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World HFT Championships 2009
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12th April 2009 to 13th April 2009 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
We are proud to announce that the World Hunter Field Target Association (WHFTA)
in collaboration with Countryman Fairs will be holding the World Hunter Field Target Championships on the Bank Holiday weekend of Sun 12th & Mon 13th April 2009 at the Kelmarsh Country Fair.

Entry to the event will be 25 & will include free entry into the Country Fair for both days.

Camping will be available but there will be a small fee for this as Countryman fairs will have to install facilities specifically for this event.

Entries will be limited to 360 shooters with entry closing on 28th Feb 2009, this will allow enough time to organise the correct number of goody bag items.

The competition will consist of two 30 shot courses set to the UKAHFT course format, each competitor will shoot one course on the Sunday & the other course on the Monday. The World Champion will be the shooter with the highest two day total irrespective on class entry, Countryman Fairs are kindly donating the perpetual World Champion trophy.

Trophies for this event will be as follows
1st 12th Open Class.
1st 3rd Ladies
1st 3rd Juniors (15 years or under on the first day of the event)
1st 3rd Recoiling
1st 3rd .22 calibre.
If we get at least 6 entries we could add a 6ft/lbs class

Each of the above placings will also get a special Worlds Platinum badge.

All placings will be decided by shoot offs

All prizes will be raffled off at the end of the first day.

Each competitor will receive a goody bag including manufacturer brochures & free samples (all depending on the amount of interest by the trade). Also included will be a number of items showing the WHFTA 2009 logo
Special event badge
DVD/Scorecard case
Baseball cap

Our Website is up & running shortly with full information & booking details
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Below are the sessions for the Worlds.

If you are shooting Course A am on the first day you will be shooting Course B pm the following day and so on.

Details of what time you need to be booked in by will follow.


Course A am Sunday/Course B pm Monday
David Allam
Robert Appleyard
Ian Bainbridge
Mark Bassett
Tony Belas
Dave Benyon
Vinnie Blackman
David Bowles
Michael Byford
Mark Camoccio
Ryan Charlton
Perry Chean
Chris Cundey
Stuart Doyle
Pete Dutton
Mark Dyer
Michael Elliott
Mike Everson
Dorian Falconer
Tim Finley
Stephen Gillies
Guy Gillies
Jean Greatrex
John Grice
Simon Higgins
Gary Horne
Kev Hughes
Dave Hutton
Stephanie Kirkwood
Roger Lait
Dave Lillywhite
Darren Lindsey
Wayne Marriot
Ryan Martin
Dave Martin
Thomas McDonald
John McDonald
Mick McTighe
Tom Morgans
John Murray
Piotr Nurzynski
Stephen Postings
Khalid Rafiq
Neal Rainbow
Dave Ramshead
Samantha Ramshead
Geoff Ryder
Andy Simpson
Matt Smith
Jane Sparkes
Pete Sparkes
Christopher Sutcliffe
Bert Tate
David Taylor
Nick Thomas
Kieran Turner
Ollie Wadcock
Darrell Waite
Rachel Waite
Mark Wall
Geoff Watkinson
Danny Webb
Dave Welham
Terry Wheatley

Course A pm Sunday/Course B am Monday
John Allinson-Smith
Jesus Andion
Niel Ashman
Zilvinas Baltulis
Roger Bentley
Nicholas Bishop
Terry Blackman
Tim Bohr
Willem Braams
Andrew Burgess
Steve Catch
Luke Chapman
Gary Chillingworth
Neil Chitty
Daniel Cogger
Charles Coxsedge
Steve Crowther
Neil Daniels
Steve Davey
Anthony de Groot
Michael Euman
Anthony Gauntlett
Lewis Gent
Neville George
Andrew Gillott
Gedas Girzadas
Steve Goacher
Kenneth Gould
Ian Harford
Richard Harley
Spencer Hayward
Steven Hesp
Stephen Hughes
Michael Isaac
Andy Jackson
Artur Karwowski
Ian Kenny
Philip King
Garry Kingaby
George Lightbody
Jonathan Major
David Nash
David Newman
Adam Polinski
Rene Quist
David Reid
David Robertson
Craig Rochell
Andries Sluiter
Antonio Sorribes
Henrik Stacke
Tobey Standish
Jennie Stone
Adrian Turner
John van Oorschot
Chris Van Veluw
Nina Wake
David Wardle
Nick Watson
Kenny Weddell
Richard Woods

