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Litre Meter administrator Caroline Stanbrook has won the Ladies English Open Down the Line (DTL) clay pigeon shooting championship. She shot 99/293 to take the title.

The England team selection event was held on the same weekend as the championship and Caroline qualified to represent England in the DTL team for the third time at the Home International and British Open. She has also qualified to represent her country at the European Championships being held in France in August and the World Championships being held in New Zealand next March.

Caroline said: "I am so happy but I don't think it has all sunk in yet. I have worked hard to get where I am today but couldn't have done it without the support of my husband, my coach and Litre Meter. I would like to thank them all for everything."

In DTL the ground layout consists of five shooting positions (pegs) in a 16-yard arc from a single trap house. The targets are fixed in terms of speed and elevation but are variable from side to side to a maximum of 22.5 degrees either side. A round usually consists of 25 targets for each competitor fired away from the shooter to fly 50-55 yards.

Each competitor must shoot at five clay targets from each of the five pegs. Shooting alternately each competitor shoots at the five targets before moving 'down the line' to the next position on their right. The shooter calls for each target and has two shots to break it. Three points are awarded for a first barrel kill and two for a second barrel kill.

A perfect score would be all 25 kills being made with the first barrel thus 75 points would be awarded. This is usually abbreviated to 25/75. It is possible to win a competition by breaking fewer clays than other competitors. Two first barrel kills is the equivalent of three second barrel kills.

Caroline travels up and down the country to compete in what is a high pressure sport. She said: ?DTL is a concentration game. You have five different people shooting at the same time so you have to focus on what you?re doing.

?If one clay gets away you need to quickly focus on the next one so you don?t drop too many points. It?s not just about picking up a gun and having a laugh.?

Litre Meter CEO Charles Wemyss said: ?I am delighted that Caroline has been so successful. Everyone at Litre Meter wishes her the best of luck.?