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Court Farm 23rd July 2017

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" at COURT FARM, was PAUL POULTER who shot a brilliant 97. Well shot Paul. Second in AA was ADE ENGLISH who shot a very good 92 and in third place came HENRY CAREY who shot 91.

WINNER OF A CLASS was ALEX HIGGS who shot an excellent 95; Well shot Alex. In second place was BRADLEY BALLANTYNE who shot a very good 93, followed by IAN BALLANTYNE, CLIVE SCASE and MATT ROSE who all shot 90.

WINNER OF THE B CLASS was ALAN RICHARDS who shot a very good 90, followed by MICK HERRICK 88 and in third place TIM SPRAKES 87.

GEORGE HATHORN shot a very good 86 to win C CLASS. In second place came GARRY HUME 82, followed by S. RAYMENT and SHANE SMITH who both scored 79.

LADY HIGH GUN was NORMA CURTIS who shot a very good 79 ;Well shot Norma.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN today was JAMES STOCKER and LOUIS RAYMENT who both shot 62.

VETERANS HIGH GUN was PHIL ELLIOTT who shot an excellent 89. WINNERS OF THE MEMBERS CLASSES were as follows:-

A MEMBERS
DANNY KENT 91

B MEMBERS
DAVID PARRY 85

C MEMBERS
ROY EVE 81

Very well shot to all our winning members.

We hope to see you all again next week at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next Sunday.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 16th July 2017

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY TODAY", were JAMES BRADLEY DAY and SIMON FENNER who both shot 93/100, which was excellent shooting on the day.

In A CLASS, BEN WALKER shot a very good 91 and won 100. In second place, HARRY NICHOLSON, ANDREW STUBBS and REECE DUNNE all shot 87.

B CLASS WINNERS were JOHN CAMPBELL and SPENCER COLLINGWOOD who both shot an excellent 86.

GLEN GOLDTHORPE won 100 in C CLASS having shot an excellent 81 and JAMES INGLIS came second having shot 78.

We saw excellent shooting from our Veteran Shooters today. Both PHIL ELLIOTT and BOB BECKMAN shot 89.

LADY HIGH GUN was AMANDA FOSTER who shot a very good 79, and in second place came JULIA SOUTHWARD on 74. Good shooting ladies.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was young CHARLIE MADDEN, who shot 63.

Winners in the MEMBERS CLASSES, were BOB TAYLOR and PETER ROWE who both shot a very good 85. JOHN CHAFFE won the B MEMBERS and ALAN WHIBDEN won the C MEMBERS.

Having just returned from the 39th WORLD FITASC SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIPS at GALGAMACSA IN HUNGARY, I would just like to mention what an amazingly good shoot it was. The Hungarian government partially sponsored this fabulous shoot, and the Hungarians can quite rightly be very proud of what must be one of the most organised and prestigious events that FITASC shooters from all around the world have attended. The event was jointly organised between the Hungarian Federation and the PILIS FOREST MANAGEMENT CO; ( GODOLLO FORESTRY).

Having already hosted an equally fabulous EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP in 2015, we were not disappointed. There were many leading manufacturers attending the championship. Names such as Corsivia, Hull, Beretta, Browning, Perazzi, Gamebore, Promatic, Castellani, plus many more big names were all in attendance to greet the shooters and dealers alike. (Thank you Robert for looking after Steven and I. The supply of chilled water kept us alive!) The weather was hot,hot,hot, about 33 C every day.

Ben Khor

The opening ceremony was held at the Lazar Equestrian Park, which is situated about 35 km from Budapest. The equestrian centre is owned by the coach driving world champions Vilmos and Zoltan Lazar. The Hungarian hospitality was simply fantastic. Not only did they provide all the catering free of charge to all the shooters, referees and guests attending the World Championships, but we were lucky enough to be entertained by a spectacular horse show. I was literally on the edge of my seat, watching the speed of these horses and carriages galloping around the arena, leaning at a great angle around every corner.

The targets were both fair and testing, and every layout had to be "worked at".

Ben Khor

The talking point of the shoot was the "Beretta" layout. Steven shot this layout on day 2, and managed an excellent 20. It was a good day at the office, because Steven had already shot a very good 21 on the "Gamebore" layout. Many shooters ruined their final score by getting an extremely low score on the Beretta Towers!. Everyone was talking about the dreaded, unimaginably difficult Beretta Towers!.

Ben Khor

We were staying in a "Fawlty Towers" hotel. I could right an essay about our dreadful hotel called "Vis Vitalis Medical Wellness Hotel". Why it was called a wellness hotel, I am still in a state of confusion. But I am guessing it is because the hotel is next to a chemist?!. I had to ask for a loo roll every day, and I did not even have any pillowcases!. I paid 160 per night for our room, therefore I was expecting basic facilities, plus more. There was no menu what so ever, and it was not until we sat down at the table, did we find out just what we were eating that night.

Each and every evening it was a soup, followed by a stew; Just what we needed in such extreme temperatures.

We did not even know what price we were paying for the "Have what you are given meal!." The hotel even weighed my tonic water after the Umm, barman, receptionist, whatever, had poured from a large size supermarket bottle. No, I am not exaggerating!. But, we had a wonderful time, and the whole Hungary experience was fabulous. We had stayed in Budapest two years prior to this event, and the food at "The Four Seasons" was first class. It was great fun and we would definitely recommend Hungary and Budapest as a short break holiday.

Combining is progressing well. 300 acres of winter Barley has been cut. We have nearly finished the Oilseed Rape, and the muck is being spread on the fields, followed by the lime. Everyone is working hard to make the most of the hot weather, there is a rumour that thunder storms are not too far away ......

NEXT WEEK:- We are at COURT FARM. 100 OPEN SPORTING.

10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm. www.clayandcountry.com and click on to the FIXTURES for directions to the shoot.

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We wish you all an enjoyable week....
Michelle


Gatton Bottom 2nd July 2017

Steven had set up a testing shoot today at "GATTON BOTTOM", and there really was some excellent shooting. We were also blessed with a wonderful summer's day, which I was totally unaware of, until I stepped out of the entry van at 4.00 pm; I need a sun roof to grasp a tiny bit of Vitamin D!.

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY", were Aaron HARVEY, GEORGE DIGWEED and HENRY ARNOLD". Also, SIAN HOSKINS, and one of my C CLASS MEMBERS KEVIN FORDE. Aaron Harvey shot a brilliant 96/100, George Digweed and Henry Arnold were both only one clay behind on 95.

In A CLASS James Murray shot a very good 84 and won the 100, followed by Andrew Stubbs 82, Andy Anderson, Chris Lyes, and G. Griffen 80.

In B Class, lady shooter Sian Hoskins took home 100, having shot an excellent 82/100; Well shot Sian. In second place Andy Crow took home 50, having shot a very good 79. Tim Humphreys is now 100 richer, having shot 75, followed by D. Perkins, 74, B Hare 72.

In the Ladies Class Liz Salmon shot a very good 76 to win her class; Good shooting Liz.

In the Veterans Class Phil Gunns shot an excellent 88, and Charlie Madden won the Junior Class with a very good 79. It is always good to see both yourself and little George at the shoots.

In the Members Classes, Daniel Mustafa, Rob Stevens, and Kevin Ford all won their classes. I was so pleased for you Kevin, the 82 you shot was excellent on the day, your personal best.

Thank you all for your support today, Steven and I really appreciate all your appreciation and kind words.

It is all starting to happen on the farm; I had a shock to learn that both the oilseed rape and the barley are almost ready to combine!. The mad time of the year has started; we always hope that we can get all the crops in before the nights pull in etc.

We look forward to seeing you all again at our next shoot.

Have a wonderful week.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 25th June 2017

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY" were without doubt HENRY ARNOLD 98 and JAMIE BRIGHTMAN 96. Excellent shooting boys!.

GRAHAM PECK and LOUIS MONDESIR also posted a very good 94. The course was testing today and all four shooters shot brilliantly.

In A CLASS ROBERT TAYLOR shot an excellent 92, and won 100. MARK HUDSON came second with a very good 89 and wins 50.

W. MARK won B CLASS having shot 86. TIM SPRAKES came second with a good 85.

PAUL LANCASTER shot a very good 83 to win C CLASS, followed by BEN JAKEMAN and D. GARRETT who both shot 78.

In the JUNIOR CLASS, CHARLIE MADDEN shot an excellent 79, and I am going to name Charlie as another "Shooter of the day"; Well done Charlie.

LADY HIGH GUN was SARAH LOUISE BALDOCK who shot 66; Well done Sarah.

In the Members Classes, DANNY KENT shot a very good 87 in the A CLASS, DAVID PARRY won B CLASS with a very good 83, and RICHARD GUNNER won C CLASS having shot 67.

Good shooting to all the winners.

Please remember that we have been running shoots for more years than I care to remember, and we are known to be a 100pc honest and reliable, friendly shooting ground.

We have a "No cheating policy", and this applies to everyone without any favouritism. It does not matter whether you are in AA, A, B or C, this rule applies. Any bad behaviour or what I consider unreasonable behaviour and you will be asked not to return to the shooting ground.

HEARING PROTECTION AND EYE PROTECTION:-
Also, please remember that both ear plugs and glasses should be worn at all times whilst shooting, and this applies to both the shooters and the spectators.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE. 100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED. ALL SHOOTERS WELCOME. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, and C CLASS. 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, and C CLASS, PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES. ALSO, LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERANS CLASSES.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next week.

Michelle


Court Farm 18th June 2017

It was a scorching hot "Fathers Day", and the heat tested even the most serious of sun worshippers!. Thank you to all the shooters for your support, I know that with London to Brighton cyclists everywhere and the immense heat, a deck chair in the garden with a glass of something cold may have seemed slightly more appealing!

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY"was without doubt HENRY ARNOLD who shot a brilliant 93. Excellent shooting Henry. Having just returned from "The European FITASC Championships", Steven had set a rather testing course, and every target had to be respected to get a good score, especially in the heat!.

Results in the classes:- AA was won by HENRY ARNOLD on 93, followed by KEVIN LILLEYWHITE and SIMON FENNER 87. Well shot to you all.

In A CLASS, CLIVE SCASE posted an excellent 89, followed by JAMIE SOLE 85. (Thank you for choosing to shoot with us on Fathers Day Tom ).

B CLASS WINNER was TIM SPRAKES who shot an excellent 86, followed by GARRY HUME 82.

JAMES INGLIS won 100 in C CLASS having shot 73, and in second place came D. GARRETT who shot 72.

In the VETERANS CLASS JEFF DIX shot an excellent 83, and A. SPARROW shot 63 to win the LADIES CLASS.

Winners of the Members classes were R. TAYLOR, ROB STEVENS, CLIVE HUNTER ROWE and GRAHAM SHRUBB.

Behind the scenes, a lot of extra support and work had gone into today's shoot. One of regular staff went abroad during our week off, and then sadly broke his foot. My poor Steven nearly had his hand amputated by a mallet whist confidently holding a post for another member of staff!. And just before the shoot started, a scorer phoned in with a headache! etc ......

But the show went on; With help and support from our wonderful scorers and friends, no one noticed the dramas going on behind the scenes. You know who you are, and we want to thank you for all your help. Your loyal support meant that Steven and I could make the shoot possible today and everything ran smoothly.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm.

Wishing you all a fabulous week in the sunshine, and we hope to see you all again next week. Please do not forget the sun cream.

Michelle.


Gatton Bottom 4th June 2017

We saw some excellent shooting today at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB at "GATTON BOTTOM".

"OVERALL HIGH GUN OF THE DAY" was VETERAN Shooter JEFF DIX who shot 96/100 and is now 100 richer!.

Winner of AA was RICHARD KING 95 (100), and only one clay behind was JEFF RUSSELL 94 (50).

Winner of A CLASS was CHRIS MORGAN who shot a very good 91, and won 100, followed by A. HIGGS, S. HOPPER and BRADLEY BALLANTYNE who all shot a good 90 who all shared second place.

In B CLASS PAUL DAY won 100 having shot 86, followed by DAVE GALE 84 (50).

TOM DIEP won C CLASS with a very good 85 and is now 100 richer, followed by GLEN GOLDTHORPE 76 (50).

VETERANS Class was won by J. DIX who was also overall HIGH GUN on the day with 96. Well shot Jeff!.

LADY HIGH GUN was KERRY WRIGHTON 65, who took home 40.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was CHARLIE MADDEN who shot 62. Well done Charlie.

WINNERS In the MEMBERS CLASS PETER ROWE and R. TAYLOR both shot 84 and won A CLASS.

PETER COCKERELL won B CLASS with 80, and MARK ABBS and ALAN WHIBDEN won C CLASS having shot 72.

Thank you to all the shooters who supported us today.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 29th May 2017

After a noisy night of thunder, lightning and heavy rain, the weather was very kind to us today, which is always a bonus whenever the UK has a Bank Holiday!.

It was good to see all the "FITASC" shooters find the strength to get to our shoot today after a tiring weekend shooting the British Grand Prix. I was totally exhausted this morning and I didn't even shoot!. A massive congratulations to George Digweed MBE who not only won the BGP by an awesome 9 targets, but then George managed to find the stamina to drive to our shoot at GATTON BOTTOM, NR.REIGATE this morning, arriving as soon as we opened and then winning joint High Gun.

This is all good preparation for the European FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS in a couple of weeks time.

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY", were GEORGE DIGWEED, JAMIE BRIGHTMAN ALEX COBB (JUNIOR ) BILLY GREENWOOD (LADY) CEYLA ISMET.Also shooters to mention are ALEX HIGGS G. HUME TIM SPRAKES RAY EFFAMY GEOFF EVANS BOB BECKMAN

For the full results please log onto www.clayandcountry.com

NEXT WEEK:- We are back at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 CPSA REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, VETERANS AND JUNIOR CLASS. Steven will be designing you another good course, and we hope to see you again next Sunday.

Please email
Horne-cpc@tinyworld.co.uk with any special cartridge orders for collection next Sunday.

Wishing you all a perfect week .....
Michelle.


Court Farm 21st May 2017

"HIGH GUN OF THE DAY" was PAUL GILLETT who shot an excellent 93/100. Well shot Paul. Other shooters to note were ADAM JONES who shot a very good 91. VETERAN SHOOTER JEFF DIX shot an excellent 90, and JUNIOR shooter CHARLIE BURT shot an excellent 87.

In the classes KEVIN LILLEYWHITE took home 100 having won AA CLASS, and second in AA CLASS was JONATHAN WARD on 87.

Winner of the A CLASS (AND OVERALL HIGH GUN) was PAUL GILLETT who shot an excellent 93 and has won 100. SECOND in A Class was ADAM JONES who shot 91 and wins 50.

B CLASS winner was one of our members PETER COCKERELL who shot a very good 82; Well shot Peter, 100 is yours! In second place (50) came GEORGE HALLOUMAS 80.

JUNIOR SHOOTER CHARLIE BURT won 100 in C CLASS, followed by NIGEL COAR, TIM SPRAKES and JOHN ELLIOTT who all shared second place having shot a good 82.

In the VETERANS CLASS JEFF DIX shot an excellent 90 to win his class.

LADY HIGH GUN was JULIA SOUTHWARD having shot 69.

Winner of A MEMBERS was PAUL KENNEDY who shot a very good 88. Winner of B MEMBERS was JOHN CHAFFE, and C MEMBERS was won by RICHARD GUNNER.

"NEXT SHOOT" BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 MAY "GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND", REIGATE, SURREY. We hope to see you all on Bank Holiday Monday, 13 STANDS. 100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED. ALL SHOOTERS WELCOME. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERANS CLASSES.

EXCELLENT FAST CATERING

Have a wonderful week, enjoy the sunshine.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 14th May 2017

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" and "HIGH GUN" was DEAN GIBBS who shot an excellent 94/100; Well shot Dean.

"LADY SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was JENNY CARTWRIGHT who shot an excellent 86; Good shooting Jenny. Top "JUNIOR SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was CHARLIE BURT who shot an excellent 85, and "VETERAN SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was GEOFF EVANS who shot an excellent 87. Good shooting Geoff; Hopefully Steven will be in the same squad with you in Hungary!. We really enjoyed your support and company in Italy.

WINNER OF AA CLASS and "OVERALL HIGH GUN" was DEAN GIBBS who shot a very good 94. Three people shared second place in AA ; ALEX COBB, ROSS STRAKER and ARGUN ISMET who all shot a good 93. Stuart Clarke was only one clay behind on 92.

A CLASS winner was ALEX HIGGS who shot a very good 91, and is now 100 richer. In SECOND place came CHRIS MUGGERIDGE on 88. Well shot Chris you have won 50. Third in A Class was JOE CLARKE who also shot a very good 87.

We saw an exceptionally high score in B CLASS. ANDREW STUBBS shot a fabulous 92; Well shot Andrew. SECOND in B CLASS came SPENCER COLLINGWOOD on 85, and STEVE DODD came third in B Class having shot 83. Good shooting to you both.

