At Tawd Vale earlier this year one of our members put a lot of effort into building a competition bench and donated it to the club. None of us had tried this (new to us) discipline and many questioned how hard it could be for FT shooters to score 250 and 10x.
We currently shoot a ten target card within a 5 minute time limit after the main range has closed (so everybody is behind you watching). Although not a perfect format it has fostered a good atmosphere and every week more people are staying behind to have a go.
So anyway, benchrest is growing in the North West.