Pentathlon Shebbear

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  1. Gibbs

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    Thank you to all the people who worked hard to make the shoot an excellent day out, it was great fun and a nice change to shoot a number of disciplines that I haven't shot before.
    The weather was on our side but the wind was as tricky as ever. Congratulations to the winners, including Simon Evans (overall winner) who I failed to distract with my new coat of many colours!

    All the best

    Alec.
     
  2. PeteM

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    I concur with JOE, a really good fun day, thanks to all at Shebbea,r especially the ladies for all their good work cooking & scoring
     
  3. dae2830

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    i`ll third that,good day,good weather and good company.something different is right,nobody knew what to expect.thanks to Rich and his team,especially the ladies,they kept me going with coffee!!!:)
     
  4. rich

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    Thanks for the kind remarks, chaps.:)

    Here's the match report. (I hope the forum will format the layout OK.)

    Despite the weather forecasters threat of rain – which actually held off all day - Shebbear s shooting pentathlon event attracted 23 competitors, and thank you all for your support; we hope you enjoyed the day.

    First event was some LSR standing shooting at 20 yards, five shots in a card, two cards, the better one to count.

    Second event was the running rat. The shooter calls pull, the marshal tugs the release cord and a rat is catapulted along a track, launched by a bungee cord. All you had to do was to shoot it before it got to its refuge just over a metre away, and the range was only 15 yards. It looked ever so simple but was frustratingly elusive.

    Third event was a speed shoot, a set of silhouettes all at 20 yards, rams worth 1, pigs worth 3, turkeys 5 and chickens 7. Knock them all down or score as much as you can, in three minutes.

    FT with a twist was the fourth event; choose which two targets (out of three) to shoot on each lane, the more difficult ones being worth more than the easy ones.

    The last event was humane HFT, scoring 3 for a knockdown but losing one point for a faceplate. That meant some tactical shooting; do I go for it or play safe and miss completely?

    A tenner for entry meant everyone had free breakfast and lunch, and free tea and coffee all day. And there were modest cash prizes for the individual event winners and a cash prize and a trophy for the overall winner.

    Here are the winners – as you will see it became a battle royal between Tondu and Dartmoor Marksmen.!

    LSR – Garth Rees 1st
    Chris Jones 2nd
    Simon Evans 3rd=
    Rich Clark 3rd =

    Running Rat –
    Damian Hewings 1st
    Andrew White 2nd
    John Farbrother 3rd=
    Peter Montanez 3rd =

    Speed Shoot
    Simon Evans 1st
    Chris Glover 2nd
    Alec Gibbs 3rd

    FT
    Simon Evans 1st
    Trevor Bray 2nd
    Peter Montanez 3rd

    HFT
    Damian Hewings 1st
    Alec Gibbs 2nd
    Simon Evans 3rd

    In every event we gave the winner 100 points, the second got 99, and so on. Then we totted up the points to find the overall winners.

    Simon Evans 1st 487
    Damian Hewings 2nd 473
    Alec Gibbs 3rd 471
    Rich Clark 4= 470
    Chris Jones 4= 470
    Garth Rees 6th 469
    Peter Montanez 7th 467
    Chris Glover 8th 466
    Trevor Bray 9th 461
    Bill Hartnoll 10th 460

    Damian also won the speed pistol sideshoot competition, hitting five targets in well under three seconds.

    The long distance sideshoot egg on a pole (76 yards) was hit 3 or 4 times, well done to Chris Glover (who became a teenager a couple of weeks ago) for hitting the egg with his very first shot. Chris was also only two seconds behind Simon Evans in clearing the speed shoot.

    It was a novel format, it was meant to be a bit of fun, no league points, no showdown places at stake, just a bit of fun, which is what we all do it for, really.

    Rich
     
  5. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    Sorry I couldn't make it today Rich :(, but glad to hear the rain held off and the event went well for you :).

    All of you at Shebbear must have put a lot of work into making it a success and it sounded great fun.

    I'm sure that all who attended would have gone home after having a good day with lots of fun.
     
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    The long range egg sideshoot was £1 for three shots, all the entry money goes into the kitty along with the club's priming fiver, and if you break the egg you split the kitty 50-50 with the club, who start the kitty off again with another fiver.

    It was up to £26 before it got hit for the first time. :eek::eek::eek:

    The wind was running at 10mph or more and was on your back, slightly over your left shoulder, but the swathes of grass between you and the egg were waving first one way then the other so it was very difficult to read.

    There was a corrugated iron sheet as a backstop and we placed that best part of 15 yards past the egg, so the pellet strike points gave a clue that could be misleading... :)
     
  7. NJR 100

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    A good day of fun

    It was a long day out, but worth it in so many ways.

    Not been to the ground before but thankfully was told today was windy day!

    LSR. It took me my first three shoots to get the hang of it, so card 1 was practice. Card two and it was not bad.
    dont know what to say next however. Our Jelly Fish usually cant hit Barn doors standing. So there we are, 20 yards and he somehow (Fluke) puts in a super group to score 47. When i went if for the rather tasty Bacon roll i spied his score and that he had beat me (45) but thaught I would forget to tell him. :eek: Too late, he had peeked and was in full song after the first event.
    Well done young man.:)

    The rat shoot

    See vidieo

    It looked easy, think it was 16 ish yards. However, on fixed x35 all i saw was the rats arse as it flashed across my scopes view. Fluked 1 but laughed so much at this shoot it was almost the highlight of the day. Jelly Fish fluked one despite only shooting on 10 mag.
    Borrowed the TMNJR and thaught on x10 mag i would nail them,( just a practise go.)
    Missed all 5!
    Jelly fish did the same, but claimed to have hit the last one. So I pulled the rat back up to the half way point, its "still" and all Jelly fish has to do is hit it. 16 yards, big plate, "still", no worries for the LSR champ? Nope, missed it not only once, but twice. This was the funniest moment of a very enjoyable day. He did hit it, only when resting the gun on the wood support.

