Competition Shooting

Competition Shooting

Southdown Gun Club and Shooting School is renowned for its competition shooting historically since the club’s inception in 1984. The list of events that have been held at the club include; twice holding the Sporting World Championships, the Clay Sporting Classic and in more recent times, the CPSA English Open twice. That’s not including the countless CPSA and BICTSF GB selection shoots, CPSA Inter-county events and regional Championships for the Sussex CPSA and several of our neighbouring counties including, Hampshire, Surrey, Greater London and Kent.

The competitions held at the club are generally sporting format competitions and we regularly hold a 100 Registered Sporting alongside a 100 registered Sportrap, at these events we try to hold a 25 bird pool shoot. These competitions are generally held twice a month, for full details please visit the fixtures page to find out when our next event is going to be held.

Our competition courses are set by Bob Clarke who is probably one of the best course setters in the country. Before setting the Southdown Targets, Bob was the mastermind behind the success of the GMK Beretta World Sporting courses. The courses and layouts are imaginative and varied and you will never see the same target twice in the same position in one of our competitions. Bob aims to provide something for all, and uses our vast range of traps to create a comprehensive range of target combinations; if you want a challenge without being beaten up, you won’t be disappointed.

In addition to this, we also hold FITASC and Compak competitions at other times throughout the year, and normally hold a FITASC winter series. Whilst we are not known widely as a trap shooting ground, we do hold an All Round Competition and a Double Rise as a county championship. With all the other national shooting events, this makes for a very busy competition calendar!

If you would like to hold a shooting event or competition at our award winning shooting ground, please contact us with your requirements and we will see if we can accommodate you within our calendar. In the first instance, please email us at events@southdowngunclub.co.uk or telephone 01903 877555 from Wednesday to Sunday.

We aim to be as transparent as possible with the prize fund and often offer a High Gun of up to £150 and Class winner’s prizes of £120, so selecting Southdown as your first choice for competition shooting is easy. We often subsidies the competitor contribution to enable these amazing prize funds, but of course prize funds are related to entry unless we advertise that we will be guaranteeing the prize fund. Please see our prize fund page for the full detail of how our prize fund accumulator works.