The Platinum Jubilee Shoot

The Platinum Jubilee Shoot

The Platinum Jubilee Shoot was held at Eriswell Lodge on the 23rd July the shoot was organised by the National Masonic Clay Shooting Society, with two of the Executive of the National Association being Nick Jenkins and Roger Wilkes members of the East Kent Masonic Clay Shooting Society.

The shoot was a 100 bird sporting over 12 Stands, we had an early start with most entries arriving well before 9am to a bacon roll and hot drink. This was followed by a quick safety brief and an initial welcome by Roger Nash the Chairman of the Suffolk Masonic Shooting Society who thanked everybody for coming to support us and gave a brief overview of the day. Once counters and scorecards had been issued everyone eventually made their way out onto the ground. The layout of the ground had been set up so the shoot could be kept into the sheltered area as the temperatures were set to rise above 30 Degrees, unfortunately this caused a little backlog of shooters. The shoot was a testing round with some stands that had been used for the English open  but still showed some good scores. The competition shoot closed around 1400 ready for a two course meal, this gave us enough time to collate all the scores and run a fun shoot for those that wanted a go. We then had a brief by Brian Steadman the chairman of the National Association who thanked everyone for attending and gave a short speech on the reason behind the shoot.

This was followed by the prizegiving and Raffle, overall high gun was Jason Rhodes from West Lancs. We had a total of 80 attend with 70 shooters and thanks to their support and the kind support of Eriswell Lodge we managed to raise £1680 this is a fantastic amount of money.

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