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Old 28th December 2014, 02:25 PM
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Default Furnace Mill Club Shoot Sunday Dec 28th.

A glorious crisp & frosty start of the day for our final club shoot of the year. A massive thanks to all those who gave us their support today and we hope you all enjoyed the new course that Ed put a lot of effort into in order to have it ready for today. Thanks to everyone who donated a prize for the raffle; great to see everyone walk away with something. A huge thanks to Jane & Lois for getting up early over this festive period to get our breakfasts sorted.

Top shooter today was Mick Monaghan who managed to hold off Darrin Lynn & Tony Male respectively in the shoot-off. Some great shooting there guys. Next year we will have our own league and teams to put forward for the Nationals.

Happy New Year to you all and thanks again for supporting us.


Mik Monaghan. 56
Darrin Lynn . 56
Tony Male. 56
Dave Freeman. 55
Martin Thomasson . 55
Simon Minney. 54
Simon Howarth. 54
Mark Tansley. 54
Ian Howarth. 53
Theresa Reed. 53
Mick Boswell. 52
Phil Tombs. 51
Rob Hampton. 51
Ry Tombs. 50
Matt Hipkiss. 50
Mark Thompson. 50
Mark Jones 50
Terry Hodgetts. 50
Graham Cole. 49
Dan Pearce. 47
Michelle Parsons. 47
Karl Guest. 47
J P Bradley. 47
J Bennett. 46
Len Smith. 45
Ash Bailey. 45
Bill Birch. 45
Geoff Jones. 44
Dan Tombs. 43
Chris Pritchard. 43
Rob Lamerton 43
Tan. 41
K Scott. 38
Mike Bull. 38
Gary Anderson. 36
John Hodgetts. 32


Ian Treadwell. 50
Ryan Ashman. 49
Ian Sheppard. 46
Stew Powell. 44
Dave Smith. 43
Gavin Greenaway. 42


Kathy Thompson. 47


Elliott Reed. 51
Rhyley Minney. 42 PB
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Old 28th December 2014, 02:47 PM
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First time shooting at furnace mill today had a great day met some great people. See you in new year 👍 rob hampton
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Old 28th December 2014, 02:58 PM
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thanks furnace mill great day nice scores as well
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Old 28th December 2014, 02:58 PM
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Many thanks to all for another great day at Furnace Mill, good to see you all.

Many thanks to Rob Hampton for the company good shooting young 'un!

Good to see some new faces too.

Happy New Year to all.
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Old 28th December 2014, 03:39 PM
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Cheers ash 👍
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Old 28th December 2014, 04:15 PM
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Good course today rhyley enjoyed it and I found it interesting. bit off a pain on the way home with the van breaking a front spring coil. Had to be recovered on a low loader. :-(
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Old 28th December 2014, 04:18 PM
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Default well done the Furnace

Well done Ed & the Furnace Mill crew, a lot of effort went in to what was a great course, nice to have the whole ground to ourselves.

Well done Mik & Darrin in the shoot off & Rhyley on his PB.

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Thanks to everyone who donated a prize for the raffle; great to see everyone walk away with something.
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Old 28th December 2014, 05:46 PM
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Great course again Ed and great breakfast thanks Jane and Lois ! And I think someone was looking down on me in the shoot off Tone I do hate kneeling lol but I really enjoyed shooting the course ! A great turn out guys ps well done young rhyley on your PB


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Old 28th December 2014, 06:06 PM
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While we shooters really do appreciate the effort that the setters put into putting out a courses I cant help thinking that a few minutes more would have made this event a whole lot better and turned it into a fair competition. Many competitors mentioned having twigs across kills. Ours groups first 4 lanes all had twigs across the kill without a clear path through from within 2 feet either side of the peg, by the 4th lane I decided to fetch a marshal who decided it was ok to have to thread a shot through twigs and would not remove them. I was under the impression he thought it would be the same for all shooters and therefore fair. Take a look at the scores, 2 points covered the top 8 people, a twig made all the difference today as it would on any day, of course after someone had hit one and clipped it off the target then became quite different for the rest of the field so same for everyone certainly did not apply.
To drive long distances in appalling conditions to have the outcome be a lottery decided on whether a shooter before you clipped a twig off or not is no fun. After completing the course I checked the our first few lanes again, some twigs had been hit and clipped off, the course did not remain the same for all. Obstacles that wont be removed by a pellet and remain the same for all are fine if they are within the rules.

I shall read future FM shoot reports with interest and maybe consider visiting this lovely venue again if the course quality makes the grade.

Thanks to Edd and Jane for being excellent hosts and to those who worked in the cold to put this event on. I do hope you see this as constructive input into how future comps can be made better.

I should also add that I didn't hit any twigs, this is not sour grapes. But it did make for an unfair course for everyone and while I am sure there will be much deserved praise for your efforts I also feel this should be said.
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Old 28th December 2014, 07:02 PM
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I hit a twig caused donut would of atleast made the plate 😁
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