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Old 10th January 2016, 02:36 PM
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Smile Cambridge Winter DIABOLICAL Jan 10th 2016

Cambridge HFT Annual WINTER DIABOLICAL 2016

Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! !
Yep, that feels a bit better. Hang on...
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! !
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! !
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! !

Okay, I think that’ll cover it.
Yes, Sunday January 10th and its the annual shootus horribilus at Cambridge. A 30-shot most definitely not to UK rules and guaranteed to challenge even the most embittered and determined of targetmasters. Messers Haas and his team of underworld goblins had yet again set about creating a course where the size of the killzone and the amount of string used to get there were again inversely proportional to an almost infinite degree. Mohammad may not have been able to move the mountain but this lot had apparently been able to move several established trees and bushes so they fell immediately within the line of fire. If you could see the target chances are you were looking at the wrong one.
Once again some of our Dutch friends had mounted an expedition to come and see us and take on the course. Spare a thought it you pass them, probably sobbing, on their way back to the port.
There was only one ceasefire today and not for a faulty target, someone fell into the ditch trying to spot target 28.

The “Golden Shot” was next to peg 1, a snail with around a 15mm kill set out in the field at 40-something yards in the crosswind. Adults had to knock it down and juniors plate it to go into the prize draw, just seven managed it; Ralph Presland, Steve Youngs, Anne Higgins, Alex Bye, Ingrid VanGemert, Nia Preston and Olly Fleet, with Alex taking the prize on the draw.

Just out of curiosity I ran a tally of the total number of donuts (0) we accumulated. Of the 46 brave souls who finished we managed a staggering... wait for it.... *370* donuts between us.
On the plus side this does mean we only need to respray 3 targets before the next shoot as the other 27 were relatively unscathed.

Ready for the scores?
Brace yourself...

Simon Jones 40
Andy Ireland 37
Matt Mosley 34
James Free 33
Lee Anderson 33
Martin Slane 32
Ralph Currie 32
Simon Eley 32
Nigel Fleet 31
Tony Haas 31
Paul Goldsmith 30
Clive Presland 30
Dave George 29
Ralph Presland 29
Richard Lander 28
Peter VanGemert 28
Christian Kovacks 27
Willem Braams 25
Wouter Rijneveld 25
Mick Salmon 23
Jan Rijneveld 21
Graham Mason 20
Andries Sluiter 17
Jeff Westley DNF

Jim Stevens 38
Steve Youngs 36
Wayne Pearce 35
Justin Rhone 31
Steve Hermitage 30
Des Morris 26
Dean Auger 26
Chris Wells 24

Stu Deeks 33
Chris Boulton 29
Jim Leaman 25
Richard Crow 24
Clint Jackson 23
Jake Day 21
Stuart Smart 19
Paul Hadfield 18
Alex Bye 18

Anne Higgins 28
Ingrid VanGemert 23

Olly Fleet 28
Nia Preston 26
Lewis Botting 20


Phil Russell 31
Gary I have a spare Daisy I can lend you if the Steyr doesn't work out
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