WHFTA Thanks

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  1. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Pete, Jane & myself would just like to thanks everyone who helped over the weekend, especially the course setters, marshals, the ladies who helped with booking in & scoring & everyone who helped bring in the two courses.

    We'd also like to thank Poland & The Netherlands for bringing teams over to compete in the event, hopefully next year you'll both return & we might be able to temp a few more countries to compete. Thanks also to Wayne Galea for coming all the way from Malta, maybe next year you can temp a few more Maltese shooters & enter a team :D

    On a personal note I'd like to thank Kenny Weddell for my lucky hat :eek::D

    Special thanks also to Countryman Fairs without who we coudn't host this event
     
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  2. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    Pete

    All the thanks go to you guys and all your team that made it work. It's a massive event and the work involved must be awsome.

    It's a fantastic weekend and the courses this year were tricky with an evil wind.

    Well done folks ... superb effort.

    Boz
     
  3. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    It was a fantastic weekend and well done to you guys for organising it, By the way if anyone finds a set of wheels in the woods can they return them to me, as mine truley fell off on day 2.:D:D:D

    3 guys only dropping 6 shots in that wind over two days is stunning shooting

    well done
     
  4. All That Remains

    All That Remains Caution...I Bite!!!!

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    Thanks to the organisers and everyone who pitched in and helped out. It was a great weekend and it was good to catch up with the uk folks and meet a lot of new faces. Despite shooting with Miroslaw all weekend my polish isn't any better it's amazing how much conversation you can get with just a few words. Rik had great fun shooting with the new world champ, let's hope the skill has rubbed off.

    Again thanks to all see you again next year.

    Janine & Rik
     
  5. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    On a slightly less pleasant note we did have one or two complaints about the conditions over the weekend, could I just point out that this weekend was the wettest Kelmarsh event for 8 years. Countryman Fairs put an immense amount of work into the country fair & the preparation of our zero range & course area, this is done at no cost to WHFTA competitors. WHFTA competitors also get free entry to the country fair with all the entry fees coming direct to the WHFTA so lets give credit where it's due.......
     
  6. Photoguy2910

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    I had a great time, shooting and doing some pics (they look good but I was to tired to get them all done last night), pics will be up soon though.

    So, we got the dates for next year yet and when can we book??? ;):D
     
  7. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    We are also missing 2 UKAHFT radios so if anyone finds them while sorting through their gear please let us know, otherwise the WHFTA will have to replace them from the remaining funds
     
  8. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Anyone who complains about the weather is a muppet Pete, not even you and Sparky have control over that. It was a top weekend and no criticism can be levelled at the organisers at all.:)
     
  9. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    To be honest Ryan the complaints weren't aimed at us, Pete & myself are used to those complaints anyway.

    What really pissed me off though were the complaints aimed at Countryman Fairs, they spent weeks before the event preparing everything, they then spent all weekend working their bollocks off ensuring they made the best of the bad conditions, not to mention all the time they will spend packing the fair away & trying to make good all the damage causes by the event.

    Let's face it....HFT is mainly shot prone so come prepared for the worst, if you are going to take the bad weather personally then maybe you should stay at home
     
  10. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    To tired to post last night..
    Had a great weekend, sorry I had to go just before the presentations but needed to get back to the family.

    Well done to all the organisers, WHFTA & Countryman fairs alike, I think given the conditions the weekend went pretty smoothly, looking forward to next year already. The target placements were very well thought out & the M25 was genius, a few people had actually shot the right hand tunnel thinking it was a kill :eek:
    I unfortunately took a kneeler prone, just didn't see the sign,( prob to busy having a laugh) which will haunt me for a few weeks, I thought it looked a bit easy for prone... :D
    Big thanks to Tracey & Wilson for great company all weekend on the course & for sharing the doughnut on the kneeler with me (yep we all got down prone, I blame Wilson) :D

    Finally well done to Mark for top shooting all weekend, well done on the WHFTA title.
     
  11. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    They're the sort of people who think the targets appear magically trees aand that the HFT fairies put everything away with a swish of their magic wands! If they've no idea how a course gets set up then they've no chance comprehending what's involved in the months/weeks before and after a major public event. They probably live within a couple of hours and left early on the second day as well.;)
     
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  12. Photoguy2910

    Photoguy2910 Member

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    I think the weather added to the weekend, it would be boring if we all put in 60's (Like I would ever get that :D ).

    Just wish I could have seen a bit more of the show.

    Well done everyone
     
  13. NarkyMark

    NarkyMark New Member

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    This was mine and my lads first ever big competition, I shot the midland hunter @ the Greyhound and the underground conditions there, IMO where far worse, I thought the organising was pretty amazing too, we had our own designated area (well, we all took it over :D) food & brew stalls aplenty....What do some people want or expect :rolleyes:........Get a life FFS!!!
    Well done to all, well organised, thoroughly enjoyable weekend, amazing amount of behind the scenes work, that was clearly visible if ones eyes where honestly open!
    Hats off to everyone involved!
    And many, many, many thanks!
    Here's to 2011!!!
    Mark & Marcus
     
  14. mikeygasbag

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    On behalf of Fort Airgun Club (Nr. Wrexham), I would like to thank everybody who gave up their valuable time to make this event happen. You all deserve a very hefty pat on the back! Both courses were set out to make the most of the conditions, they were fair yet challenging, just the way they should be. The extra thought and work put into the M25 was a master-stroke.

