Well that was quite a day. I must admit I have been worrying about this for weeks thinking about all the things that could go wrong! Well I whilst it pays to keep on one’s toes it went without a hitch. We had over 32 shooters and as far as I can tell everyone had a good time. We had teams from Bookham, Horsham, Sussex, Surbiton and Chichester.
We shot with teams of three and still had plenty of room for the scoped rifles to have a blast with some fairly loud in one case 300WM’s.
As this shoot is primarily our charity shoot in aid of the Royal British Legion we raised over £200 for the legion and held a 2 minutes silence at 11am. We had in fact made it back to 500 yards by then.
The shoot was capped in fine style by our South African contingent of Franco and Ian who cooked a fantastic Brai (BBQ here) with some stunning Venison Sausages that were well worth the price of admission on their own. Barry Springer kindly provided the Sausages so we will be sending him off hunting again fairly soon after that lot. The new Pavilion will have a BBQ area so watch out for these events next year.
We have to thank all the shooters who came along and all those who helped run the shoot and move things along. It was a great day and we also organised some fine weather as well.
The Team shoot was won by Horsham who fielded some top men including the individual winner George Cotton who shot a 99.13 closely followed by Martin Woolger with a 99.11 (always the bridesmaid etc) Full results are on the results page.
The pictures say it all!