FFTA Winter League Round 1 2017/18 Hereward FT & ARC

Here we go again the FFTA Winter league kick’s off at Hereward FT & ARC Yaxley Peterbourgh.

Hereward is one of my favourite grounds but not the section we were about to shoot today. Last years presentation was shot on the same section with similar winds which I didn’t get to grips with so I wasn’t looking forward to this at all.

For the first time in FFTA Winter League we were pulling names out of the hat for shooting partners and lane starts something I’ve been after doing for sometime. Nice way to get to know some new or old friends better I think… I was drawn with Frank and Soren Skulteti grandfather and grandson from my club (MidShires) so not new but still great shooting partners. We started on lane eight I believe a kneeling lane…great. First on was me very nervous start but a nice pair down to start moving onto the next lane a standing lane of which I managed one, a fair start I thought considering how nervous I was. I carried on putting what I thought was a fair score and was very happy with it when I found out Nathan Reeves scored the same as I with 23/30 being the highest so far handed in. Until Colin Richardson calmly walked in handing in a card with 27/30 on, well done.!

1st Colin Richardson 27/30
2nd David Elvin 25/30
3rd Andy Pearson 23/30
Nathan Reeve 23/30
Simon Martin 23/30

Now the reason why I couldn’t settle and was so nervous though the shoot was due to grades, yes grades. Now grades have never bothered me much before it was always what it was, I went for the days shoot and that was that, but now its different. My grades though the summer season Grand Prix’s have got better and better and I’m so close to tipping into AA grade with a 84.14% just a few more shoots to drop some 66% & 69% and I’m there. Something i think we would all like to achieve as some point in our shooting career, but if being nervous turning up to every shoot is down to grade i’d rather just stay in A, lets see what happen at the next round.

Next round 2 is at MidShires on the 5th November 2017 9:45
briefing with 10:00 start. Directions

If shooters from other regions wish to shoot please contact
David Clark (Competition Manager) check availability.

Video below of my round with gun cams.

Essex 50 Glass man 2017 Winners and Results

Essex 50 Glass man Trophy held at East Tilbury and Linford Field Target Club, ETL for short.

Club information can be found here.

The morning started a little cold but soon warmed up to give a lovely days shooting. There was a very small amount of wind but enough to aim off target zone. It was expected due to the conditions there was going to be a lot of high scoring if not a clear round. The clear round didn’t happen but high scores were put in but only one shooter came out on top clear of the pack and that was our Nathan Reeve, Well done Nathan second big win of the year also winning the show down a few week earlier.

Well done to all the other winners in their classes, full results can be found below along with a video supplied by Andy Mason Films.

Pos AA Grade
1 Nathan Reeve 47
2 Neil Hague 46
3 Reg Gallagher 46
4 Steve Carter 45
5 Dave Croucher 42
6 Simon Pattle 42
7 Keith Allen 41
8 John Chopping 40

Pos A Grade
1 Richard Osbourne 44
2 Andy Shead 42
3 David Elvin 41
4 Helen Carragher 41
5 Andy Pearson 40
6 Nat Shead 40
7 Peter J Edwards 40
8 Dave Purcell 39
9 Barry McDonald 38
10 Andy Mason 38
11 Colin Eaton 38
12 Gary Keogh 38
13 Graham Jopson 37
14 Jacob Kay 37
15 Phil Lawrence 33

Pos B Grade
1 Neil Dibben 42
2 Martin Calpin 41
3 Dave O’Connor 38
4 John Kearey 38
5 Phil Green 37
6 John Walker 36
7 Leann Mason 36
8 John Lloyd 35
9 Peter T Edwards 34
10 Paul Gallagher 33
11 Harry Farrow 33
12 Peter Stickings 32
13 Andy Kettlety 31
14 Alison Mansfield 30

Pos C Grade
1 Adrian Coe 35
2 Gordon Eley 33
3 Paul Ross 30
4 Trevor Townsend 27
5 Dave Mansfield 27
6 John New 24
7 Tony Sultana 21