Online entry will open on Monday 6 January 2020 and close on Friday 3 April.

Tournament information

  • The championships are aimed at developing the sport from a variety of levels including beginners, but not complete novices.
  • All competitors should have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of gun safety and some shooting experience prior to the championship.
  • Pupils who do not display the sufficient safety knowledge prior to the event may be asked not to compete and will not be refunded.

  • Individual Awards
  • All pupils that enter the Championships will be automatically entered into the individual award competition.
  • Each school can enter a maximum of 6 shooters per age group (U11, U12 & U13).
  • The maximum entries from a school is 18 competitors.

  • Team Awards
  • For the team awards, schools have the choice of entering one of two team competitions and scoring systems - either the IAPS Team competition or the WLSS Team competition (not both).
  • Schools may only enter 1 team per age group and may only enter 1 of the team competitions.

  • IAPS Team Award
  • Teams are made up of between 1-6 competitors.
  • Scores will NOT be averaged, simply totalled.
  • Teams of less than 6 shooters (per age group) will NOT have their scores averaged, only totalled to reflect the team score.
  • Competitors will not be allowed to shoot twice to replace absent competitors.

  • WLSS Team Award
  • Teams are made up of between 2-4 competitors.
  • Scores will be averaged based on the total number of clays shot and the number of members within the team.
  • Competitors will not be allowed to shoot twice to replace absent competitors.

  • Merchandise

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  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.
  • Entry requirements

  • Both girls and boys can shoot in this competition.
  • There must be a teacher responsible for the competitors at all times, failure to be able to provide a member of staff may mean teams forfeiting the Championships.
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Competitors may only shoot in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Age of competitors
  • The competitors age must be taken from the 1 September 2019.
  • All competitors must be at least 10 years old on the day of the championships or their entry will be void.

  • Shooting categories
  • U11 & U12 - 30 bird shoot
  • U13 - 50 bird shoot
  • The entry fee includes; gun hire, 30/50 cartridges and clays, refreshments for all competitors, baseball cap and public liability insurance.

  • Dress
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing including appropriate walking shoes or boots is recommended. Shoulder pads or shooting jackets are also advised but not essential.
  • Competitors should bring a change of shoes and their school blazers for the awards presentation.

  • Equipment required
  • Both 12 and 20 bore shotguns will be available to all competitors at each stand.
  • Ear protectors will be provided on the day although pupils may wish to bring their own.
  • Competitors may also bring their own shotguns. Should competitors wish to use their own shotguns, the licence holder of the gun must be present at the championships throughout the day and they MUST carry their own shotgun certificate as by law they can not travel without it.
  • Additional equipment can be purchased on the day of the championships at the West London Shooting School store.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for Clay Pigeon Shooting in England is The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.

    Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • The championships are conducted under the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association rules.
  • Judges decisions on the course are final and will not be appealed.
  • Schools are prohibited from having a coach, staff or parent with the pupils in the stands at the time of the competition due to the club safety regulations.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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