The Shires 100

Discussion in 'News and Results' started by RobF, May 10, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    The Shires 100: Simply awesome.

    50 lanes of targets (not 2 courses of 25 as I had somehow expected)... an awesome amount of work. Targets of various ranges, a good mixture of positionals, and mini kills dotted around the course added to the variety for those familiar with the ground. The new layout of the infamous bank was a nice addition as well.

    Of course, it wouldn't be Sywell without 'that wind', and despite having shot 3 GP's there that 'garden' was as tricky as ever, and the open 'field of dreams' at the start of the course in turn caused several nightmares. Dave Croucher stormed the morning session just missing 3 shots, leaving everyone in his wake. Optimism abounded over lunch, but the afternoon was where the work needed to be done, and many shooters saw their chances eroded as the wind bit harder and in a less predicable manner. A partridge chuckling on the top of the bank for the last hour only added to the atmosphere.

    With over 80 shooters in attendance there were some very impressive final scores on the day from all the classes; notably A grade won with an 88 and the top score of the day being 92 ex 100 (Dave Harrison winning from Mark Fisher on countback). For me the best performance of the day came from Steve Lanyman, who put down 85 of the targets in the SFT class, mearly using his 10x and guestimation... proving once again that despite all the kit, the important part of the equation is the nutt behind the trigger.

    After 100 shots, I'm somewhat tired and aching this morning... but this is one of the opens I can't wait to shoot again next year. I can see that this is one title that will be heavily contested in future. Well done to all involved especially to Air Arms and Kibworth Gun Shop for the fantastic prizes.

    Pics and scores to follow :)
  2. poison dwarf

    poison dwarf BANNED

    Mar 9, 2009
    tondu /quarry
    Today was my first experience of the above. I enjoyed myself immensley and will make a concerted effort to get to the next one.
    Thanks to the organisers for such an enjoyable day :D
    Oh, can you make sure and cancel the wind for next year please ;)
  3. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers

    AA Grade:
    1. Dave Harrison 92+16 on countback +4 dropped on 1st session
    2. Mark Fisher 92+16 on countback +5 dropped on 1st session
    3. Steve Mason 91+17 on countback

    A Grade:
    1. Tony Bradford 89
    2. Mick Brown 88+15 on countback
    3. Chris Suttey 88+14 on countback

    B Grade:
    1. Tony Glazier 81
    2. Steve Sharpe 79
    3. Mick Trowmans 77

    C Grade:
    1. Rob Divall 67
    2. Roy Boliver 65+12 on countback
    3. Debbie Clarke 65+10 on countback

    Sporting Grade:
    1. Steve Lanyman 85 (sorry about the cock-up Steve, great score though!)
    2. Richard Baker 74 (first competition as well!)
    3. Dan Horrocks 60

    4 Shires Inter-Club Challenge:
    1. Hereward 345
    2. Dowry Hill 331
    3. Sywell 314

    Congratulations to all the winners, and those who won raffle prizes. Thanks to the sponsors, Air Arms and Kibworth Gun Shop.

    Finally, see you all next year at the next Shires100!
  4. ChrisJ

    ChrisJ Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Mid Devon
    Just like to echo everyones words, What a fantastic shoot, This is one shoot not to miss from now on and well worth the 3 hour drive from Devon, The concentration required to perform thoughout the day was emense esspecially when it began to sink in that I was not doing to bad at all, Dropped 6 in the morning session then had a 1/2 LB cheese burger for dinner then only dropped 3 in the afternoon session to finish on 91 but lost 3rd on countback, Their must be a moral there somewere!!!! some of the targets were shall we say 'trial by beer gut', Started the diet today:D

    Thanks again to all involved.

    Chris Jones
  5. Neale M

    Neale M Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Burntwood, Staffs
    Far Coley Ftc

    It tells me that you need a 1/2 LB cheese burger in the morning, if you only dropped 3 in the afternoon.

  6. JamesO

    JamesO Active Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    I really enjoyed yesterdays shoot despite the conditions being typically, well, Sywellish:confused:
    Nice to see shooters making the effort to travel for an event that isn't a Grand Prix.

    See you all at Millride for more fun in the wind

  7. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

    Dec 1, 2008
    Cheadle, Staffs
    Far Coley FTC
    B*gger! 2 points off the pace in B grade. Seriously though well done all the winners, and a very big well done the 3 clubs and the course setters who set out the course. Using elevation and different angles added spice to the days shooting as opposed to the easy (and boring) trap of chucking all the targets out to 50-55yds. Also got to say loved the little sparrows at 8-13yds (10mm kills?) I for one will be back next year, can see this becoming one of THE shoots of the season!

  8. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
  9. CharlieM

    CharlieM Spring Time

    Apr 7, 2009
    East Devon FTC
    I too will be back for next years but not maybe not with a short stroke, carbine boinger, hopefully I can extend my left arm fully tomorrow :eek:

    Great shoot and a mammoth effort from all three hosts big thanks to them.
  10. TeamZ

    TeamZ Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    ditto to all the above comments, I think the first Shires 100 proved that a good, well balanced reasonable course can test the best the uk has to offer. It was great see the faces from further afield make the effort, so many thanks to those chaps and everybody else for making the event such as hit. Hopefully we can build on this and make it one of the major fixtures on the FT calendar.

