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Rook & Reindeer Christmas Charity Shoot - Match Report

posted 4 Dec 2016, 07:28 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 4 Dec 2016, 07:29 ]
HBSA & Stourport on Severn, Saturday 3rd December 2016

A very big thank you to all those taking part in our 1st 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 event attracted 16 entrants shooting in two categories, one for early Rim Rife rifles and the other for Central Fire (Rook) rifle.

The same targets where used for both matches, a rather splendid Rook complete with Top Hat was the 50m target and an array of 9 rather small Reindeer provided the 25m target.

The reindeer proved to be rather small and an alternative will be required for next year.

Match 1 was won by Phil Carter with a splendid score of 54, the prize for which was £20, Phil very generously donated his winnings back to the charity fund.

Match 2 was a bring a prize shoot, all entrants had a prize of their choice from the selection available with the top score having first choice, with all competitors going home with a prize. Prizes included a Gun slip, leather belt, Christmas cakes and various bottles.

During the morning Tea Coffee and some excellent biscuits were provided my some of the Stourport members.
Special thanks to Mr Boulton who made the biscuits.

As a result of the entrance fees, donated prize money etc. a grand total of £200.60 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.

Finally.

I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all next year for the annual Rook & Rabbit Shoot: Stourport on Severn 7th October 2017

Best Regards
Paul Smith