Sandbach Round Table had a fantastic evening on Thursday in the middle of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, under a clear blue sky, with the the sun starting to descend toward the horizon.

Located at Eaton near Congleton, The Waggon and Horses (pub) were kind enough to host us for the evening. With a purpose built ‘arena’ designed specifically for clay pigeon (trap) shooting, the lads were ready for one of the more competitive events on the calendar.

A total of 11 members took part in the event, starting with a few rounds to practice (and boy did we need it) and finishing with a 10 round shootout to test this newly trained ability.  Most of the lads were novices, some had ‘shot’ before and there was one who was destined to show everybody up, last year’s President Nigel Farrar. Not content with the use of the pubs’s own shotguns, Nigel decided to bring along his own pride and joy; a beautiful ‘Browning’.

Not too dissimilar to the below –

The President bought a gun...

The President bought a gun…

Nigel was a MACHINE in practice. Hitting Clay left right and center, reloading like a boss, flicking shells over his shoulder like the Terminator in Judgement Day (let’s be fair, the sequel was better than the first). This guy was a serious player.

So you’d have expected him to walk this competition. Right?


Failing to hit 3 of his intended targets, Nigel would have to make do with a second place finish. Nightmare! (Sorry Nige)

The Champion of this event and ‘grand master’ of this ceremony, goes to one of the newest members of the Round Table, Jaime. Who hit an incredible 10 from 10.

Well done J.

The members’ results can be found below;

Adam “Arial Assault” Armitt (6/10)
Carl “Sure Shot” Stanley (3/10) – Sure Shot will be changed to Sloppy after that.
Jaime “Big Estate” Evans (10/10) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keith “Rifleman” Raftery (6/10)
Mark “Buckshot” Booth (6/10)
Mark “Pluck-it-out-the-air” Pinkney (6/10)
Neil “Pheasant Plucker” McPherson (6/10)
Richard “Wildbird” Wallis (5/10)
Tom “Trigger Man” Mortimer-Jones (6/10)
Neil “Disc Destroyer” Dibblee (4/10)
Nigel “Fouling Shot” Farrar (7/10)

Following on from the shoot, we were served a wonderful homemade pie and chips  (which nicely rounded off this event I must say). Winner.

So if you fancy your hand at Clay Pigeon shooting with the lads, or wish to try one of our other events, get in touch. The Round Table are always looking for new members to come in, help us improve the group and gain extra support for worthwhile local charities and people.

Fancy it? Email us at to find out more! or Like Us on Facebook to keep up to date with all table activity and see what’s what. We look forward to hearing from you.

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