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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

This year's County FITASC Championship was held at Westfield Shooting Ground on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October.  The County Champion with a score of 85ex100 is Julian Morris with Nick Rees taking runner up place on 78ex100.  The Ladies title was won by Dee Ward on 62ex100, Junior's was won by Brandon Smith on 66ex100 and the Veterans title went to Roger Ward on 67ex100.

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 WEST MIDLANDS INTER COUNTY & AREA FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Hereford & Worcester sent a full team to compete in the West Midlands Inter County and Area FITASC championships at Garlands SG on 15th and 16th September. Unfortunately we were not in the team medals but congratulations to Gloucestershire on winning Gold after a shoot off with Staffordshire both scoring 432ex500. In the Area competition Dee Ward won the Ladies Gold medal with Brandon Smith taking the Junior Bronze.

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WORLD FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

On the 14th and 15th July the World Fitasc Championships took place at Saint Lambert Shooting Ground in Northern France. In the Master Class Roger Ward won the Bronze medal and he also won Silver medal in the Master Class Beretta World Cup, a cumulative score for the World Championship European Championship and Grand Prix events amounting to 600 targets. Master Class is for over 73's so well done and good shooting.

Roger Ward

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Longridge Shooting Ground held our Championships on 15th/16th September this year with Phil Smith taking the county title with a score of 90ex100.  Joint runners up are Julian Morris and Nick Rees on 87ex100.

Julian Morris and Phil Smith

RESULTS

1st - 90ex100 - Phil Smith - County Champion and Veterans Champion

2nd - 87ex 100 - Julian Morris - Joint Runner Up

2nd - 87ex100 - Nick Rees - Joint Runner Up

4th - 80ex100 - Matt Pugh

5th - 76ex100 - Roger Ward

6th - 75ex100 - Steve Brotherton

7th - 73ex100 - Dee Ward - Ladies Champion

8th - 71ex100 - Wes Harris

9th - 67ex100 - N Marsh

9th - 67ex100 - Jody Marsh

11th - 64ex100 - Andy Griffin

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

This Championship was held over two days at the beginning of August at Westfield SG.  Julian Morris took the County title on 86ex100.  Runner Up is Phil Smith on 80, Veterans title goes to Wes Harris on 79 with Dee Ward taking the Ladies title on 65. Congratulations to everyone and thanks to all H&W members that took part.

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WEST MIDLANDS AREA & INTER-COUNTY FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

They were held on the 6th and 7th August at Westfield SG and in the Area event Julian Morris won Senior Bronze with a score of 86.  In the Ladies Dee Ward took Area Gold on 65 with Linden Partridge taking Area Bronze on 64.  Wes Harris won Area Veterans Bronze on 79.  Well done everyone.

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

WEST MIDLANDS AREA & INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Longridge SG held this competition on 8th/9th August.  H&W had 13 members taking part.  Phil Smith is the H&W County Champion with a very good 93/100.  Matt Pugh is runner up on 86/100.  Our Lady Champion shooting 74/100 is Linden Partridge with Wes Harris taking the Veterans title on 76.  In the Area competition no one could better Phil Smith’s score of 93 taking Gold and HG.  Linden Partridge is the Ladies Champion with 74, unfortunately there were no Juniors from H&W.  The Inter-County scores were fairly close with H&W taking joint Bronze with Derbyshire with a score of 338/500.  Our thanks to Steve and his team at Longridge.

93/100 – Phil Smith

86/100 – Matt Pugh

83/100 – Nick Rees

77/100 – Jack Miles

76/100 – Wes Harris

76/100 – Steve Brotherton

75/100 – Mike Bartlett

74/100 – Linden Partridge

73/100 – N Marsh

71/100 – Jason Taylor

69/100 – Ron Braithwaite

68/100 – D Anketell

64/100 – Ian Parkinson

 

Jason Taylor, H&W County Champion & Area Champion 2015 Phil Smith, Wes Harris H&W Veterans Champion

 

Matt Pugh and Nick Rees

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WEST MIDLANDS AREA AND INTER COUNTY FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

