Waveney Shooting Club
Brock Road, North Cove, Beccles. NR34 7PJ
The First Competition of 2015 was a bell target competition organised and run by Lionel Hammond and Guess who won it LIONEL HAMMOND!!
Barely had he declared himself the winner when the cries of fix! fix! resounded around the ranges. They say the cries could be heard as far away as North Cove, and the beers in the nearby 3 Horseshoes went flat. Still its good to have a competition not won by Joe Hill.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Lionel for organising and running the competition. It says a lot for his shooting prowess and concentration that he managed to do most of the work and still shoot well enough to win. Lionel was ably assisted by Paul Puttock and barracked by the rest of the shooters. Thanks Paul.
David Lugo was a worthy runner up and deserved to be in the honours Well done David.
Below are the photos followed by the scores. Well done to everyone who took part.
All the entrants
Runner up David Lugo having been given his medal by Reg
Winner Lionel again being presented with his medal by Reg
Over the Easter Weekend 25 of us shot for the Eric Burnham memorial Shield.
Every one was allowed 10 sighters then 20 shots to count at our bench rest targets. Only the club air rifle could be used and the club also supplied the pellets. There was a special category this year for Juniors, and Albie donated Easter eggs as prizes for the young 'uns. The intense concentration on their faces was a joy to behold Many of them beat their senior counterparts which bodes very well for the future of our sport.
Below is a table of results. Angela will be presenting the magnificent trophy donated by her late husband hopefully in May. Congratulations to Peter Young for winning it for the second time in a row and also of course to Harry Haywood the top Junior.
And now the photos
Angela presenting Lto R Jordan and Ben with the Runners up medal and Harry with the Juniors medal
Angela applauding, along with about 30 others, Harry the winner
Very well done Harry and all the Juniors who entered.
Below Angela is presenting Peter Young, the winner of the Eric Burnham Memorial Trophy for the second consectutive year
Grateful thanks to Lionel for organising the shoot and , of course, to Anglea Burnham for presenting the trophy with such grace and kindness
November 8th saw an air pistol shoot organised by Steve Farnell who was assisted by Lionel and Tony.
The competition consisted of 30 shots pecision at 20 yards on PL14 targets followed by 30 shots Duelling on Olympic Rapid fire targets. Many of the pistol shooters had had a few sessions practice at the duelling as the cousrse is quite difficult especially with a single shot pistol, although the edge time was increased to nine seconds to help them.
The competition was going very well and it looked like Steve was going to win with Lionel second and John third, then Kamie Lowe turned up.
Kamie is a 14 year old modern pentathlete who has been shootiing for less than a year. She arrived a little late, looked very nervous then had to shoot on her own. She was allowed only 5 practice shots then shot very consistently in the precision part. She was then allowed 5 practice shots in the duelling (a discipline she had never shot before) and again shot extremely well. She finished overall second in the competition which is an absolutely remarkable achievement considering her experience. Of course, Tony, her coach, ( who finished 5th hehe ) tried to take all of the credit but was more or less laughed out of the range.
So well done to all who took part it was a very enjoyable competition
Special thanks to Steve for organising the competion and to Lionel and Tony for helping to score.
Pictures of Kamie and Lionel being presented with their Silver and Bronze Medals respectively
Picture of Steve being presented with his Gold Medal
The final Competition of the year is always for the Neil Williams Memorial Trophy. It is a competition between air rifle shooters and .22LR rifle shooters, with the overall winner from either Section winning the magnificent trophy. It was organised by Steve and Lionel who both scored the targets and who provided an excellent example to everyone of co-operation between the two sections. The competition was shot with intense rivalry but also extremely good humour, and after the competiton most of us returned to the 30M range so that the airgunners could sample the shooting of firearms .22s .357magnum rifles, .22 long barelled pistols and .357 long barrelled pistols. We are very grateful to Steve, Tony and the club for generously donating ammunition. A couple of air gunners also got to shoot Tony's black powder pistol.
This page would not be complete without a big thankyou to Paddy who as always controlled the shooting as Range officer of the day with impeccable good humour but firmess.
Paddy is a prime example of how a good range officer should behave. Thanks Paddy you were brilliant
Finally I have to say who won so (through clenched teeth)
The air gunners beat the firearms boys by 6 points
And Joe Hill was the overall winner of the Neil Williams Memorial Trophy for the Second Time
VERY WELL DONE JOE
Below the pictures of the presentation of medals and trophy. Scores will follow soon
Lionel pesenting Lee with his medal for second place.
Joe Hill being presented with the Neil Williams Memorial Trophy by Chairman Joe Hollidge.