G. LEWIS won C CLASS with a very good 87 and has won 100. DARREN YATES was second having shot a very good 82 and took home 50. In third place came TIM SPRAKES and BRADLEY TUCKNOTT who both shot 80.

"LADY HIGH GUN" was JENNY CARTWRIGHT who shot an excellent 86, well done Jenny. You have won 50.

We saw top shooting in the "JUNIOR CLASS" from CHARLIE BURT. Charlie shot 85/100.

In the "VETERANS CLASS" GEOFF DIX took FIRST PRIZE, having shot 87, followed by JEFF DIX, RAY EFFAMY and M. AUSTIN who shot 86.

"WINNERS OF THE MEMBERS CLASSES" were as follows:-

A MEMBERS ...DANNY KENT 82.
B MEMBERS ... IAN McKEITH 85
C MEMBERS ... KEVIN FORD 74
Good shooting to you all.

NEXT WEEK:-
COURT FARM, CHALDON 100 ENGLISH SPORTING. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

We hope to see you all again next week.

The arable crops and the grass fields desperately need rain, but hopefully next Sunday will be dry and sunny for us all!. We are hoping to renew some fencing on one of the farms this week, together with other general farm maintenance. Work never stops on the farm and there is never a dull moment!. I try and remind myself that this is better than being bored. The amount of paperwork involved with everything you do these days seems to get worse. I know for example tree surgeons that have been climbing trees safely and responsibly for over 30 years, but now the same tree surgeons have to show bits of paper to their employers to enable them to keep their jobs. Many jobs now involve having a piece of paper to say that the applicant has had endless experience on paper, but when there is no practical experience to go with the paper .... not so good!.

Michelle, Steven and the rest of the team.


Court Farm 7th May 2017

We saw a three way "HIGH GUN" today, although George insisted that I tell Jamie Brightman that George won the shoot off!

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY", were GEORGE DIGWEED MBE, JAMIE BRIGHTMAN AND HENRY ARNOLD who all shot 96/100. (No shoot off, shared prize!)

Winner of A CLASS was young GEORGE GOODHEW who shot a very good 94 and took home 100. In second place came MIKE LEE who shot 90/100.

Winner of B CLASS was TIM SPRAKES who shot an excellent 90. In second place was LUIGI GENCO who shot a very good 89.

ALAN WIBDEN, who is also a HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB MEMBER won C OPEN. ALAN shot a very good 84. In second place came JIM WHEELER who shot a good 80.

LADY HIGH GUN was JANE BENNETT who shot a very good 83.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, PETER ROWE won A MEMBERS having shot 88. ANDY ANDERSON won B MEMBERS with 87, and FIRST PLACE in C MEMBERS were DENNIS and GRAHAM SHRUBB who both shot 79.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE AT "GATTON BOTTOM". Please see www.clayandcountry.com and click onto the FIXTURES for full details.

Wishing you all a perfect week,

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 1st May 2017

We were so lucky with the weather today. The rain kept away until the end of the shoot, and just the last few shooters got caught in the heavy shower.

I am choosing the following shooters as "SHOOTERS OF THE DAY". MIKE LEE shot a brilliant 95/100. HENRY CAREY shot 94, JAMES BRADLEY DAY & JEFF RUSSELL both shot 91 and one of my favourite young Juniors LEWIS YOUNG shot an excellent 89. MARTIN JOHNSON 94,PHIL GUNNS 93 JIM INGLIS 93.

WINNER OF AA CLASS was HENRY CAREY who shot a very good 94 and won 100. SECOND IN AA, JEFF RUSSELL and JAMES BRADLEY DAY who both shot 91 and won 40 each.

WINNER OF A CLASS was MIKE LEE who shot 95, which was also HIGH GUN of the day. Mike won 100. In SECOND PLACE came RICHARD DEAKIN and ADE ENGLISH who both scored 89 and won 40 each.

WINNER of B CLASS and the 100 was D. DRYLAND who shot an excellent 90, followed by ANDY ANDERSON 87 and K. PATTEN 86.

TIM SPRAKES won C CLASS and the 100 with a very good 81, followed by R. DUNNE and RYAN BROWN on 78.

VETERANS CLASS WINNER was MARTIN JOHNSON 94, followed by JIM INGLIS and PHIL GUNNS 93. Brilliant shooting from our Veterans!.

WINNER OF THE JUNIOR CLASS was LEWIS YOUNG who shot a fabulous 89. This young Junior is both a brilliant shooter and a good ambassador for the sport.

LADY HIGH GUN was NORMA CURTIS who scored a very good 79; Well shot Norma.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, PAUL KENNEDY won A MEMBERS having shot 88. The JOINT winners of B MEMBERS IAN MACKEITH and JOHN CHAFFE 85 and STUART CRABB won C MEMBERS with a very good 82.

Thank you to all our loyal shooters for supporting us throughout the year. We appreciate all your kind comments.

NEXT WEEK:- COURT FARM, CHALDON. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C. PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES. PLUS MEMBERS CLASSES A, B,C

Wishing you a perfect week, and see you hopefully in six. ....

Michelle


Court Farm 23rd April 2017

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was PAUL POULTER who shot an excellent 98/100. In second place, only one clay behind was RICHARD KING 97, followed by NICK CARTER 96.

Winner of A CLASS was MATT ROSE who shot an excellent 96, followed by JOHN ELLISON 92, RICHARD DEAKIN, H. OTKAY and ALEX HIGGS who all shot 91.

TIM SPRAKES won B CLASS with an excellent 90, and only one clay behind ANDRE MONDESIR came second with 89, followed by ALAN RICHARDS 88.

Joint Winners of C CLASS was SHANE SMITH and TIM HATCHER who both shot a very good 85; Well shot Shane and Tim. In third place came BEN JAKEMAN 77/100.

LADY HIGH GUN was NORMA CURTIS who shot a very good 84; Good shooting Norma.

Winners of the JUNIOR CLASS was GEORGE GOODHEW who shot a very good 88.

A MEMBERS was won by R. TAYLOR 92. B MEMBERS, ANDY ANDERSON 85 and C MEMBERS RICHARD GUNNER 79. Good shooting to you all.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE AT "GATTON BOTTOM BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY". 100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED. (All shooters welcome). 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C. 50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS CASH PRIZES TO THIRD. ALSO VETERANS, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.

Wishing you a good Bank Holiday weekend, and we hope to see you all on BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY.

Sorry for the delay sending you the write up, I have just enjoyed fish fingers and vegetables, one of my favourite dinners!.

MICHELLE


Gatton Bottom 17th April 2017

We saw many of the country's top shooters today, together with our friends from Finland and from all parts of the UK.

The weather was kind to us again, and thankfully we didn't get the rain that Steven was hoping for (Purely for our recently drilled pea crop!).

Now that the clay shoot today is finished , we do definitely need rain for all the arable crops to avoid a failed crop.

All the arable farmers are hoping for rain this week.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY", was "HENRY ARNOLD" who shot a brilliant 99/100. Henry only dropped one clay on Stand 11.

Only one clay behind in AA, "CHRIS SMITH" and "JAMIE BRIGHTMAN" both shot another brilliant 98. Awesome shooting boys!.

Two shooters shared first in A CLASS, ALEX HIGGS and CLIFF GOODWIN who both shot an excellent 96, and only one clay behind SEAN HOPPER and PASI SIIKALVOMA from Finland both shot 95.

B CLASS winner was MARK HOLLOWAY who shot a very, very good 92, followed by HAMISH McDOUGALL 91, BEN KHOR 88,MARTIN SIMMS 88, and MARK HOLDER 88. Very good shooting to all the above shooters.

Winner of C CLASS was JOHN ELLIOTT who shot a very good 88, followed by TIM SPRAKES and B. TUCKNOTT who were only one clay behind on 87.

LADY HIGH GUN, was CHERYL HALL who shot an excellent 94 and in second place was SARAH WHITE who shot an excellent 92. Both Ladies have been in the GT BRITAIN TEAM, and are two of the best lady shooters in the country. Cheryl recently won the Ladies at the Essex Gun Masters.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JUSTIN KNOX who shot a very good 84.

Justin who is such a polite and likeable young man, has the perfect temperament and skills to be a very promising shooter.

A MEMBERS was won by DANYAL MUSTAFA and PETER ROWE who both shot a very good 86.

B MEMBERS winner was ANDY ANDERSON and C MEMBERS winner was KEVIN FORD; Good shooting to you all.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at "COURT FARM", CHALDON.

100 OPEN RE/ENTRY SPORTING 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C. 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C. plus other cash prizes. Also, LADIES and JUNIOR CLASSES.

We hope to see you all again next Sunday.

I hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter (My personal favourite time of the year). I love to watch the new born lambs play in the fields. I enjoy seeing the apple blossom, tulips, daffodils. I love the family time, watching the little people looking around the farm for their Easter Eggs!. And not forgetting the whole meaning of Easter; A wonderful time of the year.

Michelle



Gatton Bottom 9th April 2017

Summer has arrived!; What a fabulous warm and sunny day.

It was good to see all our oversea friends from France, Belgium,Italy, Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey. "HIGH GUN" and "SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 99/100. Well shot George. The only clay that George dropped, was a long incoming crow on STAND 8. RUNNER UP on the day was LOUIS LE CHEMINANT from St. Peter Port in Guernsey who shot an excellent 95. It was good to see you all Louis, and I will post your prize to you tomorrow.

Other shooters to note with very good scores, were JEFF RUSSELL, GUY FRANKLIN and WILLIAM HEWLAND who all shot 93 which was joint third in AA CLASS.

WINNER OF A CLASS was JOE CLARKE who shot an excellent 91, and in SECOND PLACE came A. HIGGS who shot 88, followed by RICHARD DEAKIN 87.

SIMON GROOMBRIDGE won B CLASS with a very good 84, followed by ANDY ANDERSON, ROSS NABNEY and DAVID SPACKMAN who were only one clay behind on 83. Good shooting to you all.

Lady shooter BRITTA BEACH won C CLASS with an excellent 82, followed by ROSS ANGUS and NIGEL COAR who both shot a good 80.

In the VETERANS CLASS, PHIL GUNNS shot a very good score of 89, followed by RAY EFFAMY 85.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JACK GOODHEW who shot a very good 80; Well shot Jack.

WINNER OF THE LADIES CLASS was JENNIFER BAKER with a score of 79. Good shooting Jenny.

Our winning MEMBER was KEVIN FORD who shot 69.

"NEXT SHOOT, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 17/4/17 AT GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND".

Steven is already designing another good shoot for you all.

Hopefully there will be beautiful sunshine again, especially on Easter Sunday when we are holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the garden for the young children(And the adults!).

We also need a repeat of the glorious sunshine for our shoot on the Monday please!.

Wishing you all a fabulous Easter, and hope to see you all again on "EASTER, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY" at GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE.

MICHELLE

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Court Farm 2nd April 2017
Score card

The weather was simply perfect today at "COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND".

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY", was S. COLLETT who shot an excellent 94/100. Well shot Scott.

JOINT SECOND in AA, came DAVID TAGG, JOHN WARD, AND STUART F. CLARKE who all shot a very good 92.

WINNER of A CLASS was CHRIS MORGAN who shot an excellent 92, and took home 100. In SECOND PLACE came PAUL CORNWELL and MELV AUSTIN who both shot 91.

Ben Khor

The WINNERS OF B CLASS were BEN KHOR and ANDY ANDERSON who both shot a very, very good 90. Daddy KHOR, your son shot brilliantly, and he is such a lovely, polite young man.

We look forward to seeing you in the summer!.

In THIRD PLACE, came DAVID SPACKMAN who shot a good 88; Well shot David.

WINNER of C CLASS was GARY HUME, followed by TIM SPRAKES and in third place came G. LEWIS. Well shot to you all.

Tim, who hasn't been shooting very long, is definitely going to be a very good shooter, with natural talent.

LADY HIGH GUN was CHRISTINE ATKINSON, well shot Christine. JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who shot a good 74, and WINNERS of the MEMBERS CLASSES, were PETER ROWE 81, PETER COCKERELL 82 and DAVID PARRY 74. "Good shooting" to all the above winners.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.

100 CPSA REG. ALL SHOOTERS WELCOME.

We look forward to seeing you all

10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm

Michelle.


Gatton Bottom 26th March 2017
Score Card

We all enjoyed a lovely spring day at "GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND" on MOTHERING SUNDAY. Everyone seemed to remember the clocks went forward one hour, and we had lots of early arrivals for breakfast!.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot a brilliant 99/100. Anyone who shot our shoot today, will know what an amazing score this was. Well shot George!.

RICHARD KING also shot a very good 97, followed by JAMIE BRIGHTMAN 95. Good shooting to you both.

Another shooter to note was the winner of A CLASS, young BRADLEY BALLENTYNE who shot an excellent 94 and took home 100. SECOND in A CLASS was RICHARD SHEPPARD who shot 90, followed by GARRY ROLLS and JAMES MURRAY who both shot 88.

ANDY ANDERSON won B CLASS on 86, and wins 100. SECOND in B CLASS came R. NABNEY 84 followed by DAVID SCALES 82.

C CLASS winner (100) was C. YOUNG, followed by D. YATES (50), having shot 80, followed by CHRIS SMITH and REECE DUNNE who both shot 79.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot an excellent 84. Good shooting Billy.

LADY HIGH GUN was S. OSBORNE (Maiden name CRIPPS), who shot a very good 79. Well shot Susan, it was good to see both yourself and your Dad today after 20 years!.

As you can see, I am still organising the shoot entries every Sunday Susan, time has stood still for us both

Winners of the MEMBERS CLASSES were as follows:-

A MEMBERS
JASON PARSONS 83
CHRIS MUGGERIDGE 83

B MEMBERS
PETER COCKERELL 75

C MEMBERS
GRAHAM SHRUBB 60

NEXT WEEK:- ***COURT FARM, CHALDON, SURREY***

100 SPORTING. As always, good cash prizes in all classes, AA, A, B, C, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES. We hope to see you all again next week.

FARMING NEWS:- It has all begun!. We are spraying, fertilising, and preparing for spring drilling. We have just purchased a new power harrow and a new set of discs. This may seem very boring to most people, but it makes us very happy!. The Oilseed Rape has grown so high; The rate of growth in the last two weeks is amazing.

CARTRIDGES:-

We still have a small stock left at pre increased prices.

Email Horne-cpc@ tinyworld.co.uk with any specific orders.

Wishing everyone a good week.

Michelle


Court Farm 19th March 2017

SHOOTERS OF THE DAY" were GEORGE DIGWEED MBE 98/100, and JAMES ATTWOOD 97/100.

This was brilliant shooting. The shoot was designed for a High Gun of 94/95, but the strong wind at the top of the course made this a very tricky shoot. Well shot George and James!. In third place came HENRY ARNOLD who shot a very good 94. George won 100, James won 50 and Henry won 25.

In A CLASS, MATT ROSE shot an excellent 92 and won 100, in SECOND PLACE came T. HOLDEN who shot 87 and won 50. In third place T. MONK shot 85.

B CLASS WINNER was ALLAN RICHARDS who shot an excellent 91 and won 100.

In second place came ANDY ANDERSON and BEN KHOR on a very good 87 and shared second prize.

GARY HUME shot an excellent 80 in C CLASS and won 100, second place was shared between JOHN ELLIOTT and RICHARD LAWRENSON who both shot a very good 79.

LADY HIGH GUN was JO WATSON-HOPKINSON 75. Well shot Jo.

Young BILLY GREENWOOD won JUNIOR HIGH GUN with a very good 82, well shot Billy.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, CHRIS MUGGERIDGE won A CLASS with a very good 86.

JOHN CHAFFE won B MEMBERS with 84, and DAVE PARRY won C CLASS with a good 76. Well done Members!.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP. If members are leading overall in their relevant classified classes they can still win the open to take the class money. Therefore, members can win their members class or the open class on a non registered shoot.

When it is registered, members opt for either the Members or CPSA class, and if they choose members they can still win a prize in the members class.

Plus members pay 7 less, unless they want to shoot registered competition.

When buying cartridges, members will be charged the 1,000 rate pro rata, even if they are only buying 250. This makes cartridges a lot more affordable as it spreads the costs by buying the cartridges to help with cash flow. ...MEMBERSHIP 59 per year.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND

100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND IN EACH CLASS AA, A, B, C

PLUS LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.

CARTRIDGES:- FIOCCHI ....We have a limited stock of pre increased prices.

I have also ordered some more HULL in for all the dedicated HULL shooters.

Any specific orders please email horne-cpc@tinyworld.co.uk and make the email FAO MICHELLE.

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Gatton Bottom 12th March 2017

We all had a good day at "GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND" today. There were several exceptional shooters.