The West Midlands Area and Inter County FITASC Championships took place at Garlands SG on Sunday 17th August.  Hereford & Worcester struggled to get a team for this event and even I had to shoot in the end!  We did have some shooting stars in our squad with Julian Morris shooting a 90ex100 and also winning the Area Senior Silver medal.  The targets were very interesting and a high teal on the first stand certainly didn't give us an encouraging start!  The trap and skeet layouts were used for some of the hoops and the skeet layout one was particularly difficult (for me anyway) with a couple of long crossing targets that I was either 10 feet in front of or .... mainly 10 feet behind.  Steve Lovatt put on a deceiving orange teal and crossing bird in front of the wood which I really enjoyed shooting, or at least shooting AT.  Overall we achieved a Bronze medal in the team event so I am very pleased to have been asked to take part in this event.  Thanks again to Julian Morris for my FITASC coaching as I think to say I was a little rusty would be a very big understatement.  Congratulations to Dee Ward who won the Ladies Area Gold medal with a 75ex100 and congratulations to Wes Harris for winning the Area Veterans Bronze medal.  Scores were Julian Morris 90, Wes Harris 82, Nick Rees 78, Dee ward 75, Jason Taylor 70, Rod Davies 68 and Roger Ward 66.          (Rod Davies)

 

ROGER WARD, JASON TAYLOR, WES HARRIS AND JULIAN MORRIS

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

These Championships were held at Longridge SG on Friday20th and Saturday 21st June 2014 with 16 Hereford & Worcester members taking part.  The results are as follows:-

80 ex 100 - Julian Morris-County Champion to be decided at WM IC FITASC

80 ex 100 - Phil Smith-County Champion to be decided at WM IC FITASC

79 ex 100 - Wes Harris - Veterans Champion

79 ex 100 - Matt Pugh

76 ex 100 - Nick Rees

70 ex 100 - Ian Parkinson

69 ex 100 - Andy Griffin

69 ex 100 - Jason Taylor

68 ex 100 - Peter Hughes

67 ex 100 - Paul Colley

65 ex 100 - Ron Braithwaite

60 ex 100 - Steve Brotherton

59 ex 100 - Linden Partridge - Ladies Champion

59 ex 100 - Jack Lilwall - Junior Champion

58 ex 100 - David Anketell

57 ex 100 - James Lewis - Colts Champion

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WEST MIDLANDS AREA & INTER COUNTY FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

These Championships were held at Longridge SG on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013.  H&W entered a full team and came in 4th.  The team was made up of Julian Morris 82ex100, Roger Ward 82ex100, Matt Pugh 75ex100, Ron Braithwaite 74ex100, Dee Ward 71ex100 and Rod Davies 70ex100.  Dee Ward and Linden Partridge were top Ladies in the Area Competition both shooting 71ex100 with Roger Ward Joint 3rd in the Veterans.

TEAM SCORES

1ST GLOUCESTERSHIRE 342

2ND DERBYSHIRE 321

3RD STAFFORDSHIRE 317

4TH H&W 313

 

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 H&W COUNTY FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

The County FITASC Championships took place at Longridge SG on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July 2013.  Ten county members took part and although I have no report to give you I enclose the scores.

1st Phil Smith 86 ex 100 County Champion

2nd Matt Pugh 82 ex 100 Runner Up

3rd Wes Harris 78 ex 100

4th Linden Partridge 64 ex 100 Ladies Champion

5th Peter Hughes 62 ex 100

5th Steve Brotherton 62 ex 100

7th Ian Parkinson 60 ex 100

7th A Griffin 60 ex 100

9th John Moore 59 ex 100 Veterans Champion

10th D Anketell 57 ex 100

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WEST MIDLANDS INTER COUNTY & AREA FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT WESTFIELDS ON SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012

Five shooters from H&W represented our County at the WM I/C FITASC this year.  We could have made the team up to 6 but holidays clashed with the date for some of our regular FITASC shooters but we managed to get a good score thanks to the more experienced shooters in the squad!

 

Matt Pugh shot an excellent 87 with Julian Morris not far behind on 84.  I (Rod Davies) managed to get 81 with Wes Harris on 74 and Ron Braithwaite on 68.  Many thanks to you all for shooting for your County.

 

Despite a nearly full turn out of Counties we got Bronze medals and only missed out on the Silver position by 7 clays!

 

Steve put on a wide variety of clays from close partridge type clays to long range crossers that dropped away (longer barrels required by myself).  Steve also gave us a lift to the top of the hill which was a good start as I was wondering how long it would take me to walk up there.

 

Thanks to Steve and Allison for staging this Inter County event and all their squad staff for making it a smooth running event.  In the Area event there were sadly no Ladies or Juniors entered from our County but Ron Braithwaite

did represent the Veterans

 

Inter County Results are as follows:

1st Staffordshire 355

2nd Gloucestershire 333

3rd Hereford & Worcester 326

4th Warwickshire 322

5th Shropshire 303

6th Derbyshire 223

Julian Morris has also recently won the Welsh FITASC competition and was also 3rd in the British Open Sportrap (AA class) at Fauxdegla recently, so well done Julian keep winning.