Course B am Sunday/Course A pm Monday
Simon Belcher
Edward Belcher
Louise Bignall
Claire Bowie
Euan Bowie
Mark Brewitt
Jason Buckingham
Sean Cameron
David Chapman
Jamie Chapman
Alan Charlton
Alex Charlton
Alastair Collip
Chris Coombes
Matthew Dimmer
Roger Dyson
Stuart Gould
Paul Gould
Craig Grayson
Scott Grayson
Alan Grayson
Ray Griffith
Greg Hensman
Greg Hensman
Andrea Hingston
Ian Houghton
Bethan Hughes
Jack Hughes
Dave Johnson
Harry Johnson
Simon Jones
Kieran Lewis
Brian Lewis
Rob Long
Joshhua Long
Craig Lord
Mark Loveland
Alex Mallows
John Mallows
Victoria Mallows
Jack McCumisky
Jason Middleton
Gary Morrison
Jordon Noble
Gerry Noble
Cliff O'Connor
Wayne Pearce
Nigel Peckham
Darren Phillips
Sarah Prime
Stephen Prime
Owen Quenault
Peter Quenault
Ben Rawlings
Matthew Rawlings
Simon Renshaw
Scott Robinson
Ben Russell
Paul Russell
Luke Saunders
Pat Skires
Johnny Smith
Steve Sowden
Martin Speck
Colin Sykes
Larissa Sykes
Simon Turnbull
Adam Ward
Stephen Whiting
Trevor Wild

Course B pm Sunday/Course A am Monday
Kevin Abrams
Stewart Alexander
Stephen Bagnall
Paul Bailey
Paul Bretland
Paul Brittain
Mike Burgess
Dai Butler
David Carter
Nick Chilton
Eoghain Cooke
Zak Cooper
Graham Cooper
Jon Dawson
Ray Dawson
Karl Douglas
David Duncan
Mike Edminson
Peter Foote
Glenn Ford
Paul Foyle
Andy Gascoigne
Chris Guy
Duncan Hamilton
Clifton Hill
Siobhan Hobden
William Hooton
Andrew Jones
Graham Knighton
Douglas Knox
Gareth Llewelyn
Clive Madley
Lorraine Madley
Bruce Marshall
Garry Marshall
Andrea Marshall
Paul Mitchell
Garrick Nelson
John Oldroyd
Roy Oliphant
Kelly O'Neill
Craig Philipson
John Pyatt
Peter Rowley
Philippa Stone
Paul Swaddle
Robert Thompson
Rik Travers
Janine Travers
John Turnbull
Lloyd Upton
Jason Whidborne
William White
Derek Whittingham
Nigel Williams
Hugh Wilson
Paul Yates
Dean Yaxley

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To celebrate the launch of the inaugural World Hunter Field Target

Championship at the Kelmarsh Country Fair this Easter, organisers
Countryman Fairs have announced an exciting new development for
airgunners. Airgun Expo will form the centrepiece of Gunmakers Row,
bringing with it the country's finest manufacturers of airguns. Over 200
of the leading brands of airguns and related products will be
represented at the event for you to try before you buy. For more
information see
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Think this is going to be a very good weekend away looking forward to it.
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WHFTA World HFT Championships 2009

Competitors Guidance Notes

Please note that why some of the timings below may seem harsh we are trying to ensure the event runs smoothly & doesn’t over run.

Airgun Expo Charity Badges
Countryman fairs have arranged the production of a limited edition Airgun Expo badge for sale at the event, all profits from the sale of these badges will go to the charity Disability Target Shooting Great Britain The badges will be on sale at the booking in tent at a price of 3 each.

Access to the site
• Access to the site will be available from 7am each morning.
• When going through the ticket stalls competitors may exchange their tickets for a wrist band, this wrist band will allow access in & out of the site anytime over the weekend, including coming back into the site for the evening entertainment.

