CHANGE OF LAST ENTRY TIMES
COURT FARM 10.00 am LAST ENTRY 2.00 pm
GATTON BOTTOM 10.00am LAST ENTRY 3.00 pm
Court Farm 16th September 2018
We all enjoyed a lovely sunny day at “Court Farm Shooting Ground” in CHALDON, Surrey.
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was definitely ALEX HIGGS who shot an excellent 95/100 (£100). Well shot Alex, an outstanding score for today. Steven set the shoot up for a 95 HIGH GUN from anyone shooting the course brilliantly. In joint second place in AA CLASS came MATT ROSE and GRAHAM PECK who both shot a good 89/100.
FIRST in A CLASS was DAVE GALE who shot a very good 88 (£100). SECOND in A CLASS was ANDY ANDERSON and SEAN HOPPER who both shot a good 85.
S. PORTILLO won B CLASS with a very good 87 and won £100. FRANK DEAN and ANDRE MONDESIR both shared second place having shot 83.
WINNER of C CLASS was ALAN HENTY who shot 81 (£100). Well shot Alan. In second place came JOHN TAPPENDEN 77(£50)
VETERAN HIGH GUN was PHIL ELLIOTT who shot an excellent 85, well done Phil.
WINNER of “LADY HIGH GUN” was JENNIFER BAKER who shot a very high 83. Good shooting Jenny. In second place came LIZ SALMON who shot a very respectable 77.
“JUNIOR HIGH GUN” was JAMES STOCKER who shot a very good 81. Well shot James.
AnotherJunior shooter to mention was BILLY GREENWOOD who was only one clay behind having shot 80.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS was GLYN HENLEY who was second highest shooter of the day having shot 92. Brilliant shooting once again Glynn. Definitely a combination of your natural shooting ability and those cartridges that you keep buying off me... They work!
WINNER OF B MEMBERS was JOHN CHAFFE who shot a good 74
WINNER OF C MEMBERS was ROY EVE who shot a good 71.
NEXT WEEK:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND. 100 CPSA REGISTERED SHOOT.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C. £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C. PLUS VETERANS, JUNIOR AND LADIES CLASSES.PLUS MEMBERS CLASSES AND OTHER CASH PRIZES.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00am L/E 3.00 pm.
We hope to see you all next week. Catering available throughout the day.
Wishing everyone an enjoyable week.
Gatton Bottom 9th September 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall “HIGH GUN” was ALEX COBB who shot an excellent 96/100. Only one clay behind the overall High Gun was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN 95/100. THIRD in AA CLASS was JACK BUDD who shot a very good 94. The targets today were both interesting and technical with lots of different flights and angles; Anyone shooting a 90 or above really did shoot extremely well.
Winner of the A CLASS was SEAN HOPPER who shot 90 and is now £100 richer!. Joint Second in A Class was RICHARD LAWRENSON and M. HAFFENDEN 89.
SPENCER COLLINGWOOD won B CLASS having shot 87 (£100), followed by M. DANIELS 86(£50) and HAMISH McDOUGALL 84.
JAMIE RELF won the C CLASS with a very good 81 (£100), followed by NIGEL SCARFFE 77, (£50) and third ADAM POYSER, JAMES MOORE, RICHARD WEST and KENNETH ALLISON 76.
We saw excellent shooting in the VETERANS CLASS today.
RAY EFFAMY and JIM INGLIS shared VETERAN HIGH GUN having shot a very high 89.
Both JENNIFER BAKER and CEYLA ISMET shot a very good 82 and shared LADY HIGH GUN. Well shot Jenny and Ceyla.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot 85/100. Good shooting Billy.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS was GLYN HENLEY 91
WINNER OF B MEMBERS .... PETER COCKERELL 83
WINNER OF C MEMBERS ....CLIVE HUNTER-ROWE and KEVIN FORD who both shot 70.
NEXT SUNDAY :- COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND, CHALDON, SURREY.
100 CPSA REGISTERED SPORTING
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm
£100 FIRST AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS LADIES, VETERAN AND JUNIOR CLASSES. ALSO MEMBERS CLASSES AND OTHER CASH PRIZES.
Court Farm 2nd September 2018
Great Britain Gold Medal winner (2018) and “SHOOTER OF THE DAY” at COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND was STUART M. CLARKE who shot an excellent 93/100. Stuart is representing the England Team for the Home Internationals in both FITASC and SPORTING. Stuart has also represented Great Britain in the FITASC TEAM this year.