Hence, I gave it some thought, and I could not could not simply choose one person!. Therefore, "SHOOTERS OF THE DAY" were as follows:-

BRADLEY BALLANTYNE, JAMES ATTWOOD, and also HENRY ARNOLD who all shot an excellent 97/100 over a tricky course.

Other shooters to note, were S. COLLINS, STEVEN NUNN, LEWIS YOUNG, and Lady shooter LIZ SALMON.

In AA CLASS JAMES ATTWOOD and HENRY ARNOLD both shot 97 and shared 150, and only one clay behind was RICKY DRAPER on 96. Well shot to you all. Also, I just want to say what an honest man Ricky Draper is. Ricky was actually heard telling one of the scorers on Stand 6 that he had missed a clay that had been judged as a kill. I really admire your honesty Ricky, this is a credit to you as a person and as a clay shooter.

In A CLASS BRADLEY BALLANTYNE shot 97, and took home 100 ; Well shot Bradley. In SECOND PLACE was PAUL GILLETT on 93 who won 50, followed by L. STEED 92.

B CLASS WINNERS were S. COLLINS and STEVEN NUNN who both shot 86/100 and shared 150. In third place came STEVE DODD 84.

LIZ SALMON shot an excellent 82, and won 100 in C CLASS.

In SECOND PLACE came REECE DUNNE and STEPHEN SIMPSON who both shot 81 and shared second prize.

LEWIS YOUNG shot a brilliant 86 in the JUNIOR CLASS, and another young shooter to mention is JAMES STOCKER who shot a good 81.

NORMA CURTIS won the LADIES CLASS with a good 76, and the VETERANS CLASS was won by PHIL GUNNS who shot 85. Winners of the MEMBERS CLASSES were GLYN HENLEY and ROB STEVENS.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at COURT FARM, and Steven will be designing another interesting shoot for you.

100 OPEN SPORTING. STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm.

CARTRIDGES:-
Please remember to order your cartridges prior to the weekend if you have any special requests. We have a full range of cartridges which we are holding at pre increased prices.

We have been busy on the farm. Fencing, fertilising and other preparation work. Let us hope that we all enjoy a dry week with plenty of sunshine.

Michelle.


Court Farm 5th March 2017

It was typical English weather today; Wet, sunny, cold, windy, in fact everything in one day!. Steven and I are sincerely grateful to all the shooters who braved the weather and came out to support us.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who shot a brilliant 95/100 over a testing course. Only one clay behind was KEVIN LILLEYWHITE who also shot an excellent 94.

Winner of A CLASS was A.C.SMITH who shot a very good 89; Well shot Adrian. You have won 100 to spend on that new baby!. Runner up in A CLASS was KENNY WRIGHT on 86; Well shot Kenny.

Winner of B CLASS was W. MARK who shot 87. Runner up in B CLASS was ANDY ANDERSON who shot 83. Good shooting.

WINNER of C CLASS was JIM IRWIN who shot 79, and only one clay behind was DAVID PARRY. Well shot to you both.

Winner of LADY HIGH GUN was CHRISTINE ATKINSON on 75.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, the winners were PETER ROWE, JOHN CHAFFE and ALAN WIBDEN.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND 100 CPSA REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA, A, B, C. Plus LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES. All shooters welcome.

This weather is hindering all the spring work that needs to be done on the farm. We are waiting patiently to start fertilising all the arable crops. There is also spring drilling and acres of spraying to do, as soon as the sodden land dries out.

Unfortunately, the weather is not looking good for farmers for the rest of the week.

We hope to see you all next Sunday. Until then, I wish you a happy and healthy week.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 26th February 2017

We all enjoyed a dry FEBRUARY day, with several periods of sunshine at "Gatton Bottom" today. "SHOOTER OF THE DAY"was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE", who shot an excellent 96/100 in AA and won 100. George only dropped a couple of targets on Stand 5, and two on Stand 8. The course was testing and 96 was a very good score, well shot George.

Second in AA, was STEVE CLARK who shot a very good 95 and won 50, followed by TOM TURNER 93 ;Good shooting Steve and Tom.

In A CLASS, L.STEED shot an excellent 91 and won 100. In second place came A. HIGGS and S. HOPPER who both shot a very good 87 and will share second prize.

WINNER OF B CLASS, was BENJAMIN KHOR, who shot an excellent 91 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE came S. COLLINS who shot 87 and won 50. In third place came ANDY ANDERSON who shot 82.

C CLASS winner was GRANT ROVERY who shot an excellent 82, and won 100. In SECOND PLACE came TIM SPRAKES 80 who is now 50 richer!. In third place came D. YATES 75.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was A. MULLINS who shot an excellent 81.

LADY HIGH GUN was top young lady shooter, AMY EASEMAN, who shot 78. Amy won "Young Shot Of The Year 2017". Such a lovely, polite young shooter with a great future.

In the VETERANS CLASS BOB BECKMAN, PHIL GUNNS and KEITH WELLS all shot an excellent 84.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, A was won by NEIL McGRATH 82, B CLASS PETER COCKERELL 77 and C CLASS PHIL STOCKER 73. Good shooting to you all.

NEXT WEEK:- COURT FARM, CHALDON. 100 OPEN SPORTING.

We look forward to seeing you all. GOOD CASH PRIZES, BREAKFAST, TARGETS AND COMPANY GUARANTEED!.

CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE AT CASH AND CARRY PRICES.

Contact ... MICHELLE


"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was MATT ROSE who shot a brilliant 97/100.

Digweed score card

Well shot Matt.

RUNNER UP was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN 96, followed by ALEX COBB 95.

It was good to see George Digweed back on the clay shooting scene after a busy game season. George shot a good 94 and Charlie Clarke also shot a good 94.

In A CLASS RICHARD DEAKIN shot an excellent 94, followed by MARK CRICKETT 93, A. HIGGS and PAUL CORNWELL both shot 91.

B CLASS winner was W. MARK who shot a very good 91, followed by CLAUDIO who was only one clay behind having shot a very good 90, then PHIL NEGUS and RAY FISHER both came joint third with 87.

In C CLASS, KEVIN GREENWOOD shot a very good 82 to win his class, followed by JOHN ELLIOTT 77, and in joint third BEN PECK and PHIL TANSLEY both shot 73.

LADY HIGH GUN, was SIAN HOSKINS who shot an excellent 83. Well shot Sian!.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN, was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot an excellent 84. Good shooting Billy.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, PETER ROWE won A MEMBER with a very good 87.

B MEMBERS winner was JOHN CHAFFE who shot a very good 82.

C MEMBERS was won by GRAHAM SHRUBB and DAVID BARRY who both shot a very good 74.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at GATTON BOTTOM (SUNDAY 26/2/17)
We look forward to seeing you all.
Shoot starts 10.00 am Last Entries 3.00 pm.

CARTRIDGES:-
Best price promise!
You will all be aware that cartridge prices have gone up in price due to the economic climate, mainly Lead prices and the cost of the cartridge components. HOWEVER, we will always try our utmost to keep our cartridges at the most competitive prices for our loyal shooters.

If any shooters wish to buy in larger quantities, then further discounts are available.For example shooting clubs, or the more regular high cartridge users.

Wishing you all a good week,

Michelle


Court Farm 5th February 2017

Although it was an extremely cold day, we were blessed with dry weather all day at "COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND".

After a week of heavy rain, many shooters were feeling pleased to enjoy the fresh air and meet up with all their shooting friends.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY"was "HUW STEVENS" who shot a brilliant 96/100 over a testing course. Huw straighted stands 1 and 7 which were the hardest stands on the day. Huw wins 100. In SECOND PLACE came JOHN TURK who shot a very good 93 and collects 50.

Shooters to note were MIKE LEE and L. HAYTER who both shot a good 91.

In A CLASS "DAN VALLIS" shot a brilliant 95. Dan straighted Stand 7 and only dropped one clay on Stand 1. Well shot Dan, you have won 100. Two shooters shared second place PAUL CORNWELL and MARK CRICKETT who both shot a very good 89.

In B CLASS, " ANDY ANDERSON" and "MARK HOLLOWAY" both shot a very good 87, and in third place came C. LYES with a good 84.

In C CLASS," N. COAR" shot an excellent 87, and took home the 100 first prize in his class. In SECOND PLACE, came C. YOUNG with a good 81, followed by LIZ SALMON and R. LAWRENSON who both shot a good 76.

CHAMPION LADY SHOOTER "CHERYL HALL" won the LADIES class with an excellent 89. Also lady shooter to note, was KAREN KNIGHTLEY who scored her personal best. Well shot Karen.

Winner of the VETERANS class was "MELV AUSTIN" who shot 83.

Winners of the MEMBERS CLASSES were PETER ROWE, ROB STEVENS, PETER COCKERELL, and JOHN CHAFFE.

A big thank you to everyone who supported our shoot today.

As I always say, your support is always sincerely appreciated. Our lovely scorers and caterer, together with the rest of the team do our best to make your Sundays enjoyable, and all the lovely feedback means so much to Steven and I. Thank you

We look forward to seeing you at the next shoot.

Michelle.


Gatton Bottom 29th January 2017

We were extremely lucky with the weather today at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. The rain more or less held off until after 2.00 pm.

In AA, JEFF RUSSELL shot an excellent 94 and won 100. Two shooters shared SECOND PLACE JAMES BRADLEY DAY and GLEN SPALDING who were only one clay behind having shot a very good 93.

In A CLASS JAMES MURRAY shot an excellent 94 and won 100.

In SECOND PLACE came MARK CRICKETT on 92 followed by S.HOPPER 90.

DAVID SCALES shot an excellent 87 to win B CLASS and won 100.

In SECOND PLACE came R. NABNEY 86, followed by CHRIS LYES and ANDY ANDERSON who both shot 82.

C CLASS winner was RICHARD LAWRENSON who shot an excellent 83, followed by young AMY HEDGECOCK (WHO IS ONLY 12 YEARS OF AGE!). Amy shot 81 and took home 50. Wonderful shooting Amy, I was so proud of you!. Shooters to note were also MARK ASHDOWN and TIM SPRAKES who both shot 78.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was AMY's brother who shot a brilliant 89 and took home 40. Both sister and brother are both such nice polite young people too; Well done to you both and you are a credit to your parents.

PHIL GUNNS was the winner of the VETERANS CLASS today with an excellent 91. Well shot PHIL.

LADY HIGH GUN was NORMA CURTIS who shot a very good 81. Good shooting Norma.

Winners in the members classes was PHIL STOCKER 83, JASON PARSONS 78, and STEVE TODD 78. Well shot to you all.

NEXT WEEK we are at COURT FARM, CHALDON. 100 SPORTING.

Good cash prizes in all classes. AA, A, B, C, LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERANS CLASSES.

We hope to see you all next Sunday.


Gatton Bottom 22nd January 2017

We all enjoyed a gorgeous winters day. Yes, it was very cold, but there was no wind chill and the sun shone all day.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was STEVE CLARK who shot an excellent 95, followed by RICHARD KING 94 and LOUIS MONDESIR 91. Other shooters to note were STEVE GURR 87 and CHARLIE CLARK 87. Good shooting to you all.

In A CLASS, DEAN BRIEN shot an excellent 93, followed by MATT ROSE 92 and JAMES MURRAY 89.

In B CLASS ALAN RICHARDS and ANDY ANDERSON both shot an excellent 84, followed by MICK HERRICK and R. FISHER who both shot 83.

In C CLASS W. MARK shot an excellent 84, followed by ROBERT QUINCEY who shot a good 80 and in third place JOHN ELLIOT 78.

LADY HIGH GUN was SARAH WHITE 82. Well shot Sarah, it was not an easy course day. It was lovely to meet one of your pupils, she really did shoot so well in her first competition; A credit to her teacher!.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who shot a very good 80. Well shot James.

A MEMBERS was won by GLYN HENLY 82, B MEMBERS C. LYES who shot a very good 83, and SOPHIE BROOKWELL won the C MEMBERS with 77.

NEXT WEEK:- We are back at GATTON BOTTOM. Steven is already designing another good shoot for you all.

START TIME, as usual 10.00 am.

100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REG. ALL SHOOTERS WELCOME. A FULL RANGE OF FIOCCHI and HULL always available. Keep warm!

Michelle


Court Farm 15th January 2017

The weather forecast was rain all day, and for once it was unfortunately right!.

We would like to say a sincerely very big thank you, to everyone who braved the weather to support us. The scorers are amazing; They were all still smiling at the end of the day. (Angels!)

Steve Clark won AA Class with 93,(100). Huw Stephens was only one clay behind on 92.(50).Good shooting to you both.

Winner of A Class was Mark Cricket on 90,(100) and in second place was Sean Hopper 88 (50).

Winner of B Class was Andy Anderson 82, (100),and in second place was Mark Holloway on 79 (50).

Bradley Tucknott shot a high 83 to win C Class, (100), and Tim SPRAKES came second with 81. (50).

In the Veterans Class Jeff Dix shot a very good 86 to win his class; Well shot Jeff.(60).

Winners of the Members Classes were John CHAFFE who shot 82. Paul Kennedy and Rob Stevens.( Cartridges)

Good shooting to all the above winners and thank you to everyone again for your valued support and friendship.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. 100 ENGLISH SPORTING. www.clayandcountry.com. Please don't forget to log onto our www.clayandcountry.com website ,then click onto Facebook and LIKE our page for the latest news from each and every shoot.

Next Sunday we are looking forward to another shoot with better weather!.

Hoping that you all have a good week..


Gatton Bottom 8th January 2017

"SHOOTERS OF THE DAY" were JAMIE BRIGHTMAN and ALEX COBB who both shot an excellent 97/100. Both were FIRST IN AA and HIGH GUN. Joint third was NICK CARTER and JAMES BRADLEY DAY who both shot 95/100. JAMIE dropped his three targets on Stand 2,4 and 8. ALEX dropped one clay on Stand 6 and two clays on Stand 12.

In A CLASS, A. HIGGS shot an excellent 93 and won 100, and PAUL CURTIS came second having shot a very good 91 and therefore picked up 50. In third place came DAVID ROSS, having shot a good 90 with his Perazzi side by side. Well shot David, does that mean that I have won some sea-bass?!.

Winner of B CLASS was H. McDONGALL on an excellent 92. Mr. McDONGALL has only recently joined the CPSA, and I don't think that it will be long before you are a AA shooter, well shot. In second place was CHRIS LYES, who also shot an excellent 89, well done Chris. In third place came DAVID SCALES, JOHN CAMPBELL, ANDY ANDERSON, M. GREEN, P. KENNARD, who all shot a good 87.

BRADLEY TUCKNOTT who recently joined the CPSA shot an amazing 91 and won 100 in C CLASS, I think you will soon be a good AA shooter Bradley, well shot. Only one clay behind, TIM SPRAKES shot an excellent 90 and won 50, and in third place came N.COAR on 88.

VETERANS CLASS:-
PHIL GUNNS shot a brilliant 90 to win the Veterans Class. Great shooting PHIL.

LADIES CLASS:-
Another SHOOTER OF THE DAY, was top LADY SHOOTER, CHERYL HALL. CHERYL shot a brilliant 96, which was only one clay behind the overall High Gun. Cheryl dropped two clays on Stand 6, one clay on Stand 9 and one clay on Stand 12. NORMA CURTIS came second, having shot a very good 82.

CEYLA ISMET, shot a brilliant 81. This was Ceyla's first competition as a lady shooter. It was also her top score at a registered shoot.

JUNIOR CLASS:-D.BODY shot a very good 82, and only one clay behind was JUSTIN KNOX 81.

IN THE MEMBERS CLASSES, WINNERS were GLYNN HENLEY 87, ROB STEVENS 77, ROY EVE and KEVIN FORD 72. Well shot to you all.

I would like to thank everyone for your continued support and all the good feedback. Steven is already putting pen to paper to design you another enjoyable shoot, which is next Sunday at "COURT FARM".... Any new shooters, please log onto www.clayandcountry.com for directions to the shooting ground.

So many people seem to be suffering from colds, flu, chest infections. To all the shooters who have unfortunately been unwell over Christmas and the New Year, we wish you a speedy recovery. The hospitals are having great difficulty coping with the extra patients which are having breathing difficulties due to the persistent cough etc that seems to be prevalent.

Please don't forget that our cartridges are always keenly priced. Why travel, when you can get your shooting and cartridges door to door!.

We are thinking about purchasing some more HORNE CLAY PIGEON CAPS, please let me know if you would like one.

Have a great week, and we hope to see you soon.

Michelle


Court Farm 2nd January 2017

We were all blessed with a lovely winters day at "Court Farm Shooting Ground".

The sun shone all day, which helped to keep the temperature up for both shooters and the scorers. I would just like to thank all the scorers for their help on a chilly Bank Holiday Monday. We are so lucky to have our scorers who are all lovely people and they are always still smiling at the end of the day, even though they may be freezing cold. I really appreciate your help. Alan and Adrian also do a brilliant job.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and for all the good feedback about the targets today. The course was pleasantly tricky; They were all there to be shot, but concentration was needed to get a higher score.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was TONY COULSTOCK who shot an excellent 93/100. Well shot Tony, 100 is waiting for you to collect!. In SECOND PLACE came JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who has recently swopped guns, Jamie shot a very respectable 91 and won 50. In THIRD PLACE came KELLY CHILDS on a good 89.

