CHANGE OF LAST ENTRY TIMES
COURT FARM 10.00 am LAST ENTRY 2.00 pm
GATTON BOTTOM 10.00am LAST ENTRY 3.00 pm
Gatton Bottom 8th July 2018
Can it get any hotter! It was 35 centigrade yesterday and to be honest I was finding it all a bit much
It was another hot day today at GATTON BOTTOM, and a big thank you to Adrian, Allan and all the scorers who helped the day run smoothly in the extreme heat.
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUN was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 97/100.
Only one clay behind was ARGUN ISMET 96/100. Fabulous shooting both of you!.
In A CLASS STEVE BOWE shot a very good 86 and won his class.
In second place came ANDY ANDERSON 81.
Winner of the B CLASS was GAVIN WHITE with an outstanding 90,
followed by MARTIN SIMMS,KEVIN GREENWOOD and GLEN GOLDTHORPE who all shot 83.
All the way from AUSTRALIA both MAURICE Mc WILLIAM and DOUG McLEOD shot an outstanding 86 in C CLASS, and shared £150 in prize money. I wish you all a safe onward journey to France to shoot the WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS at FOUDRAIN NEAR LAON.
MELV AUSTIN won VETERAN HIGH GUN having shot 81.
LADY HIGH GUN was CEYLA ISMET who shot an awesome 85. Bravo Ceyla !
Another lady Shooter to mention is Liz Salmon who shot 75.
Winner of the JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who shot 70/100.
In the MEMBERS CLASSES:
A MEMBER was won by GLYNN HENLEY 86
B MEMBER was won by MARK ABBS 76
C MEMBER was won by ROY EVE 73
We hope to see you all again on SUNDAY JULY 22. Venue:-
GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE, SURREY
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm
Wishing you all a perfect week .....
Court Farm 1st July 2018
“SHOOTERS OF THE DAY” were PAUL POULTER, COLIN DUNNE and SHAUN TEELING who all shot the highest score of the day; An excellent 93/100 over Steven’s testing course at COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND today.
In AA CLASS PAUL POULTER and COLIN DUNNE shared £150, and in third place came CLIVE SCASE who shot a very good 90.
In A CLASS SHAUN TEELING won £100, followed by WILLIAM MAHER from Ireland (£50), and in third place KEVIN CUMMINS who shot 86.
Winner of the B CLASS was CHRIS SMITH who shot 85 and is now £100 richer!. NEIL PEPPIATT came Second having shot a good 83 and won £50. In third place came GRANT ROVERY who score 82.
All the way from Australia DOUG McLEOD won C CLASS (85) and is now £100 richer.
Also from Australia came MAURICE McWILLIAM who was only one clay behind (84), and has won £50. KEVIN UPTON came third with a very respectable 69 in C Class.
“VETERANS HIGH GUN WINNER” was KENNY BENNETT who shot an excellent 86/100.
“LADY HIGH GUN” was LIZ SALMON who shot a good 63 and took home £40.
In second place came LEIGH LOVERIDGE who shot 57.
“JUNIOR HIGH GUN”was JAMES STOCKER 79/100.
In the MEMBERS CLASSES, ROB TAYLOR won A MEMBERS with an excellent 87. Good shooting Rob!.
PETER COCKERELL won B MEMBERS having shot 73.
And in the C MEMBERS GRAHAM DUFF won his class with a very good 74/100.
NEXT SUNDAY 8 JULY ***GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND***, REIGATE, SURREY. 100 CPSA REGISTERED SPORTING.
JUST OFF JUNCTION 8 OF THE M25.
It was great to see so many of our overseas friends at the shoot today, and I hope to see you all again next Sunday at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND for our 100 registered sporting event.
We promise you a good warm up shoot before your onward journey to France to shoot THE WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP AT ST.LAMBERT NR. LAON. Steven shot the same ground in France two years ago, and I am sure that it will be a good shoot especially if the weather mimics the fabulous weather that we have enjoyed during the last few weeks in the UK.
Our combine is ready for it’s three months of hard work, and we are expecting to make a start on the winter barley this week. The unusually hot weather has ripened all the crops earlier than expected, and we are now hoping that the weather keeps fine for the whole of the harvest period.
Weren’t the children on Countryfile adorable tonight. They certainly are budding Countryfile presenters!
Gatton Bottom 24th June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was MARK FURSMAN who shot an excellent 90/100 and was both FIRST IN A CLASS and “OVERALL HIGH GUN”; Well shot Mark. Steven designed a technical sporting course which required plenty of concentration as well as skill.
