Buckinghamshire Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, Christmas charity shoot in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, was held at E.J.Churchills shooting ground (High Wycombe) on Saturday 15thDecember 2018.
At the shoot there were over 50 attending including Bucks APGM Tony Robinson (Thank you Tony, for your help).
The shoot which was a 100 bird English Sporting over 10 stands, was also an Inter-Provincial competition between Bucks and Met GL which Met GL won with a score off 262 to Bucks score off 248 (Met GL to host in 2019).
The team from Metropolitan Grand Lodge also won the Provincial team event with Bucks second. There were teams from Berks and Herts also taking part as well as 20 non-Masons also took part in the shoot-off with five ladies.
The ladies High Gun went to Louise Jennings Hoole with a score off 68, second was Amelia Bowe with 62. The Guest High Gun went to Del Botley with the highest score of the day a very good 92. Del was also part of the winning guest team, The Levi’s (Del Botley, Barry Newell and Nick Watts 235). Second were The Morton Hot Shoots (Garry Stibbs, Chris Stibbs and Ian Anderson 234), the runner up in guest was Garry Stibbs with 85.
The Masonic High Gun was won by Dave Brown (Metropolitan Grand Lodge) with a score of 89 , in second Sam King (Metropolitan Grand Lodge) 87, scores which helped Metropolitan Grand Lodge win the team events.
Although it was a very cold day and it started to rain towards the end, all who attended enjoyed the shoot.
E.J.Churchills made everybody very welcome, the staff and food were very good, the shoot and raffle raised £800 which will be presented to The Macmillan Cancer Support charity in the New Year.
2019 will see Buckinghamshire host the 2019 Masonic Home Counties shoot at E.J.Churchills (more information to follow),