Springers at the showdown?

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  1. cb2591

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    Excuse my ignorance ,but was there a piston class today? Got there late and couldnt stop long.
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    No, You have to qualify for the showdown at one of the 9 gp help through the summer series. There is a seperate pistob class at these 9 gp, but at showdown its all eggsl in one basket.

    Nick Murphy was shooting his prosport today however.
     
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    Thanks. One more question...How do you qualify?:)
     
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    It's the top 7 scores from each Grand Prix. However once qualified, you can't qualify again, so it tends to get easier the more you go on in the season as more people have got in and out of your way. The problem is however with the shoot moving around regions, some local heroes will turn up for their close GP's, so it's never a given. The further GP's such as Scotland or the South West tend to have lower attendances (mind you i can see numbers being higher after East Devon's hosting this year)... that presents more of a chance if you excuse the term.

    But it is getting harder... the first year I managed it from C Grade on a 37 (top score was 42) at a low attendance South West shoot... later in the year I think Rich managed it on a 35 at a CSFTA GP at newbury...

    if you see the BFTA scores on http://farcoleyftc.co.uk/ you can see the qualifiers from this year, and then look up the GP scores they put in... this year there was one B grader, one C, a handful of A's and a barrage of AA's at the last GP. Oh and one piston shooter... Nick.

    Tough.

    But this year they also had stand-ins for 'byes' (people who for one reason or another couldnt be present)... so it meant that you could get a shoot if you didn't qualify ( i think empty slots went to those marshalling first ).

    What region are you in? Do they have a regional showdown at the end of the winter league?

    It's a strange event... not like any other... and it's wierd just how much crap you manage to dispense with in your routine... today i was quite at home running in around 30 secs... in a gp i usually will burn 1:30... quite what i'm doing with that time I don't know... probably waiting for a polite bit of breeze i guess...
     
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    you do get a nice badge though whatever happens.

    I think Mr. Finley holds the record at something like 15 qualifications on the trot... not sure... and he's got his name on the trophy a few times as well! That's quite a legacy.
     
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    I live near Devizes and havent joined a club yet.Like a club not to far away with a healthy competitive membership. Will end up joining the nearest lol. Any suggestions.:)
     
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    Devizes... hmm... bit thin on the ground up your way... you do live in a bit of an airgun club black hole..!

    closest i can see from the map is Mendip to the west, or Gloucestershire to the north. Guess it depends on what road is fastest... i know the roads are not that great up there...
     
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    Have shot at Mendip [HFT ], its only an hour away. Will try Cirencester, its about the same.I dont know if either club has a healthy membership who regularly hold club shoots. Cirencester is a new club anyway. I will check both for FT and join the most promising.
     
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    Mendip are in SWEFTA, which has a healthy year long league, however I think it stops towards the winter.
     
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    Lies .

    I hate to correct you rob .:D BUT mr calpin is the last person on the planet with a full set of showdown badges from the start to now . no don't thank me ??? HOLLY:)
     
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    well there you go then :D
     

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