Here are the winning scores and report from today’s shoot at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB (Court Farm Shooting Ground).
AA CLASS STUART M. CLARKE 93, followed by NICK CARTER 92 (Excellent shooting Nick), and in third place ADAM COCKER 89.
Winner of A CLASS was S. COLLINS 86, Joint second place went to ANDY ANDERSON 85 and STEVE BOWE who both shot a good 85.
The winner of B CLASS was DAVID SPACKMAN who shot a very good 88, followed by STEVEN BENNETT 84... followed by SIMON LILLYWHITE and NIGEL LANE who both shot 81.
C CLASS Winner was A. DAVIES 77. In Joint Second place (Only one clay behind), was MARK ASHDOWN and JOHN TAPPENDEN having shot 76.
In the Veterans Class, VETERAN HIGH GUN was JIM BAIRD who shot an excellent 88. Good shooting Jim.
LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot an excellent 83/100, and in second place was LIZ SALMON who shot a very good 81.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was P. STROUD who shot 59/100.
A MEMBERS HIGH GUN was ROB TAYLOR who shot a brilliant 89.
B MEMBERS HIGH GUN was PETER COCKERELL 78, and
C MEMBERS HIGH GUN was ROY EVE having shot 69.
Steven and I would like to thank you for your kind words about today’s shoot and targets.
We really appreciate your supportive and positive feedback once again today; It keeps us going!
GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND, REIGATE, SURREY.
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm
Good targets, good catering and a friendly weekly shoot.
We hope to see you all again next week.
FARMING NEWS:- All the oilseed rape has been drilled and the crop is now well established in nice straight rows!.
All the muck has been spread, and hedge cutting is in progress.
The land is being prepared for the wheat and barley which is next to be drilled.
We are experiencing wonderful weather for the autumn drilling. Just enough rain and an extended glorious period of summer warmth and sunshine. Perfect!.
Steven and I would like to congratulate Richard Faulds for winning the British Open today. Excellent shooting.
Gatton Bottom 27th August 2018
HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB saw some great shooting today from the world’s best ever shooter GEORGE DIGWEED MBE.
Steven had designed a very good selection of targets that demanded respect as there was many different angles requiring full concentration.
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was GEORGE DIGWEED who shot a truly excellent 96/100.
The second highest overall Shooter of the day was JEFF RUSSELL who shot a very high 93 followed by England Team Shooter STEVE WHITELOCK 92.
Winner of the A CLASS was MATT HAFFENDEN who shot 88 and is now £100 richer!. Second in A CLASS was LUKE STEVENS 87 followed by STEVE BOWE, MARK HOLLOWAY and TREVOR SMITH who all shot 83.
Winners of the B CLASS, were MIKE McCARTHY, DAVID ROSE and TONY CHRISTOPHIS who all shot 81. Well done to you all!.
BEN O’BRIEN won C CLASS having shot a very good 75/100 (£100).
Only one clay behind was NIGEL SCARFFE 74, followed by JAMES MOORE 73.
“VETERAN HIGH GUN” was KEVIN LILLYWHITE who shot an excellent 90, followed by ROB CARTER 84.
“LADY HIGH GUN” was JENNY BAKER who shot a very good 76 and in second place came A. SPARROW.
“JUNIOR HIGH GUN” was GEORGE SMITH having shot a very good 78.
WINNERS OF (A) CLASS MEMBERS
PETER ROWE 80
PAUL KENNEDY 80
WINNERS OF (B) CLASS MEMBERS
JOHN CHAFFE 78
ALAN WIBDEN 78
WINNERS OF (C) CLASS MEMBERS
JOHN DEAN 61
BOB BARNES 61
NEXT CLAY SHOOT:
SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER “COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND”, CHALDON, SURREY.
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES.
LADIES, VETERAN AND JUNIOR CLASSES. ALSO MEMBERS CLASSES.
I wish you all a good week. The forecast for next Sunday is 21 and perfect shooting weather, dry and mainly sunny.
Court Farm 19th August 2018
COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND, 100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING EVENT.
“SHOOTERS OF THE DAY” were without any doubt ARGUN ISMET and his lovely wife CEYLA ISMET. What a husband and wife team!.
“OVERALL HIGH GUN” on the day and WINNER of AA CLASS was ARGUN ISMET who shot an excellent 94/100, and in second place came ADE ENGLISH who shot 92.
