SHOOT REPORTS

WEST MIDLANDS & INTERCOUNTIES UT CHAMPIONSHIP July 11th 2021

English Open Helice Championship June 27th 2021

We were pleased to host the 2021 English Helice Championship and Selection Shoot with 62 entries what is possibly a record number of entries for a Helice Shoot in the UK.   Quite a few new faces  trying it out and good feed back that they will be back to try it again. Some fantastic scores and a few shoot off's to decide the placings. The top four shooters putting in scores of 23/24 shot off for the Championship, Phil Negus took the top place with 23 + 5 Junior Jonti Spilman & David Cole 23+4 Marcus Iddon 23 + 2. Congratulations to you all and to all the other medal winners.  It is good to see the Juniors doing so well, we have a policy of encouraging and helping the younger shooters, quite a few years ago we reduced the entry fee in order to make it more affordable and therefore open it up to youngsters that might otherwise not have the opportunity to take the sport up.

Sincere thanks to you all for your support of our club and  particularly on Sunday when so many  that  helped out, as John had been in severe pain with his back leading up to the shoot and  many willingly  offered help and we certainly really did appreciate it, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have great friends of the club.

West MidlandsABT Championships June 20th 2021

A great turn out of 10 squads for the West Midlands ABT Championships. Some tricky light conditions at times, but didn't stop some good scores, with Jack Wilkinson 98/100 to take High Gun of the day. well done Jack and to all the other shooters putting in good scores.

HIGH GUN: JACK WILKINSON 98/100

2nd: JT AdDAM GUTTERIDGE & TONY COULSTOCK 96/100

3rd:  JT CLIVE ROWE, PAUL LILLY & STUART PALMER 94/100

WELL DONE TO ALL THE MEDAL WINNERS.

Great atmosphere at the prize giving, thank you to all who were able to stay to applaud the winners.

Many thanks to all our shooters for your continued support of our club, always appreciated.

Hereford & Worcester UT Championship June 6th 2021

A warm summers day with just a light breeze and a couple of showers thrown in greeted the 6 squads .

Joint High Gun: Giovanni Russo & Ray Sutton 97/100 

Close behind Ben Dingley & Stuart Palmer 96/100 and hot on their heels Chris McReynolds & Steve Richards 95/100

Congratulations to you all great shooting.

HEREFORD & WORCESTER CHAMPIONSHIP

COUNTY CHAMPION & SENIOR: STUART PALMER 96/100   .....   Congratulations very well shot

SENIOR SILVER: RICHARD GRAINGER 91/100  

LADIES GOLD: EMILY GRAINGER 81/100

LADIES SILVER: FIONA CAREN 75/100

VETERANS GOLD: PAUL COLLEY 88/100

VETERAN SILVER: NICK STOKES 88/100

Congratulations to you all great shooting.

Many thanks to all our shooters old and new, we hope that you enjoyed your shooting at our club and we appreciate your custom and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Also very many thanks to all who stay behind to help clear up, we really do appreciate your help.

EAST MIDLANDS HELICE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 30th 2021

WARWICKSHIRE ABT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 23rd 2021

East Midlands UT County Championship May 16th 2021

 A beautiful warm calm spring day greeted the great turn out of 10 squads, after having had a dreadful weather forecast before the shoot, the weather  was a very pleasant surprise! The bright sky made for good shooting visability.  

High Gun: Jack Wilkinson 98/100 East Midlands UT County Champion - Congratulations Jack ......fantastic shooting!

2nd: Dick Fletton 97/100

3rd: Nigel Caves 96/100

Howard Batt & Tony Coulstock 95/100

Great shooting by many shooters.  Good to see new and old faces enjoying the days shooting. Many thanks to all that helped out on the days, we really do appreciate all the help we are given and also for the loyal support that we are very fortunate to have by many, many shooters.

Lincolnshire, Leicester Rutland & Oxford County Helice Championship April 25th 2021

Our 43 Helice shooters were greeted with a lovely bright sunny morning, in the afternoon a stiff chilly breeze  made for some tricky targets at times,  but didn't stop Andy Stratford from putting in a perfect 24/24, Congratulations and very well done Andy certainly back on top form after the long break in lockdown.

OPEN SHOOT:

HIGH GUN: ANDY STRATFORD 24/24

ALASDAIR WILLIAMS: 23/24

JT 3RD: STUART KING,  TREVOR HARVEY &  RICHARD GRAY 22/24  Really great shooting lads well done to you all.

SEE BELOW FOR ALL RESULTS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS. 

