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Clayshooting at Holland & Holland

The Inter Livery Clay Shooting Competition took place at Holland & Holland over two days 15th & 16th May with the Turners team shooting on the 16th . There were numerous entries this year and for safety and other reasons it was decided by the organisers to hold the event over two days, with 60 teams each day.

The Turners Team were to shoot on the second day Thursday 16th May 2019 and the team comprised of Liveryman Shaun Stacey, Liveryman Richard Lucas, Liveryman Jeremy Field and Liveryman Lex Agathangelou.

The facilities at Holland & Holland are excellent and this year there was no leaking marquee or over cooked sausages, with breakfast and lunch taking place in the newly built restaurant and dining area within the extended and refurbished building. The fare was excellent!!

The weather was dry and warm with slight cloud and this obviously inspired the team over the day, as Shaun Stacey shot and scored a magnificent 80 out of 82 on the High Gun, coming joint top. What a fantastic achievement.

Prior to commencing the day the organisers announced that they had introduced a new prize called ‘The Glorious 12th’ and this was for the team which came 12th in the order of merit and that £1,000 would be awarded to that team for a Charity or Charities of their choice.

The Turners’ team thoroughly enjoyed the day together with the tinge of excitement at the competition.

The score cards were handed in on conclusion and lunch was enjoyed. After Lunch the scores for individuals and teams were announced, together with the winning team for ‘The Glorious 12th ‘ and to everyone’s delight and surprise, the Turners Team won this inaugural and prestigious prize. Shaun won £250 for his share of first place and donated this £250 to Cancer UK. The Turners team requested that there prize be split and donated as follows with cheques being made out to:- £750 to the Turners and £250 to the REME Charity.

What an enjoyable day was had by all and we look forward to next year with excitement and anticipation!!

The prize giving and cheque presentations took place in the evening of the 12th June 2019 at the Guildhall and were presented by the now Sheriff, Christopher Hayward. The Glorious 12th cup will be on display in the Company office.

Liveryman Fred Bain

 

Holland & Holland is a shooting ground in Northwood HA6 2ST.  The ground opened in 1880 but has recently undergone a renovation project in a new lodge and hospitality suite.  Read more about the Holland & Holland experience in The Sportsman.


Clayshooting at Barbury

A Turner’s and guest fun shooting day, was arranged by Shaun Stacey at Barbury Shooting School near Swindon and was held on Saturday 7th September, commencing at 10:30 with nine shooters (and one non shooting guest) mustering for a pre shoot, coffee and bacon roll and with introduction to the rules and
guidance.

Can I say at the outset that the shooting and recreational facilities at the club are excellent.

A team of five coached by Shaun and one of four coached by Rob (Sandhurst army Instructor) had an interesting and enjoyable morning, missing on rare occasions, the clay which suddenly appeared before them!!

Lunch was soup and sandwiches and gave an opportunity for attendees to chat and mingle, also looking forward with anticipation to the afternoon competition ( well they thought it was a competition). The day was not about winners and those who didn’t, it was about turning up and enjoying the day and the company.

Liveryman Fred Bain

 

Barbury shooting school is based on the Marlborough Downs near Swindon SN4 0QH. To find out more, contact Barbury Shooting School.

 


Anyone wishing to join the shooting team, should contact Fred Bain, 07957 554480

 

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