WORLD HFT

Airgun World - - What's Going On -

One of the big­gest events in the air­gun cal­en­dar is the World HFT Cham­pi­onships held at the Kel­marsh Coun­try Show at Kel­marsh Hall over Easter Sun­day and Mon­day. This clas­sic event wel­comed 360 shoot­ers from nine dif­fer­ent coun­tries and was sold out soon af­ter the en­try opened, show­ing the pop­u­lar­ity of this well-run event. It’s shot over two 30-tar­get cour­ses, set in the wood­lands of the grand coun­try house. Every­body was grate­ful that the weather was a lit­tle less vi­o­lent this year, and com­pe­ti­tion was much closer and more ex­cit­ing be­cause of that. Air Arms has been a loyal sup­porter of this event and had many com­peti­tors at the com­pe­ti­tion. Over a third of com­peti­tors shot with an Air Arms ri­fle over the week­end. There were also some su­perb in­di­vid­ual and team per­for­mances; here are just a few of the high­lights from Air Arms’ shoot­ers:

Team Air Arms fin­ished 2nd in the Man­u­fac­tur­ers Teams with an im­pres­sive 445 points; Vince Hol­land fin­ished in 2nd place over­all in the Open class with to­tal points of 114. Mike Burgess came in 1st place in the Vet­eran class with to­tal points of 107. Ewan Pantling scored 97 over the week­end, which was enough to se­cure him 2nd place in the Ju­nior class. Jill Cochrane scored an im­pres­sive 103 over the week­end, which se­cured her 3rd place in the Ladies class

The World HFT event is run en­tirely by vol­un­teers, headed by the ever-pop­u­lar Pete Sparks, who asked us to pass on the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of him­self and his wife, Jane, and to all those who gave their time so freely to make the event an on­go­ing suc­cess. Pete is a mod­est man who thanks all the peo­ple who helped him, and in turn, we’d like to thank Pete on be­half of the sport for ev­ery­thing he does.

Be­low: Team Air Arms, with Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Claire West (front left) were all smiles af­ter their suc­cess at the World HFT Cham­pi­onships at Kel­marsh.

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