What a truly wonderful day! Granted, some of you may have noticed a hint of mud here and there, but we got everyone safely out of the car park and on their way – we always do. The course was in the woods, offering plenty of tricky elevated shots and, with no leaf on the trees, little to get in the way of the infamous Nomads wind, which left many wondering why the string blew sideways but the pellet flew straight, or vice versa. Top score of the day was an outstanding 56 by Kathy Thompson, closely followed by Sam Hemmings on 55, and in turn by Jacob Panting and Dave Ramshead on 54. Top springer score was 50 from Perry Broad and Nick Stanhope, with Perry ahead on count back, and Frank snapping at their heels. Positions on count back Open Kathy Thompson 56 Sam Hemmings 55 Jacob Pantling 54 Dave Ramshead 54 Simon Minney 53 Ian Ree 53 Kevin Scott 52 Chris Pantling 52 Jason Cowan 52 Dave Gallichan 51 Michelle Parsons 51 Mark Thompson 51 Phil Tombs 50 John Ferrier 50 Dave Hemmings 50 Ethan Pantling 50 Ewan Pantling 50 Dave Freeman 49 Dave Hunter 49 Phil Soper 48 Tony Male 48 Graham Cole 48 Chris Collins 47 Joff Haigh 47 Ken Swift 46 Stu Hill 45 Matt Lee 44 Mick Fern 44 Paul Sefton 43 Richard Entwhistle 41 Ash Bailey 41 Bob Clay 41 John Holder 40 Mike Towler 40 Keith Daugherty 40 Sarah Pantling 39 Martyn Cooke 36 Drew Hewlett 35 Megan Bilton 34 Laura McLennan 32 (Shot entire course standing) Keith Jones 29 Andy Nye 27 Andy Neale 21 Recoil Perry Broad 50 Nick Stanhope 50 Frank Peterek 49 Kristian Whale 48 Dan Gordon 46 Nick Aldridge 44 Craig Mazurkiewicz 42 Chris Whale 41 Lee Malpass 35 Ian Sheppard 31 Junior Mason Ryan 42 Myra Parsons-Smith 36 Tom Clarke 36 And so to the thanks. A huge amount of thought goes into the route for each course, the placement of each and every target, and a huge amount of work goes into turning it all into reality, so thanks to Dave, Stu and Perry. Thanks also to our treasurers John and Lee, who not only handled the booking in, but also arranged the wonderful food, which was superbly cooked by Frank. Not least, thanks to everyone who came to Nomads today, some travelling considerable distances. The club arranges the course, but it’s you who make the event. EDIT: Also many thanks to those who brought prizes for the raffle. Wishing you all a Happy New Year, from all at Nomads.