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HBSA Mid Range Competition 20th September 2015

posted 26 Sep 2015, 16:13 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 26 Sep 2015, 16:13 ]
Shot On Century Bisley, Sunday 20th September 2015

Dear Competitors

Thank you for competing in this year’s Mid Range Championship Meeting for Vintage, Classic, Veteran and First Generation Rifles. Without your support these events would not take place.

For me the day started at just after 5am in thick fog which made the journey down the M40 interesting. However the by the time I arrived at Bisley the fog had cleared and we had a really good day with warm sunshine and a light breeze all day.

We did once more have an issue with the targets despite the efforts made by both Mike Townsend and myself. Having been assured that targets would be available the opposite proved to be the case.

But after a very rapid walk to the butts we managed to use what had been supplied with some adjustments to the scoring, and as it turned out the scores at 300 yds on 200 yard centres were very good.

Entries were about the same as last year with some notable absentees due to holidays and work.

We managed to secure our usual team of markers who provided an excellent service.

In fact the combined efforts of the markers and shooters meant that we finished a good 30 minutes before schedule and at one point in the afternoon we had managed to gain an hour.

We had 18 individual shooters who managed to compete in 29 individual match entries.

This year Maurice Kanareck very kindly agreed to help me and acted as RO all day long keeping everyone on track, his assistance is very much appreciated, both by myself and the rest of the competitors.

His passing comment at the end of the day was “What a splendid way to spend a Sunday”, so maybe we will see him again.

In fact if anyone else would care to help out during 2016 please let us know.

Match Results here >>>>    HBSA prize certificates will be prepared and sent out ASAP.

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

Best Regards
Paul Smith