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boltaction
20-05-2004, 08:28 AM
I was just thinking (I do now and again), wouldn't it be nice if the stars of yesteryear and current Air gun Journalists, were to have a HFT Competition amongst themselves in aid of charity

They could for example, name their chosen charity and ask for sponsorship from those within the industry, or for that matter the Public as well. so much for each point scored.

It would be very interesting to see the likes of Terry Doe, Nick Jenkinson, Barry Hearn, Terry Le Chem, Dave Tucker, etc, etc, battle it out in aid of their chosen charities..


It might even get good media coverage, if it were promoted right.

what do the rest of you think?.

jim

Gary C
20-05-2004, 08:48 AM
Maybe get medical companies involved and building firms. You'd need Oxygen and general medi-care etc on hand, plus wheelchair / zimmer access etc. Caterers maybe for the gucci food, star dressing rooms etc.

That should take care of Terry, the rest should be easy enough.


Personally I reckon they'd be too chicken. Let's see...

sparky
20-05-2004, 08:49 AM
You don't think Terence would lie down in the dirt do you:cool:

Pete

stoaty
20-05-2004, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Gary C
Maybe get medical companies involved and building firms. You'd need Oxygen and general medi-care etc on hand, plus wheelchair / zimmer access etc. Caterers maybe for the gucci food, star dressing rooms etc.

That should take care of Terry, the rest should be easy enough.



:D :D :D

Gary C
20-05-2004, 08:53 AM
Maybe if we polished the grass and made sure there were no creepy crawlies around. (Not including the other journalists).
Also if we had a team to help him up again, plus a SWAT team to remove any stains from the white trousers.

Trouble is tho Pete, it would be like Mohammed Ali fighting Larry Holmes. Way too old and he'd take a terrible beating. Maybe if he just shot the 1st few pegs with somebody taking the weight of the rifle ?

stoaty
20-05-2004, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by Gary C
Trouble is tho Pete, it would be like Mohammed Ali fighting Larry Holmes. Way too old and he'd take a terrible beating. Maybe if he just shot the 1st few pegs with somebody taking the weight of the rifle ?

Would it be all in Slo-Mo, with sweat and blood and raging bull type noises??? :D

Gary C
20-05-2004, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by stoaty
Would it be all in Slo-Mo, with sweat and blood and raging bull type noises??? :D

You've seen Terry eating then ?:D

Gary C
20-05-2004, 08:58 AM
Why just have Celeb ? make it a pro-am ?. The superstars v us amateurs. I'd pay to take a beating (which I'm sure we would) off the great and the good.

stoaty
20-05-2004, 09:03 AM
Fancy Dress?? - I know who's the Sheriff of Nottingham...
:D :D

domestos
20-05-2004, 09:04 AM
Sounds like a good idea to me! but will the celebs go for it:rolleyes: ?

RepkaX
20-05-2004, 09:07 AM
i'd prefer to see jordan, jennifer ellison, jodie marsh etc....

stoaty
20-05-2004, 09:09 AM
Could do - staff in care homes are up for getting the old and lonely out and about, even if just to find a new carpet to dribble on, only kidding oldsters.

It could be an event in itself - 2004 Celebration of Euro-Airgunners! ;)

JDP
20-05-2004, 09:16 AM
Maybe we could get Viagra to sponsor the 'green room', should aide barrel droop. :):)

boltaction
20-05-2004, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by Gary C
Why just have Celeb ? make it a pro-am ?. The superstars v us amateurs. I'd pay to take a beating (which I'm sure we would) off the great and the good.

Good idea Gary lets see if we get a response.


jim

Craig-P
20-05-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by boltaction

, Terry Tucker, etc,



Who's he? Tommy Tankers' brother?:D

boltaction
20-05-2004, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Craig-P
Who's he? Tommy Tankers' brother?:D

All right Craig, momentary lack of concentration, its righted now, I do hope Dave wont be to upset;) :D


jim

Craig-P
20-05-2004, 10:30 AM
Bet he will, he's Welsh...;) :D

Terry D
20-05-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Gary C

Trouble is tho Pete, it would be like Mohammed Ali fighting Larry Holmes. Way too old and he'd take a terrible beating. Maybe if he just shot the 1st few pegs with somebody taking the weight of the rifle ?

(In a John Wayne style drawl)

Weeeeell, that's mighty big talk from someone who ain't never won nuthin' worth winnin', boy! ;)

As for the comp - as soon as Ali signs up, I'm there. :D

Terry :D

Keef
20-05-2004, 12:37 PM
Richard North could be invited as well or are professionals banned?

BoNeS
20-05-2004, 01:22 PM
just dont put any fences on the course did you see them photos of dave tucker in air gunner a few months back you cant do it to him again

Richard_J
20-05-2004, 01:35 PM
This is a splended idea:cool:
Think I might even dip into my pocket to see this spectical:cool: :D
Reg

gaz gun man
20-05-2004, 01:41 PM
sounds like a cracking idea to me!!