    It was a first time WHFTA experience for most of our club shooters, but we all had a fantastic time. Not one single complaint was to be heard at any time over the weekend in our camping area, just smiles and laughs all the way.

    Congratulations to Mark Wall on a superb performance, well done to Ryan and Pete, top shooting guys.

    Mike Turner
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  15. rogb

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    Just got to say it was a brilliant weekend, just like last year. The added bonus was it didn't piss down while we were shooting:D.

    Also like to thank the WHFTA crew for the enormous amount of graft put in to organise and to run TWO full courses over 2 days. Having put on a couple of slightly smaller events myself, I know just how much work and planning that must take.

    As for mud, well words almost fail me, HFT is all about the elements and getting down in whatever you find.

    To all the moaners who thought Countryman Fairs could do anything about the mud, well, while you were moaning in your comfy car on the way home, I was on the train, Tube and then walking a mile or so with bags full of muddy kit and a big smile on my face. Get over it:D

    Thanks to the Gregs for their hospitality over the whole weekend and to my partner Derek Stone, who made shooting a pleasure for both sessions. He also had a nice shiny rifle:D

    Well done to all the winners and of course 2010 Champ Mark Wall, well done, mate.
     
  16. whisperl96a1

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    Hi all

    First off a big thanks to Countryman Fairs for hosting the event, a very very big thanks to the guys behind the scenes who delivered the targets to site, put the course out, got the targets back in etc, this is serious work and carried out without complaint. A big up to the course setters who laid two very interesting courses, every shot a thinker-superb job. Not forgetting the booking in team, Tony's Camo for the Wales kit and everyone else involved in the organizing or indeed competing in this event for making it what it was.
    Top shooting to Ryan Charlton and Pete Dutton and all the other class winners.
    Lets stop the griping and petty schoolboy arguing and comments about the weather- this is an outdoor sport and this kind of malarky just takes the gloss off what was a very well organized event. :rolleyes:
    Good fun shooting with Rik- and look forward to the season
    ATB and thanks again

    Mark
     
  17. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Had an absolutely cracking time putting a lot of faces to names off here.

    Pete and I have an issue to sort out with an England shirt for the next double header I can get down to but im sure the scabs will heal.

    Shot with Ryan and David Taylor over the too days, great lads, great company, great shots.

    So big thanks to all who made the scots welcome as ever, but still think we should have thrown Laity in the water. Kiddin Mate!!

    Dont know why some moaned about the weather I didnt think it was that bad, there was no snow!
     
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  18. Nealsey

    Nealsey Two Tins

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    Guys,

    First chance I have had to post since getting home last night.

    I had a brilliant weekend, weather is weather and it's the same for everyone, so those who moaned,
    shame on you :)

    Thanks to all the guys and girls that organised the courses and admin that goes into the WHFTA courses.
    Guys spent days preparing the targets, laying out the courses and preparing the admin that goes into
    getting 200+ shooters all shooting over 2 days. My hat is off to you guys.

    To Iain Bainbridge, sorry I couldn't help get the course in on day 2 mate. Any other time, you know I would
    help out.

    Mark Wall, World Champion. I have had the pleasure of shooting round with Mark, and a nicer fella you
    would be hard pressed to meet. Congratulation mate and well done on your achievement.

    Steph. Well done girl, bloody well deserved. You are a top shooter and all the effort you put in shows
    with what you get out. Congratulations.

    Great to see everyone there, great sense of cammeraderie from all the shooters and it is testament
    to everyone that attended at how well it was enjoyed by all.

    I even managed to enjoy my marshalling session on Sunday :)

    Cheers to all and see you again next year.

    Last thing, Kieran Turner. Keep your bloody head down!!! :)

    Nealsey
     
  19. dave benyon

    dave benyon Spirit of HFT 2009

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    Thanks to Jane and Dorian for the company over the weekend, had a good laugh and Jane's rifle save when she slipped in the mud on Sunday was the best I've seen. Well done to all the winners and thanks to all involved in running the event, cheers all great weekend.
     
  20. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    The conditions ...

    I'm a groundsman so I know the turmoils of fighting the English weather. Trying to get the local cricket pitch ready for this coming weekend has been a nightmare so I can only imagine the problems Countryman Fairs must have had.

    It's the beginning of April in England. We've just had one of the harshest winters for years and the last two weeks in March were very wet.

    I have little time for anyone who didn't expect it to be wet and muddy and didn't bring appropriate gear.

    If anything the effort to make it such a successful event should be even further applauded given the recent weather.

    I think we would have all loved to be lying on lush turf, basking in the warm sunshine and shooting through bluebells ... but you get what you get and you get on with it.

    Boz
     

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