WINNER OF A CLASS was JOE CLARKE, who shot a very good 87 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE was PETER BUTLER on a good 86, (50) followed by SAV DIMARIA and RICHARD DEAKIN who both shot 83.

B CLASS WINNER was MARK HOLLOWAY who shot a very good 84 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE, GEORGE HALLOUMAS shot a good 83 and won 50.

In C CLASS N. COAR shot an excellent 82 and won 100. Two shooters shared second place, G. LEWIS and N. GOODEN who both shot a good 81.

Winner of the VETERANS CLASS was PHIL ELLIOTT who shot a very good 82. Only one target behind came KEITH WELLS on 81.

LADY HIGH GUN was JOE WATSON-HOPKINSON who shot a 75. Well shot Joe!.

JUSTIN KNOX won the JUNIOR HIGH GUN, having shot 78. Excellent shooting Justin.

WINNERS OF THE MEMBERS CLASSES were (A) GLYNN HENLEY 79, (B) ROB STEVENS 74, and in (C) ALAN WIBDEN 78. Well shot to you all.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, VETERANS AND JUNIOR CLASSES. PLUS OTHER PRIZES TO THIRD PLACE. PLUS MEMBERS CLASSES/PRIZES. Steven is already working on another good shoot for you all.

We hope that you all have a good week. There is nothing to report on the farming side. Spring drilling is the next job, but until then we have to keep off the wet arable land, and we are hoping for lots of cold, dry days like today.

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Michelle


Gatton Bottom 27th December 2016

The last shoot of the year was blessed with a very pleasant dry and sunny day, although it has to be said it was definitely on the chilly side!.

HIGH GUN of the day was JOHN BIDWELL, from Suffolk near the beautiful area of Southwold. John shot a brilliant 96/100 over a testing course and took home 100.

SECOND IN AA, was TONY COULSTOCK who shot an excellent 92 over a testing course and won 50.

In A CLASS J. WHITE , also from Suffolk, shot an excellent 91 and won 100, and A. ENGLISH came SECOND with a very good 88 and won 50.

M. HOLLOWAY shot a very good 86 and won 100 in B CLASS, and COLIN BURROWS came second with 84 and won 50.

WINNER of the C CLASS was B. TUCKNOTT who shot a very good 82 (Winning 100), followed by GLEN LEWIS on 75, (Winning 50).

R. TAYLOR won the VETERANS CLASS with. 79/100 and was in the money, as was NORMA CURTIS who won LADY HIGH GUN having shot 71.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was 16 year old BILLY GREENWOOD who shot a very good 80 and took home the money!. Good shooting Billy.

A MEMBERS was won by GLYN HENLEY, B MEMBERS was won by PETER COCKERELL and C MEMBERS winner was JOHN CHAFFE.

NEXT WEEK, WE ARE SHOOTING ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2/1/17 AT COURT FARM.

100 CPSA REGISTERED 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

We hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas, and we would like to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR (2017)

Michelle & Steven


Court Farm 18th December 2016

It was a rather foggy start to the day at COURT FARM, however luckily it didn't affect the targets. There was some good shooting throughout the classes.

In AA CLASS PAUL WOODLEY shot an excellent 93, and tied for first place with HENRY CAREY. Paul handed his prize down and therefore Henry won the class and picks up 100. Well shot Henry, very good shooting. NICK CARTER was only one clay behind on 92, followed by BEN THORROLD on 91.

In A CLASS BARRY MANN shot an excellent 93 to win 100 in his CLASS. JAYMIE SOLE shot a very good 87 to pick up second prize, followed by A. HIGGS and DANNY KENT who both shot 86.

B CLASS WINNER was ANDY ANDERSON who shot a very good 85 and won 100. Well shot Andy.In SECOND PLACE was D. SCALES 83 and G. GRIFFITH 83.

In C CLASS LIZ SALMON shot a very good 80 and won 100; Well shot LIZ. In SECOND PLACE came BRADLEY TUCKNOTT on 78, followed by G. LEWIS 76.

Joint WINNERS OF THE VETERANS CLASS were E. TAYLOR and MELV AUSTIN who both shot a good 84.

LADY HIGH GUN was NORMA CURTIS who shot an excellent 86; Well shot NORMA.

WINNER OF THE JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who shot an excellent 79.

Winners of our members classes are( A ) CLASS DANIEL MUSTAFA, (B)CLASS ROB STEVENS and PETER COCKERELL , and (C) MEMBER JOHN CHAFFE.

NEXT WEEK:-
GATTON BOTTOM TUESDAY 27th DECEMBER. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER GOOD CASH PRIZES, PLUS WINE, CHOCOLATES AND OTHER FESTIVE PRIZES.

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Lastly, we would like to wish everyone a "VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS", and we hope to see you on the 27th DECEMBER (The last shoot before 2017)! A sincere thank you to all our loyal shooters, you make our Sundays fun and worthwhile. Michelle & Steven & Brian.


Gatton Bottom 11th December 2016

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was CHERYL HALL who shot a fabulous 98/100. Anyone who shot our shoot today, will realise what a brilliant score this was.Steve told me in the morning that he had set the shoot up for a 94 or 95, well shot Cheryl.(I am so pleased for you). RICHARD KING was second in AA, having shot a very, very good 95. Shooters to note were H. STEPHENS 94 and A. ISMET 93.

In A CLASS P.HEYDEN shot an excellent 92/100 and took home 100, and in second place was CHRIS MORGAN and JAMES MURRAY who both shot an excellent 91. Shooters to note were B. BALLYNTYNE and JOHN ELLISON who both shot 89.

In B CLASS, ANDY ANDERSON shot an excellent 89 and won 100. Well shot Andy!. M. DANIEL came second and won 50 having shot a good 86.

D HASSAN shot a very, very good 83 and won C CLASS having shot 83; Well shot. JOHN SHEA came second in C CLASS with a good 81, and John won 50.

LADY HIGH was HELEN McKENNER who shot a very good 82. HELEN's friend CHERYL HALL chose to go in the OPEN CLASS; I encouragingly told Cheryl that she must now win overall HIGH GUN, and she did not disappoint me!!. The two ladies both won their classes!.

JAMES STOCKER won JUNIOR HIGH GUN with a good 82, well done James, I told you that you had shot well.

VETERANS CLASS WINNER was PHIL GUNS who shot an excellent 90, well done PHIL.

Winners in the MEMBERS CLASSES was DANIEL MUSTAFA 84, and ROY EVE 71. Well done to you both.

I am sorry about the delayed report tonight, I expect that you thought that I had gone on strike !

"NEXT WEEK" we are shooting at "COURT FARM". We have lots of money and prizes to give away!.This is the last shoot before CHRISTMAS, therefore we hope to see all our regular and new shooters for a festive get together.

Until then, have a good week.....


Court Farm 4th December 2016

We were blessed with wonderful weather at "COURT FARM" today.Not a breath of wind in the morning, and it was bright sunshine all day.

The sun was low in the afternoon, but everyone agreed that we would all much prefer to have a low sun than the wet stuff!.

I want to thank Adrian and Alan for all their help in making the event run like clockwork again. Teamwork is how the race is won, and we never forget what a brilliant team we have. "SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was ROSS STRAKER who took home 100, having shot a brilliant 96/100, and this was when the sun was at it's most troublesome in the afternoon. ROSS, who has only shot his new Zoli Gun twice before, really did his sponsors proud with this excellent win today. This HIGH score was a good advert for Zoli. SECOND PLACE in AA came KEVIN LILLYWHITE who shot 88 and won 50.

A CLASS WINNER was C. SCASE who shot an excellent 92, and came second overall on the day; Well shot Clive you are 100 richer.In SECOND PLACE came PAUL CORNWELL who took home 50, having shot a very good 89. Well shot Paul.

B CLASS WINNER was A. CORBYN who shot a very good 84 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE was SIMON GROOMBRIDGE who shot a good 81. Well shot Simon, I have 50 waiting for you to collect!.

In C CLASS, RICHARD LAWRENSON shot a very good 78/100 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE, came MARK ASHDOWN and G.LEWIS who both shot a good 76.

LADY HIGH GUN was CLAIRE GOMM who shot 64/100 and won 40 ; Well done Claire, I am really pleased for you.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN, was JUSTIN KNOX who shot 73/100. Well shot JUSTIN.

WINNER OF THE VETERANS CLASS was JIM INGLIS who shot 78/100 and won 40. Well shot JIM.

We added " Members "classes to the prizes today, and DANYAL MUSTAFA won A MEMBERS and ALAN WHIBDEN won C MEMBERS. Scores were 79 and 70 respectively.

Thank you to all the shooters who supported us today.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 CPSA REG 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND in AA, A, B, C plus prizes for LADIES, JUNIORS AND VETERANS. **We are also giving out additional prizes for our members again**

FARMING!
All the crops are thankfully looking well at the moment; The crops like these cold, sunny days, just as much as we do. I am glad to note that all the rape has pulled through, even though it was drilled in drought conditions. We feel very grateful because many farms in KENT have had to pull their rape crops up and redrill.

The tractors and machinery have all been pressure washed and "put to bed" for the winter.

NEW OFFICES/WORKSHOPS TO LET:-
Brand new, HIGH specifications, with their own private facilities. These units are available to rent now. Suitable for either large or small businesses. From 650 to 2,000 square feet. TEL:- 07711332097 for further details.

CARTRIDGES.... Please email Horne-cpc@tinyworld.co.uk for any specific orders. We stock a full range of FIOCCHI, GAMEBORE, HULL etc. Lead has gone up, therefore perhaps ask your loved ones or "Father Christmas" for an early present.

MEMBERSHIP...... 59 per annum from the time of joining. Benefits include reduced rate shooting, reduced rate cartridges, Prizes in MEMBERS classes, and help with new and renewal of shotgun license applications.

Wishing you all a good week, and we promise you another welcoming shoot next Sunday!

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 27th November 2016

here were lots of happy faces at GATTON BOTTOM today, with some excellent shooting from shooters which were new to our ground as well as our more regular shooters. It was good to see the two Kevin's back, after having a break from clay pigeon shooting.

SHOOTERS OF THE DAY (HIGH GUN) were N. BERRY from Paris (And lives in California), and RICHARD KING. BOTH SHOT A BRILLIANT 96/100. Other shooters to mention in AA CLASS were JEFF RUSSELL 94 and A. HIGGS 94. STUART F. CLARKE also shot a very good 93.

In A CLASS, MARK RIDPATH shot an excellent 91/100 and won 100. J. CLARKE shot a very good 90, and won 50.

Another shooter to note in A CLASS was GARRY ROLLS who shot a very good score of 89.

In B CLASS, MATT GREEN and DANNY KENT both shot a very good 88 and won 75 each. Another shooter to note was SIMON GROOMBRIDGE who shot a very respectable 85.

C CLASS winners were EGIS and ALEX DALGLEISH who shot a very, very good 85/100 and won 75 each. Good shooting to you both.

WINNER OF THE VETERANS CLASS was PHIL GUNNS who shot a good 85, and LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot a good 78, SARAH BALDOCK shot a respectable 70. JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who shot a fabulous 84, well shot James, that was good shooting.

We would like to thank you all for your support. A big thank you to everyone who makes our shoot possible; Without your loyalty the event would not be possible.

NEXT WEEK:- COURT FARM, CHALDON. **100 CPSA REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C **plus other good cash prizes. LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES. **SPECIAL HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB MEMBERS PRIZE**

We look forward to seeing you all.

Keep warm, I hear a rumour that it might be a bit chilly tomorrow!. Richard our farmworker has got the right idea, he has gone to Cambodia for three months!!. But it cannot be much fun, sunbathing on Christmas Day?!. Umm; Let me think about that for a minute .....

Michelle.


Gatton Bottom 20th November 2016

Having read for two days about the Met Office Amber weather warning of Storm Angus throwing 80mph plus winds and heavy rain at us, and that we should batten down the hatches, stay indoors and keep safe, I was wondering if we were slightly mad not cancelling the shoot!. However, after closely watching the latest forecast last night, we decided that by the time the shoot started at 10.00 am that the shoot could go ahead safely and that we would all be ok.

And thankfully, by the time we had finished setting up the shoot, lit the boiler and heated the grills up in the catering van, the rain and wind had all disappeared. And a very, very big thank you to the shooters that came to the shoot and supported us. We were sincerely so very grateful to you all for coming to see us and for all the positive feedback; It always means so much to us all. We had shooters that had travelled from Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Kent, Hampshire etc.

We saw three shooters taking first in AA and HIGH GUN. MICHAEL HIBBERT, R. DRAPER and H. STEPHENS who all shot a very good 93. This was an excellent shooting, and all three shooters won 50 each.

In A CLASS H. OTKAY shot an excellent 89 and won 100.In SECOND PLACE was TOM McGREGOR who scored a very good 88 and won 50.

FIRST in B CLASS was CHRIS MORGAN who shot an excellent 87, and won himself 100. In SECOND PLACE was SIMON GROOMBRIDGE who shot a very good 84 and won 50; Well shot Chris and Simon.

ALEC DALGLEISH shot an excellent 85, and won 100 FIRST PRIZE in C CLASS.JAMES BALL came SECOND in C CLASS and won 50 having shot a good 78.

We had two JUNIORS sharing JUNIOR HIGH GUN BILLY GREENWOOD and JUSTIN KNOX who both shot a good 77 over a testing course.

M. AUSTIN won the VETERANS CLASS with a good 84.

LADY SHOOTER OF THE DAY was SIAN HOSKINS who shot an excellent 80, and runner up on another very good score was LIZ SALMON who shot 77.

NEXT WEEK:- We are back at GATTON BOTTOM for another 100 CPSA REGISTERED SHOOT. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C and 50 SECOND FOR AA, A, B, C

Please keep safe, and we look forward to seeing you all again next week. I have asked for a warm, sunny day!!. We have a new delivery of FIOCCHI so please email me your orders. Also, GAMEBORE, HULL all available on the day. We also have a good range of new GAME CARTRIDGES in stock at very competitive cash and carry prices!.

Michelle


13th November 2016 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Please note that we do not hold a shoot on REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY I.e. NO SHOOT TOMORROW. Having visited The Somme three times, we were so moved by the whole area and what it represents, that we decided not to hold a clay shoot on the 13/11. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you all the following Sunday at GATTON BOTTOM. We are having a rare Sunday lunch instead!.


Court Farm 6th November 2016

The day started sunny and a little on the chilly side at "COURT FARM", however the afternoon was very, very cold. The shoot proved to be very testing for some shooters due to the cold weather and a northerly wind.

*SHOOTERS OF THE DAY* was MARK RIDPATH who shot 89/100 and was the highest scoring shooter of the day. Well shot Mark.

In AA, DAVID TAGG shot 87 and won 100. Second in AA was BEN THORROLD from East Anglia who shot 83.

WINNER OF A CLASS was MARK RIDPATH who shot 89 and won 100. Two shooters shot 83 and shared SECOND PLACE, M. LEWIS and RICHARD DEAKIN. Good shooting in the cold!.

ANDY ANDERSON and A. CORBYN both shot a very good 82 and shared first PRIZE in B CLASS. You have won 70 each.

WINNER OF C CLASS was BEN MARSH having shot a very good 81 and is now 100 richer!. In SECOND PLACE came S. COLLINS who shot a good 78.

WINNER OF THE VETERANS CLASS was JIM LAMB, who shot a very good 85.

WINNER OF JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who scored 63. And LADY HIGH GUN was J. WATSON - HOPKINSON who shot 55.

I hope that you have all thawed out; It was by far the coldest day since last winter!.

NEXT WEEK is "REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY" therefore there is no shooting as a mark of respect. However the following week 20/11/16 is GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND, REIGATE. We look forward to seeing you all.

Take care,

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 30th October 2016

SHOOTER OF THE DAY was JEFF RUSSELL who shot a brilliant 99/100 and took home 100. Jeff only missed the rabbit on Stand 1. Well shot Jeff!.

Runner up was AARON HARVEY who shot a very good 96 and won 50,and third place in AA was DANNY SMITH with a good 92.

WINNER OF A CLASS was BARRY MANN who shot a very good 94. BARRY won 100. MARK RIDPATH and JAYMIE SOLE shared SECOND PLACE having shot a good 92.

B CLASS was won by one of our club members GLYN HENLEY who shot an excellent 90 and is now 100 richer. In SECOND PLACE came ALLAN RICHARDS on 89 and five shooters tied for THIRD PLACE, A. HAWKINS, A. WHITE, DANNY KENT, PETER SQUIRES, PHIL TREEBY having all shot a respectable 84!.

