Morning all – we’re halfway to the weekend, and ready for some more shooting, but first a quick roundup of news from the world of Clay Shooting.
One of the highlights of last winter was the Stratsone Challenge at Royal Berkshire Shooting School. The RBSS team has again teamed up with premium automotive retailer Stratstone, Champagne Bollinger and David Duggan Watches to present a shooting competition built on the success of last year’s Stratstone Super 7 Challenge. This year, the Stratstone Ultimate One Challenge offers shooters a chance to win the ultimate prize of the All-New Range Rover Long Wheel Base Autobiography worth £130,000. Competition commences on Monday 6 October 2014 and ends on Saturday 31 January 2015. For full details visit the RBSS website.
The well known Purbeck Shooting School is in the middle of some disputes with the local planning authority. To raise funds for the legal expenses, the ground is holding a special training day on 22nd October, 8 members of England and Great Britain squads will be on hand for a day of coaching. Attendees will split into squads of six, and move around the ground to tackle targets under the watchful eye of the squad members. Lunch is included, all you will need to do is bring your gun and shells. Cost for the day is £250 – contact the ground for details. Facebook Page / Website.
ShootClay says – this is important stuff, and I’ll be trying to attend and promote this one. Too many of our grounds are under threat, and we need collectively start taking a stand to protect and enhance our sport. There are large swathes of the country where it is a struggle to find local clay shooting. On the back of our World, Olympic and domestic successes, we need our governing bodies to stand up and be counted in the protection of shooters and their facilities. There are too many threats to ignore.
Finally – something for the trap shooters, a nice quality video from Lonato: