About the HFT MASTERS Inclusivey open to all

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  1. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    I would just like to explain about the history of the formation of the HFT MASTERS.This concept of running our own series has been discussed by Roger and myself for the past 18 months.
    As everyone who knows us must know we have been firm followers and shooters of UKAHFT events for the past 10 years and when it came together with sponsors,venues and the like,one of the first personalize I rang was Pete Sparks,to explain I was joining Roger in the forming and running of a new HFT Series,I believe this was in November last year.
    We have nothing but respect and admiration for the UKAHFT organization for what they have done for shooting.
    We won't be asking for affiliation with the UKAHFT organization for with consultation with a lot of shooters around the country we are changing a few rules which we hope Will make for a better days shooting.
    The web site for Hft masters will be live at 7 pm tomorrow evening giving you sponsors ,venues,prizes and rules,but really all we want to do is give you all an enjoyable days shooting with like minded people.
    I know people have said it's been going on for ages but there has been so many meetings and things to organize, they say Rome wasn't built in a day ,I,m sure it wasn't,but we are here now and look forward to building on what we have .
    Cheers Ian Bainbridge and Roger Lait
     
  2. Toucan59

    Toucan59 Member

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    Looking forward to this.
    Good luck to both of you for a smooth running series.
    If you need help with anything just ring me, I will be glad to help out.
     
  3. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    I have no doubt you 2 guys will make it a sucessful and professionally run series, every credit for what you have done so far. Call if you need 'owt.
     
  4. dave benyon

    dave benyon Spirit of HFT 2009

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    All the best with this guys.
     
  5. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Good luck with your new venture Ian & Rog.

    Chris
     
  6. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Herder of delinquent cats.

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    Good luck to all involved! Hope all the hard work brings success.
     
  7. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Best reason I've heard in a while to buy a new gun! Good luck chaps.:)
     
  8. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    I don't know ,I'm still none the wiser:eek:.
    Good luck with it , I'm sure it will be a success
     
  9. AIRFIX GILLY

    AIRFIX GILLY WFTA World Champion 2012

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    Non HFT

    So for a non HFT shooter like myself, what's the main differences/rules between the two organisations? If I was looking to start HFT why would I choose this one to compete in?
    It's like me breaking away from the BFTA and forming a new organisation isn't it?:confused:
     
  10. Barndoor

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    UKAHFT is awesome. great courses, great banter. I think the new series might just be extra competitions to shoot in so thats never a bad thing. IT might even be a one off shoot but they have used the word "series" so that must mean more than one. I guess all will be revealed at 7pm tonight when their website goes live. maybe not.

    We have a great UKAHFT league in Scotland ran by Stuart web and it is fantastic. ANd more and more Scottish shooters are attending the UKAHFT nationals and they always rave about how good they are. I haven't heard of any HFT Masters shoots being talked about up here but you never know
     
  11. madplinker

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    We have two leagues in Scotland the UKHFTA league run by Stewart Webb which was a great success. Also we have the SARPA league as well which partly will be run by Greg which i know will be run well sarpa league is run to UKHFTA rules. So thats 18 events which do not clash then on top of that you have the Scottish HFT champs one shoot 60 targets and the Scottish Masters one shoot 30 targets plus the nationals on top of these if you want too go or can afford them. So we are a lucky bunch of hobbits above the border lol :):):):):):):):)

    Also there is HFT extreme as well run along with the FT boys up here all good :):):):) and we are looking forward to the worlds to kick off everything no pressure guys and the new masters series cannot be a bad thing for those of us who love HFT. :):):):)
     
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    Just 4 more hours to go, looking forward to this :)
     
  13. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    Nowt wrong with that though Andy.

    "We won't be asking for affiliation with the UKAHFT organization for with consultation with a lot of shooters around the country we are changing a few rules which we hope Will make for a better days shooting."

    There must be things about the UKAHFT format that they wish to change to provide a different/better option. Fair play to them for setting up their own series to see what support it gets. It will be interesting to see what the differences are at 7pm tonight.
     
  14. stillwater

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    Down here we currently have
    UKAHFT
    DMHS
    Southern Hunters
    SARC
    And now the HFT Masters
    plus plenty of club series.
    Looks like if your up for it you may never have to spend a weekend at home again:)
    Unfortunately as an organiser at a club and the DMHS I may have to pick and choose which events I can attend otherwise I could be looking for a new partner:rolleyes:
     
  15. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    Andy, even in Ft, theres different flavours, hft will be no different.
    You have FT as in the BFTA gp series style, then you have the alternative courses hosted by the Germans at the worlds, then you have showdown, regional variations and special comps like nefta classic or anglo all shot and enjoyed under 1FT banner.

    While the Bfta as an organisation structure is democratic and evolves by comittee over long time frames, the ukahft is not, or a governing body, just a widely used and enjoyed format. I know there are plenty other hft formats in use, just not as widely used as ukahft rules.

    Im really liking the choice of styles and rules, its the best excuse a man needs to set another gun up as long as theres enough room on the calendar without being forced to choose.
     
  16. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    so having just looked at the wesite , am I right saying its same as ukahft apart from no supported shots,
    so 3 unsupported kneelers and 3 unsupported standers.
     
  17. mr dink

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    Has anyone got a link to the website ? having no luck as yet.
     
  18. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    Here

    Try that.
     
  19. mr dink

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    Thanks Col.
     
  20. verminator

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    That's what I got from it. Also, they are a bit more strict about the type of target that can be used.
    They've not specified ranges for the various killzone sizes, but expect it will be similar to UKAHFT.
    Separate scoring category for beginners.
    All courses set by Mr Bainbridge.

    Since I have problems with knees, the rules are worse for me. I would have to do 3 kneelers unsupported standing whereas in UKAHFT it is only 2.

    Junior airgunners will probably benefit.
     
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