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid any confusion we use the lastest FITASC (2017)  name categories. If your county still use the previous categories please advise us well before the shoot, as we do so many County Shoots and  unless told don't know that the old system is still being used! It is never our intention to get it wrong, but we need to know and it is the responsibility of the committee to inform us.

Many thanks to all the shooters that stayed behind to help clear up and Michele Conway for helping out the the refereeing, as you know we run on a small work force and the help that is so willing given is an enormous help and very much appreciated.

ABT Leicester & Rutland + Oxford County Championship April 18th 2021

We hosted the Leicester &  Rutland and Oxford ABT County Championships. The 8 squads were greeted with a beautiful warm sunny day, just a very slight breeze pretty perfect for trap shooting. 

OPEN SHOOT - RESULTS 

High Gun: K.Borley 98

2nd: Adam Gutterridge 97

3rd: Nigel Caves 95

4th: Joint Ray Sutton &Simon Wainwright 94

Great shooting lads, congratulations to you all

Leicester & Rutland ABT County Champion ..... K Borley 98

2nd: D Wright 90

3rd: RB Richardson 82     

Huge Congratulations to you all.

Oxford ABT County Championship  County Champion..... SM Richards 91

2nd: J Radford 84

3rd  Joint:  JW Mace 81 & KW Durrant 81

Huge Congratulations to you all 

Many thanks to all that helped out, we appreciate your help particularly at the end of a busy day shooting and to all that help us out in many ways. John would like to say Special thanks to Keith and Trevor for running the shoot, very much appreciated.

PLEASE NOTE NO UT SHOOT ON MAY 2ND 

 

Leicester & Rutland + Oxford +Lincolnshire UT Championships April 4th 2021

Easter Sunday saw us returning for our first Open Shoot after another lock down, We held the Leicester & Rutland+ Oxford + Lincolnshire UT Championships and had a good turn out of 9 squads.

High Gun: Kevin Borley 98 x100 

2nd:  Howard Batt 97 x 100

3rd: Phil Rowley 96 x 100

Congratulations and impressive shooting by these Veterans, who continue year after year continue to put in winning scores! Good scores by many shooters, well done to you all.

Sadly no entries in Ladies or Junior for any of the counties. 

Good to see old and new faces enjoying their days shooting in what turned out to be a lovely sunny day.  Many thanks to all for your continued support of our shooting ground, always appreciated. Our sincere thanks to all who stayed behind to help clear up, we really do appreciate your help it makes a huge difference at the end of a busy day.

NEXT SHOOT: ABT LEICESTER & RUTLAND + OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIPS   APRIL 18TH 

HELICE: LEICETSER & RUTLAND + LINCOLNSHIRE + OXFORD    APRIL 25TH 

PRACTISE EVERY WEDNESDAY 10.30 - 15.30 

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Warwickshire ABT Championship December 13th 2020

Not the best of days weather wise but then it is mid December, heavy showers at times and poor light conditions. Four squads braved the cold and wet to shoot the Open Shoot &  Warwickshire ABT Championship.

Open Shoot 

High Gun: Ray Sutton 90x100

2nd John Riley:  89 x 100 

Clive Rowe: 87 x 100

John Russo 84 x 100 

John Lewis & Trevor Harvey 80 x 100

Top Lady: Lea Southall 75 x 100

Top Junior: Jonti Spilman76 x 100

Well done to you all.

WARWICKSHIRE ABT CHAMPIONSHIP

County & Veteran: John Reilly 89 x100  -  Congratulations John

Senior Champion: Clive Rowe 87 x 100

Junior Champion 76 x 100

Congratulations to you all, 

Many thanks to our loyal shooters for your continued support of our club, as always very much appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you at our next shoot 28th DECEMBER - TRAP FEST 25ABT 25UT & 10 HELICE start 10am. Pre booking essential due to COVID rules. Booking closes Sunday 27th 6pm.   Text 07770551491 or email:  [email protected] ........No phone calls please

 

Warwickshire UT Championship December 6th 2020

A cold December day greeted the 6 squads with extensive fog to start with and a  little sunshine, but poor light conditions for shooting.

OPEN SHOOT   High Gun: Peter Waller 97 x 100

Close behind: John Russo, Jamie Sutton & Darren Wood 95 x 100

Followed by Ray Sutton 94 x 100

Jonti Spilman 92 x 100 

Graham Wainwright & Fletcher Watson 91 x 100

Good shooting in the poor light and freezing cold weather conditions, well done lads.

