A great day out was had by all who attended our annual clay shoot at Thimbleby Shooting Ground, the location and staff were as always the perfect hosts and a good turn out of entries were met with some good challenging targets.
We had a great turnout of 92 entries in the 100 bird sporting and 15 teams in the 200 bird grouse flush, the number of recorded high scores was definitely the best to date, and a couple of categories went down to the tie-breaker countback on stand 12 to ascertain the winners.
100 Bird Sporting
O/All : 1st Place – Roger Ayton (94), 2nd Place – Mark Webster (93), 3rd Place Martin Doughty (91)
Grouse Keeper – Awarded the Dave Wilson Memorial Cup
1st Place – Roger Ayton (94), 2nd Place – David Renton (90), 3rd Place Mike Wearmouth (87)
1st Place – Lewis Bottomley (80), 2nd Place Joe Chapman (78), 3rd Place D Sanderson (75)
1st Place – Holly Duggan (59), 2nd Place Victoria Snook (51), 3rd Place Louise Voakes (49)
1st Place – Bollihope
Random 12th place overall goes to P Wheatley, who received a custom made pair of ear plugs, very kindly donated by Plugzz
The presentations were made by John Cavana (Connolly’s Red Mills) and Gamekeeper Jimmy Brough from Westerdale and Rosedale Estate with the exception of the highest placed Grousekeeper who received the “Dave Wilson” Memorial trophy presented by Sophie-Ann Wilson and their daughter.
The prizes for the winners have been kindly donated by NYMMO estates, Connolly’s Red Mills, Plugzz, L&A Dent Game Dealers and BASC Taste of Game.
Thank you to everyone who helped us make this day possible, Thimbleby Shooting Ground for allowing us to host, John Cavana for all his support, John Clarke (N.G.O.) for his help, everyone who generously supplied us with raffle prizes and all of the keepers who took on scoring roles for the full duration.
We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and hope to see you all again next year for more of the same.