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HBSA & Stourport on Severn Rook & Reindeer Christmas Charity Shoot

posted 8 Dec 2019, 16:43 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 8 Dec 2019, 16:43 ]
Stourport on Severn, Saturday 7th December 2019

Dear Competitors

A very big thank you for taking part in our 4th Christmas Rook and Reindeer shoot in aid of charity.

We were once again privileged to be able to use the range at Stourport on Severn which is an excellent venue; it provides a covered firing point with plenty of room for all. 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, and all those who attended and supported a very worthy cause.

The morning turned out to be the best day weather wise we have had for about 8 weeks, no wind, rain or fog. The Sun was out and the temperature was reasonable for the time of year.

This year we attracted 14 entrants shooting in two categories, one for early Rim Rife rifles and the other for Central Fire (Rook) rifles.
The same targets where used for both matches, a rather splendid Rook complete with Top Hat was the 25m target and a Reindeer was used at 50m
Both targets are a difficult with open sights but everyone stepped up to the challenge and had a most enjoyable morning. See results here >>>
  • Match 1 was won by Paul Smith achieving a score of 70 shooting a BSA WOPM
  • Match 2 was won by Phil Carter achieving a score of 81 shooting a BSA Cadet Rifle in .310 calibre.
During the morning Tea, Coffee some excellent biscuits and a stupendous cake were provided by Fred Boulton and Chris Gray from the Stourport Club. Special thanks to Mrs Boulton who made the biscuits.

As a result of the entrance fees, donated prize money etc. a grand total of £180 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

I would like to wish all those who took part a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

And thank you all for your continued support.

I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all next year for the annual Rook & Rabbit Shoot - Stourport on Severn 3rd October 2020

Best Regards
Paul Smith