Archive for April, 2012


New Record

Posted by mikeh On April 16th, 2012

It has been discovered that we missed the fact that Alan Bath’s cast of 121’4” in the nine weight at Cullumpton was in fact a record cast for the V70 class. Sorry about that Alan.

Congratulations, really well done.

Cullumpton 2012

Posted by mikeh On April 3rd, 2012

My goodness we get about, last weekend we were instructing at the Kent Game Fair near Maidstone, this weekend we had our first real event of the year at Cullumpton in Devon, our first venture in the west country. Despite¬†it, apparently, being the first day of the season we had a remarkable turnout. More than twenty wanted to compete and several others decided to concentrate on the instruction being offered. Rumour has it that this is likely to be an annual event, we will certainly be there next year anyway, it’s already booked!

We would like to welcome the new members, Bryan Martin, Tim Edwards, Tom Hill, Matthew Kelly, Fiona Smith, Alan Barrow and David Chester and congratulate the winners of the various events. Also, a very well done to those who achieved their distance badges. Another five yards next year please.

The weather conditions were much better than forecast, bright and sunny all day with, what should have been, a perfect breeze. However, something was wrong because it was just one of those days when the line ‘hit the wall’ and crashed and burned. If the line had actually managed to turn over instead of piling most of the distances would have been substantially better. Despite that John Reynolds hit a very respectable 183′ 1” with the T38 and Matt Tonkin (who seems to have shrunk) popped the T120 out to 206′ 3”. Toby Merrigan needs to be watched as he won the #9 weight with 123′. Alan Bath nearly had it with a very good throw of around 122′ I believe. James Evans took the seven 122′ 9” and I scraped the five with 113′ 3”. Alan Bath won the B100 with a very good aggregate score of 192′ 4”.

The BFCC would like to say thank you all for making us feel welcome and providing such wonderful facilities and we are already looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

Our next instructing event is at Sportfish Reading 12th and 13th May.


Mike H


Posted by mike On April 2nd, 2012

Casting took place on a beautifully sunny day with a light, but frustratingly variable, breeze. Distances are in feet and inches.

#5F – Mike Heritage 113.03; Toby Merigan 109.07; John Reynolds 102.10 ; James Evans 99.01;
Matt Tonkin 94.06; Rob Doyle 94.00; Bryan Martin 88.04; Tony King 87.10; David Fisher 87.06;
Alan Bath 87.04; John Dawson 81.09; Matt Kelly 81.01; Tim Edwards 80.02; Andy Daniels 74.10;
Wendy Bath 72.03; Tracy Thomas 69.00; Alan Barrow 65.04; Ian Barwise 60.07; Chris Tucker 60.07;
Alex Rutherford 59.04; Fiona Smith 49.11

#7F – James Evans 122.09; Matt Tonkin 115.01; Toby Merigan 113.11; Mike Heritage 111.06 ;
Bryan Martin 110.00; Alan Bath 105.00; John Dawson 99.00; David Fisher 97.08; John Reynolds 96.05;
Rob Doyle 92.06; Chris Tucker 92.02; Tony King 86.09; Alex Rutherford 83.05; Tim Edwards 82.06;
Tracy Thomas 79.00; Matt Kelly 74.09; Wendy Bath 72.09; Andy Daniels 70.08; Alan Barrow 69.01;
Ian Barwise 62.09; Fiona Smith 57.11

B100 (#5 + #7) – Alan Bath 192.04; David Fisher 185.02 ; John Dawson 180.09; Tim Edwards 162.08;
Matt Kelly 155.10; Chris Tucker 152.09; Tracy Thomas 148.00; Andy Daniels 145.06; Wendy Bath 145.00;
Alex Rutherford 142.09; Alan Barrow 134.05; Ian Barwise 123.04; Fiona Smith 107.10

#9F – Toby Merigan 123.00; Alan Bath 121.04; Tony King 120.06; Matt Tonkin 120.03;
Mike Heritage 120.03; Rob Doyle 119.03; John Dawson 118.08; Bryan Martin 116.02;
James Evans 115.04; David Fisher 113.02; John Reynolds 112.06; Tracy Thomas 95.00;
Ian Barwise 84.00; Matt Kelly 82.10; Wendy Bath 78.01; Fiona Smith 69.04

T38 – John Reynolds 183.01; Bryan Martin 153.04; Matt Tonkin 152.06; Mike Heritage 151.08;
James Evans 142.07; Toby Merigan 138.04; Rob Doyle 133.06; Tony King 133.00; David Fisher 130.06;
Matt Kelly 99.10; Ian Barwise 93.09

T120 – Matt Tonkin 206.03 ; Toby Merigan 196.04; Rob Doyle 174.09; Bryan Martin 173.07;
Mike Heritage 171.00; James Evans 165.10; Tony King 156.08; John Reynolds 152.03;
David Fisher 135.06; Tracy Thomas 107.02

There were a number of sucesses in the badge scheme also;

20yds Fiona Smith, Ian Barwise, Alan Barrow
25yds Matt Kelly, Alex Rutherford, Ian Barwise, Chris Tucker
30yds Ian Barwise, Chris Tucker
35yds John Dawson
40yds Alan Bath, Toby Merrigan.

Congratulations to one and all!