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HBSA "1910" Short Range Championship - match report

posted 21 Jun 2021, 13:35 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 21 Jun 2021, 13:49 ]
The annual "1910" competition was shot today (20/06/2021). The weather was overcast with some light drizzle early on, luckily the rain held off for the morning. Very little wind, a pall of black powder smoke lingering on the firing point. All in all, reasonable weather for shooting.

I was going to say “unusually” the target shed had put out the correct targets, however, looking at the report from 2019 we had the correct targets then as well. Well done to them, that is two in a row!
Due to the lockdown we could not run the competition in 2020.

The competitor number this year was 13 with one unable to attend (we had 9 shooters in 2019). This translates to 30 deliberate prone slots and some 35 snaps/rapids slots. We managed to shoot all the prone slots. There seems to be a reluctance to shoot snaps and rapids early on leaving that target empty, this resulted in 2 or 3 being unable to complete their quota in the allotted time. We may need to limit the entry for these slightly next year.

Many thanks go to Tony Cattermole, not just for his hard work on the day (running the snaps and rapids is a very active role), but also for his extensive work in the background running the website and online booking system.

I hope a pleasant shoot was had by all.

David Carroll