We decided to run an event with two courses, one to UKAHFT rules, the other in an experimental format. The rules for the experimental course were as per UKAHFT, except that targets could be set at up to 10 yards further than was allowed for their kill zone size, though before the session, Perry announced that there was only one target over 45 yards.

A truly glorious day of warm sunshine and very light wind proved perfect for our HFT/Experimental course day. In the morning (HFT) session, Mark Stretton top scored with 58, one point ahead of Elliott Compton, while Perry Broad topped the recoil class with 50, followed by Nick Stanhope with 47.
Combining scores from the two courses, top score of the day was 108 from Jason Cowan, followed by Ady Tye and Mark Stretton just one point behind. Top recoil was 97 from Perry Broad, followed by 94 from Andy Timmins. Top veteran score was 106 from Mike Hymas, followed by 101 from Bill Birch, and top sticks class score was 86 from Geoff Jones, followed by 85 from Keith Jones.
Sorry, but Iím too knackered to wade through two courses worth of cards to think about count back, so equal scores count as a tie.

Open HFT Exp Combined
Jason Cowan 56 52 108
Ady Tye 55 52 107
Mark Stretton 58 49 107
Phil Soper 53 48 101
Kev Scott 49 50 99
Keith Plummer 51 47 98
Nick Aldridge 52 46 98
Ewan Strachan 52 45 97
Dave Hemmings 49 47 96
Ian Ree 51 43 94
Brett Holloway 47 46 93
Phil Moran 39 35 74
Elliott Compton 57 57
Harry Compton 53 53
Stew Searle 53 53

Recoil HFT Exp Combined
Perry Broad 50 47 97
Andy Timmins 46 48 94
Nick Stanhope 47 40 87
Alex Dermeitzel 41 38 79
Chris Collins 41 38 79
Andy Bell 41 36 77
Adam Woodland 32 38 70

Vets HFT Exp Combined
Mike Hymas 54 52 106
Bill Birch 52 49 101
Dave Gallichan 52 46 98
Nigel Gosling 44 47 91

Sticks HFT Exp Combined
Geoff Jones 44 42 86
Keith Jones 43 42 85
Andy Bradbury 42 37 79

Many thanks to the Saturday team for setting the courses, painting the targets and zero range boards, checking the string and cutting the grass.
Finally, I asked (I think) everyone who stayed to shoot the experimental course one simple question, which was which of the two courses they would prefer to shoot on their next visit, and every single one opted for the experimental course.