Annual Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot
The annual Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot is an event where Livery Companies of the City go head to head, fielding their best guns in an enjoyable days shooting. The event has been running for over 20 years and has now become an important item in Livery calendars generating a strong but friendly rivalry.
Whilst there is an air of competition, the day is also about raising money for charity and having fun.
The event this year on Tuesday 15th May once again took place within the excellent facilities of Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds in Northwood.
Eighty Livery Companies were represented with over a hundred teams of four participating.
Rain had been a feature of this day over the last two years, however this year it was dry and overcast with a cold north wind blowing which influenced the flight of many of the targets.
The competition which consists of ten shooting stands, with each team member shooting eight cartridges on each stand, has a variety of categories to compete for and among those are the Best Team and the Individual High Gun (The shooter with the best score out of eighty).
Following an excellent breakfast and the security briefing, the competition began.
The Turners team consisted of Deputy Master Nicholas Somers, Liveryman Glenn Brown, Liveryman John Khan and Liveryman Shaun Stacey,
Following the shooting a superb lunch was had, over which there was much conversation about the effect of the wind on the clays.
The Winning High Gun Champion with a score of 79 out of 80 was Turner Liveryman Shaun Stacey winning the Gunmakers Trophy as the highest scoring Liveryman.
His prizes also consisted of a bottle of champagne and a cheque for £500 to be donated to a charity of his choice. Shaun chose to donate £250 to Prostrate Cancer Research and £250 towards the Turner’s St Pauls Bells Appeal.
The team achieved a credible position of 29th.
Congratulations to the Team and to Shaun and we look forward to next year.
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