Practice shoot at Quainton, the last before Christmas, at last the ground has started to become wet, so much more person handling of the traps. Rather late start to the shoot, the batteries had been forgotten. Thanks to Andy for bringing some Christmas cheer.
Andy Evans 39 ( I did count this twice just to make sure it was right)
Peter B 37
Steve B 30
Brian C 30
Tod P 28
Jim G 27
Adrian T 24
Dominic D 23
Geoff E 23
Dawn C 21
Chris B 18
This Sundays practice shoot was held at our Doddershall shooting ground. Dry, warm but windy day. Andy’s teal (not Adrian’s) when first set up was, shoot or be hit. Minor adjustment for the wind was made.
Pete B 36
Steve B 25
Tony H 20
Our next shoot is the Winter League hosted by the Crown, then a practice shoot followed by the Roger Phillips Trophy at Drayton Parslow on the 27th December.
Do not forget the Christmas sale at D&B Guns from the 11th – 13th December.
Sunday 23rd August 2015, Saint Brides Major returned to Kingswood for the second leg of the annual match. Good 70 bird shoot on Pete’s farm, only spoilt by the rain for the last two stands. Good lunch at the Crown afterwards. The result was the Welsh won the match.
The Fred Dymock Memorial shoot was a 100 bird shoot held at Common Leys Shooting ground, Worminghall. We started the day with a bacon roll and then attempted the shoot. The results will be posted here when I receive them. The shoot is a handicap shoot and was won by Dawn and Helena.
The shoot was at Doddershall in far warmer conditions than the last club practice, and no wind as well. This made for an enjoyable shoot. I see Brian and Mark are shooting consistently, Brian with his third 38 score this year and Mark with his second 41 score.
One small issue, if the coffee mugs get larger, or more people come to shoot we will need more hot water. 🙂
The 3rd round shoot was held at Akeley in reasonable conditions, sun shone, and the wind was not at all strong. It was though wet underfoot and a few shooters had difficulties extracting their cars from the field. The two Steves having to receive a little shove to get up onto the road. Kingswood managed a fifth position, we did though have two ladies contributing to our overall result. Well done Jenny for winning High Lady.
The over all results club qualifiers where:
Paul (42), Mark (39), Brian (36) Steve C (34) Jenny(34) Jim (30) Adrian (29) Helena (28)
Despite threats of Arctic vortice, snow and general threatening weather, I reckon we got of quite lightly. Yes it was 3C, and the wind was blowing and it was definitely a touch on the chilly side. There did seem to be an excessive amount of sheltering behind horse boxes and vans while waiting to shoot.
Seems today was a rabbit practice day, One stand with a rabbit, and a crosser, then we even had a pair of rabbits crossing, one leisurely rabbit crossing from right to left, and then a small spirited rabbit running the other way.
Our next shoot is the SSL at Akely on Sunday 8th. See you all there.
Our first practice shoot of the year was well attended. The forecasts of rain, snow and general bad weather proved wrong. It was a little bit damp underfoot, cold and overcast, though the sun came out at one stage and blinded Jim when he was shooting a high crosser.
50 Bird Sporting
The next practice shoot is on Sunday 1st February. See you thhere
Kingswood hosted the Sunday Sporting League shoot on Sunday 11th January at our Quainton shooting ground. The shoot was set up on the Saturday by Jim, Mark and Bob Spademan. Minor criticism of the previous SSL hosted by Kingswood was that there had been no targets at a distance, they had all been close. Criticism taken on board, and the shoot was made somewhat more difficult. There were stands where you had to be quick, many shooters missing all the birds, to prove that they were all hittable I saw Chris Cherry straight that stand. Yes it was a testing 8 stand shoot with a few comments that the clays were unbreakable.
The weather was kind, during setup on the Saturday it was very windy, luckily the wind had died down a little for the Sunday shoot. All the traps had to be reset and realigned for the new wind speeds on the Sunday morning.
There was no rain, the ground was still hard despite the previous weeks rain, the sun was shining (not in your eyes). The catering van had arrived and was operational. What more could we ask for? Two years ago this shoot had to be suspended when a snow blizzard made the orange clays invisible. Difficult to hit and impossible to score.
Ready to shoot, 9.34
The order of results by club were, Crown (272), Akeley (265), Kingswood (253), Nags Head (248), White Lion (242), Marston Marauders (203). We are now tied 3rd with the Nags Head in the overall results.
Kingswood had success with our Jenny Goss tying with Lisa Luff to High Lady gun with a credible 26 on a demanding shoot.
Kingswood top 8 scores are
Graham Hill (41) Mark Hill (33) Peter Bickmore (31) Steve Cox (31) Geoff Ewers (30) Paul Thomas (30) Jim Goss (29) Andy Evans (28)
Thank you all for coming on Sunday, we had a very enjoyable morning. Thank you to all that brought food and drink. and thank you to all who helped set up.
We had a 40 bird shoot followed by a 2 man 20 bird flurry. Scores are as follows.
40 Bird Sporting
20 Bird Flurry
Mark / Tony R
Brian / Geoff
Pete B / Jenny H
Adrian / Wally
Richard / Dawn
Jennifer / Graham
The next shoot will be the Kingswood League on January 11th. All welcome. If you do not want to shoot but are able to, help we would appreciated.
Happy new year to you all, see you in 2015