The Midlanders do it!

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  1. RobF

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    [xFLOAT=left]http://shooting-the-breeze.com/internal/2009_Inter_Regionals/_J4F6956small.jpg[/xFLOAT]The Midlanders do it!: MFTA win the Regionals

    A tough testing course, with strong or variable winds, had everyone concentrating from Lane 1. Those who survived the early breeze which took 1-2 kills at 50 yds+ sometimes often pitied those that shot later in a lighter wind that had a devilish unpredictability.

    Andy Gillott set the pace with an early 37 ex 40. John Costello and James Osbourne followed later, as did a few others, but no-one broke that barrier. But it wasn't a day for personal scores, it was all about the team event... and that's where those 37's really paid off, with MFTA taking the title with 362, or 36.2 average per team member. Still NEFTA weren't too far behind with 348, but 14 points is a hell of a gap to make up considering the top score of the day. SEFTA in 3rd were only a few targets behind that as well.

    One things for certain though, no matter how close other regions come to MFTA, overtaking them is going to be another matter altogether.

    I suspect there will be several shooters keen to steal the MFTA Grand Prix title when it's hosted at Harriers on the 19th April.

    Pics below. Scores are here
     
  2. RobF

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    The Big Nikko Syncronised Dislay team were in attendance

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    ... in fact the Leupolds were forced into a little area at the end of the range...

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    Two'at

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    Colour like no other

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    It's not always the target position that makes things difficult...

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    An s400 will do just as well

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    Oasis of calm

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    Dan's on his way

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    Bling!

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    Temperature rising

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    12 o'clock miss...

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    Neale M, Team Walther

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    Concentration required

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    because Sarah was level

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    47.5 yds

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    Rich leads SWEFTA with 36

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    WAFTA's waders

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    52.5

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    Don't get on the trigger unless your sure

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    The sun did shine... for a bit.

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    Jonta?

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    Sshhh... don't tell anyone... it's Andy Gillott testing a Walther!:eek:

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    Classic Cliffy

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    Left eye dominant?

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    South Dorset's secret

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    Glenn gives it CSFTA code for "I'm down 5 targets"

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    He's British Champ, but the eyes still tell you how this stander went

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    But like all the top shots, it's a joy to watch him action.

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    Polish everything...

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  3. Neale M

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    Scores Are Up :D
     
  4. RobF

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    PS, Cheers to the Nebury & BFTA Crew for a top weekend's shooting once again.
     
  5. ChrisJ

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    Well done MFTA, Deserved win.

    Unfortunatly My day ended on the side of the M5 nr bristol at 7.15 am, Total loss of electrics on my freelander2 , :shot: So SWEFTA were 2 AA shots down before we started Otherwise we may have been higher up the leader board. I recon I got knobbled by that csftc lot........;)

    Chris
     
  6. AIRFIX GILLY

    AIRFIX GILLY WFTA World Champion 2012

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    Pics

    Really great pics Rob, the one were Nick Murphy has got his eyes closed after missing that stander is a classic.:)
     
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    Cracking shots and what looks like a cracking course too. Well done to all who attended, and well done to the Midland lads for bringing the trophy back home (to roost I hope!!). - wish I was there but I wasnt!

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    Thought I would add a few pictures of the Inters I took before the battery went dead on camera (along with a few other things that went a bit pear shaped for me over the weekend)

    Roger Moy.... not with a springer
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    Craig Todd starting off SEFTA challenge
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    Interesting target
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    Either a heavy night before, really relaxed or asleep :rolleyes:
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    The 'in' thing for this year ..... old DVD case for the cards.
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    Well done MFTA on the win :)

    An excellent day - plenty of banter and enough wind to keep you on your toes.

    Dave.
     
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    Todd ?

    That is Todd Todd by the way . i would agree about the course being a good one and various states of difficulty at different stages of it BUT what i did not like was some of the positions we were asked to shoot from . with a little more care in them it would have been perfect . when you put a course out you must remember that not every body is as mobile as others . and a stable platform to shoot from is a must??? HOLLY
     
  11. JamesO

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    Great start to the new season in all respects. Thanks to all involved with the running of the shoot especially for the weather.

    Congratulations to Nick for Saturdays performance, long overdue win for Nick.
    Well done also to the rest of the MFTA team, you've been watching how to do it haven't you;)

    There seemed to be as many cameras as rifles, a selection of my shots can be found by clicking on the following

    Newbury April 09

    Best to click on slideshow. Hope it works, I'm sure you'll tell me if it doesn't.

    James
     
  12. RobF

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    Some lovely portraits in there James... :)
     
  13. Baltipal

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    Nice piccies James.
     
  14. JamesO

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    Cheers guys.
    I looked at the other photos posted from the weekend and thought I hope mine live up to them, this could get quite competitive!
    I love the shot of the Nikkos Rob, how long were you sat there to get that?!
    And do you know what, the picture I got of you Rob was out of focus.....pity......
     
  15. Baltipal

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    Doesn't he always look like that?:)
     

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