I. J.
20-05-2004, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by JDP
Maybe we could get Viagra to sponsor the 'green room', should aide barrel droop. :):)

Bugger the prone shots up though! :rolleyes:

'Care In The Community'. :D

welsh shooter
20-05-2004, 03:35 PM
taking viagra eh?

that'll stiffen up the competition :D

Jonathan
20-05-2004, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by welsh shooter
taking viagra eh?

that'll stiffen up the competition :D

......they should even be able to stay up and shoot all night...:D

Jonathan.

p70shooter
20-05-2004, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by BoNeS
just dont put any fences on the course did you see them photos of dave tucker in air gunner a few months back you cant do it to him again
LMAO:D :D

Prone Shooter
20-05-2004, 07:54 PM
The ideas definitely got merit, especially if one of us "non-proffesionals" could do the write up afterwards, someone like Lineguist if Bob could be persauded. Can you imagine what he'd write:D :D :D


Bob

Rich
20-05-2004, 08:35 PM
Not sure you should be referring to Lord Nick Jenkinson as a star of yesteryear. He is still an AA grade shooter on the SWEFTA circuit and I hope to see him at Galmpton on Sunday. But I won't tell him what you said.

:D

Rich

biggles
20-05-2004, 09:07 PM
Just a suggestion, but ...

why not a Pro-Am, in the golf (and other sports I guess) sense?

i.e. rather than Pros v's Ams, you'd have teams of two (or four) with an equal number of Pros and Ams on each team. Teams drawn by lotts (balls from a hat) just prior to the shoot starting.

Every competitor contributes toward the fundraising pot - which all goes to the fund chosen by the winning team.

I'm sure, given (in air gun comp. terms) the high profile of such an event, we could persuade a manufacturer or two to stump up the other costs and a 'special' winners/runners up prize.

Biggles

kev hughes
20-05-2004, 09:14 PM
All this begs one serious question?

Does it matter which leg of the Pro's Zimmer touches the peg:rolleyes: :D :D :D
Kev
Going into hiding, before I get an horses head in me bed:D

Aeroman
20-05-2004, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by kev hughes
All this begs one serious question?

Does it matter which leg of the Pro's Zimmer touches the peg:rolleyes: :D :D :D
Kev
Going into hiding, before I get an horses head in me bed:D

Are they allowed to adjust the zimmer frame during the competition (after the first shot is taken), and would they be allowed to use it for support while taking a shot (no artificial aids)?

David;)

Prone Shooter
20-05-2004, 10:50 PM
Strangely quiet on the pro side don't you think? Perhaps the're getting some practice in or maybe just fixing a bean bag to said zimmer:D :D :D

Terry D
21-05-2004, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Prone Shooter
Strangely quiet on the pro side don't you think? Perhaps the're getting some practice in or maybe just fixing a bean bag to said zimmer:D :D :D

Not me, mate - just too busy and all that. :rolleyes:

I've been thinking about this shoot and I've come to the conclusion that I won't be taking part. Too much training required, too much messing about sorting the right hardware, too much time needed when I'm already extremely divorceable due to the demands of my job, the airgun spokesman stuff, this BBS and my precious, therapeutic fishing, and, possibly most importantly of all, that my match shooting days are over.

And don't bother telling me that I could just turn up and have a go, because I couldn't. If I couldn't be me, or a fair representation of me, then I wouldn't enjoy it. Sad but true. Anyway, by the time it's organised, the HFT boys will be celebs themselves. ;)

(Phew, got outta THAT one, methinks. ;) )

Terry :D

Rustam Bana
21-05-2004, 09:31 AM
(Phew, got outta THAT one, methinks. ;) )
Terry :D [/B]

Come on, be a sport.

It really wont make a difference if you blank or score a full house.

Go on, sign up.;)

Rustam

Gary C
21-05-2004, 10:02 AM
In fairness to Terry and the rest of the "Celebs" I have to agree with him for 2 reasons.

First and foremost they would want to shoot like a world champion and their shooting partners would want them to do the same. There is no point Terry / Dave or anybody else turning up to shoot against the likes of Sparky, Dave Stannicomb, Tony De X, plus any of the crop of FT boys joining such as Tim Finlay, Owen Rosser, Paul Wilson, Steve Lanniman etc because they would get creamed. Nothing to do with talent - just practice. You can't have one set taking it seriously and the celebs just turning up.

Secondly the argument will then go - "Just to hang out with a celeb". I would counter this by saying just turn up at CLA, Midlands etc. The "Celebs" or "Names" in this sport are not lost in showbiz - they talk to anybody who will buy them beer.

Maybe a better idea would be a HFT open day where the "Celebs" give coaching sessions and the current hard core HFT crew take out "Challengers" on a mini course giving pointers.
A few cold beers and a barby afterwards would make a fun day all could enjoy.

The Golden Shot
21-05-2004, 12:02 PM
Gary your comments about the barby and beer, that just sounds like our normal HFT event:D and a great idea;)

Rustam Bana
21-05-2004, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Gary C
You can't have one set taking it seriously and the celebs just turning up.

The 'other set' does not have to take it seriously and even if they do, the 'celebs' have nothing to prove as their past achievements speaks for themselves.

It's a good days shooting, mostly amongst friends, and nothing more.

