As many of you are no doubt already aware, the rest of the mats have been fitted in the plinking range. We are currently evaluating their effectiveness, and considering refitting to ensure the whole of the ‘front’ area, ie that in front of the safety barrier, is covered, rather than just 2/3rd of it at present. This would make it easier to move chairs in and out.
We will also look at fitting edging strips where necessary.
Please let us know your thoughts – speak to any committee member.
The 2019 PARC AGM will be held on the 16th December, from 7.30pm at Byram Park Social Club, Old Great North Road, Knottingley, WF11 9ED.
The Agenda is here:
Quick heads up – the committee voted to allow some committee members to sign for a sleeve of JSB pellets (.177 only) for purchase by members. The price of tins will remain the same for now, but may be subject to change in the future.
Hopefully, this will make it a bit easier for members to get hold of tins of pellets in the future.
You may have noticed the new rubber matting under one of the tables on the bottom plinking range. This is on trial to see if it improves the comfort of shooters normally sat with their feet on bare concrete.
Early days yet, but all comments so far from users suggest it’s a welcome addition. The intention is to put mats under all the benches.
Also the committee passed a resolution to have an additional two benches permanently located on the bottom plinking range for days when it’s busy, but there is no access to the foldable benches. These additional benches will be kept stacked out of the way normally, but will be immediately available if needed.
As we get closer to the competition (just about a week and a half away now), you’ll have noticed that there is a fair amount of preparation already going on. Inevitably there will be some disruption to the ‘normal’ woodland course, though there are still 30 targets out there to shoot! No disruption will occur to the plinking range until Saturday 2nd November ( the day before the shoot).
On the actual day (3rd November), anyone is welcome to come and watch, if not compete. There will be a snack wagon on site all day selling the usual burgers, bacon/sausage sarnies etc etc.
The club will be open for new memberships starting on Sunday 2nd February 2020. Please check the joining us page for details of how to do this.
For this 6th and final visit of this session, we set out a 4 event competition for the QEGS lads – 10m Target, Bell Target, 5 FT Targets and a Pistol target, with the best 3 scores to count.
The improvement over the 6 sessions they’ve done at PARC was noticeable, with some very good shooting.
It’s good to know that at least these few boys will not only have had a good time, but will know how to handle a gun safely and, hopefully, responsibly.
A big bonus is that the club benefits financially too.
Thank you to all that have helped, and given your time so generously, and, of course, a big thank you to Ross (‘The Boss’) Adamson for his excellent leadership.
The lads from QEGS will be visiting us for the final time this session on Wednesday 16th October. This will be a competition, as we did at the end of the last session in June/July.
Note that we will NOT be using the bottom plinking range, so members will NOT be disrupted at all.
The club is hosting round three of the NEFTA Winter League on Sunday 3rd November.
THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY 2ND FOR SET UP, AND SUNDAY 3RD FOR THE COMPETITION.
Club members are welcome to shoot in the competition or just come along to watch.