Warwickshire UT County Championship

County & Junior Champion: Jonti Spilman 92 x 100 

Senior Champion: Chris McReynolds 83 x 100

Veterans Champion: Fletcher Watson 9 x 100

Ladies no entries

Many Congratulations to all the County winners.

OXFORD, HEREFORD & WORCESTER UT CHAMPIONSHIPS November 1st 2020

The shooters were met with blustery conditions, along with sunshine and clouds making shooting difficult at times, but many shooters putting in some great scores regardless of the weather!

OPEN SHOOT RESULTS 

HIGH GUN: JAMIE SUTTON 95 X 100 

2nd RAY SUTTON 93 X 100     Father and son battling it out for top spot, but it was son  Jamie's day to take high gun! 

3rd JOHN LEWIS 92 X 100

4th ROB JONES 90 X 100 

GREAT SHOOTING LADS.

OXFORD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS:

COUNTY & VETERAN CHAMPION: JEFF MACE 88 X 100

SENIOR CHAMPION: STUART KING 87 X 100

WELL SHOT, JEFF & STAURT.  Sadly Ladies, Juniors & Colts were not contested 

HEREFORD & WORCESTER CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

COUNTY & LADIES CHAMPION: FIONA CAREN 75 X 100  WELL DONE FIONA

No Veterans, Juniors or Colts medals were contested.

This was our last competition until the lockdown is over.  December 6th Warwickshire UT Championships if we are out of lockdown!

Many thanks to all our loyal shooters for your support of our shooting ground and to the shooters that are able to give us help, it is very much appreciated.

ENGLISH OPEN HELICE CHAMPIONSHIP 25th October 2020

We held the English Open Helice Championship, which due to Covid 19 was much later in the year than we would have liked, but with being closed for several months it has been a matter of fitting all the shoots in where possible.We had almost 60 shooters taking part with many new comers, which is good to see that our work to promote Helice is bringing in new shooters. The weather was not the best with varying light and blustery winds and then just before the presentation a heavy shower, but it quickly stopped.

Although the weather was far from ideal the winner Donovan Jenkin certainly found  gold at the end of the beautiful rainbow that filled the sky , shooting an amazing 19 x20 to take the Championship. Absolutely fantastic score in the weather conditions and a very well deserved Champion. 

Joint 2nd Mal Grant & Alasdair Williams 18 x 20 taking Silver and Bronze,after shoot off, again fantastic shooting

Charles Pomfret & Alan Rowley 17 x 20 

Ben Dingley 16 x 20 Taking Junior Gold

Some really great shooting by many shooters, very well done to you all.

Mal Grant was presented with the Coronation Cup for highest shooter at The British  Grand Prix and English Open, Many Congratulations Mal  well deserved and the 3rd time winning this.  That is some going!  

All scores and photos of winners below. many thanks to all that took part and continue to support our club and to the shooters that stay behind to help us tidy up, we appreciate it very much. Photo's taken by Nicola Heron.

West Midlands Area ABT Championship October 18th 2020

A beautiful warm suny day with  not even a breeze greeted the 7 squads for these championships. 

OPEN SHOOT RESULTS:

SIMON WAINWRIGHT 94 =22+1  after shoot off with JOHN LEWIS 94+22+0 Great shooting by both shooters

Runners up: JOHN RUSSO 93

CLIVE ROWE & DARREN WOOD 92

BEN DINGLEY, TREVOR HARVEY & RAY SUTTON 91

WELL DONE TO YOU ALL.

WEST MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

COUNTY & SENIOR CHAMPION: JOHN LEWIS 94

SENIOR: SILVER DARREN WOOD 92

BRONZE: CLIVE ROWE 92

JUNIOR CHAMPION: BEN DINGLEY 92

SILVER: JONTI SPILMAN 77

LADIES CHAMPION: LEAH SOUTHALL 86

SILVER: GILL GREALEY 79

VETERAN CHAMPION: TREVOR HARVEY 91

SILVER: RAY SUTTON 91

BRONZE: TREVOR LLOYD 90

Congratulations to you all, well shot.

Many thanks to all our shooters for your continued support of our shooting club and to all who help us it is really appreciated.

 

October 4th 2020 WEST MIDLANDS AREA UT CHAMPIONSHIP

Not too bad a day a few light showers, but the sun managed to come through for the last few rounds.

WEST MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:

COUNTY & SENIOR CHAMPION: GRAHAM EVANS 97 X 100

SENIOR SILVER: DARREN WOOD 93 X100

SENIOR BRONZE: MARTYN PARKES

JUNIOR CHAMPION: BEN DINGLEY 92 X 100

VETERAN CHAMPION: FLETCHER WATSON 95 + 24 after shoot off with

SILVER: GRAHAM WAINWRIGHT 95 + 24

BRONZE: IAN HULL 93 X 100

Sadly no entries for Ladies. 