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    The speed shoot. Managed to take this despite missing once while rushing an early shot and not having enough pellets out ready. Reckon i should have been about 5 seconds quicker.

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    Ft


    Blue was worth the most in each lane but you did not know how much it was worth in each lane?
    followed by white with Red being 1 point.

    Good format, something different. Hit 14 ex 20 in old Ft money but was a way clear of runner up, I guess because i hit more Blue targets than any other?

    Mighty wind, no hope on a 20 yard stander as it was gusting really strong, but very enjoyable Ft shoot.



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    Jelly Fish wobble in the wind

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    HFT

    We had to borrow a HFt gun, left handed, no idea of aim ponts but off we went with a bit of educated guessing and luck. First time for jelly fish and me at Hft, we took them all kneeling as apposed to sitting though. The use of the post was interesting, makes it a much steadier shot. It Felt like cheating at times lol


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    Jelly fish still missed though, the plate twice lol


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    Top organisation, big thanks to the young ladies manning stats and food.
    Bacon rolls + tea for Brecky, Sausage casserole for lunch and tea and cake to finish,
    all for £10. Bargain.

    Please run again next year:D





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    Really good to see Famousy shooters there.

    This is Joseph from the Andrew Lloyd webber show in London, i think:confused:.

    Either that or someone on E-bay had a really good laugh at Alex'es expense!:p


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    I might have forgotten to mention i won!

    Really made my day being presented with the trophy, topped off a really enjoyable trip travelling home with a little piece of Silver wear, Money was handy to help cover costs but the trophy is an everlasting reminder of a top day.

    Well done to all.
     
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  8. Gibbs

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    It's amazing what these professional photographers can do!
    Thank you Simon, for photoshopping out my grey hair! You didn't have to enhance the colour of my jacket so much though.:D

    Atb

    Alec.
     
  9. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    fair play simon that jelly fish as madder than a march hair

    well done on the win .
     
  10. Gwylan

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    When I saw you in it on Sunday, it was a bit like the Emperor's new clothes.... I was waiting for someone to shout out, "Nice cammo Alec, if you're in a gay bar in Soho..!;);):D:D

    Gus
     
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    Thanks Gus!:eek:
    I think if I had turned up at the shoot in the emperors new clothes!:eek: the reactions I got would have been very different.
    Atb

    Alec.
     
  12. NJR 100

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    Well, you would not have looked so silly lol:p
     
  13. rich

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    Well, we had the FT targets painted red, white and blue in celebration of the royal wedding last week. Alec just tried to go one step further, as I see it. :)
     
  14. Gibbs

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    Yes, that makes sense as the jacket is German too:D
     
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    anything you'd change in the format rich? did it go smoothly?
     
  16. TonyF

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    Just because you had the Welsh visitors in attendance Rich, there was no need to put out the RED CARPET! :)

    Nice photo's Simon.
     
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    Rob, the format is very flexible, so in answer to the question would we change anything, maybe. Nothing important stood out as needing change, but I'd like to see a variation in 2012 from this year's events, possibly. The whole idea is that it's a break from conventional league shoots, it's just a fun day with no legacies of lost league positions or failed showdown chances.

    The turnout was lower than we had hoped for, 23 shooting. We had capacity for up to 40. The bottleneck will be any event that only one person at a time can shoot. For example, the speed shoot. We allowed 3 minutes from scope to eye to knock down 20 sils, seated, 20 yards or so, and four people beat the three minute barrier and were placed according to their times taken. By the time the person has made themselves comfortable, laid out a line of pellets, shot for 3 minutes and then got up to make way for the next person, you have to say 5 minutes minimum. 40 people at 5 minutes is getting on for four hours, so the kit is on full utilisation all day. One change we might make would be to trim that to two minutes, then I defy anyone to clear 20 shots and get 20 hits.

    Our scores lady preferred to use pencil and paper to a spreadsheet, and for 23 entries that was feasible but with 40 entries, the adding up at the end would take too long if it was done manually.

    We put up a mesh barrier to enclose the LSR area with a dual purpose, to quell the wind and hopefully to allow a marshal to go and change target cards without having to blow a whistle. The mesh barrier was not pellet-proof so maybe next time we would try a different layout to obviate too many whistles.

    In terms of value for money, a day's shooting involving five events plus breakfast and a hot lunch and all the tea and coffee you can drink, for a tenner, even if you don't win a cash prize, I don't think it was expensive......:) We could have upped the gate money and put more into the cash prizes but asking much more than a tenner at the door might turn some folk away.
     
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    Sounds good. :)

    Twas a shame we didn't make it. We were both quite up for it, but the nefta and the 1000 miles we clocked over that weekend's 4 days, returning late monday night just left us both a bit shot out and bored from sitting in the car, even if i did have the ipod on for helen's amusement...

    could you use two rifles (of the same spec) for the speed shoot?
     
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    I meant to add, the running rat was great fun, and I can foresee clones of Shebbear's rat cropping up on the other side of the Bristol Channel. :D

    Also the concept of the humane HFT, scoring 3 for a knock down and LOSING a point for a faceplate, changed the approach to each target enormously. I think that idea was picked up by the Welsh visitors as something they might introduce.
     
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    it's been something i've toyed with for a while, but never got around to doing... as has been a no holds barred kitwise comp... laser rangefinders n all, only catch being, showdown timing ;)
     

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