WINNER OF C CLASS was ALEX DALGEISH who shot an excellent 89. You have 100 to collect Alex. In SECOND PLACE came S. COLLINS on 88 and in THIRD PLACE came KEVIN GREENWOOD 84. Good shooting to you all.

LADY HIGH GUN was NATASHA VADASZ who shot an excellent 81, runner up was K. MELLOWS who shot 76.

Young BILLY GREENWOOD shot an excellent 91/100 to win the JUNIOR CLASS; This young man is one to watch for the future!.

WINNERS In the MEMBERS CLASSES, were JASON PARSONS 88, B MEMBERS ANDY ANDERSON 88 and JOHN CHAFFE 79. All the above MEMBERS have won cartridges, well shot to you all!, excellent shooting all round.

NEXT WEEK:- COURT FARM, 100 CPSA REGISTERED, **ALL SHOOTERS ARE WELCOME ** 100 FIRST PRIZE IN AA, A, B, C plus LADIES, JUNIORS AND VETERANS CLASSES.

We look forward to seeing you all, and we thank you for all your support.

NEWS:-
GAMEBORE, HULL, EXPRESS, ELEY, have ALL increased their prices. ***PLEASE NOTE, FIOCCHI have held their prices for now***ALSO, Please note that we have a good stock of cartridges at pre-increased prices to supply our loyal customers. ** Please email me your orders to beat the price rise. All prices will be held and will be available at "COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND" next week.

When we need to order more cartridges (Except FIOCCHI), the price rise will come into effect. However, we are going to buy a large amount of excellent cartridges which will still retail to our loyal customers at 151/1,000, therefore we will still be offering an excellent cartridge at a very, very competitive price.

FARMING NEWS:-
The SURREY and KENT police seem to be taking on board the seriousness of poaching and the continuous crop damage that all the local farmer's are experiencing. We seem to be talking to the police almost daily now, and we are becoming quite famous; The police now wave to us whenever they pass us in the car!. (This is pleasing, because the farmers are all getting fed up with this anti sociable behaviour and crop damage).

Thankfully the oilseed rape is starting to look much better, having struggled with the dry autumn and constant trespass from poachers in their FWD vehicles.

Keep well; Enjoy another dry week, and of course there is "Bonfire Night". Hopefully, we will see you all again after six sleeps!

Michelle


Court Farm 23rd October 2016

We all enjoyed a fabulous day at COURT FARM. A perfect Autumn day.

"SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was STEVE CLARK who shot a brilliant 95/100 over a testing course. This was excellent shooting and Steve took home 100. In SECOND place was STUART F CLARKE who shot a very good 92 and won 40, well shot Stuart. In THIRD place was AARON HARVEY who shot 86.

A CLASS WINNER was PAUL WOODLEY 91, well shot Paul, excellent shooting. SECOND in A CLASS was TONY HOSKINS who shot 86. Tony wins 100. Well done Tony very good shooting and it was certainly a very profitable day for you and SIAN as you have won 200 between you today. We are very pleased for you both; What a husband and wife team!. Only one clay behind, MARK HUDSON having shot 85 you have won 40. And to follow, KEITH WELLS shot a very good 84.

WINNER OF B CLASS was SPENCER COLLINGWOOD who shot 85 and won 100.

In SECOND place was TONY DIMARIA 81 who won 40 and in THIRD place was KENNY WRIGHT 79.

WINNER OF the C CLASS was SIAN HOSKINS who shot 77 and won 100. I think you and Tony should go out for a nice meal tomorrow to celebrate your brilliant husband and wife win.

In SECOND PLACE was LIZ SALMON who shot 71 and took home 40, and in third place was DANNY PERKINS 66.

WINNER of the VETERANS CLASS was PETER BUTLER 86, Peter you have won 70.

BEN TEBBUTT won the JUNIOR CLASS with a very good 75 and CHRISTINE ATKINSON won the LADIES with a good 76.

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported us today. I don't know where the time goes, it will seem like five minutes until we will hopefully all meet up again at GATTON BOTTOM next Sunday.

I hope that you all have a good week.

**Please DO NOT FORGET THAT "THE CLOCKS GO BACK NEXT WEEK!." Lighter mornings but sadly darker evenings.

We are busy on the farm, blocking up gateways and digging trenches to stop ..."poachers" driving all over our newly drilled crops. We woke up in the morning to find once again four deer heads and all the guts left all over one of the footpaths. This is in just one field!.

All the farmers are absolutely fed up with this anti-social behaviour every night on their land. These evil people set their dogs on the deer and anything else that moves. They cut the wire and drive all through the fences, bolt crop all the padlocks and chains, and then drive all over the crops ruining farmers lives and income.

This is not only a barbaric way of killing animals but gives law abiding shotgun and firearm certificate holders/shooters a very bad name. The question is, how are these ... poachers getting away with having these guns and rifles, and being allowed to break into the farmer's fields every night. Even Badgers have been found with bullet holes all over their body etc etc.

"Food for thought!"


Gatton Bottom 16th October 2016

After a horrendous prediction of heavy rain all day from our pessimistic weather men on Saturday night, we were so lucky to keep dry virtually all day with even a glimpse of sunshine. Thank you!.

SHOOTER OF THE DAY & HIGH GUN was JONATHAN WARD who shot an excellent 97/100 over a tricky course. Well shot Jonathan, you have won 100. Only only one clay behind was MARK MARSHALL who shot a very good 96 and took home 60. The third highest score in AA was DAVID TAGG who shot 91.

In A CLASS CLIVE SCASE shot a very good 93, well done Clive.

In second place was MARK RIDPATH 92 and in third place was ROBERT TAYLOR who scored 88.

B CLASS WINNER was ALAN RICHARDS who shot a very good 86. SECOND in B CLASS was DANNY KENT 85, and ANTHONY HAWKINS came third with 82.

WINNER of C CLASS was JOHN CAMPBELL who shot an excellent 83. In SECOND place was KEVIN GREENWOOD 82 and in third place was SIAN HOSKINS and LIZ SALMON who both shot a very good 79. Good shooting ladies!.

LADY HIGH GUN was SOPHIE BROOKWELL who shot a very good 81. Well shot Sophie, you really are shooting very well.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was BILLY GREENWOOD 81; Good shooting.

My little friends DANIEL KAY and KAI McGRATH both shot very well too. Kai is only 9 and hit nearly 50% !!. Seeing these little people shoot so well at this very young age makes running a shoot all worthwhile ..... Fantastic!.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, A.C.SMITH shot 87 and won A CLASS. ANDY ANDERSON won B MEMBERS having shot 81, and JOHN CHAFFE won C CLASS with a good 72.

NEXT WEEK COURT FARM, CHALDON.
100 CPSA REGISTERED. We look forward to seeing you all.

Steven is already designing you an interesting shoot!.

Steven is happy that we have had heavy rain as this is good for all the recently drilled crops. At least the gardeners and farmers are happy!.

Have a good week and thank you as always for all your support.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 9th October 2016

We all enjoyed a lovely dry, autumn day at GATTON BOTTOM.

"HIGH GUN" of the day was ROSS STRAKER, who shot an excellent 96 and took home 100.

Only one clay behind in AA was ARGUN ISMET who shot an excellent 95, well shot ARGUN.

In A CLASS PAUL WOODLEY shot an excellent 92 to win his class, but kindly handed his prize money down to the next shooter. ADRIAN C. SMITH shot a very good 91 and won 100, well shot Adrian. Only one clay behind came DEAN BRIEN 90, who won 50.

B CLASS winners were A.HAWKINS and JOHN LAWN who both shot a very good 87 and shared 150. Good shooting to you both.

In C CLASS J. SHEA shot a very good 81 and won 100. In second place came LOUISE SMITH, B. BEACH and G. LEWIS who all shot 80.

WINNER OF THE VETERANS CLASS and SHOOTER OF THE DAY was DAVID ROSS who shot a brilliant 92. Well shot David, really proud of you!.

Winner of the JUNIOR CLASS was BILLY GREENWOOD 83.

LADY HIGH GUN was SOPHIE BROOKWELL who shot an excellent 83, and runners up were AMY EASEMAN and LIZ SALMON who both shot 82. Good shooting to you all.

NEXT WEEK week we are back at GATTON BOTTOM.

We look forward to seeing all our shooting friends again (NEW and OLD).

We have nearly finished drilling all the winter crops on the farm thanks to the wonderful autumn drilling weather. However, there is still lots more work to do before we can put the tractors to bed for the winter.

Is anyone a "STRICTLY COME DANCING" fan?; I absolutely adore the programme. Aren't all the dancers brilliant for week 3!

I am going to watch the results now....


Gatton Bottom 2nd October 2016

SHOOTER OF THE DAY was STUART M. CLARKE from Essex who shot an excellent 96/100 and won 100. Well shot Stuart. JOINT SECOND in AA, was GUY FRANKLIN and ROSS STRAKER who both also shot an excellent 94.

The highest score in A CLASS was PAUL WOODLEY who shot a very good 90. Paul kindly donated his 100 prize money.

D. BRIEN therefore won A CLASS with a very good 88 and won 100, and in second place was PETER BUTLER who was only one clay behind having shot 87 and won 50.

Young JUNIOR SHOOTER GEORGE GOODHEW won B CLASS with a very good 86 and took home 100. Well shot George. In second place came CHRIS MUGGERIDGE on 83. Chris won 50.

C CLASS was won on an excellent 84. J. BALL won 100. In second place came BEN BOSS on 79. Well shot Ben, you have won 50.

The VETERANS CLASS winner was JIM INGLIS who shot 81.

LADY HIGH GUN was SOPHIE BROOKWELL 71, and JAMES STOCKER won the JUNIOR HIGH GUN with a good 76.

NEXT WEEK:- We are at GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE. 100 CPSA REGISTERED. Steven is already busy with his pen and pad designing you another good shoot!. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C plus LADIES, JUNIOR and VETERANS classes.

Have a good week, and we hope to see you all again next Sunday.

Breakfast will be ready for those of you who travel from all over the country to see us!.

FIOCCHI:- I am placing a FIOCCHI order this week, and if you have any special FIOCCHI orders, please give me a ring as soon as possible so that I can add to the order.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 25th September 2016

SHOOTER OF THE DAY!
STEVE CLARKE shot 100 straight over a very testing course at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB today. Anyone who shot today's shoot will know that this was excellent shooting.

The full results of the shoot are as follows:-

In AA, STEVE CLARKE shot 100/100; and took home 100. SECOND IN AA, was ALEX COBB who shot 94 and wins 50, and in THIRD PLACE was JOHN WARD 93. Good shooting to you all!.

In A CLASS A. BRAIN shot an excellent 91, and won 100. Two other shooters shared SECOND PLACE having shot 89, JOE CLARKE and DEAN BRIEN.

In B CLASS BEN WALKER took the High Gun in his class, having shot a very good 85. We have 100 waiting for you to collect Ben!. Two shooters who were only one clay behind shared second prize, DANNY KENT and A. HAWKINS, 84/100.

In C CLASS J. BALL shot an excellent 82 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE came JOHN CAMPBELL 76 who won 50.

LADY HIGH GUN was J. WATSON-HOPKINSON who shot 66 and took home 40.

Winner of the VETERANS CLASS was BOB HAMILTON, well shot Bob!.

NEXT WEEK:- 100 CPSA REGISTERED AT COURT FARM, CHALDON.
SHOOT STARTS AT 10.00am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm.
100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C. 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C
Plus LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

Have a great week, and we hope see you all next Sunday.

We thank you all for your support.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 18th September 2016

We saw some excellent shooting today at COURT FARM.

In AA, IAIN BROWN shot a brilliant 96 and won 100. I am pleased that you chose to enter the competition today Iain, rather than shoot practise!.

SECOND PLACE In AA went to A. HIGGS who was only one clay behind with 95. MR. HIGGS won 40. Other shooters to note in AA were JEFF RUSSELL and S.M.CLARKE who both shot 94.

In A CLASS MARK HUDSON won 100; Having shot a very good 92. SECOND PLACE went to ROB TAYLOR who shot 89 and won 40. MARK TAYLOR came in third with a 87.

In B CLASS young GEORGE GOODHEW who is still only a Junior shot a brilliant 94, and took home 100. A good day's work George, well shot!.

SECOND IN B CLASS was ANDY ANDERSON who shot an excellent 88 and wins 40. Other shooters to note, were D. SCALES, LEE HOPPER and CRAIG COLTON who all shot 85.

SHANE SMITH won C CLASS and wins 100. Well shot Shane an excellent 86. In SECOND place GRANT ROVERY shot a very good 78 and won 40. KEVIN GREENWOOD came in third with a good 76.

LADY HIGH was CHRIS POWELL 57, and in the JUNIORS JAMES STOCKER shot an excellent 83. Well shot to you both.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, the winners were JASON PARSONS 85, J.CHEMAITELLI 83 and ALAN WHIBDEN 82.

Thank you to everyone for your support today, and for all the kind words about how you enjoyed the shoot.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE. 100 CPSA REG. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C, 50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C plus VETERANS, JUNIORS AND LADIES CLASSES.

I have just ordered some more HULL SUPERFAST for all devotees of these cartridges. Plus a full stock of all the usual FIOCCHI, GAMEBORE, HULL.

"Seven Sleeps!"


Gatton Bottom 11th September 2016

We all enjoyed a lovely summer's day at GATTON BOTTOM today.

There were lots of happy faces, and it was good to see all our shooting friends, including those from Jersey.

There was some great shooting, with GUY FRANKLIN shooting 96/100 to take first in AA which was also HIGH GUN. Excellent shooting Guy; We have 100 waiting for you to collect!. Second in AA was STEVE CLARKE who shot a very good 94 and wins 50. Other notable shooters in AA, CHRIS SMITH and STEVE GURR who both shot a good 93.

In A CLASS PAUL WOODLEY shot an excellent 93, but asked that his 100 first prize be handed to the next winning shooters. (Thank you Paul). Therefore, first prize in A CLASS was C. MILNE and CLIVE SCASE who both shot an excellent 91 and have won 75 each. Other shooters to note, STEVE FLETCHER, JAYMIE SOLE, GRAHAM SMITH and A. BRAIN who all shot 90.

In B CLASS, C. PEARCE shot an excellent 85 and won 100. In second place G. PALLOT from Jersey shot 84 and took home 50. M. HOLLOWAY shot a good 83.

In C CLASS, J. SHEA shot an excellent 87 and wins 100, and in second place was Lady shooter B. BEACH who shot an excellent 86 and wins 50.

In the VETERANS CLASS JIM LAMB shot a brilliant 91 and won 70.

NORMA CURTIS won 50 in the LADIES CLASS with a very good 80, and only one clay behind was SOPHIE BROOKWELL 79.

In the JUNIOR CLASS R. CLARKE shot a good 77.

Well shot to all the above shooters.

NEXT WE ARE SHOOTING AT:- " COURT FARM" , CHALDON. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C plus VETERANS, LADIES and JUNIOR CLASSES.

*Please note we have VETERAN CLASS again next week.

CARTRIDGES:-
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BREAKING NEWS:-
One of our regular shooters kept me up to date with "The Archers"!.

Apparently there is a trial?. Helen Titchener stands trial, and is pleading 'not guilty' to two charges - attempted murder and wounding with intent.

Throughout the trial, tears have been shed, protest tuna bakes cooked, solidari-teas drunk and radios smashed. How do the Archer listeners predict the verdict will go?.

As a real life farmer, I was particularly interested to learn that the "Archers" farm is trying out a new drill, and I have asked my informative "Archer" fan to find out what manufacturer makes the new drill?. Watch this space ...

Have a wonderful week, and we hope to see you next Sunday for breakfast and to go shooting.


Gatton Bottom 29th August 2016

We all had a good day at COURT FARM today, and we saw some excellent shooting over a tricky course.

SHOOTER OF THE DAY was HENRY CAREY who shot an excellent 94/100 and won 100 in AA. RUNNER UP in AA, also on a very high score was JOHN WARD who shot a very good 92 and won 40.

Good shooting to you both.

In A CLASS, CLIVE SCASE shot an excellent 91 and won 100, and in second place came RICHARD SHEPPARD who shot a very good 89 and won 40. Barry Mann also should be mentioned as he shot a good 87.

Top scorers in B CLASS was MARK HOLDER & ALAN RICHARDS who both shot 83 and shared 140. Well done Mark and Alan.

In C CLASS W. MARK shot a very good 81, and will collect 100,and in second place S. COLLINS shot 79 and wins 40.

LADY HIGH GUN was HANNAH HENSHAW on 72, and Hannah picks up 40.

14 year old ARCHIE MURAD won the Juniors with 58/100; Well shot Archie.

Winners in the MEMBERS CLASSES were AC SMITH 81, GLYN HENLEY 79 and JOHN CHAFFE 79.

NEXT WEEK:-
Thank you for all your good feedback about the shoot today at Court Farm, and Steven is already planning a good shoot for you next Sunday at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 CPSA REGISTERED 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C plus LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

CARTRIDGES:-
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We wish you all a good week and we look forward to seeing you.