FIRST IN AA, was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who shot a very good 89, and won £100.
Only one clay behind, we saw three shooters share second place, TONY COULSTOCK, HENRY ARNOLD and JAMES ATTWOOD who all shot a very good 88.
MARK FURSMAN won A CLASS having shot 90 and wins £100.
RICHARD DENNIS came Second with a score of 88 (£50), followed by TIM SPRAKES and PAUL GENDALL who both shot 87.
B CLASS WINNER, SPENCER COLLINGWOOD shot 85 (£100).PAUL CURTIS came Second with a score of (80) winning (£50), and GAVIN WHITE 79.
JIM CLAYTON won C CLASS and £100 having shot a very good 77. Well shot Jim.
In SECOND PLACE was STEPHEN PEARS who was only one clay behind 76 (£50).
Three shooters came third, ROBIN WICKS, IAN McDONNELL and ROB BOAKES all ending up with 72/100.
LADY HIGH GUN was NICKY GREY who shot an excellent 85/100. Well shot Nicky.
“Don’t forget to book France!” ....
Another lady shooter to mention is LIZ SALMON who shot a very good 76.
KEVIN LILLEYWHITE won the VETERANS HIGH GUN having shot 84.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who finished the shoot with 73/100.
PETER ROWE shot an excellent 87 and won MEMBERS HIGH GUN and A MEMBERS.
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS with a score of 82/100.
CLIVE HUNTER ROWE won C MEMBERS with a score of 70/100.
*****NEXT SUNDAY***** 100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
STARTS 10.00AM LAST ENTRIES 2.00 PM
VENUE;- COURT FARM, CHALDON, SURREY.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES.
PLUS VETERANS, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
We have been busy on the farm getting ready for harvest. The Claas combine has been prepared and washed down ready for work.
The grain trailers have been serviced and we are ready for the off!.
This week we will spray both the oilseed rape and winter barley, to help with ripening and drying the crops.
Hopefully our new hay making equipment will be delivered tomorrow, and the weather report says “hot,hot, hot” all week!.
Whether you are shooting the World Championships, working, or sitting in the garden, we wish you all a perfect week and hope that you can enjoy the glorious sunshine.
Court Farm 17th June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 96/100 over a tricky course at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB today.(£100)
In joint second place was STUART M. CLARKE from Essex and PAUL POULTER who both shot a very good 94.
Winner of A CLASS was (ADI) A.C.SMITH who shot a very good 85 (£100), followed by SEAN HOPPER 84. Another shooter to mention was TIM SPRAKES 83.
THOMAS LAZARCZUK won B CLASS with a very good 83 (£100), followed by T. MONK 81.
We saw two shooters sharing the first prize in C CLASS JOHN QUARTERMAINE and K. UPTON who both shot 68. You have won £75 each.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JACK GOODHEW who shot 72.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was JIM INGLIS who shot a very good 85/100.
LADY HIGH GUN was SUSAN OSBOURNE who shot 73. Lovely to see you again Susan.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS was NEIL McGRATH who shot a high 81.
ALAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS with another high 81 and the WINNER OF C MEMBERS was GRAHAM DUFF who shot a very good 75. Well shot Graham.
Having just returned from the EUROPEAN FITASC SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIP in Piancardato in Italy, I feel that I must mention what a fabulous shoot this was. The shoot was held in the wonderful region of Umbria, near Todi.
It is an area of Italy which has the most fabulous natural topology and landscapes, and it is simply perfect for setting up a world class clay shoot.
Many Exhibitors were present at this great event, including Promatic, Fiocchi, Blaser, Krieghoff, Gamebore, Castellani and many more companies.
There were 8 shooting ranges, namely FIocchi, Gamebore, Beretta, Promatic, Krieghoff, Caesar Guerini, Perazzi and Blaser .
Shooters from all over the world attended this prestigious event.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, United States, Russia, Portugal and many, many more countries.
The overall winner was Charles Bardou, who shot an awesome 191/100 over a very technical course. Every single target needed respect as well as incredible skill.
In second place was Havart Bastien 190.
Calo Giuseppe came third on 189, and our own Shooter GEORGE DIGWEED MBE came Joint 4th with an excellent 188.
George was only three clays off winning the overall title of European FITASC Champion 2018, a title he has won many times.
