The Air Arms International - Let's go Dutch!

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  1. fastnick

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    Now firmly established on the HFT calendar as one of the “absolutely must-do” shoots each year, the Air Arms RSN 10 Memorial Challenge Cup continues to go from strength-to-strength, and with the success of this in mind, 2018 will see the first ever Air Arms International Challenge Cup being contested at the FT Schalkhaar Club in Holland…….

    The dates you need to put in your diary now are Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July 2018; the guys and girls at the FT Schalkhaar Club (www.ftschalkhaar.nl) are putting on a BBQ for competitors on the Friday evening, followed by one of their famous HFT night shoots once it gets dark. If you aren’t familiar with this style of HFT shooting, have a look back to the article in Issue 1 of CompAir to find out all you need to know about the joys of range-finding by torchlight!

    The Air Arms International Challenge Cup course will be set over 30 lanes to UKAHFT rules, and with strong interest already being shown by HFT shooters from other European countries it is highly likely that the format will include a category for national teams from each country taking part.

    The FT Schalkhaar Club is also offering free on-site camping for competitors, and they'll also be laying on a full English breakfast the following morning – just the thing to get you properly set up for the Air Arms International competition which starts at 12.30PM on Saturday afternoon. The total cost to include both shoots, the BBQ and breakfast is amazing value at just €45, or a mere €12 for those who can only make the Air Arms International Challenge Cup on Saturday. And for those less hardy souls who don’t fancy the idea of camping, there numerous hotels, hostels, and B&B’s nearby.

    Getting there is very straightforward – an overnight sailing from Harwich to Hook-of-Holland sees you arrive around 7.00AM, or you can take the EuroTunnel from Folkestone to Calais, followed by a drive of around 4 hours to the FT Schalkhaar Club’s grounds. We’ll be bringing you more information about the various travel options available to those taking part soon, along with details of an air rifle shop near Amsterdam that is rumoured to offer some remarkable prices and a very warm welcome to visiting shooters from the UK.

    How to enter: At this stage, all you need to do is add your name below, along with an indication of whether you would prefer accommodation in either a hotel, hostel, B&B, or camping if that’s your thing - it's as simple as that! Gary Chillingworth will later on collate all the names and accommodation details and pass them on to FT Schalkharr Club, who have very kindly offered to make the various reservations on behalf of UK-based competitors.

    This brand new event aims to bring everything that makes the Air Arms RSN 10 Memorial Shoot Challenge Cup one of the most enjoyable HFT competitions of the year, and add in what promises to be a fabulous weekend away with a unique continental flavour, combined with the opportunity to compete against some of the very best shooters in Europe. Just don’t forget to max out on carrots a few weeks before the night shoot!
     
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    Morning all,

    It looks like we are going to have a good group of shooters heading to the land of the Tulips. What I am going to do, is when I get a rough idea of how many shooters are going I will post a list of all the local hotels and B&B's in the area with their costs.

    The plan is for there to be a website that will go live on January the 1st and this will give you all the information about the shoot, travel and hotels.

    all the best

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    Hi so if I 've read it right on the sat it's one 30 peg /target course.. not the two courses ie the one in morn and one in afternoon....? :)
     
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    Hello Jen.

    Yes one 30 shot course.

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    Cheers Gary... that suits me better......or I should say suits my aching bones better!!...
     
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    And don't forget that there's the BBQ get-together and the night shoot on the Friday before the Air Arms International, Jen :)
     
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