Mark h 45 John f 41 Nick 40 Todd 39 Jennifer 36 Logan 35 Paul b 33 Adam 33 Bryan 32 Geoff e 31 Wally 30 Adrian 29 George 28 Celia 26 Bill 25 Joanna 25 Dawn 24 John a 24 Simon 24 John w 23 Shirley 20 James c 19 Anne 19 Jim 18 Geoff w 17 Anthony 9 Mike c 6
Nice sunny morning shoot, little wind with a couple of tricky stands including the pair of rabbits.
Keith 41 John E 41 Wally 40 Bill 39 Todd 38 Paul 38 Logan 37 Jennifer 36 Charlotte 36 Mark C 36 Steve B 35 Adam 33 John W 33 Bryan 33 Simon 32 Shirley 32 Joanna 29 Joe 27 Josh 27 Dawn 26 Anne 26 Geoff 24 Julian 20
A good turn out today.
Mark H 41 Tod 40 Mark c 40 Paul b 39 Graham 38 John f 37 Jennifer 36 Adrian 36 Geoff e 36 Logan 36 Dawn 35 James c 34 Bill 34 John w 33 Shirley 33 John a 32 Joanna 32 Jim 32 Adam C 31 Phil B 30 George 28 Bryan 25 Jade 25 Josh c 22 Lara 22 Celia 11 Guests Charlotte 39 John E 38 Gary W 33 Simon 30 Steph 23 John F 18
Next practice shoot is 7th July
Philippa Stroud Charity Shoot in support of Brain Tumour.
Saturday 29th June
10am – 3pm
Oxford Gun Company
The story of an young girl extraordinary who overcame a brain tumour. Phillipa Stroud’s condition was discovered after a trip to the opticians and now ,after successful surgery, the shooting enthusiast will raise money for a cancer charity with an event at the Oxford gun company next month. There’s more in this report.
A lovely morning’s shooting with some tricky stands. Thank you Brian, Dawn, William and the Team for setting up the Shoot.
There were some issues and complexities in setting up the shoot. One field was out of action because of the long grass. On the second field, we also had the power people handing off the pylons and also driving up and down the road. The shoot had to be stopped on a couple of occasions to allow vehicles to drive up the road.
The work on the power cables is to allow two new towers to be built where the cables cross over the proposed HS2 line. These towers will be taller than the existing towers, raising the height of the power lines over the to be built line.. The work where we are is necessary because the tables need to be taken down and placed on some temporary towers while the new towers are built.
Mark Hill 44 Adam Carter 36 Tod 36 John Ford 36 Wally 35 Logan 35 George 35 Nick 34 Pete Bickmore 33 Shirley 32 Bryan 29 John Whittey 29 Anthea 29 Bill 29 Geoff E 28 Jade 28 Paul B 27 John A 26 Joanna 25 Lana 24 Dawn 24 Steve B 24 Julian 21 Anthony 16 Graeme 14 Celia 11 Mike C 11
I am writing to inform you that it is necessary for the club to increase the shoot costs as of 1st June as follows for all future practice shoots:
Juniors (under 16): £5:00
Non members: £15:00
This has been brought about by a number of factors based on the continual rise in the cost of clays and the fact that we no longer partake in the League shots. Being in the league gave the club 2 benefits in that it raised a sum of money especially when the weather was fine which led to greater numbers attending so boosting monies raised on the day. We have also lost out in that we no longer have the benefit of the pick-ups from these shoots during the year, which has then been reused during practice shoots so keeping the number of clays that have had to be bought down throughout the year.
As you will be well aware the practice shoots have been fixed at £5:00 for many years and while we have been able to offset this in relation to the points above this is no longer viable.
It should be remembered that even with this revised cost the practice shoots still offer exceptional value even at £10:00 for a 50 bird shoot.
Kingswood Gun Club
We were lucky with the weather again this morning. A great turnout. Many thanks to Brian, Dawn and their assistants for such a testing set of stands.
Martin G 39
Nick C 39
John F 36
Adam C 35
George D 32
James C 30
Geoff E 27
Mark B 23
George P 22
Simon P 22
Geoff W 20
John A 20
Daniel H 18
Graeme K C 14
Mike C 9
Following a fantastic sunny shoot in the quarry in Wales today we finally beat the Welsh at their home ground. I can’t remember ever beating them in all the years I have been going down to Wales.
The High gun was Martin Beason from the Nags Head with a 54 and took the bottle of whiskey home.
The final result was 462 to Kingswood and 453 to the Welsh.
Thanks to the Kingswood shooters for making the journey and to the shooters from the Nags head who made the numbers up at the last minute who also had the top 5 high scores.
Hopefully we can get a good turnout at the home leg to finally get the trophy that we have never won.
The practice shoot was held at Ludgershall. Excellent weather, warm and sunny and no wind. As usual, a mixture of demanding targets, and some easier stands to build up confidence. Why oh why did this shooter, on a stand where 10 out of 10 was easily attainable and had been by most of the squad still drop one.
Congratulations to Dawn with the highest score of the day. Who needs a special woman’s trophy with her shooting like that.
Our next shoot is Sunday 28th At St Brides Major in Wales, so good luck to all those who make the journey across the bridge. It is time we won our trophy back. We intend to meet up at the Farmers Arms, CF32 0SE at 10 am and then move onto the shooting ground. If you miss the meetup, the entrance to the quarry where we shoot is located at 51.469455, -3.572402
Dawn 41 Martin 40 Pete b 40 John 40 Paul b 40 Jennifer 39 Wally 38 Mark c 37 Steve b 36 Geoff E 35 Logan 35 Jim 31 Bill 30 Josh 30 Shirley 30 Bryan 28 Geoff W 26 Joanna 22 Simon 22 Anthony 18 Jade 16 Mike c 8