Michelle & Steven and the "gang"


Gatton Bottom 29th August 2016

We spent a lovely week at "The World Compac Championships" near Marlow.

The targets were superb, and the shoot was very well run.

Steven shot very well and was in fourth place in the Super Veteran Class at the end of the third day of shooting. Unfortunately, Steven did not shoot enough to win a prize on the fourth and final day, but he really enjoyed the whole shoot.

The winner of the overall shoot was JERI TAMAS who shot an awesome 198/100!.

In second place was CHRISTOPHE AUVRET 195, and in third place was MICHAEL SPADA on 195. Joint fourth was MARK WINSER and RICHARD FAULDS who both shot 194.

Having watched every single target, these scores are amazing. The concentration involved over the four days of shooting is immense, well shot to all the above.

We also enjoyed a wonderful summer's day at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND today. There were lots of happy faces, and we thank you for all your kind comments about the shoot and the targets.

Shooter of the day was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot a brilliant 98/100 over a testing course. In second place in AA CLASS was STEVE CLARKE who shot 96. Only one clay behind was NICK CARTER, MARTIN CHAPMAN, and HARRY NICHOLSON who all shot a very good 95. Well shot to all the above shooters.

IN A CLASS, TONY HOSKINS shot an excellent 93 and won 100. In second place was C. SCASE on 92, and won 50. D. JACKSON shot a good 91, and ADAM COCKER shot 90.

IN B CLASS CHRIS MORGAN shot a very high 92, and won 100. In SECOND place DANNY KENT shot 85, and won 50.

In C CLASS, GARY HUME shot an excellent 83 and won 100. IN SECOND PLACE B. BEACH shot 79 and won £50.

VETERAN WINNER was P. ELLIOTT who shot an excellent 92.

LADY HIGH GUN, was NICKY GRYSPEERDT who shot a very high 87; Well shot Nicky. B. BEACH shot 79, S. HOSKINS shot 78.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES BRADLEY DAY who shot an excellent 83. Well done James.

NEXT WEEK:-
COURT FARM, CHALDON. 100 ENGLISH SPORTING 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA, A, B, C. PLUS LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES as well as MEMBERS. We hope to see you all in six days time!.

All the oilseed rape has been drilled, and Steven says that we need rain ASAP. I know that Steven is definitely right ....... But; It may start and then never stop raining.


Court Farm 21st August 2016

We were so lucky with the weather today at Court Farm Shooting Ground; Yesterday was wet and windy and would not have been the ideal shooting weather.

In AA CLASS, GEORGE DIGWEED MBE and JAMIE BRIGHTMAN both shot 96/100 and shared 140. Good shooting to you both!.

In A CLASS, K, LELIKOV and ADAM COCKER both shot 90/100 and shared 140. Once again, good shooting.

B CLASS winner was BEN WALKER who shot a very good 85, and won 100. PETER SQUIRES came second with 81, and won 40. Well shot to you both.

C CLASS winner was JOHN CAMPBELL who shot a very good 82,followed by GARY HUME who shot a good 80. John won 100 and Gary won 40.

WINNERS OF THE MEMBERS CLASSES was DANYAL MUSTAFA, and CHRIS MUGGERIDGE. Well shot to you both.

WINNER OF THE LADIES CLASS, was JULIA SOUTHWARD.

Thank you to everyone for your support today.

NEXT WEEK GATTON BOTTOM:- BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
100 CPSA REG SPORTING.
100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS, AA, A, B, C plus LADIES, JUNIORS AND VETERANS CLASSES.

We hope that you all have a good week, and apparently summer will be returning.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 14th August 2016

We all enjoyed a beautiful summer day at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. Steven set the shoot up with a likely 96/100 to win AA, but two shooters shoot a brilliant 98. JEFF RUSSELL AND THE MIGHTY GEORGE DIGWEED MBE shared HIGH GUN and the highest score in AA CLASS having shot 98. Both shooters shared 150.

Shooters of note were also, HENRY ARNOLD 96, ROSS STRAKER 95 AND CHERYL HALL 94. CHERYL is the country's best, and I would say the world's best, lady shooter. Local dairy farmer GUY FRANKLIN also shot 94.

A CLASS winner was BOB BECKMAN who shot 93 and won 100.

SECOND in A CLASS was DAVID JACKSON 92, and David has won 50.

Four shooters shared first place in B CLASS, KENNY WRIGHT, DANNY KENT, J. JACOB and SPENCER COLLINGWOOD all four shot an excellent 87.

BEN BOSS won C CLASS and will collect 100. In SECOND PLACE came JOHN CAMPBELL having shot 84. John won 50. Well shot to you both, this was excellent shooting on the day.

JUNIOR CLASS was won by GEORGE GOODHEW who shot an excellent 87/100. Well shot George.

Winner of the VETERAN CLASS was RAY EFFAMY who shot 91/100 ; Well shot Ray.

Winner of the LADIES CLASS was HELEN McKENNA having shot an excellent 88. Good shooting Helen!. Ladies of note, were also SARAH QUINN who shot 85. In AA CLASS CHERYL HALL shot a fabulous 94.

NEXT WEEK:-
COURT FARM, CHALDON
100 ENGLISH SPORTING 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

HARVEST:-
We will be finished combining tomorrow. Only a small acreage of peas are left to cut! We are So happy!. This is the earliest we have finished combining, due to the weather and hard working staff.

We will be busy drilling the rape this week, and preparing all the other land ready for the Autumn drilling.

A big thank you to everyone who supported our shoot today, and we hope to see you all next week at Court Farm.

The weeks go by so quickly, it never seems five minutes between each Sunday shoot.

Anyone who tells me that it will soon be Christmas will be banned.

Have a good week in the sunshine; There is a rumour that we are going to enjoy a mini heatwave!.


Court Farm 7th August 2016

Another good day at COURT FARM. The weather was dry and sunny, with the wind making the targets a little harder in the afternoon.

HIGH GUN of the day was PHIL GRAY from CAMBRIDGESHIRE. PHIL shot an excellent 95/100 and took home 100.

JOINT SECOND IN AA, was HENRY ARNOLD and ROSS STRAKER who both shot 93.

IN A CLASS, ADAM COCKER shot an excellent 91, and won 100. Joint second, JUNIOR SHOOTER BRADLEY BALLANTYNE and O. ROSS who both shot 87. Well shot to you all.

We saw three shooters share the first prize in B CLASS; ROB STEVENS, D. JONES, and J. MITCHELL who all shot 77. Two of the above shooters took home 46 each, and Rob, I am expecting you to be wearing your gold crown again please when you collect your 46 next week!. Well shot to you all.

JOHN CAMPBELL and BEN BOSS shared 140 in C CLASS.

Both shooters shot an excellent 82. Winners of the A MEMBERS CLASS, was PETER ROWE and BOB BECKMAN who both shot a very good 84. BOB BARNES was the winner in the C CLASS, having shot 63. Good shooting to you all.

LADY HIGH GUN was SOPHIE BROOKWELL 65. In the JUNIORS, BRADLEY BALLANTYNE and JUSTIN KNOX. BRADLEY shot an excellent 87, and JUSTIN a good 74. The country has some fantastic Junior Shooters.

NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND
100 CPSA REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS, 50 SECOND IN EACH CLASS AA, A,B, C. PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES.

We are busy combining wheat at the moment, and so far, the bushel weights seem to be a lot better than our barley crop. We are hoping for milling quality, but only time will tell.

Samples were taken from the grain store yesterday, and will be collected and taken away for analysis.

I wish you all a good week, and hopefully we will see you all again next Sunday.


Gatton Bottom 31st July 2016

We all enjoyed a lovely summer's day at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. In AA ROSS STRAKER shot an excellent 98/100 and took home 100. In Joint second place came STUART M.CLARKE from Essex and NICK CARTER who both shot a very good 96.

A CLASS winner was MARK RIDPATH who shot an excellent 93; Mark wins 100. In SECOND PLACE came BILL FINNEGAN who shot a very good 91 and took home 50. Well shot Bill.

Joint B CLASS winners were L. GODDEN and ANDY ANDERSON who both shot a very good 86 and won 75 each. Well shot Lance & Andy.

Winner of C CLASS BEN BOSS shot a brilliant 87 and won 100, and JOHN CAMPBELL came second having shot an excellent 83 and John won 50.

PHIL STOCKER won the VETERANS CLASS with 70, and won 40; Well shot young Phil! Of mention was Phil's Grandson James Stocker who shot an excellent 85. ( It must be the new HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB polo shirts!).

LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot an excellent 81, and SHOOTER OF THE DAY was JUNIOR HIGH GUN CONNOR GORSUCH who shot a fabulous 92.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE AT COURT FARM, CHALDON. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C.

We are looking forward to seeing you all.

All the barley and the oilseed rape has now been cut, and we are now waiting for the wheat crop to be dry enough to combine. It has been a very poor harvest so far, because the barley grains are low bushel weight due to lack of sunshine and the constant wet weather.

The oilseed rape also produced a poor yield, due to the same problems as above.

We are now hoping that the wheat crop will be better, but I am not too hopeful?.

The men are also preparing the land for the next crop, so we are definitely finding plenty to keep us busy. We have finished hay making and the bales have all been carted safely into the barn.


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Gatton Bottom 24th July 2016

Lots of happy faces, a lovely summer's day; What more can you ask for?.

It was so good to meet up with all the shooters who had spent the week with us in ITALY shooting the WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS. I am still missing the wonderful Umbrian/Italian countryside, and the delicious food "Mama" cooked for us each and every evening after the wonderful shoot. The targets were very clever and technical, and the scenery was simply fabulous.

It was also good to see RODNEY and also ROBIN today, Robin who now lives in The Canaries. Happy Birthday Rodney!. Thank you for sharing your very special Birthday with Steven and I at the shoot today; We feel honoured.

Two shooters shared today's HIGH GUN, SIMON FENNER and STUART M CLARKE who both shot an excellent 96/100.

Runners up in AA came STEVE GURR and S.F. CLARKE on 93.

IN A CLASS, OLIVER WYATT posted an excellent 94, followed by members JAMIE SOLE and BOB BECKMAN who both posted a very strong 93.

B CLASS winner CHRIS MORGAN shot a very good 88, followed by three shooters on 83; CRAIG COLTON,PHIL NEGUS and S. CHATTERTON.

SHANE SMITH shot an excellent 87 to win C CLASS, followed by young, talented WILL FENNER who is also a JUNIOR. WILL shot an excellent 84. THIRD PLACE in C CLASS was MAX DANIEL who shot 82.

LADY HIGH GUN was SOPHIE BROOKWELL who shot 77. Well shot Sophie.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN winner was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot 81.

Winners of the MEMBERS CLASSES were PETER ROWE who shot a very good 90, B CLASS MEMBER ROB who shot an 80 and C CLASS winner was JOHN. Well shot to you all.

We thank you all for your support and we will hopefully see you all again next week 31/7/16 back at GATTON BOTTOM. Steve is already working out a another different array of targets for you all to enjoy next Sunday.

SUNDAY 31/7/16 GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND:-
100 ENGLISH SPORTING, CPSA REGISTERED. 100 First in AA, A, B, C, 50 Second in AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERANS CLASSES.

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wishing you all a splendid week!.

Michelle & Steven


Gatton Bottom 10th July 2016

GATTON BOTTOM 100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED. Would you believe it, the sun shone as soon as the shoot finished! Grrrrr. However, everyone seemed to have a good day at GATTON BOTTOM shooting ground today, and it was good to see many shooters from near and far; Steven and I are always so grateful to our many shooters who travel miles to see us on a Sunday. Thank you!.

R. DRAPER shot a truly fabulous 97 to win AA, and in second place was multi World Champion GEORGE DIGWEED MBE one clay behind on 96.

In A CLASS JAYMIE SOLE shot an excellent 91, and in second place was A BRAIN on 88.

C. MORGAN won B CLASS with a very good score of 86, followed by A. ANDERSON on 82. Well shot Chris and Andy.

BEN BOSS shot an excellent 86 and won C CLASS, followed by D. GARRETT and R. COLE who both shot a good 77.

Young BRODY WOLLARD won the JUNIORS with a high 81. Good to see you BRODY.

NICKY GREY won the LADIES CLASS and BOB BECKMAN won the VETERANS CLASS. Well done to all the above winners.

Next Shoot:- GATTON BOTTOM 24/7/16. We look forward to seeing you all.

We will start combining barley at the end of this week; Weather permitting!. The mad farming season is beginning, when we are trying to beat the clock before Autumn arrives!. Every year is the same; We look forward to harvest, and we are so pleased when it is over.

Harvest is a stressful time in the UK. The weather is so unpredictable, and I am quite sure that the summers are getting worse, blink and Autumn has arrived.

Take care everyone, and hope to see you all on the 24/7.


Court Farm 3rd July 2016
Digweed score card

We all enjoyed a lovely dry day at COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND. HIGH GUN of the day was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 98.

Runner up was STUART CLARKE from Essex on 95, and in third place was H. HAJILOU on 94.

In A CLASS TONY HOSKINS shot an excellent 94, followed by MARK RIDPATH 89 and in third place T. HOLDEN 88.

T Hoskins score card

In B CLASS ALAN RICHARDS shot an excellent 92, followed by Junior shooter GEORGE GOODHEW 87 and in third place DANNY KENT 86.

WILLIAM BLAKE THOMAS and A. DOBLER both shared first prize in C CLASS having shot a very good 82. Well shot to you both.

Two shooters came third, COLIN SMITH and GRAHAM SHRUBB who both shot 80.

Winners of the MEMBERS CLASSES were BOB BECKMAN 88, A. ANDERSON 79 and PHIL STOCKER 80.

S Hoskins score card

ANOTHER "SHOOTER OF THE DAY" was SIAN HOSKINS who shot a brilliant 90 in the LADIES CLASS. Well shot Sian.

Winner of the JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who shot 69.

NEXT WEEK:-
GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. 100 CPSA REGISTERED. ALL SHOOTERS WELCOME. 100 FIRST IN AA,A,B,C, 50 SECOND IN AA, A,B,C PLUS LADIES, VETERANS AND JUNIOR CLASSES.

Have a good week, and we look forward to seeing you " In seven more sleeps!".

The shoot will be a good warm up for THE WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ITALY, JULY 2016. Many shooters will be leaving on the Monday for this major shooting event, the biggest event in the shooting calendar.

CARTRIDGES:- Special offers on HULL, GAMEBORE, FIOCCHI

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 26th June 2016

There were lots of happy faces at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND today, and we are grateful for all the good feedback that we received. It is always pleasing to know that you have had a fun day out, on what turned out to be almost a completely dry June day. I was disappointed to hear that the weather forecast is unsettled until Thursday next week, it is a nightmare from a farming point of view. We need sunshine for goodness sake, we should be combining in a couple of weeks!.

Two shooters shot a brilliant 97/100 to take AA CLASS. AARON HARVEY and H. HAJILOU who shared the 150 prize money.

JAYMIE SOLE shot an excellent 90/100 in A CLASS and won 100, well shot Jaymie. 50 for the Second place was shared between ROB TAYLOR and A. BRAIN who both shot 87.

MALCOLM RAE shot a very good 86 and won 100 in B CLASS.

In second place A. MONDESIR, NEIL PEPPIATT and ANDY ANDERSON all shot 82.

M. WRIGHT shot an excellent 84 and won 100 in C CLASS, and in second place SIMON ASTON shot 77 and won 50.

Winner of the VETERANS CLASS was JIM LAMB who shot an excellent 88 and won 70.

LADY HIGH GUN was NICKY GRAY, who shot a very good 85; Good shooting once again Nicky; Ready for The World FITASC in Italy!. I just hope that we enjoy some sunshine!.

JUNIOR HIGH GUN winner was JAMES STOCKER who shot 65; Well shot James.

A big thank you to everyone who came from all over the country, and indeed many different parts of the world.

We look forward to seeing you all again at COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND, CHALDON next week. Please remember, Last entries are 2.00pm COURT FARM and 3.00pm at GATTON BOTTOM.

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Have a good week everyone, and we hope to see you soon.

Michelle


Court Farm 19th June 2016

We all enjoyed a dry day; amazing!.

It was good to see all our shooting friends from Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, as well as from all over the UK. We hope to see you all again next week at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.

HIGH GUN of the day was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who shot a brilliant 99. Just one clay behind GEORGE DIGWEED MBE shot another big score, 98. In third place was MATT ROSE who shot 95; Well shot Matt.

In A CLASS M. RIDPATH shot a good 90, followed by RICHARD SHEPPARD 86, and RON PUDNEY 85.

B CLASS winner was BEN WALKER, followed by Cyprus resident MARK MILAN and R. WISE, who both shot 87. Well shot to you all.

W. MARK and SIMON COLLINS shared first place in C CLASS having shot a good 82; Well shot to you both. In third place was TONY DIMARIA.

