Discussion in 'Calender Events' started by tim g, Jul 4, 2013.
North Oxon Open FT 50 shot at Weston Woods. Full details on North Oxon Website shortly
Looking forward to this one, always a challenging course.
Details now confirmed on our web site - times, prizes, location info.
Nice relaxed no-pressure shoot after the Euros
North Oxon is where Gp1 2012 was?
Yes, Simon. Not our regular club ground but Weston Woods is a great ground that we rent for the weekend,
Good luck in Germany!
Ok thanks Neil, Those Tower shots did me last time, not by much so could be worth another go.
That was a nice FT ground.
Just a reminder. Open 50-shot FT course at the very lovely Weston Woods.
Details here and dare I say, the weather looks like it may be really quite pleasant. (If it isn't it will be a "challenging course" as we all like to say hahaha)
A no pressure (no grades sent to Simon!) chance to enjoy the day and try out your Winter League rigs.
Sign-in commences 8:30 and closes at 12:00 noon, Food by “Beefys”.
Hope to see you there
North Oxon Open FT.
I hope it goes well and is well attended for you guys.
I will be sprawled on a beach / in a bar / by the pool / up a mountain, in sunny Turkey
See you at the Winter Leagues...
Will see if I can get a pass for good behaviour.
thanks all at oxon
Just a quick thank you to all at oxon for a good course today. Hope to see you next year ,very tricky wind today enjoyed it . Thanks to all
Yep. Very nice day, well done Steve Privett on the win with 49. Top shooting with Justin and Neil watching J go for it with Steve. Shame I couldn't hang on to your cost tails. Nice to see the event popular with quite a few regions
Yes, Well done Steve. I thought it would be preparation time for Winter League but it was back to the Summer! Wicked little wind(s) for me - flipping direction or taking a kill and a half ( when I only gave it inside edge and didn't see anything moving!) Well thats Weston Woods. Lots of foliage and the brambles were monstrous when Tim and Clinton were trying to get the strings from the tower to edge of the pond. I enjoyed throwing the stone with some line attached across the pond to pull the strings over - quite like being a kid again
We will get the scores up later in the week and hopefully some pics.
Many thanks to all who came along to make it a fun and very sociable day.
Nice one North Oxon crew, always a good testing course at Weston Woods.
Congratulations to Steve P on the win, great shooting!
Big thanks to all the folks that put a lot of hard work into organising this, I really enjoyed myself shooting in SHFT (very badly).
A great day help by good company and great weather.
Excellent course, very tricky indeed especially the first third! Really well set out, I think I heard 3 whistles and one of those was due to the cord getting tangled on scrub rather than anything course related. I'm still contemplating how they got the lines from the towers and over the pond and how many people fell in setting it all up. One of the best organised shoots I've attended.
Congratulations to Steve P. I partnered with Steve and Glenda and he was absolutely on fire with a 49 ex 50. The one he missed was an 'easy' stander, blinding performance. It's really annoying when someone makes it look so easy, obviously the wind must have picked up when it was my turn and I think some of the targets may have moved back 10 yards whilst I was ranging and my glasses kept steaming up and I had a bit of a cold and some of my pellets were a bit duff and my leg fell off and [running out of excuses] some other stuff happened all of which meant I didn't get the score I deserved. But apart from that it was a great days shooting and I'll be back next year.
Thanks to everyone at North Oxon for putting on an excellent shoot.
Couple of iPhone pics. Quality not very good with the filesize limits but you can just about see Tim's hands above the brambles
The problems were the 2 tall trees in front of the tower, the 2 or 3 trees in the middle and then the brambles (man height!) all of which had to be circumvented to get the strings up above or around. That got it to the bank where the rushes were - they of course are in the pond not dry land. I threw a new string, tied to a stone, across the pond so we could pull the strings across (took a good chuck as the string is quite reluctant to stay untangled mid-flight). Double strings for each target so 6 in all. Once across we had to keep the strings up high so that the deer (lot of deer there) can't get tangled in them overnight. The other 3 targets along the pond edge were slightly easier as we could tie a couple of strings to the stonesthrow
I did offer the helpful advice that if someone fell in they should keep hold of the strings and swim them across.
We have tried walking the strings around the edges but that doesn't work, but you do get a boot full of water/mud for trying. You can imagine Tim and Clinton had quite a few scratches and holes from the thorns. Pulling the targets in after was a bit easier - cut the strings at the targets and wind in
We are very glad you enjoyed the course.
Tower shots were great fun. Baffling wind but great fun. I took mine same side as Justin and missed one, went opposite side and got the last one. Tried the same trick on the 3rd one, and dinked, this time going straight...
Tower shots ooooh fun fun
I loved the tower shots , got the first two, and tried the same plan on the 3rd and missed but 2 out of three aint bad,(thats the happy ones i took away from the shoot) and i was chuffed with my 2nd in my class. If I had only remembered to reset my zero for that extra plate but then again if 'if's and and's' x
Good advice, I bet they were really pleased that you were there
Scores are up.