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Wafta Summer Ft rd 3 - Tondu FTC

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  1. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Rd 3 of the Wafta Summer ft series.

    Venue is by kind permission of European Chamopion Mike Williams.

    Location is just 1 mile from tondu ground.

    Tondu are the hosting club.

    Full detail from simon evans

    simon.evans2@ntlworld.com
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    We are using a "new" ground This sunday for one of our Summer Wafta region shoots.

    Its an all wooded course about a mile from the usuall Tondu course.

    Directions here
    http://www.wafta.co.uk/news.htm

    Very good set up, 40 shot course with lots of mixed targets, something for all to hit.

    "Extreme 10 shot" side shoot, think there is a nice jacket up for grabs with this side shoot.
    Be good to see as many there as can be!

    Shooting from 9.30am onwards.
     
  3. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    The change of venue for the Tondu "Wafta" shoot found favor with the 36 shooters that attended Sundays shoot.
    Reading the wind in the all wood course was tricky, with the wind up the scores were pushed down, but at least the rain held off.

    Dave Gage was one of the first through with partner John "Granddad" Parry. While "Granddad" struggled Tondu "Granddad Gage" put in not only the early pace setting score of 33 ex 40, but as it turned out the top score on the day! Peter "Ringer" Jacob put in a 31 to take second place, if only he could shot this good when shooting "C" class at the BFTA shoots!
    As European champion Big Mike Williams is a Tondu member and he had done a great job preparing the shoot, he was awarded 3rd place after tieing with Mark "Berty" Bassett and Doz!
    Other points of note from A class: Jack Harris was soundly beaten by Dad Jason today, Landy was using the ld "I only put the scope on yesterday" excuse, Jason Davies has baught a duff Walther and Carl Hill is over it.

    A class (ex 40)

    Dave Gage 33
    Peter Jacob 31
    Mike Williams 30
    Doz 30
    Berty Bassett 30
    Steve Turner 27
    Jack Harris 26
    Chris Land 24
    Mike Long 24
    Jason Davies 24
    John Mortlock 23
    Carl Hill 21
    Gwyn Robinson 20

    B class

    Due to current Wafta Grading rules ex European champion Mark Sheppard is unable to elect to shoot in a higher grade. As such, his 31 was enough to take B class though only just. Derk Bendon had an good day on the disciplines that pushed his score up to runner up position. Jason Harris continued his recent good form by taking 3rd spot, just 1 target between each of the top three.

    There is no such thing!

    Target 13 was the shortest "Gimmie" being a full kill at 20+ ish yards. 4 missed it, all B class shooters!

    Mark Sheppard 31
    Derek bendon 30
    Jason Harris 29
    Craig Morgan 26
    Vince Bowen 23
    Mark Thomas 23
    John Parry 20
    Russel Summers 18
    Steve Kociombas 18
    Gethin Long 16
    Rhys Bowen 16
    John Kociombas 15
    John Lashbrook 7
    Lez Davies 6


    C class

    Keith Chubb was the only ungraded C class shooter shooting and being first through with Big Mike meant he could see the misses. 24 was good score on the day and two clear of the next C class shooter, Daeton Havey who in turn as two clear of young Ieuan Potts. Potts was doing his first shoot and it sure was a tough one to start on. Despite this, an excellent score of 20 put him into 3rd place and the prize money. Another good start to a ft career was achieved by Natalie Land. Shooting with dad Chris the young lady took a respectable 15 targets down in her first Wafta shoot. Also competing in his first wafta shoot was Darren Davies. Minus the hair band however Davies hit one less than Miss Landy.


    Steve Chubb 24
    Deaton harvey 22
    Ieaun Potts 20
    Colin Somerset 19
    Tom Gould 16
    Natalie Land 15
    Darren Davies 14
    Ian Davies 9
    David Price 9


    Next Wafta shoot is at Nelson on July 18th.




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  4. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Due to a mix up of dates, we forgot to mention that Sunday was also the John Thomas Memorial shoot, well done to Dave Gage on winning the title, the first time a "Tondu" member has won it in the 4 years it has run?
     
  5. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    john thomas shoot

    simon i have the trophy i will bring it up the club
     
  6. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    Superb ground

    fair play Mike, the ground was superb Sunday, the wind made the course really hard but was the same for all of us. Well except Simon, who didnt want to shoot the course bless him.

    Was glad we popped up a couple of weeks ago aand had a chat about the shooting line etc, it was spot on.

    Copule more sessions up there working and look at the car park situation Mike and Im sure we would be looking at a GP ground for certain. It is great to find new grounds where we can put shoots on and look at improving it for the big comps. As I said on another post, this place would cater for FT and HFT easily. Its got great woods for target placement and with that wind coming through the trees the way it does, there wont be many smiley faces afterwards haaahaa.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to the next shoot there

    Thanks again for a great day....

    Berty
     
  7. Scooby

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    A couple of interesting kneeling positions there :D
     
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    new ground

    totally agree with the bertonator mike great day mate its so good to be back and shooting a course like u put out conferms my disissionto return keep it up mike.
     
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    Great day, great course, well done mike and all that helped.
     
  10. NJR 100

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    I see what you mean.
     
  11. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    i was a pleasure . thanks to a few good ideas from berty i am glad we went down through the woods

    i have spoken to dave and he said if i need more parking we can use the top fields or the lanes

    need to convince him to tarmac the the top of the field :eek:

    perhaps we could have a open up there after the end of the summer season

    perhaps a hft and ft combined . any ideas let me know ( as long as i can get a hand with it)

    or even a hft / ft team etc

    will have to have marshalls to check on those dodgy kneelers though :p

    glad you all liked it

    mike
     
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    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    duff walther

    Jason Davies has baught a duff Walther

    i wish it was a duff gun as i sold it i momment of madness and have regretted ever day i see a pic of it

    i am now have therapy 2 days a week to get over the pain . i would buy it back any day

    still at least it has gone to a shooter who isnt scared to shoot a new course and i could worse i could have let peter have and by know it would have been in scotland :eek:
     
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    Mike,

    I was hoping to come up and give you a hand but my shift patterns prior were shite sorry fella.

    Next shoot you put on, let me know in good time and I will round up aa few of the Nelson posse and give you a hand fella. I got a few more ideas for your ground, when I pop up next we can have a natter.

    If your free mind, pop over to Nelson on a Wednesday. We got the silo league going???


    Berty
     
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    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    mark it was you that help do all the work in the begining i will never forget you going the the woods like the tazmainainen devil cutting lanes . you and doz helped me loads and you always welcome down with me

    what time do you start on wednesdays cant do this week but might be ok for next week

    theres an idea for the winter leayge a silys comp

    see you soon

    mike
     

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