And btw, I wouldn't be too sure about the other set creaming the 'celebs'.;)

Rustam

stevew71
21-05-2004, 01:52 PM
Nobody told me I was supposed to take HFT seriously! Must be where I'm going wrong. Will endeavor to not take the mick out of Lee-G, Goldenshot, wind up Bones and AceNorth or annoy the rest of the usual crowd in future :( .
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2nd thoughts sod that, having too much fun the way it is :D

smokin
21-05-2004, 05:12 PM
re the Viagra thing - surely that would be a breach of the rules regarding the use of shooting supports! - plus attleborough might have something to say regarding copyright on their 'monopod':D


Chris

Backache
21-05-2004, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by Terry D
Not me, mate - just too busy and all that. :rolleyes:

I've been thinking about this shoot and I've come to the conclusion that I won't be taking part. Too much training required, too much messing about sorting the right hardware, too much time needed when I'm already extremely divorceable due to the demands of my job, the airgun spokesman stuff, this BBS and my precious, therapeutic fishing, and, possibly most importantly of all, that my match shooting days are over.

And don't bother telling me that I could just turn up and have a go, because I couldn't. If I couldn't be me, or a fair representation of me, then I wouldn't enjoy it. Sad but true. Anyway, by the time it's organised, the HFT boys will be celebs themselves. ;)

(Phew, got outta THAT one, methinks. ;) )

Terry :D

Not a chance matey, if this one goes ahead we'll be down to winkle you out of that nice warm pad you seem to have retired to and get you up spitting pellets lol
Nev :D

Richard_J
21-05-2004, 11:46 PM
Bump
This is just too good a thing to let go of:)
(I think......but I have just got back from the Hare & Hounds):D

wkhudson
22-05-2004, 12:05 AM
I've got to agree with Terry.:eek:

He retired from competitive shooting at the top of his game. If, for instance, he returned to FT, I feel that I would probably beat him. I know that's a big statement to make but Terry probably understands why. In his day he would have absolutely blinded my meager efforts.

There are undoubtably large numbers of "mag-writer-worshippers" who would kill for the chance of beating Terry Doe in competition. I'm one of them, but I would like to have shot against him in his FT prime and due to a lack of progress in time-machine technology that is never to be. I wouldn't take any satisfaction in beating a man who has had as many orthopaedic difficulties as Terry.

As for the rest of them, yes some of them may be able to shoot, but they are, for want of a better word, "Journos" and the ability to write in a magazine doth not a god of shooting make. Get it in perspective.

Koz
22-05-2004, 12:15 AM
I've long thought that Pro-Celeb Boxing would be an entertaining spectacle.

Just think of it.

Your most/least favourite Celeb trying to survive against a Pro.:D

Craig-P
22-05-2004, 12:21 AM
I'm all for this.
And to prove it, I'll fight Ali or Michael Watson tomorrow, and i'll place a 10,000 bet on myself to win :D

kev hughes
22-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by Craig-P
I'm all for this.
And to prove it, I'll fight Ali or Michael Watson tomorrow, and i'll place a 10,000 bet on myself to win :D

Cruel:D :D :D :D
Kev

Shaggy
22-05-2004, 07:17 PM
I use to work with Celebritys international one's & A listers form our shores.
They are the same as the rest of us, their ****te sticks, they burp/fart. and 90% look clucking poxy with no cloths on, you name it I saw it & it's nothing different to people you know especially when the booze starts flowing on a freebi night out at a film Premier.

ATB
Darren

wkhudson
22-05-2004, 11:32 PM
OOH you luvvy!

Larry, Johnny; Johnny, Larry
Dear, dear Beardy!:D

Terry D
23-05-2004, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by Shaggy
I use to work with Celebritys international one's & A listers form our shores.
They are the same as the rest of us, their ****te sticks, they burp/fart. and 90% look clucking poxy with no cloths on, you name it I saw it & it's nothing different to people you know especially when the booze starts flowing on a freebi night out at a film Premier.

ATB
Darren

Erm...Darren, mate, I think you just may be confusing your showbiz celebs with the handful of airgun folk that are microscopically 'famous' within our teensy-weensy, bijou- community'ette. ;)

An airgun celeb is like a knitting celeb or goat-breeding celeb - e.g. not a celeb at all, really. They just shoot and/or write about airguns, see?

Also, seeing as I never burp or fart in company, I couldn't possibly be a celeb even if I wanted to. ;)

Terry :D

kev hughes
23-05-2004, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by Terry D

Also, seeing as I never burp or fart in company

Terry :D

OH No???:rolleyes: :D :D
Kev

The Golden Shot
23-05-2004, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Terry D
Also, seeing as I never burp or fart in company, I couldn't possibly be a celeb even if I wanted to. ;)

Terry :D [/B]

well that statements full of wind and holes Tel, sorry :D :D

rushing to get coat ;)

Terry D
23-05-2004, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by kev hughes
OH No???:rolleyes: :D :D
Kev

'Company' does NOT include the servants, Mush. ;)

Terry :D :D :D

kev hughes
23-05-2004, 06:19 PM
Sorry "Memsaab" please accept my humble apologies, bow grovel scrape
Kev :D