50th Amalgamation, and Jim Rodgers Memorial Shoot. 5th June, 2016

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Although the day started off a little chilly and overcast, by lunchtime it was clear blue skies and sun-screen for all, as Jim certainly sent us the best of the weather.  Light southerly breezes persisted all day (as normal!), but they weren’t enough to spoil anyone’s shooting, and one spot of equipment failure just after lunch was all that marred the day.

 

 

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Many thanks to all of the Heughers who turned out for the field party, and got the targets up and ready in great time for our guests arriving.  Kev, Alan, Bill, Morris, Jason, Matthew, Aaron and Brian worked very hard, as always, while Pam did a great job as the welcoming committee (and debt collector!)

We all soon got into some serious shooting, while Judge Sharon Tideswell lightened the mood with some on-the-spot prizes for Best Blue and Worst Red.  Thanks Sharon!

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Meanwhile, Injured Ian looked after the juniors (including Jason), and Wayne made some new friends.

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Overall, a fantastic turnout from the Club as a whole, with 16 shooting and a further five non-shooters as support.  Six of us took medals home, and Kev and Pam secured the Jack and Jill.

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As for the Heugh-only trophies, Bill passed on the Johnson Arrow to Emily (best handicapped score), so that he could up-grade to Best Heugh Recurve!

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Everyone there contributed to a brilliant day, and honoured Jim by shooting well and having fun.  There’s no doubt that he would have been pleased with both the turn out on the day and the high level of sportsmanship shown by all.  A huge thank you goes out to Kev Duncanson as Tournament Officer, Pam Duncanson for the support, the field party for all of the hard work, Sharon for her Judging and her prizes, Wendy for bringing a sparkly basket for the raffle, and everyone simply for coming along to shoot with us.  Hope to see everyone again next year!

 * Photography by Louise Arkwright – thanks Louise!

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