Oct 21, 2013 - Pockets of Fun At Wiltshire Game and Country Fair
Sep 17, 2013 - Sandringham Lintran Junior Gundog Final results
Sep 13, 2013 - Provisional dates announced for 2014
Sep 13, 2013 - Sandringham Junior Scurry Driving Results
Sep 04, 2013 - Read Kirsty's blog all about the Cheshire Game and Country Fair
80s Revival for all you shotgun enthusiasts at Cheshire this Bank Holiday
Aug 12, 2011
Starshot is back
Starshot is a huge "half-circle target" that was designed as a new way to enjoy clay target skeet shooting. Invented in Scotland in the 1980s, the structure stands almost 30 feet high and is divided into 12 scoring segments. Clay targets are released on command and the shooter's score is valued according to the zone in which the target is broken. ESPN ran a program with the same name - Starshot, in the late 80s and early 90s, with two teams of two playing against each other, with one person on each team being a professional marksman, and the other person being a popular athlete of the time (usually one who did have some experience with guns though).
The BBC also started a series of TV programmes on the same format. Celebrities such as the cricketer Ian Botham and Jackie Stewart appeared on the show. Commentary was by David Vine and after Eight months of hard graft and some serious investment have finally allowed Lancashire shooter, John Bridges, to realise a long held ambition to revitalise and re-launch the one and only mobile shooting rig known as; Starshot. After being lain up in an open ended barn for eleven years John totally stripped the mobile unit and rebuilt it from scratch, pumping a vast amount of his own money into it along the way. The idea of Starshot is to shoot each number from 1 to 12 in sequence in its own section plus a pair to finish which would give the shooter a maximum total of 88 if they had successfully hit them all. Fancy trying it out for yourself then make sure that you get there between 10am and 6pm at the Cheshire Game Fair on 27th – 29th August.
For anyone wanting further details about Starshot, John can be contacted about his one of a kind layout via either; firstname.lastname@example.org or (01282) 859957 or (07973) 784231.
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