Results from 2017

The weather Gods again smiled on The Acorn Shoot on The Compton Manor Estate on Friday May 5th, not quite as hot as last year but perfect shooting conditions with not a rain cloud in sight. By 7.45am the first of the competitors had arrived in anticipation of an enjoyable days shooting, but first to savour the delicious breakfast bacon baps, which had again been very kindly supplied by John Robinson of Stockbridge. Having consumed adequate quantities of bacon, tea and coffee shooting began at 9.15 am and the 36 teams (4 to a team) began their morning of sport shooting up to a 130 clays from six single clay stands, a two and four man flush ,where the clays fly in all different directions and heights testing shooting skills to the extreme and is probably the most fun. The separate pool shoot competition was not only very popular but very keenly contested. There was also the opportunity for the shooters and guests to try their hand at an air pistol range, being more fun than competitive.  Greenfields of Salisbury again provided a gun cleaning service with the £5 charge being donated to the charities. A very novel and welcome addition was a stand provided by Stockbridge Osteopaths to which many of the team members made their way to relieve tired and aching bones and joints. This was provided completely free of charge and was much appreciated by all those who took advantage of the service.  

The teams were a mixture of complete novices and very experienced shots. We also had three all Ladies teams with  another fifteen ladies mixed in with other teams all competing for the Top Lady Gun Trophy. The Top Male Gun trophy and BASC Perpetual Trophy was won by Connor Gorsuch with a score of 101, shooting for the Compton Manor Estates team and The Ladies Top Gun Trophy was won by Jennie Cartwright with a score of 80. Phillip Parker retained his Side by Side Top Gun award with score of 90 and also won the second BASC Perpetual Trophy.. The Top Male team award went to ‘The Chokers’ captained by Huw Stephens all of whom had travelled from Swindon with a score of 462 . ‘The No Choke’ team from Stockbridge won the Ladies team prize with a magnificent score of 369.The Pool shoot was won by Philip Walford from The Compton Manor Estates team after a shoot off  with our very own John Perry and Rob Lamb of Sparsholt. All the Trophy winners team scores and photographs are now available below.

During the morning raffle tickets were sold for a selection of 50 prizes and a very special separate raffle for an elegant pair of diamond and pearl earrings valued at £1400 donated by Susannah Lovis of Burlington Arcade, London SW1.

A magnificent lunch prepared by Jo Brooke Webb and her team of ladies from the Winchester branch of Cancer Research UK was served in the huge marquee. After lunch the trophies were presented by Amber Hill who represented G B at the Rio Olympics just missing out on the Bronze medal in the Skeet shooting event.

Our auctioneer this year was none other than Jim Davidson who told me over lunch that he used to be a comedian. There has never been such a false statement as he turned the auction into a cabaret interspersing the selling of fifteen of the auction lots with hilarious anecdotes and jokes. As one of the shooters said to me afterwards he was the icing on the cake of a truly wonderful day. Not only did he keep everyone entertained he had a magic knack of getting money out of peoples wallets as we have never raised so much at any of our auctions in the past. He came out of the goodness of his heart which combined with the fact that all the auction lots had been very generously donated by local individuals, local and national businesses, as had the raffle prizes all of which contributed to the total we raised of £24000.00p which will be shared between Cancer Research UK and the Village Hall Redevelopment Fund.

Work started on the arrangements for the day back in November 2016 and I am extremely grateful to my committee who have worked so hard to ensure this event is the success that it is and is now held in very high esteem in the Clay Pigeon Shooting World.  This could not have happened without the help of so many volunteers on the day, more than 30 in total, mainly from the village to whom I am also extremely grateful. Thank you to you all.

We already have entries and auction lots promised for next years’ shoot which will be held again at the Acorn Shoot on either the 4th May.

John Vanderpump

Chairman

Trophy

Name

Score

GENTLEMENS TOP GUN

CONNOR GORSUCH

101

LADIES TOP GUN

JENNIE CARTWRIGHT

80

TOP GUN – SIDE by SIDE

PHILIP PARKER

90

GENTLEMENS TOP TEAM

CHOKERS

462

LADIES TOP TEAM

NO CHOKE

369

POOL SHOOT WINNER

PHILIP WALFORD

 

TOP NOVICE

PHILIP BALDWIN

57

 

TEAM SCORES

CHOKERS

462

COMPTON MANOR ESTATES

448

BORDEAUX BANDITS

429

THE RAMBLERS

406

MR BUTLERS BOYS

401

THE BOOTLEGGERS

395

THE CLOCKMAKERS

395

THE SMOKERS

390

NO CHOKE

369

SCATTERED APPROACH

365

WILTS. WANDERERS

354

THE WALLOPERS

348

RIOJA RAIDERS

341

QUANTUM BOOM & BUST

327

DUMAS TEAM

321

CLAY CONSERVANCY

320

MY POWDER IS WET

318

THE BOYS AT THE BAR

310

THE LOOSE CANNONS

310

THE DOCKERS

308

ROMSEY BEAVER BASHERS

303

THE LOCALS

291

H J S HOT SHOTS

287

THE UNLIKELY LADS

273

ALL GIRLS

265

THE MIS-HIT MEN

253

NOVITAS LADIES

228

TEAM RATHBONES

218

LAST PLACE

215

ONE GUY AND THREE DOCS

201

VISION

182

MEDICAL NEGLIGENTS

170

SHENTONS

165

BUSH BANDITOS AND RIGHT DIRECTION

NO SCORES ENTERED

TEAM LOCKTON

DNS

 

  

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