LADY HIGH was NORMA CURTIS 67, and young JOHN BRADLEY won the JUNIOR CLASS having shot 61.

The winners of the members classes were GLYN HENLEY 82 and PHIL STOCKER 77.

NEXT WEEK:-
Gatton Bottom Shooting Ground

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Gatton Bottom 12th June 2016

The weather was better than the forecast, and we saw lots of new shooters as well as our regulars. It was good to see all our friends that had been in France shooting the 49th EUROPEAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP. Personally, I am still exhausted from walking every day in the deep mud, but it was a great shoot.

STAR SHOOTER today was L. MONDESIR who shot a fantastic 100/100; Well shot Louis you have won 100 first in AA; I was really, really, so pleased for you. In all the years that we have been running shoots, there have been hardly any straights!. Second in AA, was ROSS STRAKER 97, who won 50.

First in A CLASS was CLIVE SCASE who shot an excellent 92, and won 100. Second in A CLASS was A. COCKER on 90 and wins 50.

B CLASS shooter Dave Jones shot a very good 87, and wins 100. Well done Dave, I was really pleased for you. In second place came B. START who shot 85 and wins 50.

BEN BOSS won C CLASS with an excellent 85 and won 100, and three shooters share second prize TONY DIMARIA, JUSTIN KNOX and JOHN ELLIOTT who all shot 80.

In the MEMBERS CLASSES, BOB BECKMAN won A CLASS on an excellent 91, B MEMBERS winner was ANDY ANDERSON 84, and C MEMBERS winner was J. SHAY 80.

LADY HIGH GUN was NATASHA VADASZ who shot an excellent 82 and took home 40. Well shot Natasha.

JAMES STOCKER won the JUNIOR CLASS with a very good 76. Good shooting James, that new gun is really working for you. NEXT WEEK, we are at COURT FARM, CHALDON, SURREY. GOOD TARGETS, GOOD PRIZES, GOOD FOOD AND GREAT COMPANY ALL PROMISED.

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VACANCY:-
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Please telephone 07711332097 and ask to speak to Michelle.


European FITASC Championships in France

European Championships

Well shot to all our shooters that shot so well at The European FITASC Championship in France, Including Dave Hallett, Sarah White, Chris Smith, John Turk. Well shot to you all. The conditions underfoot made the competition extremely hard work, but this was a fabulous event with good targets and the shooting ground was in a lovely part of France. We moved on to Albert after the shoot, and travelled around the Somme which I would recommend to everyone. The arable crops all looked brilliant, and I have never seen so many fields of potatoes and peas!. Strange how you never see them on your plate though.......?!.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday at Gatton Bottom.


European FITASC Championships in France

European Championsips

We have just returned from the Europecan FITASC Championships in France. The weather had been dreadful just before the shoot started, and there was a sea of mud everywhere. But the shoot was very well run and the targets were very good. The organisers did an excellent job considering the amount of rain that had fell all across France, and had turned Saint Lambert Shooting Ground into a swamp. There were targets to entertain shooters of all ability, and the layouts all ran like clockwork. CHERYL HALL won the ladies with a brilliant score, and MARK WINSER won SILVER after a shoot off for the title. Mark is such a nice man, and we are all so pleased for him, he is an absolute brilliant shooter. A huge congratulations to you both.


Gatton Bottom 29th May 2016

A great day at GATTON BOTTOM, and a very big thank you for all the kind words about our shoot today.

There was some impressive shooting on what was the last day before the CPSA update their classifications.

In AA, JONATHAN WARD shot an excellent 94 and won 100. In second place only one clay behind was STEVE CLARK who shot 93; Steve won 50.

Please note, that contrary to our announcement at prize giving, that B. GIBSON won A CLASS with 94 and won the 100, and DANNY SMITH came second with 91 and won 50. (Was half asleep Danny after a busy day; I apologise, but well shot!).

In B CLASS M. WILMSHURST shot a very impressive 94, and won 100 (I think you may be going up a class next month, brilliant shooting, well done!).In second place was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot 90, winning 50; Very good shooting from one of our young Junior shooters.

JOHN CAMPBELL & A. SMITH both shot a brilliant 82 in C CLASS, and share 150.

In the VETERANS CLASS DAVE HALLETT shot a strong 85 and won 80. Well shot Dave.

LADY HIGH GUN was H. GIBSON on 83, once again very good shooting, and J. BRADLEY-DAY won the JUNIORS with a fantastic 91. This Junior has a brilliant shooting future ahead of him. A very nice young man with natural talent.

Congratulations to all the above winners.

We look forward to seeing you at our next shoot, and I wish you all a good week.

Michelle


Court Farm 15th May 2016

Another lovely dry, sunny day at COURT FARM, CHALDON.

HIGH GUN of the day was DEAN BRIEN, who shot a brilliant 97, well shot DEAN. In second place in AA was ROSS STRAKER who shot a very good 94, followed by ALEX COBB 93, K. CHILDS 89 and STUART F. CLARKE 89.

In A CLASS P. WOODLEY shot a very good 91, followed by P. BROWN 89 and TIM HAYDAY 86.

B CLASS winner was K. WELLS who shot a good 85, followed by M. PEDDLE 81 and in third place R. SCHOFIELD 79.

C CLASS winner was T. SMITH having shot a very good 76, followed by A. MONDESIR 74 and CHRIS MORGAN 74.

Winner of the VETERANS CLASS was DAVE HALLETT who shot an excellent 87.

Young WILL FENNER won JUNIOR HIGH GUN with a high 81, and LADY HIGH GUN was E. SALMON 61; well shot Liz.

We look forward to seeing you all again on BANK HOLIDAY **SUNDAY** 29/5/16 at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.

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Gatton Bottom 8th May 2016

What a wonderful, hot day. We were actually hotter than the Mediterranean.

GEORGE DIGWEED MBE shot a fabulous 98 to win AA, but only one clay behind was young JAMES BRADLEY DAY ( A young AA JUNIOR SHOOTER) who shot a brilliant 97. Congratulations to you both.

GARY ROLLS shot a very good 91 and won A CLASS, and only one clay behind was SAV DIMARIA 90. Good shooting to you both.

B. SCASE won B CLASS having shot 89, followed by RON PUDNEY and R. GAMBLE both on 88.

CHRIS MORGAN won C CLASS, followed by M. GREEN who took second place. Well shot to you both.

VETERANS CLASS winner was PETER BUTLER, who shot 87.

LEWIS YOUNG won the JUNIORS, and LADY HIGH GUN was SARAH QUINN who shot an excellent 86.

Congratulations to ALL the above winners.

NEXT WEEK:-
We are at COURT FARM, CHALDON. As always, good prize money, good targets, good food, and hopefully the same glorious weather as today please.

(NB)We still have GAMEBORE on SPECIAL at 145/1,000.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Have a good week.

Michelle


Court Farm 2nd May 2016

It was typical Bank Holiday weather, but at least it kept dry and the sun shone at times; It could have been a lot worse weather and you all seemed to really enjoy the shoot; Thank you. From tomorrow, we are supposed to enjoy a dry, sunny and even warm week, plus a mini heatwave for our shoot next Sunday ......Brilliant news.

ROSS STRAKER won HIGH GUN on 93/100, and won 100 FIRST IN AA. SECOND IN AA was H. HAJILOU on 92, and won 50.

JAYMIE SOLE and SCOTT DUNKLING both shot 88 and shared FIRST PLACE IN A, winning 75 each. Well shot to you both.

DANNY KENT shot a very good 85 in B CLASS and won 100. Two shooters shared second place OLIVER ROSS and COLIN BURROWS having shot 84.

CHRIS MORGAN won C CLASS and won 100. Well shot Chris. In second place was WARREN HOWES who won 50.

SIAN HOSKINS shot a very good 81, and won LADY HIGH GUN. Well shot Sian.

BILLY GREENWOOD won JUNIOR HIGH GUN, and JIM INGLIS won the VETERANS CLASS.

Congratulations to all the above winners.

NEXT WEEK we are at GATTON BOTTOM. We have a 100 BIRD CPSA REGISTERED SHOOT to entertain you. 100 FIRST IN AA,A,B,C 50 SECOND in AA, A,B, C. PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN CLASSES. All shooters welcome.

Thank you to everyone for your support, and we look forward to seeing you Sunday.

If any shooter knows someone who would like to work at the clay shoot, please email Horne-cpc@tinyworld.co.uk or speak to Michelle at the clay shoot. Applicants must be reliable and friendly.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 24th April 2016

It was probably good weather for The London Marathon today; Dry, but not as warm we would expect at this time of the year. Well done to all the competitors who raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. From someone who would find running a few yards life threatening, I admire you all!.

We were pleased to see shooters from near and far today at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND, including visitors from Belgium as well as from the top of Norfolk.

It was great to see you all, and we look forward to seeing you again next week on BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY @ COURT FARM, CHALDON. We are organising a 100 ENGLISH SPORTING REGISTERED event with good cash prizes in all classes. Steven has already worked out a good shoot for you.

HIGH GUN of the day was HENRY ARNOLD who shot a brilliant 99/100, well shot Henry.

Only one clay behind was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 98.

A Class winner was A. COCKER who shot a very good 94, followed by BILL FINNEGAN on 92; Well shot Bill.

In B CLASS, ROGER DEAKIN took the HIGH GUN in his class, having shot an excellent 91, and won 100.

Second place was R. FRAMPTON who shot a good 89 and took home 50.

C. SOANES took home 100 having shot 87 in CLASS C. Only one clay behind was CHRIS MORGAN on 86.

VETERANS WINNER was BOB BECKMAN on 86, well shot Bob.

LADY HIGH GUN was JANE BENNETT who shot 76.

One of the country's top JUNIORS, T. HEDGECOCK took home 40, having shot a brilliant 89.

A big thank you to you all for your support, and let us hope that we are blessed with a sunny and warm Bank Holiday Monday for our next shoot. Have a good week.

Michelle


Court Farm 17th April 2016

We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at COURT FARM.

HIGH GUN of the day was ROSS STRAKER who shot a very good 97/100 and took home 100. First in AA, was one of the country's best shooters STUART CLARKE, who shot 93, and took home 50. Having just recovered from eye surgery, this was excellent shooting from Stuart. STUART CLARKE represented Gt. Britain every year for years, and was always on the rostrum both home and abroad.

RAY EFFAMY shot a very good 91, to come third overall in AA.

JAYMIE SOLE shot an excellent 91 in A CLASS and took home 70. Well shot Jaymie, excellent shooting. "Clay" must be very proud of his owner... Hehe. Second in A Class was MARK RIDPATH who shot a very good 89, followed by DAVE HALLETT and DANNY SMITH.

GERALD TAGG won B CLASS on 84, well shot Gerald.Two shooters shared second place, RICHARD GUNNER and RICHARD DEAKIN both on 83.

CHRIS MORGAN shot a brilliant 93 in C CLASS. Chris has only been shooting for two years, and with his natural shooting ability and determination, I am sure that Chris is going to go far in the shooting world. STEVE CARR came second with a very good 85, well shot Steve, followed by DARRELL ETHERINGTON who also shot a good 75.

A MEMBERS was won by PETER ROWE on 88.B MEMBERS was GLYN HENLEY 81, and ALAN WIBDEN won C MEMBERS. Well shot to you all.

LADY HIGH GUN was DEIRDRE COLLARD on 71, well shot Deirdre. Young JUSTIN KNOX won the JUNIORS on 74, good shooting Justin.

NEXT WEEK we are at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 BIRD ENGLISH SPORTING, CPSA REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN AA,A,B,C. 50 SECOND IN AA,A,B,C PLUS OTHER GOOD PRIZES.

Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you all in a few days time;Where do the weeks go to?!.

PLEASE REMEMBER to order your GAMEBORE AND FIOCCHI Cartridges to avoid any disappointment if you are coming later in the day next Sunday.

Have a good week everyone,

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 10th April 2016

There were lots of happy faces at GATTON BOTTOM today; Everyone was enjoying the perfect dry and sunny shooting weather.

We enjoyed the company of shooters from Belgium and Guernsey, as well as from all over other parts of the country.

It is always good to welcome our overseas shooting friends, as well as shooters from Norfolk, Suffolk, Devon, Cornwall etc.

AARON HARVEY shot a fantastic 97/100 to win AA CLASS, and he was the HIGH GUN of the day. Brilliant shooting AARON, you will take home 100. Runners up in AA, was NICK CARTER and KELLY CHILDS who both shot an excellent 96/100 over a tricky course, both will share second prize.

DAVE HALLETT won A CLASS having shot a fabulous 94/100, followed by P. GENDALL on 90. Dave took home 100, and Paul won 50.

COLIN BARROW won B CLASS on a very strong 90, well shot Colin, you have won 100. OLIVER ROSS came second with 88; Very good shooting Oliver you have won 50.

CHRIS MORGAN won 100 in C CLASS, having shot an outstanding 94, I think you will be moving up very soon to AA Class Chris; today was brilliant shooting. PAUL DAY shot a good 86 and won 50.

BOB BECKMAN won the VETERANS CLASS, having shot a very good 90/100. Well shot Bob, there were some long targets which caught some shooters out, 90 was a good score today.

Young BILLY GREENWOOD won the JUNIOR CLASS with a very good score 88/100. I think we will see Billy regularly on the leader board, with a good shooting future ahead of him.

LADY HIGH GUN was A. SPARROW who also shot an excellent 86; Also known as MARY POPPINS.

I just want to thank everyone for all their kind remarks about our shoot today, Steven and I are always happy to know our shooters have enjoyed their day. We are already planning a good shoot for you next week at COURT FARM, and we are looking forward to seeing you all. I don't know where the weeks go, they seem to fly by. Only six more sleeps and we will be doing it all over again!!.

Please don't forget to order your cartridges to avoid disappointment. GAMEBORE are on SPECIAL OFFER 145/1,000.

We also have some F3 FIOCCHI on special offer. Wishing you all a good week.

Michelle


Court Farm 3rd April 2016

Everyone enjoyed the dry, sunny weather at Court Farm today. What a difference from Bank Holiday Monday. I was pleased to learn that you all seemed to get my message that we had to cancel the shoot due to the gale force wind. We apologise for cancelling, but we could not risk any accidents either on or off the shooting ground.

In AA GEORGE DIGWEED MBE shared high gun with HAMID HAJILOU having shot a brilliant 99/100. This was excellent shooting as there were some tricky targets today. Both shooters shared 150.

In A CLASS MARK RIDPATH shot 91 and won 100. Well shot Mark. In second place was ADAM JONES who shot 88 and won 50.

B CLASS winner was BOB SCHOFIELD having shot 88; You have won 100 Bob. Two shooters shared second place NORBERT HORVEDH and M. HOLLOWAY and shared 50.

CHRIS MORGAN and A. SMITH shared first and second in C CLASS, therefore won 75 each.

JUSTIN KNOX shot an excellent 84 and won the JUNIOR CLASS.

LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS,having shoot a very good 83, well shot Sian.

Winners of the members classes was JASON PARSONS and JOHN CHAFFE.

GATTON BOTTOM:- 10/4/16
NEXT WEEK we are at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 CPSA REG. We have made all new cages, which look very posh!. Prizes include 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA,A,B,C and 50 SECOND PLACE AA,A,B,C. There are also LADIES, VETERANS AND JUNIOR CLASSES.

All shooters welcome. We look forward to seeing you all.

*SPECIAL OFFER*
SPECIAL OFFER GAMEBORE CARTRIDGES 145 Order now, or available at the shoot.

We are busy on the farm. I am hoping that the weather will keep dry. We are spraying, fertilising, drilling etc .... It all comes at once this time of the year.

FARMING/COUNTRYSIDE NEWS:-
Vandals have been at it again!. They have cut all the new fences and wire up the driveway to the farm, and then they have driven all over the arable crops. We have been experiencing criminal damage since we drilled last autumn. They break open the locked gates, pull down the fencing and then drive all over the growing crops. These criminals are chasing after rabbits and deer with their hunting dogs. All the local farms are experiencing this problem, and it is getting worse. Then in the village, over thirty cars have had all their tyres slashed,and this is the second time in recent months.....etc,etc. I think there is more crime in the country now, than there is in the town!. What is our country coming to, there is no respect for people or property.

I hope that you all have a good week, and I look forward to seeing you next week.


Court Farm 20th March 2016

Two shooters shared HIGH GUN today at COURT FARM, CHALDON; M. RIDPATH & ROSS STRAKER who both shot 89. Runner up was DAVID TAGG who shot 87.

In A CLASS DANYAL MUSTAFA shot an excellent 87 to win A CLASS, well shot Danyal. Second in A was SAV DIMARIA who shot 85.

P. HAYDEN won B CLASS with another excellent score of 88, followed by M. HOLLOWAY 85.

In C CLASS PHIL STOCKER won his class with 76. Well shot Phil, lovely to see.In second place was TONY DIMARIA and SIMON ASTON who both shot 74.