This was excellent shooting over a tricky course.
JOINT FIRST IN A CLASS was IAN BROWN and CHRIS LYES who both shot 85/100 and share £150.
The WINNER of B CLASS was PHIL TREEBY who shot 83. In Second place came GARY HUME having shot 81.
DEAN FOREMAN won the C CLASS and took home £100, having shot a good 78. Two shooters shared second place PHILIP TANSLEY and BEN O’BRIEN who both shot 76.
LADY HIGH GUN was CEYLA ISMET who shot an excellent 80/100. Good shooting as always CEYLA.
VETERANS HIGH GUN was PHIL ELLIOTT (79).
A MEMBERS WINNER was ROB TAYLOR (81)
B MEMBERS WINNER was ALAN RICHARDS (88)
C MEMBERS WINNER was ROY EVE (69)
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27 AUGUST.
VENUE:- GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm
£100 FIRST AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES.
VETERAN, JUNIOR AND LADIES CLASSES. ALSO MEMBERS CLASSES.
Good catering throughout the day.
Good parking and excellent targets. All shooters are welcome.
Gatton Bottom 12th August 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was without any doubt PAUL POULTER who shot an awesome 96/100 at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
Steven had designed a challenging shoot, and this was a truly brilliant score. PAUL won the AA class and was overall HIGH GUN, and is now £100 richer!.
SECOND IN AA CLASS was PHIL EASEMAN who shot a very good 92 and was second highest shooter on the day.
WINNER of the A CLASS was RON PUDNEY who shot and excellent 90 and took home £100.
SECOND in A CLASS was ADRIAN SMITH (A.C.SMITH) who shot a good 88, and another shooter to mention is BILL FINNEGAN who shot 87.
PAUL CURTIS won B CLASS having shot 85/100, well shot Paul. SECOND in B CLASS came DAVID ROSE who shot 82. Once again, good shooting David.
WINNER of the C CLASS today was ROBERT WHITE who shot 81 and has won £100.
RICHARD WEST came Second with 78 (£50).
VETERAN HIGH GUN was KEVIN LILLEYWHITE who shot an excellent 91 and was joint third highest score of the day. Good shooting Kevin.
LADY HIGH GUN was JENNY BAKER who shot 76/100.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who shot an excellent 82.
ANDY ANDERSON shot an excellent 86 and won the A MEMBERS.... Good shooting Andy.
ROB STEVENS won B MEMBERS having shot 72.
KEVIN FORD won C MEMBERS having shot 76.
NEXT WEEK: COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND, CHALDON, SURREY. (Only 5 minutes from our Gatton Bottom shooting ground).
100 CPSA REGISTERED SPORTING EVENT.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C
£50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C
PLUS LADIES, JUNIOR AND VETERAN AND MEMBERS CLASSES.
We wanted rain to prepare the soil for our next year’s crop, but please STOP RAINING now; Enough is enough!.
Drilling of oilseed rape has just begun on our heavier and soil, which is also known as Weald Clay. We are drilling a variety of rape called Crome which is a new variety specially suitable for potential clubroot and is known as a Hybrid. It is supposed to be high yielding and very high oil content; Time will tell. Another variety that we grow on our kinder and more fertile land is called Elgar which is a conventional variety. Elgar is a very popular variety of oilseed rape.
We will be busy loading grain lorries this week, getting reliable transport has been dreadful this year. The merchants are blaming it on a shortage of lorries and the early harvest.
Wishing you all a perfect week,
Gatton Bottom 5th August 2018
We all enjoyed British summertime at it’s best today at GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE, SURREY.
Having struggled through a whole day of non stop rain at the shoot last Sunday, I had promised myself that I would never again grumble about the heat!.
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was without doubt RICHARD FAULDS MBE who was the overall high gun on the day, and two clays ahead of the rest of the shooters in AA CLASS. Brilliant shooting Richard.
Richard Faulds MBE who won OLYMPIC GOLD in 2000 ( Men’s double trap),shot an excellent 95/100 today over a testing course.
We saw three shooters share second place, GEORGE DIGWEED MBE, PETER GOLDSMITH and BEN WALKER who all shot a very good 93.
The winner of A CLASS was CHRIS MORGAN who shot 89 and won £100, followed by IAN BROWN 87 (£50), and in third place ANDY ANDERSON 86. Good shooting to you all.
STEVE DAVIS won B CLASS (£100) having shot 86. In second place came STEVE BENNETT 85, followed by DAVID LUCK 84.