Gun Safety
• All rifles must be cased when transported to the zero range & the courses, once over the bridge onto our courses you rifles may be uncased.
• Once over the bridge there is no secure location to store you cases so you are advised to take them round the course with you.

Booking in
• 1st session shooters - 07:30 to 08:15 each day
• 2nd session shooters - 09:15 to 10:30 each day
• Booking in outside of these times will not be allowed.

Zeroing Range
• A 140ft wide covered zero range will be available to competitors only
• The zero range will only be open on the Sun & Mon of competition.
• Due to the limited space the following zeroing times will apply.
• Zeroing for 1st session shooters 07:00 to 08:30.
• Zeroing for 2nd session shooters 09:15 onwards.
• 1st session shooters may use the zero range after completing the 1st session.

Course Exclusions
• Access to the course area over the bridge is strictly limited to course setters & organisers only on the Saturday.
• On the first day of competition & the morning of the 2nd day no shooters are allowed over the bridge to watch the competition.
• Competitors shooting the 1st session on the Monday will be allowed over the bridge to watch the final session on the Monday afternoon.
• Any competitor found on the course when not shooting will be disqualified from the competition, the only exception are WHFTA officials & marshals currently on duty.

1st Session shooters
• The safety Briefing for the 1st session will take place on the grass in front of the hall at 08:45 prompt.
• This area is approx 200yards from the bridge on the left.
• All 1st session shooters must attend this briefing or they cannot shoot.
• The first session will start at 9am.

2nd Session shooters
• 2nd session shooters must attend the second session safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot, the safety briefing will not wait for shooters.
• At the end of the 1st session the claxon will be sounded three times.
• 15mins after the finish of the 1st session, 2nd session shooters should make their way over the bridge to the lawn area in front of the hall in preparation for the 2nd session briefing.
• All shooting marshals from the first session should help with the spraying of the targets in readiness for the second session. One of the shooting marshals shooting partners should stay at their finish lane to look after their rifle/kit until they have finished painting.

• There will be a number of shooting marshals on the course, these marshals are there to cover any problems like strings snapping & such.
• Any target disputes will be covered by the head marshal on that course.
• There will also be two roving marshals per course.
• Each session will be covered by a Chief Marshal who will have final say in any disputes.
• Any problems not covered by the Chief Marshal or the rules will be decided by a panel of judges, these will be Pete Dutton, Richard Harley & Pete Sparkes, if any of these have a vested interest in the decision then a replacement judge will be chosen.

Chief Marshals
• Richard Harley - Sunday AM & Monday PM
• Pete Sparkes - Sunday PM & Monday AM

Prize Raffle
• The Prize raffle will take place on Sunday 12th after session 2.
• The raffle will take place at the covered zero range approximately 30mins after the close of session 2.
• You must attend the raffle to win a prize.

Target Checking Procedure
• Any targets called by a competitor will be checked using the new target checker.
• Only the head marshal on each course may check a target with the checker.
• When checked, if the target falls it is deemed to be working.
• If the target fails to fall when it is checked, the competitor & only that competitor will be awarded the target, the target will then either be repaired or immediately replaced.

Score cards
• All score cards should be handed in as you leave the course.
• Unfortunately shooters not handing their cards in at the close of shooting on the Monday may miss any shoot offs or prize giving.

Shoot offs
• All placings will be decided by shoot off.
• The shoot offs will take place at the covered zero range approximately 30mins after the close of the second session on Monday

Trophy Presentation
• The Trophy presentation for the World Champion & all the class winners will take place immediately after the end of the shoot offs.
• Ian Harford from Countryman Fairs will be presenting the trophies.
• Trophy presentations will take place at the covered zero range.
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Just some final updates.


Campers can arrive at midday on Friday, but please note you will not be allowed into the show itself until 7pm Saturday night.

All people wishing to go in and of the show over the weekend must use “The Wristband exchange” as explained before.


Also for all shooters there will be 2 separate car parks, please follow the signs if you want to use these and not the main car pack.
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