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DTL World Championship 2024


Saturday – Sunday 6th – 7th July Practice
Monday                                               8th July   DTL Home International & Bywell  Challenge
Tuesday                                            9th July     British Open DTL Championship
Wednesday          10th July            European DTL & ICTSF World Championship Opening Ceremony 
Thursday – Saturday    11th – 13th July   ICTSF World DTL Championship

The World DTL Championship is a 250-target competition with a 50-target final.

Practice will be available from 6-7th July.


Please contact [email protected] to enquire about bookings

The competition rate for the Bywell Challenge, British Open, and European DTL is £65

Pre-booking cartridges

As the World championships approach we would like to offer you top quality cartridges from the World renowned manufacturers of Eley, Hull and Gamebore.  They all make a wide and diverse range of cartridges to cater for the demands of the shooter but they all share one thing in common…. A passion to produce their own specialist DTL cartridge. 

Cartridges for the World Championships can be pre-ordered through our website, guaranteeing you have your shell of choice for one of the most important shoots. Last orders will be 19th June 2024. Steps are as below…..

Steps to order cartridges from our website.

  1. Go to “Cartridges & Ammunition”
  2. Browse and find your particular type of cartridge
  3. Add required quantity of cartridges to basket.  Note the quantity is in boxes of 25 and has a minimum order quantity of 10 (250 cartridges)
  4. Go to the checkout
  5. Place personal details including name, contact details and address at the checkout.  This says shipping address but this is for reference and will not apply as cartridges are collection only.
  6. The only selection for shipping will be “World Championship Cartridge –  ** Collection Only **”
  7. Complete transaction and receive order confirmation. 

Here are some of our top cartridge picks for trap shooting!

Hull DTL 300 – Speed 1400fps, 5% Antimony 

As the name suggests this is a tool for giving you the best chance of achieving that perfect 300 score.  The cartridge uses special blends of powder to create a very smooth shooting cartridge, really giving you the advantage for the second barrel, if indeed you ever need it.  The components used are of top quality to give you the ultimate consistency. 

Available in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.  

Sovereign – Speed 1500 fps, 5% Antimony

Pro One – Speed 1450 fps, 5% Antimony

Gamebore DTL Elite – Speed 1425 fps, Diamond polished shot

Gamebore are usually known for crisp shooting cartridges, but this one really stands out from the crowd.  They have lowered the recoil considerably but still retained the super hard knock down power required to break those edge on and distant DTL clays.  The striking orange case makes it un-mistakable at distance.  Available in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.    

Dark Storm – Speed 1550 fps, Diamond Polished shot

Rose Gold - Speed 1420 fps, Diamond polished shot

Eley DTL Gold – Speed 1350 fps, Antimony 5%

Eley have been proud of their range and introduced this load a few years ago.  The Gold in the name is to achieve just that.  The focus on this cartridge is ultimate comfort in shooting so using the highest quality powders to have minimal recoil with devastating performance.  The cartridge comes in 28 gram in 7.5 and 8 shot.  

VIP Trap – Speed 1400 fps, Antimony 5%

Superb – Speed 1350 fps, 5% Antimony

Shotgun Storage

Gun storage will be available throughout the week at a charge £25.00 from 6th July - 13th July or £5.00 per day. We would prefer guns to be stored in hard travel cases rather than gun slips. A gun cleaning area will be made available for competitors.  For storage outside these dates please contact [email protected]

Caravan/ Motorhome/ Tent pitches at Bywell Shooting Ground

If you wish to stay at Bywell Shooting Ground with a caravan, motorhome or tent during the World DTL Championship there will be approximately 26 pitches available. These are pre-booked by contacting [email protected]

The pitches will be numbered and you will receive your allocated space on arrival at the ground. No arrivals before 5st July 2024 and departure by 14th July 2024. If you wish to stay next to anyone in particular a multiple booking can be made.

The pitches will be on grass and without electric hook up, communal water point and chemical waste disposal facilities will be available. 

Pitch sizes Caravan/motorhomes 7m x 7m, tents 5m x 5m. There may be some slippage for length but unfortunately not for width.  

There are caravan sites nearby that will take tourers, our nearest and recommended would be Forget-Me-Not Country Park which is 5 miles from the ground. See link


Layout Format

Squad times and numbers will be issued by the CPSA.

There are up to 16 DTL layouts at Bywell Shooting Ground lettered A – P. Layout A is at the western end of the ground and P to the east.

They will be running in up to 4 Banks of 4 layouts –

Bank 1 A-D layouts                   Bank 2 E-H layouts

Bank 3 I-L layouts                     Bank 4 M-P layouts

Each day/competition is shot over 100 targets, in 4 lines of 25 targets, shooting all 4 layouts of one the banks. (with exception of the final day of the Worlds)

Practice times

Saturday 6th July – 10am – 5pm – Selected layouts.

Sunday 7th July – 11am – 4pm – Full 16 layouts.

100 DTL CPSA registered competitions – 2024

6th – 8th June DTL Weekend, Sponsors day, Dougall Memorial & English Open

Please see our Link to Bywell Events for a full list of competitions.

Tourist information

Please see links to websites for tourist information



Accommodation in the area is already filling up fast, please see link to our website for a list of accommodation that we recommend.  https://www.bywellshootingground.co.uk/links-page.html 

Our postcode is NE65 9QQ it may be worth Google mapping the distance from your accommodation before booking. 

Our nearest towns are;

Morpeth - 10 miles - town                           Alnwick - 11 miles - town

Ashington - 14 miles - urban town              Rothbury - 16 miles - rural town

Newcastle - 24 miles - City