Archive for May, 2014



Posted by James Evans On May 31st, 2014

Conditions were a pleasant 17 – 18°C with a light northerly breeze blowing over the cricket pavilion and on to the pitch.  Again casting started with the T38 and T120 outfits, with the #5, #7 and ST27 being cast after the lunch break.

Distances are in feet and inches:

#5F – Steve Parkes 115.04; James Evans 112.02; Mike Heritage 112.02; David Fisher 107.01; Mick Copeman 105.02; Trevor Hayman 104.03; Lee Martell 104.03; Trevor Bourne 102.04; John Reynolds 101.01; Roger Simeon 90.03; Tracy Thomas 87.09; Tom Marchant 76.00; Dan Shillabeer 70.10.

#7F – Mike Heritage 125.10; Mick Copeman 123.09; Trevor Bourne 123.07; John Reynolds 122.11; James Evans 121.08; Steve Parkes 119.06; Lee Martell 113.05; David Fisher 111.00; Tracy Thomas 104.04; Roger Simeon 104.00; Trevor Hayman 102.01; Dan Shillabeer 90.11; Tom Marchant 74.00.

B100 (#5F + #7F) – Lee Martell 217.08; Roger Simeon 194.03; Dan Shillabeer 161.09; Tom Marchant 150.

B110 (#5F + #7F) – Mick Copeman 228.11; David Fisher 218.01; Tracy Thomas 192.01

ST27 – James Evans 147.02; Trevor Bourne 135.08; Steve Parkes 130.00; Mike Heritage 122.00; Lee Martell 121.04; Mick Copeman 118.06; John Reynolds 118.06; Trevor Hayman 118.02; Tracy Thomas 114.04; David Fisher 112.07; Roger Simeon 105.07; Tom Marchant 92.10; Dan Shillabeer 74.00.

T38 – John Reynolds 180.05; James Evans 169.10; Trevor Hayman 155.10; Trevor Bourne 139.02; Mick Copeman 132.11; Steve Parkes 127.03; Lee Martell 123.09; Tracy Thomas 117.07; David Fisher 104.08.

T120 – Trevor Bourne 217.05; James Evans 202.00; Steve Parkes 192.05; John Reynolds 191.00; Trevor Hayman 164.09; Lee Martell 160.01; Tracy Thomas 155.03; David Fisher 151.10.

Overall Position (points) – James Evans 12; Trevor Bourne 18; Steve Parkes 19; John  Reynolds 24; Mike Heritage 26; Mick Copeman 27; Lee Martell 31; Trevor Hayman 33; David Fisher 39; Tracy Thomas 44; Roger Simeon 50; Tom Marchant 56; Dan Shillabeer 57.

Congratulations to Dan Shillabeer for getting his 30yd badge with a #7wt outfit and to Tom Marchant for achieving 30yds with a ST27 shooting head.  Also many congratulations to Roger Simeon for achieving his 35yd badge with a #7wt outfit in a record attempt separate from the main competition.

A number of records were also set:

Roger Simeon Junior (13) ST27 and #7F (110.00 in a separate record attempt)

Mick Copeman V70 #5F, #7F and T38 records

John Reynolds S60 T38

Very well done to all.



Cullumpton 2014

Posted by mikeh On May 5th, 2014

Hi Guys, I’m sorry for the delay in posting but I have been suffering a bad back. Sitting down was fine, it was the getting up afterwards that was painful so I have been standing or laying and neither is conducive to writing.

James pretty much summed it up with his foreword to the results. We got off lightly if the forecasts were to be believed, which they rarely are.

This is the first time I have done a BFCC event and not been very involved in the competition. With Mike Marshall still indisposed I took over his instructing role, with very grateful assistance from Trevor Hayman, that’s to say I was grateful, I’m not sure about Trevor.

It’s clear to see from the results that James, Tracy and Steve managed to get some practice in over the winter as they came out all guns blazing whereas some of us were trying to remember which end of the rod to hold. James especially has improved out of sight with the tournament gear, 183′ with the T38 is impressive enough but the 220′ with the T120 is a huge improvement from last year, really well done James. Steve Parkes was a bit below par because he was suffering with tennis elbow but still managed some really good casts. Alan Bath took the B100 with some nice casting, doubly impressive when you take into consideration he had a horrible winter health wise. Trevor won the B110 and moves up to elite. Well done Trev. Tracy improved  her T120 ladies record to 155′. Nice going Tracy.

Several Thank You’s. James, Tracy and David Fisher for running the comp. Wendy Bath for taking everyones money with a smile. Alan Bath for timing and keeping everyone in order. Trevor for his more than able assistance (and letting me cast his Winston, nice rod btw). John Dawson and Alan Barrow for helping promote the day. Everyone who helped put the gear up and take it down again, which was pretty much everyone. And, last but not least, Cullumpton CC for making us so welcome.

If I have forgotten anyone I’m sorry, this is all from memory………and I don’t have one.

Mike H