The Winner of C CLASS was ROBERT WHITE who shot 77, (£100)
followed by CHRISTOPHER COLLINS 76 (£50) and PAUL LUSTY 73.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was PHIL ELLIOTT who shot an excellent 90/100. Another shooter to mention was KEVIN LILLEYWHITE (87/100)
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was WILL FENNER who’s shot 85, followed by OSCAR ATACK 80.
We have got so many brilliant Junior shooters these days, it is marvellous to see such young talent with a brilliant shooting future ahead of them.
Two ladies shared LADY HIGH GUN ..... LIZ SALMON and SIAN HOSKINS who both shot 77. Good shooting ladies!.
Winner of A MEMBERS was NEIL McGRATH who shot 82.
Two shooters shared first place in the B MEMBERS ALAN RICHARDS and JOHN CHAFFE who both shot 77.
GRAHAM DUFF won C MEMBERS having shot 68.
We are back at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
We have another interesting 100 CPSA REGISTERED SPORTING EVENT planned for you all to come and enjoy. Hope to see you all again next week.
We have nearly finished combining, and now we are busy preparing the soil for next year’s oilseed rape crop.
All the crops have come into the grain store bone dry as you can imagine, and the barley has been loaded up and sold to the grain merchants.
Marketing is a very stressful (I would say the most stressful) part of farming, and grain traders are generally a breed of their own!. We spend many, many thousands of pounds on chemical and fertiliser, but the grain trading departments of those same firms generally still manage to make the farmer’s life stressful rather than trying to do their best for their high spending customers. (Of course not all grain traders are utterly ruthless and unreliable, but this is the general consensus when selling grain and oilseed rape).
We hope to get planning permission for another large grain store next year, then we will not need to move the barley and rape crops at harvest (Which we had to do this year), to make room for the rest of the winter wheat crop etc.
Apparently the high temperatures that we have all seen will revert back to more normal readings next week. Perfect for next Sunday’s shoot!.
Court Farm 29th July 2018
I have been grumbling to myself about the intense heat all week, feeling truly breathless and lethargic. Now I would like to say “Bring on the sunshine, all is forgiven!”.
What dreadful weather it was today, and I can only praise Allan, Adrian and the scorers who coped with the p.....g rain all day today at Court Farm Shooting Ground. I must not forget the loyal shooters who braved the grim weather to come and support us.
A big thank you to you all.
“SHOOTERS OF THE DAY” were BEN WALKER, CHRIS BENNETT and PETER ROWE.
The scores were overall lower today due to the weather conditions as previously described and mentioned!.
In AA CLASS CHRIS BENNETT and BEN WALKER shared £150 having shot a very good 88/100.
A CLASS was won by MARK HOLLOWAY who shot 77 and is now £100 richer!. Second in A CLASS came IAN BROWN 74 who won £50.
The winner of B CLASS was GUY RUDD who shot 79 and won £100.
In second place came DAVID ROSE who shot 73 and won £50.
IAN McDONNELL from Essex shot 79 and won C CLASS (£100).
In second place came CHRIS COLLINS who shot 69 and won £50.
LADY HIGH GUN was WENDY SPACKMAN who shot 52.
PETER ROWE shot an excellent 87 and won A MEMBERS.
Well shot Peter!.
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS having shot 77 and DENNIS ABBS won C MEMBERS. Dennis otherwise known as “Daddy Abbs” shot 64.
“GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND” 100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C. £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS VETERANS, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES. PLUS OTHER PRIZES.
Apparently it going to be hot, hot, hot!, and I promise not to moan that I cannot breath properly; We have definitely had enough rain now. Steven and I need to finish combining our wheat crop before we lose the good quality milling sample that we were seeing before all this rain. Without doubt today’s rain will help us prepare the fields for the next (2019) oilseed rape crop, but enough is enough and now we need some hot sunshine please!.
We wish all our shooters a perfect week and hope to see you next Sunday.
Gatton Bottom 22nd July 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was CHRIS BENNETT who shot 94/100 and was overall HIGH GUN.
SECOND PLACE in AA CLASS was BEN THORROLD who was only one clay behind having shot 93.
THIRD IN AA came JACK BUDD who scored 92.
Winner of A CLASS was A.C. SMITH who shot an excellent 93 and is now £100 richer!. A BRAIN came Second in A Class having shot 90, followed by SEAN HOPPER 89.
