.

Received a minimum of 3 lessons on the Practice Trap, each lesson being a minimum of 10 birds. 

 

 

d.

Received a Club Certificate of Competence.
 

7.

 

No Colt shall carry Cartridges on his person until he has received his Certificate of Competence.
 

NOTE:

 

Under Rule 6 above, “a” to “d” inclusive is entirely in the hands of the Club Coach if appointed or a CPSA certified Club Safety Officer.
His decision on competence, or otherwise, is final.
 

 

 

Updated 14th October 2007 by K. Harvey (Secretary), correcting only grammatical issues.

COMPETITION BYE-LAWS

 

 

 

1.

 

The Competition Secretary shall establish a fixture list of Competitions for the year. The list shall be presented to the Executive Committee for approval before it is published to members.
 

2.

 

In exceptional circumstances fixtures may be amended at any time up to the commencement of shooting on the day of competition subject to the approval of two members of the Executive Committee.
 

3.

 

Only club members are eligible to participate in club competitions.
 

4.

 

Score cards must be clearly marked with a K for Kill or O for Loss.  The Competition Secretary will check each score card for mathematical accuracy and in the event of any errors the Competition Secretary will amend the card.  Where it is not clear that a bird is K or O the Competition Secretary will use his/her best judgement to determine the score.
 

5.

 

In the event of a tied competition the first three places shall be decided thus:
 

 

 

In a non-handicapped event the result shall be decided by referral to the member’s handicap with the places being determined by reference to the member with the highest handicap.

 

 

In the event of a handicapped event then the results shall be determined by referral to the last competition in which all the tied members competed with the places being determined by reference to the scores in that competition.
 

6.

 

Any disputed results will be referred to the Club Secretary whose decision shall be final.
 

7.

 

In the event that only one member enters the competition that member shall be deemed to be the winner assuming they complete the round.  In the event that no members enter a competition then that competition may be deferred to a later date to be determined by the Competition Secretary.
 

8.

 

The Bald Eagle Veterans Trophy shall be open to all members aged 60 and above at the date on which the competition is held.
 

9.

 

The Charity Pool Shoot shall consist of one stand with 10 birds. The Grounds Members will determine the variety of the birds. Entrants shall be required to pay a separate fee for this competition the proceeds of which will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.
 

10.

 

The Shogun Trophy shall be awarded to the club member who has attained the highest number of competition points over a season.  Points will be award for the top ten places in all competitions other than Ladies, Veterans, Side by Side, Small Bore, Charity and DTL Competitions.  Points shall be awarded on the following basis:-

 

 

1st Place –

12 Points

 

 

2nd Place –

10 Points

 

 

3rd Place –

8 Points

 

 

4th Place –

7 Points

 

 

5th Place –

6 Points

 

 

6th Place –

5 Points

 

 

7th Place –

4 Points

 

 

8th Place –

3 Points

 

 

9th Place –

2 Points

 

 

10th Place –
 

1 Point

11.

 

The Blunderbuss Award shall be presented to the club member whose handicap has improved the most over the season.  In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by reference to Bylaw 5.
 

12.

 

The Knockout Cup shall be open to and consist of all members who attend the first round shoot. Following the shoot the Competition Secretary will establish the draw for the first round. Thereafter the Competition Secretary will establish a draw for subsequent rounds based on the winners from the previous rounds. In the event a member fails to show up for his/her tie they will be deemed to have forfeited the tie in favour of their opponent (indicted by NS on the results sheet).  Should the opponent also fail to show up he/she will also be eliminated from the competition. Individual ties in all rounds up to and including the semi final may not be deferred to an alternative date. The final may be deferred to another date subject to the agreement of both finalists and the Competition Secretary.
 

13.

 

Members must compete in both legs of The Secretary’s Cup and Side by Side Cup in order to qualify for those competitions.
 

14.

 

For the Squad Cup, members will organise themselves into a squad for the day:

Squad name to be clearly marked on the Score Card before the shoot begins.
Squad members do not have to shoot together to qualify
Club members may participate in one squad only.
Guest and non-handicapped members’ scores will not be counted as part of a squad’s score
A squad can be a maximum of 5 club members but must have a minimum of 3 club members.
The trophy will be awarded to the squad with the highest average handicapped score.
Members of the winning squad will each receive a medal although there will be no medals for 2nd or 3rd
.
 

15.

 

Handicap System:
An equitable spread of club awards is achieved through a handicap system and applies to the majority of club competitions as denoted on the fixture list. Only shooting members can have a handicap. A member is required to submit a minimum of six score cards to determine his/her handicap. Submission is by handing in 1st round cards from each shoot (Club Bye-Law 13).
Handicaps will be calculated and published every six months and shall be based on the member’s last 6 completed rounds.
The handicap is calculated by taking the last six recorded scores, discarding the highest and lowest scores (this has the effect of removing good/bad day scores) and taking an average of the remaining four scores from 50 (the normal 50 bird shoot).  The balance represents the handicap.
Example:

 

 

a.

Mr Double Barrel shoots the following scores over six rounds:
31,29,32,35,27 and 30

 

 

b.

From these scores we remove the highest and lowest (35 and 27) leaving 31,29,32 and 30

 

 

c.

The average of these 4 scores is 31+29+32+30 = 122 divided by 4 = 30.5

 

 

d.

Take 30.5 away from 50 and this gives 19.5.  This then represents Mr Double Barrel’s handicap and is added to his score in handicapped events.

 

 

Scores obtained in Side by Side, Small Bore, DTL and Flurry competitions will not be taken into consideration when determining handicaps.

 

 

When determining a handicap for a new member, scores obtained whilst shooting as a non-member may be taken into consideration providing score cards were handed in accordance with Club Bylaw 13.
 

 

 

Updated by C. Sorrell (Competition Secretary) and agreed by the Executive Committee at their meeting held on 14th October, 2007.
The rules of the Squad Cup were added on 19th January, 2015.