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Old 29th April 2014, 08:13 PM
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Default lan balnbridge retires from the world's

Just to let you all know that I've sent a email to Pete and Jane and resigned from course setting at the world's,the reason for this is I will be 66 at the weekend and I,'ve been involved since the world's began and I think it s time I move over for someone new to get involved,New ideas so some good times to come. I've met some lovely people from home and away,the polish lads who all ways got the yardage after each year,the Dutch lads and lasses such fun they were .
After the success of Rudy at the age of 15 next year it may be the turn of the old age pensioners .
Anyway I wish all them hundreds of people who have shot my courses all the very best and I,'ll see you all shooting some time.
Last but not least I wish Pete and Jane and the world's every success in the future I'll be shooting next year for a change and looking forward to it already.
Cheers Ian Bainbridge
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Old 29th April 2014, 08:22 PM
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Ian, I'm sure I speak for many of the shooters who have enjoyed your courses, both at Kelmarsh and at MAD, when I say I'm sorry to see you go. Thanks for all the effort you've put in over the years.

It's good to know that you will be back as a shooter next year, looking forward to your company again.

All the best.

Peter and Anthony
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Old 29th April 2014, 08:27 PM
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Happy birthday for the weekend Ian,enjoy just shooting from now on.And can I just add your one of the nicest fellas Ive had the pleasure to meet,and not just in the shooting community.You always seem to have time for people.
All the very best
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Old 29th April 2014, 08:54 PM
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Thanks for all the years and hard work and dedication setting the courses

Pete & Jane

(No email, the UKAHFT one is dead now mind)

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Old 29th April 2014, 08:58 PM
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Thank you Ian, you are a top course setter and your range traps cost me a few points! but I was looking forward to learning from my mistakes next year!
All the best and hope you enjoy doing a bit more chilling and shooting!
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Old 29th April 2014, 09:19 PM
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Default Thanks again


As I told you in Kelmarsh, the course you set there was absolute evil.
We hate to see you go as a course setter.
On the other hand, perhaps now you'll have more time to shoot yourself.
We'd love it to shoot with you sometimes. We think we can learn a lot from you.
Hope to see you again.

Leon & Mirjam
Dutch lad and lass
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Old 29th April 2014, 09:26 PM
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well done ian I have always enjoyed shooting the courses that you have set out ,always well thought out, its what makes this sport so addictive
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Old 29th April 2014, 09:41 PM
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Is deduction Welsh for dedication
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Old 29th April 2014, 10:07 PM
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That was an awesome course you put out this year Ian!
Your courses will be missed, but I hope we still see you at the comps!

Cheers Simon.
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Old 29th April 2014, 10:23 PM
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Thank you.

I met you for the first time on Alpha, Sunday pm.

I was on the the open field peg, hedge to the right, huge field left with rape growing. I ranged it at 30 yards.

Your comments on my ranging will have me chuckling for a long time.

I wish you all the very best

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