GLEN GOLDTHORPE shot an excellent 90 and won the B CLASS with a very high 90. Well shot Glen, you have won £100. SECOND in AA CLASS came STEVEN BENNETT 85 (£50); followed by C. LINFORD and GAVIN WHITE who both shot 81.
We saw four shooters share the prizes in C CLASS. PAUL FOULSHAM ,DEAN FOREMAN, MARK ASHDOWN and PETER DOVE who all shot an excellent 79.
VETERAN HIGH GUN WINNERS were JIM LAMB and BOB BECKMAN who both shot an excellent 87/100. Good shooting to you both.
LADY HIGH GUN was NICKY GRYSPEERDT who shot an awesome 88. Well shot Nicky. Another lady shooter to mention is ANASTASIA SPARROW who shot a very good 83.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN on the day was BILLY GREENWOOD who shot 82. Well shot Billy. Another Junior to mention is GEORGE SMITH who shot 78.
We saw brilliant shooting by one of our members PETER ROWE.
Peter was only two clays off overall HIGH GUN having shot 92/100.
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS with an 81, and DENNIS ABBS won C MEMBERS with an 78.
NEXT WEEK:- COURT FARM, CHALDON, SURREY.
GOOD PARKING, GOOD CATERING, GOOD TARGETS.
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES. VETERANS, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
SHOOT STARTS AT 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 2.00 pm
Gatton Bottom 8th July 2018
Can it get any hotter! It was 35 centigrade yesterday and to be honest I was finding it all a bit much
It was another hot day today at GATTON BOTTOM, and a big thank you to Adrian, Allan and all the scorers who helped the day run smoothly in the extreme heat.
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUN was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 97/100.
Only one clay behind was ARGUN ISMET 96/100. Fabulous shooting both of you!.
In A CLASS STEVE BOWE shot a very good 86 and won his class.
In second place came ANDY ANDERSON 81.
Winner of the B CLASS was GAVIN WHITE with an outstanding 90,
followed by MARTIN SIMMS,KEVIN GREENWOOD and GLEN GOLDTHORPE who all shot 83.
All the way from AUSTRALIA both MAURICE Mc WILLIAM and DOUG McLEOD shot an outstanding 86 in C CLASS, and shared £150 in prize money. I wish you all a safe onward journey to France to shoot the WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS at FOUDRAIN NEAR LAON.
MELV AUSTIN won VETERAN HIGH GUN having shot 81.
LADY HIGH GUN was CEYLA ISMET who shot an awesome 85. Bravo Ceyla !
Another lady Shooter to mention is Liz Salmon who shot 75.
Winner of the JUNIOR CLASS was JAMES STOCKER who shot 70/100.
In the MEMBERS CLASSES:
A MEMBER was won by GLYNN HENLEY 86
B MEMBER was won by MARK ABBS 76
C MEMBER was won by ROY EVE 73
We hope to see you all again on SUNDAY JULY 22. Venue:-
GATTON BOTTOM, REIGATE, SURREY
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm
Wishing you all a perfect week .....
Court Farm 1st July 2018
“SHOOTERS OF THE DAY” were PAUL POULTER, COLIN DUNNE and SHAUN TEELING who all shot the highest score of the day; An excellent 93/100 over Steven’s testing course at COURT FARM SHOOTING GROUND today.
In AA CLASS PAUL POULTER and COLIN DUNNE shared £150, and in third place came CLIVE SCASE who shot a very good 90.
In A CLASS SHAUN TEELING won £100, followed by WILLIAM MAHER from Ireland (£50), and in third place KEVIN CUMMINS who shot 86.
Winner of the B CLASS was CHRIS SMITH who shot 85 and is now £100 richer!. NEIL PEPPIATT came Second having shot a good 83 and won £50. In third place came GRANT ROVERY who score 82.
All the way from Australia DOUG McLEOD won C CLASS (85) and is now £100 richer.
Also from Australia came MAURICE McWILLIAM who was only one clay behind (84), and has won £50. KEVIN UPTON came third with a very respectable 69 in C Class.
“VETERANS HIGH GUN WINNER” was KENNY BENNETT who shot an excellent 86/100.
“LADY HIGH GUN” was LIZ SALMON who shot a good 63 and took home £40.
In second place came LEIGH LOVERIDGE who shot 57.
“JUNIOR HIGH GUN”was JAMES STOCKER 79/100.
