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Essex Open

Mark and Kathy Johnson attended the Essex Open at Springfield ARC on 14th September. An excellent day out was had there.  A  40 target course set mainly in woodland had many targets high up in the trees which made for some tricky shots. A slight breeze had you wondering whether to aim off or go down the middle on the longer targets. A link to quite a few pics below will see Kathy receiving her Top Lady medal ( and the Golden Bunny!) and Mark losing the third place  shoot off in A grade!

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/bexvkr1fpvm6la8/AAD0sf23odVqzhAl8AzfqKrea

 

Summer Series Round 5 final and BBQ

Another good turnout for the final – teams were drawing 2-2 so it was all to play for this afternoon. The weather was kind with just a slight breeze. Unofficially it looks like Team J has won today with 161 points against 160 from Team M. How close can it get? We need to wait for the official scores later in the week for final confirmation. Either way well shot everybody. Top scorers were Amanda Dougal, Kathy Johnson and Mark Johnson on 36/40. Again we need to wait for the official scores when eliminater lanes are counted to find the Top Gun.

UPDATE  20/09/14– Final scores are Team J -161 Team M – 160. Team J wins the series 3-2.

Top Gun on round 5 was Amanda after the eliminators were taken into account.

A BBQ was held after the shoot so a very well done and thank you  to Paul and Pete for showing us their cooking skills. A few pics below.

Woods range
Woods range
Ben and Martin
Ben and Martin
Martin on aim
Martin on aim
Jim on aim
Jim on aim
Just found another pellet on floor!
Just found another pellet on floor!
BBQ Pete
BBQ Pete
A Motley crew
A Motley crew
Liz deep in thought
Liz deep in thought
Must change Pauls medication.
Must change Pauls medication.

 

Club Annual General Meeting – November 9th 2014

Club members — its your turn to have a say in the running of the club.  A chance to tell us what we are doing wrong (or right hopefully). Committee members are to be elected / re-elected, a report on the clubs Financial position and where we are in the Great Scheme Of Things! Tea, coffee and biccies provided with a Bacon roll or two before we head to the range for the “Chairmans Challenge”  shoot. Prizes for top Lady, Junior and the Other Sort (Men).  Please note attendance of the AGM is mandatory to enter the Chairmans Challenge.

Date for the diary is SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER 09-30 sharp at Plantation Park sports ground, Blofield.

 

East Anglian Open – Iceni club 17th August

Four of our members travelled down to Colchester to compete in the East Anglian Open  organised by Iceni Marksmen ARC. Broadlands had a good showing in the placings so congratulations to Simon Ayers achieving second place in AA grade, Ed Cable gaining third place in A grade and Kathy Johnson coming second in B grade. A superb course in the woods with a tricky wind made for interesting shooting. As a side note all proceeds were donated to the charity of choice of Iceni founder member Ron Crawford who sadly passed away recently.

 

 

BBQ and final summer series shoot 13th September

Lets have a good turnout for the final summer series shoot to be held on 13th September. Trophys will be awarded to the winning team at our annual dinner in February. We will be having a BBQ after the shoot so be prepared for Rogers cooking skills! Usual fare of burgers, sausages, bacon, egg and maybe some cake if you are good! Coffee and tea also available. Family members are welcome to come along and maybe have a go on the practice range if this air rifle lark is new to them. Remember — NO CHARGE its part of your membership fee.

Summer Series round 3 and Results

A very warm, sunny and humid afternoon after the thunder storms during the night. Another good turnout despite several members away. Springer shooters Paul and Mark brought in the extra points this round allowing Team M to triumph. Top Gun today is Peter Sidey with an excellent 39/40.  A few photos of the afternoon below. Click on the links to access scores  – PDF reader is required.

Individual scores        Individual scores_Sorted SS_2014            SS_2014

Paul taking aim
Paul taking aim
Some of our ladies today
Some of our ladies today
Andy on aim
Andy on aim
Meadow range
Meadow range
Woods range
Woods range

Summer Series round 2 and results

An excellent turn out for round 2. Good weather with a slight wind just making it interesting with the 51 yard reducer causing a few upsets! Team M came through this round with some excellent shooting from our B grades so its still all to play for. Top gun was Simon Ayres with 37/40.

Results so far are below in PDF format. Please click on link to view document.

Rnd_2 Team Scores              Rnd_2 Individual scores

 

 

Work Party 3rd August – members needed!

Yep – that dreaded phrase.  We are holding a work party on the morning of Sunday 3rd of August. We have had 45 tons of soil delivered with which we are going to raise the level of some of the shooting lanes and fill some holes in around the site.  Some of the lanes are sinking exposing the tree roots which makes mowing difficult – you know how you like the nice short grass! Obviously we wont shift all of the soil in one go but we will have a good try! Please turn up and lend a hand. We have  a couple of wheelbarrows but a few more would be good with shovels, rakes etc. We aim to start at 0930 and finish by midday. Bring a drink — Its August and the sun will be shining! And you thought we just go and shoot down there!