OPEN SHOOT RESULTS: : GRAHAM EVANS 97 X 100  Very well done Graham great shooting.

JOINT RUNNERS UP: FLETCHER WATSON & GRAHAM WAINWRIGHT 95 X 100 

SIMON WAINWRIGHT: 94 X 100 

IAN HULL DARREN WOODS 93 X 100 

BEN DINGLEY & MARTYN PARKES 92 X 100  

WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!

Many thanks to all our loyal shooters that support our club, we appreciate it and also to all who help us at the end of the shoots.

 

 

September 27th 2020 Cambridge & Oxford Helice Championships

We hosted the Cambridge & Oxford Helice Championships, a nice crisp morning sun, but turning colder and the breeze got up later making for some testing targets at times. From shoot reports for that day it would seem the wind was present over most of the country. 

HIGH GUN: DONOVAN JENKIN 19/24   Great shooting Donovan.

Three shooters close behind: Ben Dingley, Phil Negus & Clive Rowe 18/24  close on their heels were

Stuart King, Marcus Iddon & Michele Conway 17/24

Considering the conditions good shooting by many, well done to you all.

Sadly only two entries for the Oxford Championship.

STUART KING: OXFORD COUNTY CHAMPION & SENIOR TITLE 

KEVIN DURRANT: VETERANS CHAMPION

Sadly no ladies or junior entries.

MICHELE CONWAY: CAMBRIDGE COUNTY CHAMPION & LADIES TITLE

ANDREW OAKEY: VETERANS CHAMPION

Again low entry of  3 for these titles no senior or Junior

It is very disappionting to have such a low entries for these championships. As a club we have been very proactive  in trying to  promote Helice. We hold shoots all the year round (when Covid doesn't stop play!) All the shoots are listed in the shooting magazines and on our website.  We have  gained a lot of new Helice shooters over the past coupe of  years and they are now enjoying shooting this discipline. A couple of years ago one of our regular shooters -Donovan Jenkin  suggested having  a referees course,  those taking part to become a qualified referees,  we hosted this event and  was very well attended. We hold the Trap Feast every  Christmas and this gives shooters that have never shot Helice a chance to shoot it (25 UT,25ABT & 10 Helice) it is always well attended. We hear comments that it is expensive to shoot, of course the targets are much more expensive for us to buy than a normal  clay targets, as is the initial set up of automatic traps.  However taking into account the cost of the day and  amount of cartridges used (maxium 48 if you double barrel everything) is so much less than shooting other trap disaplines where shooting over 100  the costof cartridges  is very considerably more. At the recent UK Championship we used our 2 automatic layouts and shot 4 targets on each layout and used the snake system to gave  a smoother flow of shooters meaning less waiting time.  The snake sytem is the one used at the European & World Championships. There are two shooting grounds at the moment holding Helice registred shoots our own here in the midlands and Invicta which is in Kent, this actually works well as the travelling is shared  out for shooters who want to attend  all the shoots and not one group having to do all the travelling all the time.

Many thanks for your continued support of our shooting ground and thank you  to all the shooters that stay behind to help at the end of the shooting, this makes a massive difference particularly at the end of a busy day.

 

September 20th 2020 UK HELICE CHAMPIONSHIP & 2nd Selection Shoot

We had beautiful warm sunshine with just a slight breeze for this Championship Shoot. 47 shooters took part and some very impressive shooting and quite a few newcomers giving this challenging discipline a go!

UK CHAMPION & HIGH GUN  : Adrian Parkin-Coates with a perfect 24 /24     Fantastic shooting.

Very close on his heels; Dionne Rogers & Alan Rowley 23/24

Five shooters  following Ben Dingley, Kevin Flitton, Cliff Goodwin, Carl Miles and Trevor Hawkins 22/24 then Glen Barker, Frank Gammon, Stuart King, and Fergus Watson-Hopkinson 21/24   Congratulations absolutely fantastic shooting by so many shooters!!

It was great to see so many shooters in contention right up to the end for the various categories. We ran the shoot with the snake system and it worked very well and many shooters have said they thought it was a much better system and certainly got through the shoot in good time. 

Very many thanks to the referees Andrew Oakey, Donovan Jenkin and Keith Beasley, great job lads.

We would like to thank Anne Phillips for giving us the really fantastic  crystal tophy presnted to the champion and Tomma Spilman for getting it engraved so beautifully for us, thank you so much ladies.