In the MEMBERS CLASSES, ROB TAYLOR won A MEMBERS with an excellent 87. Good shooting Rob!.
PETER COCKERELL won B MEMBERS having shot 73.
And in the C MEMBERS GRAHAM DUFF won his class with a very good 74/100.
NEXT SUNDAY 8 JULY ***GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND***, REIGATE, SURREY. 100 CPSA REGISTERED SPORTING.
JUST OFF JUNCTION 8 OF THE M25.
It was great to see so many of our overseas friends at the shoot today, and I hope to see you all again next Sunday at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND for our 100 registered sporting event.
We promise you a good warm up shoot before your onward journey to France to shoot THE WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP AT ST.LAMBERT NR. LAON. Steven shot the same ground in France two years ago, and I am sure that it will be a good shoot especially if the weather mimics the fabulous weather that we have enjoyed during the last few weeks in the UK.
Our combine is ready for it’s three months of hard work, and we are expecting to make a start on the winter barley this week. The unusually hot weather has ripened all the crops earlier than expected, and we are now hoping that the weather keeps fine for the whole of the harvest period.
Weren’t the children on Countryfile adorable tonight. They certainly are budding Countryfile presenters!
Gatton Bottom 24th June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was MARK FURSMAN who shot an excellent 90/100 and was both FIRST IN A CLASS and “OVERALL HIGH GUN”; Well shot Mark. Steven designed a technical sporting course which required plenty of concentration as well as skill.
FIRST IN AA, was JAMIE BRIGHTMAN who shot a very good 89, and won £100.
Only one clay behind, we saw three shooters share second place, TONY COULSTOCK, HENRY ARNOLD and JAMES ATTWOOD who all shot a very good 88.
MARK FURSMAN won A CLASS having shot 90 and wins £100.
RICHARD DENNIS came Second with a score of 88 (£50), followed by TIM SPRAKES and PAUL GENDALL who both shot 87.
B CLASS WINNER, SPENCER COLLINGWOOD shot 85 (£100).PAUL CURTIS came Second with a score of (80) winning (£50), and GAVIN WHITE 79.
JIM CLAYTON won C CLASS and £100 having shot a very good 77. Well shot Jim.
In SECOND PLACE was STEPHEN PEARS who was only one clay behind 76 (£50).
Three shooters came third, ROBIN WICKS, IAN McDONNELL and ROB BOAKES all ending up with 72/100.
LADY HIGH GUN was NICKY GREY who shot an excellent 85/100. Well shot Nicky.
“Don’t forget to book France!” ....
Another lady shooter to mention is LIZ SALMON who shot a very good 76.
KEVIN LILLEYWHITE won the VETERANS HIGH GUN having shot 84.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JAMES STOCKER who finished the shoot with 73/100.
PETER ROWE shot an excellent 87 and won MEMBERS HIGH GUN and A MEMBERS.
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS with a score of 82/100.
CLIVE HUNTER ROWE won C MEMBERS with a score of 70/100.
*****NEXT SUNDAY***** 100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
STARTS 10.00AM LAST ENTRIES 2.00 PM
VENUE;- COURT FARM, CHALDON, SURREY.
£100 FIRST IN AA, A, B, C £50 SECOND IN AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES.
PLUS VETERANS, LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
We have been busy on the farm getting ready for harvest. The Claas combine has been prepared and washed down ready for work.
The grain trailers have been serviced and we are ready for the off!.
This week we will spray both the oilseed rape and winter barley, to help with ripening and drying the crops.
Hopefully our new hay making equipment will be delivered tomorrow, and the weather report says “hot,hot, hot” all week!.
Whether you are shooting the World Championships, working, or sitting in the garden, we wish you all a perfect week and hope that you can enjoy the glorious sunshine.
Court Farm 17th June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY” was GEORGE DIGWEED MBE who shot an excellent 96/100 over a tricky course at HORNE CLAY PIGEON CLUB today.(£100)
In joint second place was STUART M. CLARKE from Essex and PAUL POULTER who both shot a very good 94.
Winner of A CLASS was (ADI) A.C.SMITH who shot a very good 85 (£100), followed by SEAN HOPPER 84. Another shooter to mention was TIM SPRAKES 83.
THOMAS LAZARCZUK won B CLASS with a very good 83 (£100), followed by T. MONK 81.
We saw two shooters sharing the first prize in C CLASS JOHN QUARTERMAINE and K. UPTON who both shot 68. You have won £75 each.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was JACK GOODHEW who shot 72.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was JIM INGLIS who shot a very good 85/100.