A MEMBERS winner was BOB BECKMAN 82, B MEMBERS winner was DAVID THORPE on 84, and in C MEMBERS was ALAN WIBDEN who shot a good 75.

JUNIOR winner was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot a strong 78. Well done Billy, very good shooting.

LADY HIGH GUN was CHRIS POWELL who shot 43.

EASTER WEEKEND!!
NEXT SHOOT IS AT GATTON BOTTOM ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28/3/16. 100 CPSA REGISTERED.

We look forward to seeing you all.

I hope that you all receive lots of chocolate eggs on Sunday!.


Gatton Bottom 13th March 2016

We were blessed with lovely spring weather all day at GATTON BOTTOM.

Many of the countries top shooters from all over the country came to shoot, and the overall HIGH GUN was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot a fantastic 99/100. Well shot George. Only one clay behind, was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN on 98/100; Excellent shooting JAMIE.

In A CLASS J. CLARKE shot 93 and won 100 for winning first place in his class. A.C. SMITH came second with 91, and won 50.

KEITH WELLS won B CLASS and won 100. B START came second and won 50.

C CLASS was won by C. MORGAN and will take home 100, and PAUL DAY came second and won 50.

SARAH QUINN won LADY HIGH GUN having shot a brilliant 86. Well shot Sarah, you have won 40.

JAMES STOCKER shot a very good 77 and won the JUNIOR CLASS; The new gun is working well James!.

Winner of the VETERANS CLASS was BOB BECKMAN who shot a good 85.

Thank you all for your support, and next week we are at COURT FARM, CHALDON. We look forward to seeing you all. Good parking, food and targets will be ready and waiting for you!.

Enjoy the lovely dry weather and have a good week.

We will all be busy on the farm, preparing the land for Spring drilling.

I cannot believe that it is only four months until harvest; Where does time go?.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 6th March 2016

Firstly, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mum's, and I hope that you all had a lovely day. We also remember all the mum's who are sadly no longer with us.

We enjoyed a perfect Spring day at GATTON BOTTOM with lots of happy faces. We thank you for all your positive comments, and we are glad that you all enjoyed the shoot.

Three shooters shared HIGH GUN, GEORGE DIGWEED MBE, JAMIE BRIGHTMAN AND CHRIS SMITH. All three shot a brilliant 98. It was wonderful to see George back at the shoot after his terrible ordeal that happened a couple of weeks ago.

George, we have been thinking about you and Kate every day since. You are both so very, very brave, and we admire the way that you are trying to get your life back on track.

In A CLASS, DAVE HALLETT and M. RIDPATH shared first place having both shot an excellent 96, and in the third place was A KAY who shot 93.

B CLASS winners were ANDY ANDERSON and GLYN HENLEY, and in third place was CLAUDIO, PAUL MITCHELL and IAN MOLESWORTH.

C CLASS was winner was LEO DEBURIATTE , second place went to A. MONDESIR, and in third place was ANTHONY SMITH.

BOB BECKMAN and CHRIS MUGGERIDGE won the members classes.

LADY HIGH GUN was won by SARAH WHITE who shot an excellent 86.

JUNIOR CLASS was won by BILLY GREENWOOD who shot a high 85; Well shot Billy!.

NEXT WEEK:-
We are back at GATTON BOTTOM. 100 REGISTERED. 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA,A,B,C , 50 SECOND IN EACH CLASS AA,A,B,C. There are also LADIES, VETERANS AND JUNIOR CLASSES.

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

GLASSES:-
Please always wear glasses. We sell high quality safety shooting glasses from 7 per pair; So there is no excuse for protecting your sight.

Every month I personally travel to London with family to save the sight of a family member who has a retinal problem. Without an eye injection they would be blind in as little as three to six months. I see many people who are nearly blind at this London Eye Hospital. Sight is so precious, and something which is just so vulnerable.

Also, we have heard that the incident which recently happened at another shooting ground, resulted in the person actually losing an eye!!.

I want to spread the news that glasses and hearing protection are a 'No Brainer!', please support me in my campaign. We sell hearing protection from 0.50pence!.

Have a good week, and we look forward to seeing all our shooting friends next Sunday.


Gatton Bottom 21st February 2016

Another good day at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB, and the weather was perfect winter shooting weather.

SHOOTER OF THE DAY was JEFF DIX who shot a brilliant 96 and won overall HIGH DAY. Well shot Jeff.

RUNNER UP was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN on 95, good shooting JAMIE.

THIRD IN AA, was K. LILLEYWHITE on 94, followed by KELLY CHILDS and L.MONDESIR who both shot 93.

IN A CLASS P. FINNEY and BRIAN GIBSON both shot an excellent 94.

In third place was BOB TAYLOR on 93.

K. WELLS won B CLASS, well shot Keith.Second was RICHARD GUNNER, and third was M. HUNTON.

JOHN CAMPBELL won C CLASS, with an excellent 88. SECOND PLACE went to MATT WHATMOUGH 79, and joint third was M. HOLDER 78 and R. OWEN 78.

JAYMIE SOLE shot an excellent 91 and won A MEMBERS, NEIL McGRATH won B MEMBERS and C MEMBERS was won by ROB STEVENS and JOHN CHAFFE.

JUNIOR winner was TOM O'BRIAN who shot a very god 72. Well shot Tom.

SARAH WHITE who is one of the country's top Lady Shooters won LADY HIGH GUN with a brilliant 89.

SAFETY!
I heard from some shooters that there had been an incident at another shooting ground yesterday.

PLEASE, PLEASE, ALWAYS WEAR GLASSES WHEN YOU SHOOT.

It is quite ridiculous to take a chance with your precious eyesight. Try and imagine what life would be without your sight. I know that I am preaching, but when the shooters told me about what happened at another shooting ground yesterday, I thought that it is my duty to tell all the shooters that it is just ridiculous not to wear glasses. We have glasses from 7 if you need any. This is very little to pay to protect your sight.

I also think that hearing protection is very important; It is a lonely world if you cannot communicate properly!. And it will stop your wife shouting at you!!.

Well, I will not preach any more, but please think seriously about what I have said; Thank you.

Thank you all for the good feed back today about all the work we have done to improve the ground, and also your kind words about the targets.

Our next shoot is MARCH 6th at GATTON BOTTOM. We look forward to seeing you all.


Gatton Bottom 14th February 2016

We all enjoyed a lovely dry day for a change, and we even had winter sunshine; But it was very cold. A big thank you to all the scorers who did a fabulous job standing in the cold all day. I am sure that you will all agree, that the scorers really do a great job when it is so cold.

Shooter of the day was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who shot a brilliant 97/100 and won 100 in AA. RUNNER UP IN AA, was JEZZ TOWELL who shot an excellent 95, and won 50 in AA. This really was first class shooting on the day.

DANNY SMITH won A CLASS with an excellent 91, well shot Danny you have won 100.

RUNNER UP in A CLASS was JAYMIE SOLE, P.FINNEY and PAUL POULTER who all shot a very good 89.

B CLASS winner was A. ANDERSON who shot a very strong 88, and wins 100, RUNNER UP in B Class was OLIVER ROSS, F. DEAN and S. BLACKBURN who all shot 86.

MATHEW GREEN won 100 in C CLASS. Mathew shot a very good 82. SECOND in C CLASS was R.OWEN on 80, and wins 50.

VETERANS was won by DAVE HALLETT who shot 80, and won 80.

LADY HIGH GUN was H. GIBSON who shot a brilliant 87.

Good shooting to all the above winners.

NEXT WEEK we are back at GATTON BOTTOM.

We hope that you all have a good week, and we look forward to seeing you all again.

CARTRIDGES
FIOCCHI, GAMEBORE, HULL all available - BEST PRICES.

Michelle.


Court Farm 7th February 2016

It was lovely to see you all at the shoot today. We were just so lucky with the weather; I know that it was very cold, but we were blessed with a lovely dry and sunny day. Thank goodness the torrential rain cleared overnight, and waited until Sunday night to return with a vengeance.

I have been unwell since the last shoot with a throat/cough etc virus and am living on antibiotics, as well as many other concoctions of medicines, not to mention having had no sleep for a week due to the coughing all night long. Poor Steven is suffering too, but as always is braver than me!.

Therefore, to see so many of our shooting friends today and to hear all the kind words about the targets gave me a real boost.

I always say that unless an illness is life threatening, to keep busy stops you feeling sorry for yourself! Hehe!. Thank you to you all for your support as always.

SHOOTER OF THE DAY!
Without doubt, shooter of the day was KEVIN HOWLAND. Kevin shot 95/100 over a very testing course, which was not helped by the wind. Fabulous shooting Kevin, I was so pleased for you.

Kevin took home 100. JEZZ TOWELL came second with a good 90 and has won 50, once again well shot JEZZ.

ROBERT TAYLOR shot an excellent 87/100 in A CLASS and has won 100, second was A. WILMSHURST who shot a very good 85 and has won 50.

RICHARD DEAKIN shot 83 and won B CLASS, and took home another 100. FRANK DEAN was runner up in B CLASS and has won 50.

C CLASS winner was R.OWEN who shot 76 and is 100 richer, and in second place in C Class is JOHN CAMPBELL who shot 70, and has won 50.

VETERAN SHOOTER of the day is RAY EFFAMY who shot a very good 82/100 over a testing course, and RAY took home 80.

Winner of the JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who shot 68; well shot James you have won 30.

GREAT BRITAIN shooter SARAH WHITE won the LADIES CLASS having shot 78, and took home 40.

NEXT SUNDAY GATTON BOTTOM. 100 REGISTERED SHOOT 100 FIRST IN EACH CLASS AA,A,B,C 50 SECOND AA, A,B, C PLUS OF COURSE VETERANS, JUNIOR AND LADIES CLASSES.

Another interesting shoot is being designed, and we guarantee good targets, good food and good company. Lovely car park, new walkways and I will pray for good weather like today.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Cough, cough, splutter splutter ....... When is this virus going to go!.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 31st January 2016

There was some fabulous shooting at Gatton Bottom today.

Shooter of the day was JEFF RUSSELL who shot a brilliant 97/100 to win overall HIGH GUN. Well shot Jeff.

Runner up was GRAHAM PECK who shot an excellent 96. JEZZ TOWELL and KARL FIELD followed on 94.

In A CLASS JEFF DIX, SHOT an excellent 95 to win his class. Second in A Class was J. CLARKE 93, and in joint third place was JOHN TURK 91 and SAV DIMARIA 91.

B CLASS winner M. HUNTON shot a good 90, in second place was R. DEAKIN 89 and in third place came S. BLACKBURN 88.

Young BILLY GREENWOOD who chose to shoot in C CLASS instead of JUNIORS shot an excellent 86, to share the top prize in C CLASS with BEN KHOR. Good shooting both of you, and in third place was MATT WHATMOUGH 82.

A MEMBERS was JAYMIE SOLE and ADRIAN SMITH who both shot 85.

PETER COCKERELL won B MEMBERS on 82.

JOHN CHAFFY won C MEMBERS with an excellent 83.

LADY HIGH GUN was D. COLLARD who shot 74. Well shot.

JAMES STOCKER won the JUNIORS having shot 71.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE AT COURT FARM. Please note that we have improved the car park again after the three inches of snow there last time!. We had spent hours grading the car park, and when we woke up in the morning, there was thick snow on the shooting ground. But all the roads had been cleared, therefore we were still very busy, and only two cars needed a tow out.

Anyway, all sorted again for next Sunday.

100 CPSA REGISTERED EVENT. 100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C, 50 SECOND IN EACH CLASS. All Shooters welcome.

We will have our new traps in action again, they worked to perfection first time out today.

We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.

Have a good week.

Michelle


Gatton Bottom 24th January 2016

Another good day at GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE. We saw many of the country's top shooters who had travelled from far and beyond!.

Some arrived very early to enjoy a hearty breakfast before the shoot had started. Thank you to Gabby for making sure everyone started the day properly with a full tummy, having travelled many miles to see us!.

MARK WINSER was shooter of the day, having shot an excellent 95 to take HIGH GUN, and Mark won a handy 100. Only one clay behind, was ALEX COBB who shot 94 and took home 80. Next came J. GUTTERIDGE and JEZZ TOWELL both having scored 93.

PAUL FINNEY and PAUL GENDELL both shot an excellent 89 in A CLASS and shared the top A prize of 120. Following on in A Class, was TONY HOSKINS on 87; well shot to you all.

In B CLASS DANNY KENT won 80, having shot 84, followed by RON PUDNEY 83, who won 40, followed by M. HOLLOWAY 82 who won third prize.

C CLASS winner was JOHN CAMPBELL who shot a brilliant 84 and won 80. Well shot John. Second place in C CLASS was P. HAYDON 80, who won 40, followed by CHARLIE SOAMES and A.SMITH who both shot a good 79.

Top JUNIOR of the day was BILLY GREENWOOD who scored 76, and Top VETERANS was PHIL STOCKER 73.

LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot 66.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE BACK AT GATTON BOTTOM. AS ALWAYS, GOOD FOOD, TARGETS AND PRIZE MONEY ALL GUARANTEED.

CARTRIDGES:-
Please do not forget to order your Gamebore, Hull and Fiocchi, or ask about our stock that is available on the day.

Enjoy the mild weather this week, and we look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday.

Michelle


Court Farm 17th January 2016

A big thank you to all the shooters that braved the cold weather today at COURT FARM, CHALDON. In actual fact it was nice and still, and the shooters all seemed to enjoy the crisp, dry weather and said that it made a change from the mild winter we have been experiencing here in the South of England.

Shooter of the day was KEVIN HOWLAND, who shot a very good 93 and won HIGH GUN.

Only one clay behind, was JAMES BRADLEY and KEVIN LILLEYWHITE who both shot 92.

In A CLASS, A. KAY won on 87, followed by M. AUSTIN 85.

RICHARD DEAKIN shot an excellent 86, and won B CLASS, followed by IAN MOLESWORTH 83.

In C CLASS, C. MORGAN shot an excellent 84, followed by TONY DIMARIA on 80. Well shot to you both, very high C scores for today's icy conditions.

A MEMBERS winner was PETER ROWE 82, B MEMBERS winners PAUL KENNEDY and GLYN HENLEY who both shot 78. JOHN (Sorry did not take down your sir name, but know who you are!), won C MEMBERS with a good 76.

LADY HIGH GUN was SARAH WHITE who shot 83.

Young lady shooter AMY CRIBB won the JUNIOR CLASS, well shot Amy.

We look forward to seeing you all again next week. Thank you again for your support today ; I was absolutely frozen in the entry van, but seeing your usual happy faces, made the bone pain all worthwhile, thank you.

A big thank you to all the scorers as well, they did a fabulous job sitting out there in the cold. We are got lovely scorers, who always turn up with a smile.



Gatton Bottom 10 January 2016

We had a good start to the New Year, with a well attended shoot at GATTON BOTTOM today.

The weather was kind to us most of the day, and we only had a couple of showers in the afternoon.

Due to the amount of rain, we were against the clock setting the shoot up, and I am sure that you will all agree that the boys did a fantastic job starting everything on time and keeping the day running smoothly. When I saw the size and depth of the puddles in the road first thing this morning, I was a little nervous!.

There was some excellent shooters who had travelled from all over the country to shoot with us, therefore the standard of shooting was brilliant and very close in the classes.

In AA J. GUTTERIDGE shot a brilliant 98 and won 100, and only one clay behind was PHILIP THORROLD 97, and he won 50.

In A CLASS, JEFF DIX, shot a brilliant 94 and won 100, followed by BILL FINNEGAN 93 and P. FINNEY 93 who shared second prize. Well shot to you all three of you.

IN B CLASS, RICHARD DEAKIN shot an excellent 91 and won 100. In SECOND PLACE, RON PUDNEY shot a very good 86 and won 50.

R.OWEN won C CLASS, having shot a very good 86, and won 100, and in second place IAN HOBSON also shot a good 83, and won 50.

We had two sharing the VETERANS HIGH GUN, DAVE HALLETT and RAY EFFAMY. They both shot a brilliant 93 and shared 80.

One of the country's top lady shooters SARAH WHITE won LADY HIGH GUN with an excellent 90.

Well shot Sarah!.

Young JUNIOR shooter J. STOCKER won his class.

Grandad shot brilliantly as well; good shooting Phil. JAMES shot a good 65.

NEXT WEEK WE ARE AT COURT FARM, CHALDON.

We are going to build you a lovely new car park after all the rain. If for any reason we do not finish the new car park in time for next Sunday, then the shoot will be transferred to GATTON BOTTOM. However, we are confident that it will all be done in time, but please check the website next Saturday to double check which venue.

We look forward to seeing you all again next week. Please remember that last entries are 2.00pm at COURT FARM, so please leave yourself time for travelling.

Thank you to everyone for your support and for telling us how much you enjoyed the shoot.

Have a good week. Only 7 more sleeps to the next shoot!.


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