    Well done to Dave on taking the inaugural title and to everybody else who took home a prize.

    On behalf of Dowry Hill and the other 2 clubs ( Sywell and Hereward) I would like to thank our sponsors Air Arms for the beautiful walnut S400 and Kibworth Gun Shop for their generousity with the rest of the raffle prizes. I would also like to thank Neil Hart for his help with the ground work and the rest of my club team mates for their hard work in setting up our section of the course - well done chaps.

    Finally I must say well done to Team Hereward, their guys shot extremely well and deserve to take the title home - so until next year...

    Very pleased you all enjoyed it so much and here's looking to next year's event.


    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  11. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    Jerry has just sent me the scores...

    Shires100 Results

    Grade Position Name Club Score Countback Comment
    AA 1 Dave Harrison Far Coley 92 8 4 missed 1st session
    AA 2 Mark Fisher Castle 92 8 5 missed 1st session
    AA 3 Steve Mason Harriers 91 17
    AA 4 Chris Jones East Devon 91 16
    AA 5 Andy Gillott 90
    AA 5 Dave Croucher 90
    AA 5 Neale Marklew Far Coley 90
    AA 5 James Osborne Dowry Hill 90
    AA 9 Cliff Burt Hereward 89
    AA 10 Steve Page 87
    AA 10 Bobby Banks Harriers 87
    AA 12 Jon Harris Millride 86
    AA 13 Dave White Sywell 85
    AA 13 Rob Farnworth 85
    AA 15 Neil Daniels 84
    AA 16 Chris Large Dowry Hill 83
    AA 16 Craig McDonald Springfields ARC 83
    AA 18 Nick Larty Cromer 75
    AA 19 Nick Murphy Dowry Hill 74
    AA 20 Neil Hart Sywell 72
    AA 21 Kevin Sayers Harriers 66

    A 1 Tony Bradford Hereward 89
    A 2 Mick Brown Castle 88 15
    A 3 Chris Suttey Hereward 88 14
    A 4 Ian Stoddart Millride 84
    A 5 Val Szulc Dowry Hill 82
    A 6 Phil Johansen Millride 81
    A 7 Dave Turner Sywell 80
    A 8 Barry McDonald Springfields ARC 79
    A 8 Michael G Cotter Kent Woodsmen 79
    A 10 Dean Burfoot Harriers 78
    A 11 Karl Clarke Millride 77
    A 12 Pete Clarke Harriers 76
    A 13 Shaun Shore Millride 75
    A 14 Stuart Ridgers Sywell 73
    A 15 Russ Sneddon Far Coley 72
    A 16 Charlie Morrison East Devon 70
    A 17 Dave Purcell Otmoor 68
    A 17 Michael E Cotter Kent Woodsmen 68
    A 18 Steve Essam Hereward 67
    A 19 James Bunting Cromer 59

    B 1 Tony Glazier Kent Woodsmen 81
    B 2 Steve Sharpe Hereward 79
    B 3 Mick Trowmans Millride 77
    B 4 Ian Cox Dowry Hill 76
    B 4 Mick Prescott Sywell 76
    B 6 Will Baskeyfield Far Coley 75
    B 7 Jerry Dowdall Hereward 73
    B 8 Gregory Ralph Millride 72
    B 9 Kovit Tarangsi LVAGC 71
    B 10 Steve Woodcraft Kent Woodsmen 70
    B 11 Phil Lawrence Springfields AGC 69
    B 11 Dave Mansfield LVAGC 69
    B 13 Graham Bate 67
    B 14 Graeme Fisher Dowry Hill 66
    B 15 Terry Hart Hereward 63
    B 16 Tony Pratt Sywell 61
    B 17 Robin Binley Sywell 59
    B 18 Matthew Edwards LVAGC 57
    B 18 Paul Goodson Cromer 57

    C 1 Rob Divall Sywell 67
    C 2 Roy Boliver Millride 65 12
    C 3 Debbie Clarke Millride 65 10
    C 4 David Clarke Midshires 65 8
    C 5 Josh Wilson Sywell 61
    C 6 Tony Cowderoy Hereward 60
    C 7 Rich Lambert Sywell 57
    C 7 Colin Fulluck Sywell 57
    C 9 Peter T Edwards LVAGC 54
    C 9 Alison Mansfield LVAGC 54
    C 11 Alan Anthony Cromer 53
    C 12 Phil Riches Harriers 45
    C 13 Paul O'Hanlon Millride 43
    C 14 Mark Wilson Sywell 41
    C 15 Phil Lambert Sywell 27

    Sporting 1 Steve Lanyman Wendover 85
    Sporting 2 Richard Baker Hereward 74
    Sporting 3 Dan Horrocks 60
    Sporting 4 Peter J Edwards LVAGC 49

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