‘Dead-eye’ Dave sets his sights on being a world champ


Bedford marksman out performed the competition at Garlands Shooting Ground, Tamworth, to become British Sporting Open High Gun Champion for 2020.

David Merriman from Bolnhurst, took part in the five day event to emerge as overall winner in the Clay Pigeon Shooting Associations’ (CPSA) High Gun competition, on Sunday, September 6.

Competitors had 120 clays to shoot and David topped the lot to go into the finals on the Sunday.

David, 25, is the Gun Room Manager at Sporting Targets in Riselely, where he has been working since leaving Sharnbrook Upper School.

He is no stranger to winning, having represented England at both Junior and Senior levels in the past.

The Bulletin asked him about what the future holds, he told us confidently that he will be competing for European and World titles in 2021, and there is also the wedding to his fiancé Vicky to arrange!