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER FITASC COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

I was a pretty much a FITASC virgin until I had a go at the County Championships at Longridge on the 30th June.  It was a very interesting course with many angles used to test the shooters.  It was amazing how a bird can be changed by just moving the shooting position a few metres to the left or right.  I didn’t start too well but after some help from the other competitors I got into the gun down shooting and I must admit it was well worth trying.  As Sainsburys say “try something different today”.  The County Champion after a shoot off with Wes Harris was Matt Pugh.  Both these shooters shot 79 on the day and had a shoot off at the Sporting Championships a week later.  They were both still tied after the first 10 birds but Matt shot an excellent 8 in the final section to win the County Champion’s badge and the FITASC shield which he is pictured with.  Steve Nutbeam certainly sets an interesting FITASC course and I hope to shoot there again very soon. Steve has also helped us collect our levies for this shoot and the Sporting and has allowed us to hold a raffle at his shooting ground so many thanks to Steve and his Staff at Longridge. (report from Rod Davies)

1st Matt Pugh  79/100

2nd Wes Harris 79 

3rd Roger Ward - 79  and Veterans Champion

4th Rod Davies - 78

5th J Morris - 77

6th Phil Smith - 76

6th Nick Rees - 76

8th Ron Braithwaite - 74

9th Dee Ward - 70 and Ladies Champion

10th Peter Hughes - 64

11th Linden Partridge - 63

12th D Anketell - 56

13th A Griffin - 53

 

MATT PUGH FITASC COUNTY CHAMPION 2012

 

Wes Harris and Matt Pugh - joint 1st.  the shoot off will be at the county sporting

at the end of july.  Also in the picture Rod Davies and Phil Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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WEST MIDLANDS I/C AND AREA FITASC

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011             

The championship took place at Longridge SG on Sunday 9th October and started off bright and breezy (very breezy!) but at least it was dry.  Steve Nutbeam had put on his usual testing selection of targets that included a couple of nasty teal birds and his favourite – some long battues – tramping on at speed.  There was all types of targets including rabbits, crossers and even some driven, so something for everyone.  The team was 6 with 4 to count and consisted of Roger Ward, Nick Rees, Peter Hughes, Linden Partridge, Ron Braithwaite and Wes Harris.  H&W had a bit of a struggle to match some of the other teams who had England Fitasc shooters in them.  We came in 5th overall with Roger Ward and Nick Rees our high guns, both scoring 82.  There was some good news on an individual front with Roger Ward winning the Area Veterans Gold medal, Linden Partridge won Area Ladies Gold medal with Dee Ward taking Area Ladies Silver medal.                                                                                 

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COUNTY FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011

Eleven Hereford & Worcester members turned out for this years county FITASC championships which were held at Longridge SG on 24/25th June.  The results are as follows:-

1st (86) MATT PUGH              (COUNTY CHAMPION)

2nd (81) PHIL SMITH             (RUNNER UP)

3rd (75) NICK REES               (3RD PLACE)

4th (72) PETER HUGHES

5th (70) RON BRAITHWAITE    (VETS CHAMPION)

5th (70) CHARLIE SADLER       (JUNIOR CHAMPION)

7th (69) WES HARRIS

8th (64) GERALD CRUMP

9th (63) LINDEN PARTRIDGE    (LADIES CHAMPION)

9th (63) MICHAEL WARDEN

9th (63) M ADAMS

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WEST MIDLANDS AREA AND INTER COUNTIES

FITASC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010

The Area & Inter Counties FITASC Championships were held at Westfield SG on Sunday 10th October.  H&W entered a full team of seniors and they won the Inter Counties silver medal.

1st - 332 Warwickshire 

 

2nd - 319 Hereford & Worcester

3rd - 308 Staffordshire

4th - 296 Gloucestershire

5th - 281 Derbyshire

6th - 279 Cheshire

The Ladies individual Area Gold medal was won by Dee Ward with a score of 72 and Ladies Individual Silver to Janine Preece with 70.  Roger Ward won the Area Veterans Individual Silver medal with 79, John Preece won Area individual Junior Silver medal with 69 and Stephen Nutbeam was Area Senior Bronze winner with 84.

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