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» Bowman Classic “Mega Shoot” 4th June 2017
Feb 27, 2017 - 2:23 PM - by Kritika
Welcome to Bowman Classic “Mega Shoot” 4th June 2017


This year Meon Valley will celebrate its 25th anniversary, so to mark this special occasion were going to hold this year’s Bowman shoot as one giant “Mega Course”.

Additionally this year, all entrants will receive a special, one of a kind, commemorative “Meon Valley - 25yr Anniversary” badge.


The “Mega Course” will consist of:

HFT 20 pegs, 20 Targets
Tactical Gamble 20 pegs, 20 Targets
Total Maximum score is: 80

HFT (Blue Pegs)

The HFT part of the course is 20 pegs, 20 Target’s
2017 HFT Masters rules apply
Scoring, 2 for a kill, 1 for a plate and 0 for a miss.

Tactical Gamble (Yellow Pegs)

The Tactical Gamble part of the course is 20 pegs 20 Target’s
Shots must be Standing or Kneeling only
When you approach each lane and BEFORE you look through the scope you have to decide/elect to shoot or not to shoot the target.
Scoring is 0 Points for no shot fired (if you decided/elected not to shoot that target)
+ 2 Point for... [Read More]
» Cambridge HFT 2016/02/26
Feb 26, 2017 - 9:18 PM - by Dr_C
A quiet shoot with most of the bods off shooting the Southern Hunters at Lea Valley. Happily their places were taken up by a fair few new shooters. What a welcome we gave them.
Shot to 'Masters' rules', with a course that can only be described as robustly challenging. Only a couple of gimme's and an awful lot of 15mm targets. Lots of elevated ones around the 25 yard mark and one waaay up in the trees, waaay over there.
Honestly it wouldn't have been so bad but for the wind, come the second half some people were having to give two and a half dots just to stay on the plate. Even Laity had to give it wind!
The scores reflect the conditions, no one scored more than fifty, and some people scored much lower than that. I hope none of the new shooters are discouraged; it's normally much much easier. Honest.
I managed a personal best of five doughnuts in a row!

Open class:
Wayne Marriott 50
Andy Ireland 50
Keith Warbutron 49
Ray Hampton 48
Simon Jones 48
Roger Lait 48
Graham Mason 47
John Osmond 46
Matt Rawlings 45
Joanne Cogger 43
Gordon Smith 42
Jeff Palmer 42
Graham Osler
... [Read More]
» MFTA Winter League Final Round
Feb 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM - by Air Armed
The results of the MFTA Final Winter League Round at Millride are now available on the MFTA Website.

Many thanks,

Paul Mangham

MFTA Secretary
» Southern Hunters Round 8 - Lea Valley Sunday 26th Feb
Feb 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM - by Charles44
Many thanks to the whole team at Lea Valley for laying on a most enjoyable course today and thanks to all who attended and in most cases enjoyed it!

The Class trophies were won as follows:
Open
1st Simon Vant
2nd Colin Wilson
3rd Paul Wetton

Recoil
Neil Waklin

Ladies
Mel Waklin

Junior
George Danvers

0.22
Kev Catt

Veteran
Mike Burgess

The Bonus Bunny was won by Richard Blackshire and the Air Arms Goody bag was won by Kevin McMenamin

The score are as follows:
First name Surname Class Score R8
Score %
Simon Vant Open 54 100%
Colin Wilson Open 54 100%
Alex Larkin Open 53 98%
Paul Wetton Open 53 98%
Richard Woods Open 53 98%
Steve Edmondson Open 52 96%
Graeme Cargan Open 51 94%
Matt Green Open 51 94%
Jenny Stone Open 51 94%
Mike Averill Open 50 93%
Glen Pickard Open 50 93%
Paul Taylor Open 50 93%
Richard Bailey Open 49 91%
Mike Byford Open 48 89%
Jill Cochrane Open 48 89%
Charles Peal Open 48 89%
Andy Simpson Open 48 89%
Martin Slane Open 48 89%
... [Read More]
» SWEFTA League 1 - East Devon 26/02/17
Feb 26, 2017 - 7:11 PM - by TonyF
SWEFTA League 1 – East Devon 26/02/17
As always, these are UNOFFICAL, but will give you an idea of today’s scores. Our Score Sec will be checking them and releasing the official ones ASAP. Apologies for any typing mistakes, if I have missed anyone or have any wrong!
FIELD TARGET (Ex 40)
AA
Simon Evans 35
Richard Beaugie 35
John Martin 34
Andy Williams 33
Bill Hartnoll 31
James Head 31
Steve Franklin 31
Gary Widlake 31
Mark Shepherd 27
Rob Taylor 27
Jamie Deal 25

Berty Bassett 34 (Visitor from Wales)
Paul Davis 32 (Visitor from Wales)
Steve Chubb 31 (Visitor from Wales)
Paul Maher 30 (Visitor from Wales)
Dave Williams 30? (Visitor from Wales)

A
Tony Crabb 32
Paul Salmon 31
Martin Hammond 31
Neil MacKinnon 31
Nigel Palmer 30
Rob Meatyard 25
Pete James 23



B
Scott Wood 28
Adrian Cross 26
Tim Clarke 25
Graham Tucker 21
Simon Pouter ?? (Visitor from South Wales)

C
Alan Wall 27
Simon Gliddon 20
Lesley Oxbrow Trim 19
John... [Read More]
» News Archive
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Compair : Issue 6
26th February 2017 06:45 PM
Rose Bowl R2 – 26/2/17 –...
26th February 2017 05:18 PM
Oakleaf HFT 26.2.17 &...
26th February 2017 04:31 PM
Lincs Winter Opens Round...
26th February 2017 04:23 PM
Nomads results 26th. Feb.
26th February 2017 02:38 PM
CSFTA Final scores
26th February 2017 01:23 PM
Kingsley HFT...
19th February 2017 07:05 PM
Quarry today
19th February 2017 04:50 PM
Nomads results 19th....
19th February 2017 04:46 PM
2016/7 Winter Gauntlet...
19th February 2017 04:31 PM
LV Feb HFT results
18th February 2017 04:45 PM
Publess hft round 7...
15th February 2017 09:34 PM
CSFTA HFT Rnd 5 results
14th February 2017 07:30 AM
Southern Hunters Round 8...
13th February 2017 03:17 PM
Rochford AGC Open Shoot...
12th February 2017 10:20 PM
MFTA W/L Round 9 -...
12th February 2017 06:59 PM
DMHS Round 5 Results -...
12th February 2017 06:41 PM
Nomads shoot report 12th...
12th February 2017 05:17 PM
Horsham Hawks Winter...
12th February 2017 04:14 PM
Cambridge HFT 12/02/2017
12th February 2017 03:06 PM
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» Current Poll
Should we allow dropped scores, and do we need grades?
We should keep it as it is, it's not perfect but I like it! - 83.82%
57 Votes
We ditch grades, but keep dropped rounds, I can't do all shoots & I’d lose to those who do - 1.47%
1 Vote
We ditch dropped rounds, commit to the series, but keep grades please - 4.41%
3 Votes
Drop both, commit to a league, you're as good as your last shoot. - 10.29%
7 Votes
Total Votes: 68
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