Ian Bainbridge quits MAD

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  1. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    Due to circumstances between the Land owner and the Club ownerI have left MAD as of today.
    I will continue to shoot but will not represent any club.
    I want to thank all the members for their support over the years and wish the Club all the best in the future.
    To all my friends in the shooting world I wish you all the best and I;ll see you all soon .
    cheers Ian Bainbridge
     
  2. regsie

    regsie Member

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    Sorry to hear that Ian, all the best
    Matt
     
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Member

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    Gotta say... it was a real shock to hear you were leaving.

    You will be sorely missed, fella.

    Don't be a stranger. :eek:
     
  4. DarrenQ

    DarrenQ New Member

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    Sad news Ian really can't believe it. looks like Dop will have to take more time off work to do all the course setting for the future. When I am in SA can you and Cleve fly out and do some course building there now that you are going to have all this spare time on your hands.
    I wish you all the best.


    Darren.
     
  5. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Ian you were and are the heart and soul of MAD. It is such a shame that you have left and the club will never be the same without you.

    Gary
     
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Member

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    Well said, Gary. (and you even spelt it right!)

    STILL can't believe it!! :(
     
  7. raygun

    raygun Non member

    Very sad when this kind of thing happens.

    Wishing you all the best for your future Ian.

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  8. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Welcome

    Well Ian you are always welcome down at springfield . pop in and see us popsheep ? ??HOLLY
    PS the boy is a poet and don't know it .:):D
     
  9. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    Sad news! :(
     
  10. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    You won't know what to do with yourself now,well you could always practice your singing :eek:


    ATB Chris
     
  11. oakesone

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    what a shame mate. you will be so missed. please stay in touch and no doubt we will see one another at other shoots. There ar nt many men with that funny raw character that you have and thats what will be missed most of all. DENNIS
     
  12. w-v-m

    w-v-m Member

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    Blimey Mate, thats a shocker,

    Thats a big pair of boots to be filled,

    Good luck and hopefully see you soon

    Wayne
     
  13. BEESA

    BEESA Member

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    Good luck Ian mate . Chill out and enjoy some shooting , you deserve it after all the hard work you have put into MAD over the years . See you soon :)

    Don ..
     
  14. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Will gladly take you in north of the border mate!
     
  15. pikeman

    pikeman New Member

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    Ian all the best buddy just remember what you told me many years ago, your a long time dead;),!now chill out and start to enjoy ya self again mate
    remember when we first started this shooting lark what fun we had !:D:D
    Terry!
     
  16. Dazzzle

    Dazzzle New Member

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    That comes as quite a shock Ian, wishing you all the best for the future
     
  17. BigBluey

    BigBluey New Member

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    Shocked

    Well I cant believe what I have just read.
    You will be missed massivly Ian. You have always made me welcome at the club, and encouraged me when needed. To me you are in a a way M.A.D. always hearing your suttle tones, and shooting those great courses you manage to think up.
    I think the club will have a void now, and I cant see it being filled.
    All of the best Ian, and I hope to see you around sometime

    Simon
     
  18. rover

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    Really saddened by this news,:(
    Ian your a true gentleman and a perfect host thoroughly enjoyed as always my yearly visit to MAD,
    Your courses are always challenging but fair you have and you will always be an asset to any club hope to catch you around the shooting circuit;)
    Thanks for eveything you have done

    All the best Gordon Burns
     
  19. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    I know what it's like to leave a club that you've put your all into Ian and it's not nice at the time but trust me the friends you've made over the years stay friends no matter where you end up.

    Give it time and I'm sure you'll enjoy your shooting more than ever, I know I do.

    A.T.B

    Dave
     
  20. merc350

    merc350 Just wants to shoot...

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    Hope to still see you still limping around at shoots :D
     

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