Having climbed up and down the seemingly endless Umbrian hills of Italy with my dodgy hips and tired limbs, not to mention the help of my daily dosage of strong pain killers; I could not help but ponder over the amazing talent of the World’s top clay pigeon shooters.
To be one of the world’s best FITASC shooters you most certainly have to be an amazing all round athlete!.
I watched Steven and his lovely six man squad shoot every single target over four days. It was uncomfortably hot and humid and that made the shoot even more challenging.
George Digweed’s 188 was an awesome score. And to be only three clays off winning is nothing short of shooting brilliance!. Well shot George (And you won High Gun at HORNE today as well). I can see that another World FITASC Title for George Digweed is highly possible in France next month.
There were approximately 568 of the world’s very best shooters, and many of these shooters were seen struggling with the clever and technical targets which made this shoot sheer brilliance.
My ever brave husband Steven shot very well, and came 8th in the Veterans Class.
My husband never ceases to amaze me, because only three weeks ago I suggested to him during a general chit-chat conversation at one of our Sunday shoots, that he should perhaps at least pick up his gun and shoot a few clays before travelling all the way to Italy.
I told him that it was a very long way to go to his first shoot!. Steven had not even picked up the gun since the World FITASC in July 2017!. Anyway, agreeing that I have a good point, he then comes 8th in the Veterans Class 2018.
Every month we travel all the way to Harley Street, London for his regular monthly eye injection to save the very little sight that he has left in his right master eye. We have been travelling up to London every month for over 10 years now and I always proudly tell his eye surgeon what Steven has achieved at the European and World FITASC each year, and thank him for his continuing help in making things even possible. The surgeon always assures me that it is not him but it is Steven’s natural shooting ability and talent that keeps him competing twice a year with such pleasing results.
Thank you to all the shooters who shot with us at Court Farm today, including those who brought their Dads to meet me !. We all enjoyed a perfect Fathers Day, alongside our twins Birthday (Paul and Clare) which was also today. It was a lovely family day, and my three little men “helped out” in the entry van.
****NEXT SUNDAY 24th JUNE****. We are at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
We hope to see you all again next week for another enjoyable shoot. I would not be surprised if we have the pleasure of seeing a few of our overseas shooting friends, some are planning to visit us at GATTON BOTTOM before they shoot the forthcoming World Championship.
Wishing you all a perfect week.
Gatton Bottom 3rd June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY”and Overall HIGH GUN was TIM SPRAKES who shot a fabulous 98/100.
WELL SHOT TIM!.
WINNER OF AA CLASS and the second highest shooter of the day was JAMES ATTWOOD who shot an excellent 97. (£100)
Second in AA and only one clay behind was ALEX COBB 96, (£50) and in third place came RICKY DRAPER and HENRY ARNOLD who both shot a good 94.
WINNER OF A CLASS TIM SPRAKES 98/100 and is now £100 richer!. In Second place came A. CORBYN 89 (£50) and in Third place IAN BROWN, RICHARD LAWRENSON and TONY HOSKINS who all shot 87.
GARRY ROLLS won B CLASS with a brilliant 93, well shot Garry.(£100)
In Second place came DEREK GREEN (84), and in third place NEIL PEPPIATT (82).
JIM CLAYTON shot a very good 78/100 and won C CLASS and £100. In Second place came TIM SKINNER who shot 77, followed by MARK ASHDOWN 75.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was RAY EFFAMY and PHIL ELLIOTT who both shot an excellent 90/100.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was OSCA ATACK who shot an excellent 80/100. Good shooting OSCA.
LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot a good 78. Another lady shooter to mention was NORMA CURTIS (74)
Winner of A MEMBER was DANYAL MUSTAFA (83).
JAMES STOCKER won B MEMBERS having shot an excellent 82. Well shot James.
GRAHAM DUFF won C MEMBERS (68)
I just want to thank everyone for all the kind comments about today’s shoot; Steven and I are pleased that you enjoyed your shooting.
We were blessed with fabulous weather today.
Also, we would like to wish all our friends and shooters who are travelling to Italy this week to shoot the EUROPEAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP, a safe journey. We know that it will be a fantastic event. Good luck to you all.
For everyone who is staying in the UK, enjoy a week of beautiful June sunshine.
Gatton Bottom 27th May 2018
Contrary to all the dismal weather forecasts we all enjoyed a lovely hot and sunny day at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND today, and we saw some awesome shooting from GEORGE DIGWEED MBE.