LADY HIGH GUN was SUSAN OSBOURNE who shot 73. Lovely to see you again Susan.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS was NEIL McGRATH who shot a high 81.
ALAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS with another high 81 and the WINNER OF C MEMBERS was GRAHAM DUFF who shot a very good 75. Well shot Graham.
Having just returned from the EUROPEAN FITASC SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIP in Piancardato in Italy, I feel that I must mention what a fabulous shoot this was. The shoot was held in the wonderful region of Umbria, near Todi.
It is an area of Italy which has the most fabulous natural topology and landscapes, and it is simply perfect for setting up a world class clay shoot.
Many Exhibitors were present at this great event, including Promatic, Fiocchi, Blaser, Krieghoff, Gamebore, Castellani and many more companies.
There were 8 shooting ranges, namely FIocchi, Gamebore, Beretta, Promatic, Krieghoff, Caesar Guerini, Perazzi and Blaser .
Shooters from all over the world attended this prestigious event.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, United States, Russia, Portugal and many, many more countries.
The overall winner was Charles Bardou, who shot an awesome 191/100 over a very technical course. Every single target needed respect as well as incredible skill.
In second place was Havart Bastien 190.
Calo Giuseppe came third on 189, and our own Shooter GEORGE DIGWEED MBE came Joint 4th with an excellent 188.
George was only three clays off winning the overall title of European FITASC Champion 2018, a title he has won many times.
Having climbed up and down the seemingly endless Umbrian hills of Italy with my dodgy hips and tired limbs, not to mention the help of my daily dosage of strong pain killers; I could not help but ponder over the amazing talent of the World’s top clay pigeon shooters.
To be one of the world’s best FITASC shooters you most certainly have to be an amazing all round athlete!.
I watched Steven and his lovely six man squad shoot every single target over four days. It was uncomfortably hot and humid and that made the shoot even more challenging.
George Digweed’s 188 was an awesome score. And to be only three clays off winning is nothing short of shooting brilliance!. Well shot George (And you won High Gun at HORNE today as well). I can see that another World FITASC Title for George Digweed is highly possible in France next month.
There were approximately 568 of the world’s very best shooters, and many of these shooters were seen struggling with the clever and technical targets which made this shoot sheer brilliance.
My ever brave husband Steven shot very well, and came 8th in the Veterans Class.
My husband never ceases to amaze me, because only three weeks ago I suggested to him during a general chit-chat conversation at one of our Sunday shoots, that he should perhaps at least pick up his gun and shoot a few clays before travelling all the way to Italy.
I told him that it was a very long way to go to his first shoot!. Steven had not even picked up the gun since the World FITASC in July 2017!. Anyway, agreeing that I have a good point, he then comes 8th in the Veterans Class 2018.
Every month we travel all the way to Harley Street, London for his regular monthly eye injection to save the very little sight that he has left in his right master eye. We have been travelling up to London every month for over 10 years now and I always proudly tell his eye surgeon what Steven has achieved at the European and World FITASC each year, and thank him for his continuing help in making things even possible. The surgeon always assures me that it is not him but it is Steven’s natural shooting ability and talent that keeps him competing twice a year with such pleasing results.
Thank you to all the shooters who shot with us at Court Farm today, including those who brought their Dads to meet me !. We all enjoyed a perfect Fathers Day, alongside our twins Birthday (Paul and Clare) which was also today. It was a lovely family day, and my three little men “helped out” in the entry van.
****NEXT SUNDAY 24th JUNE****. We are at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND.
100 CPSA REGISTERED ENGLISH SPORTING.
We hope to see you all again next week for another enjoyable shoot. I would not be surprised if we have the pleasure of seeing a few of our overseas shooting friends, some are planning to visit us at GATTON BOTTOM before they shoot the forthcoming World Championship.
Wishing you all a perfect week.
Gatton Bottom 3rd June 2018
“SHOOTER OF THE DAY”and Overall HIGH GUN was TIM SPRAKES who shot a fabulous 98/100.
WELL SHOT TIM!.
WINNER OF AA CLASS and the second highest shooter of the day was JAMES ATTWOOD who shot an excellent 97. (£100)
Second in AA and only one clay behind was ALEX COBB 96, (£50) and in third place came RICKY DRAPER and HENRY ARNOLD who both shot a good 94.