This year we decided to give trophies for the winners.   Also we had a certificate designed especially for this championship which was laminated, if you want to have the certificate framed (as we know many do) then we can provide one that is not laminated, just drop a text or email to John. 

Many thanks to all you shooters for your continued support of our shooting ground and to all those that help, it makesa huge different particularly at the end of a very long days.

 

Lincolnshire UT Championship 6th September 2020

A beautiful warm September day with blue skyies  and good visibility greeted the 7 squads for the Lincolnshire Area UT Championship & Open Shoot.

Lincolnshire Area  & Senior Champion: Jack Wilkinson 97 x 100   Fantastic shooting Jack!

Veteran Champion: David Sheperd 91 x 100

Ladies Champion: Elena Taylor 76 x 100

No entry for Junior Champion

Open Shoot Results

High Gun: Kevin Borley 98 x 100 Impressive shooting, as consistent as ever!

Joint Second: Ray Sutton & Jack Wilkinson 97 x 100

Close behind Phil Rowley 98 x 100   Jamie Sutton 95 x 100   Nigel Caves & John Reilly 94 x 100

Many shooters putting in 25 straights and one 50 straight,  60% scoring over 90 very well done to you all.

Many thanks to all our shooters for your continued support of our club .....never taken for granted and very much appreciated as is the help that we get, being a small club running with a small staff any help we get makes a huge difference.

West Midlands & Hereford & Worcester Helice Championships 23rd July 2020

We were very lucky to have a good day for our shoot as we had gale force winds before and after the 23rd!

Great turn out of 7 squads took part in these championships, weather good for most of the day, mostly lovely and  warm, apart from when the last squad was shooting when the heavens opened, but thankfully it was short lived and sun came out again for the prize giving.

CONGRATULATIONS 

High Gun, Senior & County Champion : Matt Pugh 20 x 24 H/W

Silver: Alan Rowley 19 + 1 Shropshire B/O

Bronze: Wayne killian 19 +0 Warwickshire

Junior Champion: Ben Dingley 19

Silver: Ben Killian 16

Bronze: Jonti Spilman 15

Veteran Champion: Brian Ward 18 +2

Silver: Marcus iddon 18 +1

Bronze: Nickolas Rees 18

Really good scores by many shooters. Unfortunately no badges or medals where received in time for the prize giving.

Great atmoshepere at the prize giving, with lots of good natured banter, thank you to those who were able to stay while the winners were announced, it makes all the difference for those receiving prizes.

Many thanks for your continued support of our shooting ground,  and to all who stayed behind to help clear up, its much appreciated, it makes a massive difference at the end of a long day.

 

Warwickshire & Lincolnshire Helice County Championship 26th July 2020

We had 33 shooters on what was a rather windy day, although we escaped the torrential rain that parts of the country encountered. 

We hosted the  Warwickshire and Lincolnshire Helice Championship.High Gun was a joint tie between Jonti Spilman and Trevor Hawkins 19 x 24 and both shooters taking their County Championship. Great shooting lads and worthy winners.

Warwickshire Results:

County & Junior Champion -  Jonti Spilman 19 x 24 

Bryan Ward:  Veteran Champion 18 x 24

Ben Killian:  Colt Champion 17 x 24

Wayne Killian:  Senior Champion 16 x 24

Lincolnshire Results:

County & Senior Champion - Trevor Hawkins 19 x 24 

Donovan Jenkin: Veteran Champion 18 x 24

Richard Gray: Super Veteran 9 x 24

Caroline Hawkins: Ladies 7 x 24 

Well done to you all good shooting.

We have social distancing measures & hand sanitizer in place for the safety of our shooters, please adhere to these measures for everyones safety from the Covid19 virus .Many thanks to all our shooters, we appreciate your support and help at end of the shoot and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

ABT Oxford Championship & Open Shoot - 19th July 2020

ABT Re-opening Shoot

The sun shone with a slight cross wind to welcome a great turnout for the Oxford Championship and our first ABT Open Shoot after reopening.

Congratulations to Stuart King taking the Oxford & Senior championship 89 x 100 and Steve Richards Veteran Champion 88 x 100.

Open Shoot:

Joint High Gun:

Simon Wainwright & Howard Batt 96 x 100

 Nigel Caves: 94 x 100

Darren Wood: 93 x 100

Ian Hull: 92 x 100

Graham Carter: 91 x 100

Top lady shooter: Anne Philips 89 x 100

Great shooting, well done to you all.  Many thanks for your continued support of our club and also to those who stayed behind to help clear up, we really do appreciate any help we get. Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.