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Archived from May 10th

10th .May 2017

The weather forecast promised a beautiful day and it did not disappoint. Dry, clear and sunny; what could possibly go wrong?

Accidents on the M5 and M42 plus road closures meant many were delayed. Thanks to those who were able to give notice of their attendance which eased the squadding situation, although last minute changes were necessary.

A testing shoot again this week with many mixed fortunes. Julian was high gun with an impressive 57/75. Howard scored his personal best so far this year to win the weekly handicap medal. The average score was 46.3. There were six Dodgers to score in the 50’s, Trevor’s 28 gauge amongst them.

Nigel’s score was progressing well until it was noticed that it also included someone else’s score. Eric was soon to rectify the matter however and indicated on the card exactly where the ‘ericing’ had taken place. At South Worcester, Trevor’s score was ‘ericed’ with an 18 being mistaken for 10. Pleasingly, that puts Trevor’s score just one target short of Len’s!

Thanks to Ian E again this week. Although not shooting, he came bearing gifts for the Dodgers. Those of us who have shot in the rain using paper score cards will be well aware of the problems posed. Our reusable, waterproof score sheets work very well in wet conditions. They do need a soft pencil to ensure longevity of the card and for ease of cleaning. Ian had been on the hunt and had purchased a supply for us.

Over the years, KotR has been unaware of any criticism towards any Dodger. In the last two weeks, a comment has been made to two of our established members by two different pairs of shooters. Can we all be aware, not to place a foot into any stand where there is another squad, no matter how few in number. No one likes someone else uncomfortably close to them when shooting but it appears that some would prefer an exclusion zone.

Much has been said in the media about ‘Fake News’ recently but KotR can proudly say that none of his newsletters would stoop to that level.

Some of our number, are active in hunting and will be well aware that a free vote to restore fox hunting has been proposed by our current PM.

An alternative proposal has been made to tempt people away from ‘cruel sports’. It has been suggested that clay pigeon shooting would be absolutely free. No club membership to pay, no cartridges to buy and free targets. Abacus Abbott, who has aspirations to become the next Chancellor, has said that this is entirely viable and would be funded by withdrawing the Winter Fuel Allowance to those over 95 years old and by removing the Concessionary Travel Passes for people who live in Worcester.

10th May 2017

Butler’s Julian was High gun with 57/75. Average score was 46.3. Howard won the weekly handicap.

South Worcester Len was high gun with 72/100. Trevor was the handicap winner.

3rd May 2017

Butler’s Bob W was high gun with 65/75. Average score was 47.7. Dave won the handicap

South Worcester Trevor was high gun with 76/100. Tony won the handicap

26th. April 2017

Butler’s Bob W high gun with 58/75. Malcolm retained the handicap. Average score was 43.2.

South Worcester Len was high gun with 74/100. John won the handicap

19th April 2017

Butler’s Bob W high gun with 63/75. Malcolm won the handicap. Average score was 50.8

South Worcester Len was high gun with 88/100 he also won the handicap.

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