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HBSA Midland Rook & Rabbit Rifle Competition

posted 6 Oct 2019, 11:45 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 6 Oct 2019, 11:46 ]
Stourport on Severn, Saturday 5th October 2019

Dear Competitors

Thank you all for competing in this our 14th Annual Midland Rook and Rabbit competition. Results >>>>

We were once again privileged to be able to use the range at Stourport on Severn which is an excellent venue; providing a covered firing point with plenty of room and a separate range for the muzzle loading match.

I would very much like to thank the Committee and Members of Stourport on Severn Rifle club for allowing us the use of their range.

This was the 11th match to take place at Stourport On Severn (not including the American and Christmas shoots), I am not sure what happened to all those years but I can say the facilities have improved dramatically during this time.

The weather this year started out a little chilly which improved as the day went on, the light in the morning was reduced making the first detail a little difficult at 50m but again this improved as the day progressed, but overall it was dry and relatively warm.

This year we attracted 13 (19 in 2018) entrants shooting 39 (52 in 2018) matches, unfortunately 1 entrant had to withdraw at the last minute due to ill health.

Some 5 or 6 regulars did not attend due to health and other commitments.

This meeting continues to be is very well supported even through the number were reduced this year.

Chris Gray & Richard Morris acted as RO and everything ran very smoothly.

Mike Welsh very kindly completed all the scoring assisted by Linda.

All those present where treated to some excellent biscuits (provided by Mrs Boulton) and a superb Chocolate cake (provided by Chris Gray) which was washed down with copious cups of tea and coffee.

Many thanks to all those who attended and helped out during the day.

I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all again.

Christmas Charity Rook & Reindeer Saturday 7th December 2019, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Next year’s Rook & Rabbit @ Stourport on Severn Saturday 3rd October 2020

Following some discussions yesterday we will try to run some sort of shoot in the Spring of 2020 further details to follow.

Additionally the range hire fees this year have been waived therefore £50 will be donated towards Macmillian Cancer Support.

Best Regards

Paul Smith