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Old 22nd January 2011, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by HotShot View Post
The thing that puts me off GPs is taking 3 to 4 hours to shoot a course in hot conditions when I am either dying of thirst or dying for a pee. I just don't enjoy them.

I can't see how that makes me less interested in FT or suggests I put less time / effort into it - I just don't like the format (and I am not alone)

I normally do the local GPs so I can see some of the lads from other regions and have a bit of banter with them. I also do my best to shoot well but usually wilt before the end of the shoot.

I think you can look at any competition and pick out the hardcore shooters - limiting it to one series is short sighted.


Couldnt agree more Dave. Love winter Leagues and club comps. As for GP, dont bother with them.

Our club in Warwickshire (Purley Chase) has 26 graded BFTA shooters. There ar 8-9 shooting FT seriously with a full rig at club shoots. Only 2-3 do any GP shoots.

If the BFTA has 2600 FT graded shooters, it would be fair to assume there are between 900 and 1400 active FT shooters in the UK.
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