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Old 16th December 2008, 07:26 PM
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I like to visit FT Forums a round the World & I'm a member of the South African, Euskadi(Basque), American & New Zealand Forums.
What I've noticed is they do the whole socialising afterwards thing much better than us, they have Grill outs, BBQs, Buffets, Sit down restaurant dinners after the main comps & very often after just minor ones as well. We get a Butty Wagon or a Burger Van, why is that do you think, is it something any of you would like to see?
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Old 16th December 2008, 08:35 PM
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I've always wished there could be something like this, say at the Nefta Classic... but i suspect the problem is either organisation or the weather. It rained at 4-5 of the GP's this year. That and it's on a sunday... schoo dayl the next morning.

One day I'd love to see an HFT/FT/silly event, with stalls, training, camping overnight etc...
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Old 16th December 2008, 09:04 PM
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It's the way forward isn't it Rob, having a bit more of an event might lead to the whole family getting involved.
I take your point about the weather being a factor but Tesla will tell you they would normally eat inside.
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Old 17th December 2008, 08:22 AM
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A lot comes down to having Shooters willing and able to put in the Time & Effort

We are Lucky @ Lea Valley as have inhouse Caters that Offer Hot Food - most of Day

Must admit We did buy a large Gas Barbque which has only been used a couple of times
Accept weather has been one of the main reasons not used

Another issue is a growing number of Shooters are on limited Budgets after getting to Shoots

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Old 17th December 2008, 08:01 PM
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Evening all.
Interesting subjet to talk about Greg.
All the shooting meetings in the AFTE ( Euskadi) finishes having a lunch for all the shooters and family who wants come together. A lot of events in Euskadi are celebrated with a final lunch or dinner too.It's cultural in our country.
Restaurants reserved are usualy close to the field used to competition are qualified as 1 , 2 or 3 forks, so not expensive price.
But most important issue is to have the opportunity to talk together with calm, to discuss about new events and to make enough sozialisation to increase the participation in the FT activity not only of the mates, but also of his family members like wife and sons also.
Usualy when we go to the course, we need to tal with other mates, but we don't have time to do it. Is for that the we use the lunch time to talk without the course pressure.
Last Euskadi Open in July'08 Ms.Elizabeth and Mr. Roger Moy had the chance to live in direct those events during four days in Zumarraga. They enjoy very much and were happily surprised for it!. They can give all you his experiences better than myself, so I don't know exactly what do you do after the competition, even you say after shooting all the people take his goods and come back at home directly.
Weather is a limit obviously if you looks to have the lunch in the same field. We don't use neither, even we have good weather in general except this year when the autumn has been horrible.
In our opinion the best solution is to reserv a restaurant quite good and go to have lunch.

I hope this opinion and experience was interesting.

If you have any question don't hesitate to ask me.

Thanks and mis mejores saludos para todo el mundo.
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