NEWS & RESULTS
All change at Kinglsey as we move to our new home at Basford Shooting Ground in Cheddleton. Details of our new address can be found in the "contact" section.
Congrats. to Simon (Tench) Howarth clearing today's course with a new set up.
Closely followed by Theresa who dropped just the 1 point.
Well done Gary & Jamie for getting thEir new PB’s.
Thanks to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you all at the next.
Next shoot is on Sunday 1st march 2020
Full scores HERE
Another great turn-out yesterday & thanks to all that made it.
Well done to the course setters for a great course & arranging for a decent wind throughout the morning.
Amazing shooting from Theresa saw her clear the course with the nearest contenders being 3 points behind. This lady seems to get better & better.
Big ups to Dave Smith, Victor Thomas & Keith Pimblott on gaining PB’s – great shooting fellas.
What a fantastic day’s shooting at Kingsley today.
The weather was kind – not that cold and no rain – but provided enough wind to test us.
The course setters had done a great job with a course full of traps, trickery & surprises – including
A 15mm stander, 15mm 10 yarder & some very small kills at very long distances! Although there was a lot of mud around the setters had managed to keep the majority of pegs pretty clean for us – top job fellas.
Great shooting from Kathy puts her at the top of the pile with Michelle taking second & Ian third.
A big well done to Martyn on his PB & an even bigger well done to Edward on getting a PB of 50 & putting in the best junior score of the day – he also beat Martyn on countback!
Just to make you all aware that countback is used on all scores. For example, me and Kenny got the same score but I beat him on countback so therefore am placed above him. I shot with my springer & scope for the first time – just saying like.
Thanks to all who came today all who have supported the club over 2019. Thanks also for helping Kingsley to raise £132 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
A Merry Christmas to all & we hope to see you at the first shoot of the new decade on the 5th January.
Another cracking shoot at Kingsley today.
It was a bit chilly but not the freeze that it could have been & after a couple of hours warming up it was almost t-shirt weather.
Lots of hot coffee & tea, soaked up with some of Karen’s baking, ensured all those in attendance started off with a healthy glow.
The fiendish course setters had put a great course out with plenty of targets to make you scratch your head.
Bragging rights highlights:
Mariusz gave another great display to back up his nick name of The Polish Punisher
Joff Heyyy was reduced to tears of disappointment when informed that the man with the 7ft milkman had beat him on countback.
Kathy has once more avoided pot washing duties after again beating her worse half on countback.
Dan Gordon again takes first place in recoiling – and last as well!
Laura puts in a 44 taking all shots standing. She likes to make things difficult for herself. For the next shoot she will be standing again but will be tasered by Dan before taking each shot.
On a serious note, it seems last months public outing of a certain shooters inability to sign scorecards correctly has been ignored and “lololol” has re-appeared. I’ll not name the shooter but any more of this behaviour & I will smack his leg.
Thanks to all who came & made it a great day and don’t forget Kingsley’s Christmas Cracker on Sunday 22nd December.
Click HERE for the scores – adjusted as 29 was pulled due to becoming faulty.
12/11/2019 - CHRISTMAS CRACKER DATE ANNOUNCED
On Sunday 22nd December Kingsley will be putting on their annual Christmas Cracker.
This is a great opportunity to get away from the ongoing onslaught of Christmas Festivities and get your last chance of some HFT in before the annual binge on turkey, mince pies & egg nog begins.
Being the jolly lot we are at Kingsley, there will be some festive surprises & feel free to wear that attractive Christmas jumper you have in the back of your wardrobe or that “hilarious” hat that makes an appearance around this time of year.
The course will be loosely to UKAHFT rules to allow the course setters to free their imagination & gain even more enemies.
The fun starts with booking in from 8.30 with the safety brief at 9.45 for a 10.00 start.
Thank you all for turning up today.
The morning turned out dry apart from the mud under foot, with little wind, however it was enough to catch you out at times.
Some nice scores today, with Ian finishing on top of the pack beating Jim on countback.
Thank you all for coming to the ‘mud’ club, & due to the weather being so bad the course layout meant it was set up to none UKAHFT spec for this club round.
I’m just happy that we could get some knockdown targets out in the very wet & muddy area, along with opening up for the day, what turned out nice even if the ground was flooded & sunken in places.
Thank you to Steve O’Mara for stepping in & doing a cracking job for us on Sunday & for sorting out the scores, along with ...some witty remarks!
The next round will be UKAHFT spec but the date will be posted asap.
A nice turnout for today's Neil Tatton Memorial shoot considering the pretty dismal weather forecast.
It looked like we would get away with a rain free morning despite the odds, but then it caught up with us and turned it into a bit of an endurance test towards the end. (Blame Steve O'Mara who remarked how lucky we had been with the weather, exactly 60 seconds before it started to rain!)
But, as if further evidence that HFT shooters "ain't quite right" were needed, we stuck it out and squelched proudly back to the hut at the end.
Well, maybe not proudly, but we squelched.
Some tremendous scores despite the weather.
Congratulations to Jacob Pantling with a superb 59, making him the first winner of the Neil Tatton Memorial shield. Nice shooting indeed.
Congratulations also to 2nd place winner Ken (Titter Ye Not) Swift and 3rd place winner Glyn Walsh, with both scoring 58, but Ken edging ahead on count back.
Apologies for the unsupported kneeler fubar. Those responsible have been tied to the range gate and given a lick of the cat'....and not in a good way!
Apologies also for the state of the toilet tent which gave certain ladies some problems, such as how to get into it, and getting ones hair caught in the zip! (The mind boggles!). The tent WILL be replaced in time for the next shoot.
Thanks to the course setters who braved the elements over Friday and Saturday....and should be dried out by next Thursday.
We raised £152 for the Douglas MacMillan Hospice and Cancer Research which the club will at least double.
A nice way to continue to remember our friend and club mate, Neil Tatton.
In memory of our friend and club founder, the late Neil Tatton, who was sadly taken from us this year, Kingsley HFT Club will be holding "The Neil Tatton Memorial Shoot" on Sunday 29th September 2019.
The shoot will commence at 1000 a.m. with the safety brief at 0950 a.m.. (All participants must attend the safety brief)
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, with the 1st place winner also awarded the "Neil Tatton Memorial Shield" which will have the 2019 winners name engraved upon it. (This will be retained at the club).
All monies taken will be donated to a charity to be decided.
It is intended that this will become an annual event at the club.
Mariusz is at it again upsetting the course setters by dismissing their efforts and clearing the lot. Ahead of the worlds Elliot shows his Welsh power by destroying a target - he's like a sheep adoring Braveheart.....Taffheart?
All the scores HERE
Another perfect day for shooting at Kingsley again today with hardly any breeze to contend with.
Two shooters narrowly missing out on joining the elite 60's club with excellent 59's , Michelle just pipping Joff on that dreaded count-back.
Full results - HERE
Congratulations to Chris "Crispy" Pantling in being crowned or club champion for 2018/19. The first family of HFT almost made it a clean sweep of the top 3 placings but Ian managed to prevent all the silverware going to Pantling Palace.
Full final results - HERE