Six brethren of the fledgling Warwickshire Masonic Clay Shooting Team arrived early one Sunday morning at the Doveridge shooting ground in Derbyshire. After a hearty breakfast they registered with the organiser WBro David Watts and after paying £25 each for 50 clays they headed out to the five sporting traps. Although it was quite cold and grey, they all enjoyed a morning of friendly banter and rivalry and found the different traps quite challenging. They had a nice surprise when they met Assistant Pprovincial Grand Master W Bro Eric Rymer half way around who was shooting with his friends, one a member of Loyal Travellers Lodge.
After a couple of hours, the hardy marksmen returned to the reception for a hot drink and to register their results.
As it turned out, none of them won that day, but W Bro Rob Pike had the highest score of the team with 33 out of 50, and a total of £1400 was raised for charity.
This was once more a very enjoyable day, with a team half as big again as the last competition, so all is going well for the Team.
One particularly laudable trophy was however brought back by the team, their winning the bid to host the 2016 competition here in Warwickshire.