Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Mar 10, 2011.
Ok, what's the deal with hardly any competitions on a saturday?
browny point hunting for shooting on sundays,we hav to be good to our wifes lol
Work may be a contributing factor here I think. Or getting the brownie points from the missus (or a good reason for staying single)
Work, time with family.
additional costs of shooting both days?
Personally, dont think there is a real need for saturday comps.
Many clubs meet saturdays and leave sunday for comps?
I am retired so the more the better.
Also possibly alot to do with some clubs only allowed access one day over the weekend
Settig up is another thing.
Try putting one on, do you set up really early, 5am Saturday, or friday night?
Unless your lucky enough to leave targets out?
Saturday at Redfearns is club day - so lots of shooters there.
I expect a few other clubs do the same.
PS - Brownie points for me too
Thats what i was thinking, so should clubs be thinking about having a comp on their club day? Or is it too much for many to set out?
The problem is a lot of club members do not want to shoot comps
So the problem of resouces being stretched between plinkers and competitors isn't that unusual then?
We have seperate comp targets and plinking targets. Its the effort to put out a course would put people off i think, most shooters only got a couple or three hours on a saturday morning.
I just enjoy saturday shooting as a warm up / check day for sundays Comp..
Saturday shoots would be great..... I imagine could get a good attendance.... I certainly would go, especially through the summer.... Extra practice always a bonus.....
Would depend on numbers tho.... and those willling to help with set up and closedown..... Realistically it does not take long with all hands on deck.....
Also for those that dont want to do comps where they have to travel, club comps are a great idea, a little healthy competition between club members is always good fun. Also comps at clubs, speaking from experiance can encourage shooters to branch out to the winter leagues and even GP's once the bug for competeing is caught.... Also gain experiance in shooting comp style...
Those who give a hangover as an excuse.... poor poor excuse.....
Plus good added revenue for smaller clubs.....
I give a BIG thumbs up for more Saturday Shoots.....
Can only agree Miss England but its always the same faces setting the course out and taking it down!! At our club we have comp's every Saturday always a short FT course and another along side sometimes Pistols sometime bench rest, sometimes 10m standing.
From my experience in NEFTA not all club members want a comp. Its probably more like 10 to 15% of them at best. The rest just want to use the clubs facilities and have a go around a course / sit and plink.
Club days are to cater for 100% of the members - not the small amount who want to shoot competitively.
I would rather shoot a comp any day of the year but I fully understand that most club shooters just don't care.
Saturdays are mostly a no for us due to other parties on the ground on Saturdays (rough shoot).
We do have the advantage of being able to put a FT and HFT course out which gets changed slightly every couple of week.
Is that not the same for just about most clubs even no shooting ones.
Yes Andy it is the same for all clubs your right, but then the other buggers shouldn't moan at us when on the odd occasion we ask them to help us put things away.
When I lived in South Africa we found that having competitions on saturdays was very popular, several reasons, guys tended to spend sundays with the family, and they were more likely to travel a distance to shoot on a saturday , knowing that there was no great rush to get home , for work the next day .
Obviously every country has its own culture & because of the generally good weather out there, sunday was a good day for a family braai around the pool ....
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