George who was ”SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUN of the day shot a brilliant 99/100, having dropped only one clay; The first target on stand 4.
George seemed “genuinely” bitterly disappointed to knock his close friend Jamie Brightman off the leading High Gun position!. Jamie shot an excellent 97 followed by ARGUN ISMET 96. Good shooting to all three shooters.
Three shooters shared first place in A CLASS. KENNY WRIGHT, DANNY KENT and D. BEALES who all shot 90.
Two shooters shared first place in B CLASS. MATTHEW ARROW and S.PORTILLO having shot 88/100. In third place came NIGEL KENT 86.
The winner of C CLASS was DEAN FOREMAN who took home £100. Dean shot 82, followed by young TOM BAKER 80, STEVEN BAKER and ROMAN CMIEL 79.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was JEFF DIX who shot an excellent 91, followed by SAV DIMARIA who was only one clay behind having shot a very good (90).
SUSAN OSBORNE won LADY HIGH GUN with a fabulous 87/100.
Well shot Susan. Another lady Shooter to note, was CEYLA ISMET who shot 78.
GEORGE SMITH won JUNIOR HIGH GUN having shot 68.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS CLASS was CHRIS MUGGERIDGE (90)
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS (81)
WINNER OF C MEMBERS was DENNIS ABBS (79). Also known as “Daddy Abbs”.
NEXT WEEK:- We return to GATTON BOTTOM”, REIGATE.
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED.
£100 FIRST AA, A, B, C. £50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES. PLUS VETERANS. LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm.
Last Sunday Steven and Paul shot the British Grand Prix FITASC SPORTING shooting championship, which was hosted by Doveridge Shooting Ground.
It was a very good well run shoot and the weather was fabulous throughout the weekend. Mark Winser shot a brilliant 188, followed by JD Smith 182, and J Lee 181. Paul Woodley shot a very respectable 161. Veteran winner was Stuart Clarke who shot a very good 176, followed by K. Jobling 175 and N. Hart 179.
I was lucky enough to meet the neighbouring farmers, a lovely young couple who had two children. I enjoyed a nice chat with them about cattle and tractors!. Hopefully we will meet up again one day!.
We hope to see you all again next week. Perhaps a warm up for the EUROPEAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS which is being held the following week in Italy?.
Gatton Bottom 13th May 2018
“SHOOTERS OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUNS of the day were HENRY CAREY and ARGUN ISMET who both shot a brilliant 94. Only one clay behind in AA CLASS came FABIO DIMARIA (93). Good shooting to you all.
Winner of the A CLASS was KEVIN CUMMINS who shot an excellent 93 and is now £100 richer. Second in A CLASS and only one clay behind came EGIS (92), followed by BILL FINNEGAN, TIM SPRAKES, MALLORY SUMMERS and DANNY KENT who all shot 88.
MATTHEW ARROW won B CLASS and £100 having shot a very good 88.
In second place came ROBIN WICKS, GARRY ROLLS and MARTIN SIMMS who all shot 85.
C CLASS WINNER was DEREK POOLE who shot a very good 78 and £100. In second place came WILLIAM LEAPER 76, followed by ASH LOVEJOY 74.
VETERAN HIGH GUN today was JEFF DIX who shot an excellent 89/100.
Jeff has just returned from the European Compak Sporting Championship in Cyprus where he represented Gt Britain in the Veterans Class.
The shoot was held at Larnaca and Jeff came 6th overall in the Veterans Class having shot 176/100 . The Great Britain Veteran’s Team came Second (SILVER). Jeff therefore took home a Silver GB Team Medal as well as a silver medal in the “Beretta Cup” category.
Jeff had already won a gold medal last month in the Cyprus Grand Prix Compak having shot 168.
LADY HIGH GUN today was CEYLA ISMET, who shot an excellent 81. Well shot CEYLA!.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was SAM BEALES who shot 77/100. Well shot Sam.
ROB TAYLOR won the A MEMBERS having shot a whopping 92 today.
Brilliant shooting Rob.
DAVID BASHFORD won B MEMBERS having shot a high 81.
GRAHAM DUFF won the C MEMBERS with a good 75.
Well shot to all the above winners. Once again this was an interesting but testing shoot. As always, Steven and I would like to thank everyone for your support and kind words. It keeps us going after all these years of running weekly shoots!. We always aim to cater for all standards of shooting so that every shooter goes home happy. (Well reasonably happy hehe).
Many of our top shooters achieved winning scores at the English Open which was held this week.
