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Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Mog, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Just noticed that after a 100 posts I'm now a Senior Member. This got me thinking again about age sections in HFT competitions. We have various junior age groups catered for in comps, some with there own section, and some within 'Open' sections with added points. What about something similar for the over 60's? I'm not suggesting extra points or separate sections, though I believe that in World FT comps there is a senior section, what I would like to see is maybe an 'S' next to senior competitors names so that we can compare our performances to those of a similar age. I know that due to failing eyesight and a failing body, I'm not the shot that I was 20 years ago, and that I'm very unlikely to be in contention during comps, but it would be good to measure myself against contemporaries. What does the membership think? Before you answer, remember that should you survive that long, you're all potential seniors, but you'll never be juniors again. ;):D
     
  2. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    You'll be wanting stair lifts to get you up inclines and a cup of cocoa for when you've finish next! What abuot others with failing bodies/eyes?:p:D Mike Issaacs is Gods old school chum and he does well against the young whipper snappers and IJ can hold his own as well!:D:p;)

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  3. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Maybe get some special zimmer frame badges knocked up Charles:p:p:p:D:D:D
     
  4. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Thank you both for your sympathetic responses. :rolleyes::p

    Cocoa indeed!!! Nothing will replace my nightly Horlicks. :eek:

    Mmmm, zimmer frame, now theres a thought, might help with the 'unsupported' standers. ;):D
     
  5. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    If you wanted sympathy you wouldn't have posted on here!:D:p Should we have HFT coffee mornings when you Woki and IJ can swap stories of the good old days before 5p's got shrunk!:D:p:D I'm sure IJ has used guns older than you to do nationals anyway!

    Ryan
     
  6. Mog

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    You're a very insensitive young man Ryan, I'm now determined to hang on for another 33 years just to see you suffering, when you're 60. :p:p:p:D:p:p:p
     
  7. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Be good to still have you around gramps!:p:D;) If you come along to one of the nationals you could see me suffering now!:D

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  8. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Ryan, Charles is a Sussex shooter mate you know they can't come out of Sussex without medical assistance/parole officer's permission:eek::eek::eek:. Anyway the Sussex pellets don't seem to work north of the Thames:p:p:p:D:D:D
     
  9. Mog

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    Maybe next year, us pensioners have to watch the pennies you know, saving hard for the next WHFTA's. ;):D
     
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    You're right Chris, those Sussex Sabots don't suit all barrels. :eek::D
    Us Sussex shooters have agreed not to stray out of the county to give the rest of you a chance. :cool:
     
  11. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Now Chris that's not fair, just remember where Daystates top shooter is from!;)

    Ryan
     
  12. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Mark Andrews does not do nationals either:p:p:p:p:p:D
     
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    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Daystate have a top shooter ???:eek:
     
  14. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Ben Russell.;):p:D

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  15. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Junior and he comes from Hampshire :p:p:p:D:D:D
     
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    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Forgot about Ben:D
     
  17. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    He's the highest scoring Daystate shooter in the UK's is he not?!:D:p;)

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  18. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Probably, but he's still a junior and he's still fom Hampshire. Soon as he finds birds & booze he'll go to ratsheite anyway, look at Guy :p:p:p:D
     
  19. raygun

    raygun Non member

    I'm with Mog on this.

    All over 60's should get a 10 point start. A hand up from awkward pegs and free Santatogen (if they can remember what it is):D

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  20. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Good man Ray, or try Philosan that fortifies the over forties. ;):D
     

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