WINNER OF A CLASS TIM SPRAKES 98/100 and is now £100 richer!. In Second place came A. CORBYN 89 (£50) and in Third place IAN BROWN, RICHARD LAWRENSON and TONY HOSKINS who all shot 87.
GARRY ROLLS won B CLASS with a brilliant 93, well shot Garry.(£100)
In Second place came DEREK GREEN (84), and in third place NEIL PEPPIATT (82).
JIM CLAYTON shot a very good 78/100 and won C CLASS and £100. In Second place came TIM SKINNER who shot 77, followed by MARK ASHDOWN 75.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was RAY EFFAMY and PHIL ELLIOTT who both shot an excellent 90/100.
JUNIOR HIGH GUN was OSCA ATACK who shot an excellent 80/100. Good shooting OSCA.
LADY HIGH GUN was SIAN HOSKINS who shot a good 78. Another lady shooter to mention was NORMA CURTIS (74)
Winner of A MEMBER was DANYAL MUSTAFA (83).
JAMES STOCKER won B MEMBERS having shot an excellent 82. Well shot James.
GRAHAM DUFF won C MEMBERS (68)
I just want to thank everyone for all the kind comments about today’s shoot; Steven and I are pleased that you enjoyed your shooting.
We were blessed with fabulous weather today.
Also, we would like to wish all our friends and shooters who are travelling to Italy this week to shoot the EUROPEAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP, a safe journey. We know that it will be a fantastic event. Good luck to you all.
For everyone who is staying in the UK, enjoy a week of beautiful June sunshine.
Gatton Bottom 27th May 2018
Contrary to all the dismal weather forecasts we all enjoyed a lovely hot and sunny day at GATTON BOTTOM SHOOTING GROUND today, and we saw some awesome shooting from GEORGE DIGWEED MBE.
George who was ”SHOOTER OF THE DAY” and overall HIGH GUN of the day shot a brilliant 99/100, having dropped only one clay; The first target on stand 4.
George seemed “genuinely” bitterly disappointed to knock his close friend Jamie Brightman off the leading High Gun position!. Jamie shot an excellent 97 followed by ARGUN ISMET 96. Good shooting to all three shooters.
Three shooters shared first place in A CLASS. KENNY WRIGHT, DANNY KENT and D. BEALES who all shot 90.
Two shooters shared first place in B CLASS. MATTHEW ARROW and S.PORTILLO having shot 88/100. In third place came NIGEL KENT 86.
The winner of C CLASS was DEAN FOREMAN who took home £100. Dean shot 82, followed by young TOM BAKER 80, STEVEN BAKER and ROMAN CMIEL 79.
VETERAN HIGH GUN was JEFF DIX who shot an excellent 91, followed by SAV DIMARIA who was only one clay behind having shot a very good (90).
SUSAN OSBORNE won LADY HIGH GUN with a fabulous 87/100.
Well shot Susan. Another lady Shooter to note, was CEYLA ISMET who shot 78.
GEORGE SMITH won JUNIOR HIGH GUN having shot 68.
WINNER OF A MEMBERS CLASS was CHRIS MUGGERIDGE (90)
ALLAN RICHARDS won B MEMBERS (81)
WINNER OF C MEMBERS was DENNIS ABBS (79). Also known as “Daddy Abbs”.
NEXT WEEK:- We return to GATTON BOTTOM”, REIGATE.
100 ENGLISH SPORTING CPSA REGISTERED.
£100 FIRST AA, A, B, C. £50 SECOND AA, A, B, C PLUS OTHER CASH PRIZES. PLUS VETERANS. LADIES AND JUNIOR CLASSES.
SHOOT STARTS 10.00 am LAST ENTRIES 3.00 pm.
Last Sunday Steven and Paul shot the British Grand Prix FITASC SPORTING shooting championship, which was hosted by Doveridge Shooting Ground.
It was a very good well run shoot and the weather was fabulous throughout the weekend. Mark Winser shot a brilliant 188, followed by JD Smith 182, and J Lee 181. Paul Woodley shot a very respectable 161. Veteran winner was Stuart Clarke who shot a very good 176, followed by K. Jobling 175 and N. Hart 179.
I was lucky enough to meet the neighbouring farmers, a lovely young couple who had two children. I enjoyed a nice chat with them about cattle and tractors!. Hopefully we will meet up again one day!.
We hope to see you all again next week. Perhaps a warm up for the EUROPEAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS which is being held the following week in Italy?.