Many, many Congratulations to RICHARD BUNNING won “HIGH GUN” at the English Open.
JAMES ATTWOOD came Second overall (Although James actually shot the highest overall score during the event an awesome 114) and MARTIN MYERS came third having shot 107.
GLEN GOLDTHORPE came third in B CLASS having shot 95. This was the highest score in B Class, well shot Glen.
HANNAH GIBSON came third in the Ladies Class having shot 92, and CEYLA ISMET came 4th after shooting 91. Excellent shooting ladies!.
MARK O’DOWD won the Side by Side class having shot a very good 95.
Many more of our regular shooters shot high scores at the English Open and I apologise for not mentioning you all!.
Have a good week everyone .......
Court Farm 6th May 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was without doubt MARK GODDARD who shot a fantastic 96.
Mark shot the highest score of the day and won £100.
Only one clay behind was MARTIN MYERS from Wales on 95.
This was followed by PETER GOLDSMITH and RICHARD BUNNING (94).
We saw a three way win in A CLASS, KENNY BENNETT, KENNY WRIGHT and NICK WATTS who all shot an excellent 86 over a testing course.
B CLASS winner was M. TINLIN who shot a good 80 and won £100.
Only one clay behind was JACK PARKES and S. PORTILLO who both shot 79.
PHILIP TANSLEY and DOMINIC GARDINER shared first place in C CLASS. Both shooters shot 77. Again only one clay behind came JIM TAYLOR, GUY RUDD and DEAN FOREMAN (76).
VETERAN HIGH GUN was RAY EFFAMY who shot a very good 81.
LADY HIGH GUN was JAYNE BAKER 68. Another lady shooter to mention was JENNY BAKER 66.
ROB TAYLOR won A MEMBERS with an excellent 86.
B MEMBERS was won by PETER COCKERELL 71.
GRAHAM DUFF won C MEMBERS with an excellent 75.
We were blessed with fantastic weather today, and the next few days are predicted to be just as glorious. Summer has arrived, and long may it last please!.
NEXT WEEK: SUNDAY 13/5/18 we are at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES.PLUS VETERAN, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm.
NEW BUILD OFFICE/UNIT TO RENT 600 sq ft.
Private facilities. Individually metered for electric. Available now. Good parking. Situated on a small, friendly private business park within a farming estate. Short/Long term Let. B1 use.
Gatton Botton 29th April 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUN was STEVE CLARK who shot an awesome 97/100 over a testing course.
Well shot Steve, 97 was a particularly good score because Steve shot in the afternoon when the wind had increased and it felt bitter cold. JOINT SECOND IN AA CLASS was JOE CLARKE, ALEX COBB and L. LLEWELLIN who all shot 90.
WINNER of the A CLASS was SEAN SMITH who shot an excellent 94, which was the second highest score of the day. Second in A Class was LUKE STEVENS 88, followed by BILL FINNEGAN and DANNY KENT 87.
NICK ADAMS took home £100, having won B CLASS with a good 83. JOINT SECOND was DAVID ROSE and C. LINFORD 82.
T. JENNER won C CLASS having shot 76/100 and is now £100 richer! In Second place came D. GARDINER who shot 74, followed by G. BEVAN 69.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was CHARLES MILNE who shot a very good 88. Only one clay behind was PHIL GUNNS (87).
LADY HIGH GUN was one of the world’s best lady shooters NICKY GREY who shot 86/100.” Gold in Cyprus for me please Nicky, you can do it!”. Another lady Shooter to mention is LIZ SALMON who shot 77.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN
BILLY GREENWOOD 77
WINNER OF A MEMBER
ANDY ANDERSON 90
WINNER OF B MEMBERS
MARKS ABBS 78
WINNER OF C MEMBERS
ROY EVE 73
KEVIN FORD 73
Congratulations to all the above winners. According to tonight’s weather forecast we were extremely fortunate to enjoy dry weather today. It is supposed to be a very cold and wet day tomorrow. However, by next Sunday the forecast is 20 and ?sunny at Court Farm. Perfect!. We hope to see you all again next Sunday ....
NEXT WEEK:- ***COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND***
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C.
PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES. PLUS LADIES, VETERAN AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
SHOOT STARTS AT 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm
OFFICE/WORKSHOP TO LET. NEW BUILD/ALL PRIVATE FACILITIES. 600 sq feet. On a beautiful private business park/farming estate. B1 use. Short/Long Let.
TEL:- 07711332097 for further details.