It’s that time of year again! With the mornings becoming crisp and darker, several teams gathered first thing in the morning at Ian Coley Shooting School just outside Cheltenham.
Team captains – Chris Sweet, Mark Causer, Margaret Williams, Alex Jones and John Page – welcomed guests with a hot coffee and bacon roll as the sun rose and the wind dropped – a perfect morning for shooting! As usual, there was a great atmosphere with many of our clients knowing each other both from previous events and within the general industry network. Teams were broken up into a mix of shooting capabilities and experience – from those who were shooting for the first time through to those who were experienced shooters.
The format for the competition was simple. There is a different shooting challenge at each of the stations – each with 5 shot per competitor. A practice round is followed by a short break before the actual competition commences. Whilst the standards and experience varied, there was one very common theme that was shared by almost all participants. Those who did well in the practice run invariably did pretty badly in the competition run and vice versa! Inconsistency was shared by all of us!
In the end, it was Chris Sweet’s team who proved victorious, just pipping John’s team (Mark Causer’s team won last year). Each received their highly-coveted EMSEA Fire and Feast Trophy designed by Onside Creative (our marketing agency) and manufactured by Gaudio (one of our clients). Yet again, a brilliant morning with a great group of people. Many thanks to Ian Coley for putting on a special event for yet another year and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!