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07/04/2022

The minutes for the AGM held last week are available for download here:

AGM Minutes March 2022

28/03/2022  The Lincolnshire Bell Target League AGM takes place Thursday 31st March 2022. The Agenda can be downloaded via the link below. The AGM starts at 19:30 at the Heneage Arms.

AGM agenda 2022

19/03/2022 Two more teams have joined the league. The Ingram Arms and the world famous (Infamous!) North Cotes Butts Rifle Club will both now be running teams and I am told there are more to follow 🙂

08/03/2022 Lincolnshire Bell Target League  Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the Lincolnshire Bell Target League will be held on Thursday 31st of March 2022 meet at 7.00 pm meeting starts at 7.15 prompt at the Heneage arms.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the rules of the league and any associated items

Any Items you wished to be discussed must be notified to me by Sunday 27th of March, an agenda will be circulated on Monday the 28th of March.

Items raised on the night not previously notified will not be discussed on the night.

It is hoped that the meeting will finish no later than 8.00 pm then there will be a bell target session afterward.

Wayne will be doing his famous chip butties please let me know if you are attending for the catering

Copies of the rules can be found on on this website

16/02/2022  Market Rasen every Monday night till 31/03/2022 start  7.30 -9.30

Sun inn Saxilby every second Tuesday next one will be 1/03/2022

Red lion East Kirby  7th March 

All of the above are open evenings all welcome to take part

26/01/2022 Bell Target Dates Updated list

27th January Thursday Joiners Arms Lincoln

31st January Monday St Thomas church rooms Market Rasen

1st February Tuesday Sun Inn Saxilby

2nd February Wednesday Red Lion East Kirkby

3rd February Thursday Black Horse Ingham Start 8.00 pm

3rd February Thursday Heaneage Inn V Stirrup Inn match

7th February Monday St Thomas church room Market Rasen

8th February Tuesday Crossroads East Barkwith

10th February Thursday joiners arms Match against Heneage arms

14th February Monday St Thomas church rooms Market Rasen

14/01/2022 Bell Target Up Date

St Thomas Church Rooms Market Rasen Market Place 17th 24th and 31st of January

Olde Farm House Stallingborough 19th of January

Joiners Arms Lincoln 27th January

Red Lion East Kirkby 2nd February

Heneage Arms Hainton 3rd February

Bell Target match between Joiners Arms and the Heneage at the Joiners Arms on the 10th of February

All events will start at 7.30 pm

Skegness Target Shooting Club have a bell target set up which can be use each week they meet every Tuesday at 6.30-8.30 pm held at the sports hall at Skegness Grammar school

Look at our Facebook site for more details will update any additional dates sent to me by team organisers as soon as I have them.

Please note we are now up to eleven venues so the sport is growing, thanks to all the people that have supported and promoted the sport

24/12/2021 Next bell target evening 27th of December 7.30 pm at the Red Lion East Kirkby we will be in the function room at the back of the pub.

25/11/2021 Please find Upcoming dates for Bell Target

25/11/2021 Heneage Arms Hainton

29/11/2021 The Red Lion East Kirkby

08/12/2021 Olde Farm House Pub Stallingborough

09/12/2021 Joiners Arms Lincoln

All of the above start at 7.30 pm

12/12 2021 Stirrup inn Sunday start at 3.00 pm

10/01/2022 Church Rooms Market Rasen Market Place start 7.30- 9.30

17/01/2022 Church Rooms Market Rasen Market Place

24/01/2022 Church Rooms Market Rasen Market Place

31/01/2022 Church Rooms Market Rasen Market Place

08/11/2021 We were invited to take part in BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Pirate Gold on Sunday, this is a treasure hunt round Lincolnshire, the crew are given a clue which they have to solve to get to their next venue and clue, when they arrive there is a brief interview, and both the driver and presenter had a go, so Bell Target was mention on several occasions on the radio while they were trying to solve the clue. The event was held at the Heneage Arms

29/10/2021 we are back at the Olde Farm house on 17th of November

28/10/2021 Olde Farm house Inn Stallingborough DN41 8BL next session 17th November 7.30 start

26/10/2021 Some up dates for you

27/10 Wednesday new venue Olde Farm House Stallingborough DN41 8BL

7/11 Sunday 10.30 -12.30 promotional event all welcome Heneage Arms Hainton

10/ 11 Wednesday Joiners Arms Lincoln new venue start 7.30

15/11 Monday Cross Roads Inn East Barkwith

25/11 Thursday Heneage Arms 7.30

Look forward to seeing you there

12/10/2021  we have been working hard behind the scenes to get bell target back on the road and below is some information to bring you up to date

  • Pubs who have committed this season
    • Heneage Arms Hainton LN8 6LX
    • Black horse Ingham LN1 2YW
    • Stirrup Inn Willoughton DN21 5RZ
    • Crossroads Inn East Barkwith LN8 5RW
    • Sun Inn Saxilby LN1 2PZ
  • The White Hart Lissington will not be taking part and it is hoped that the team can be transferred to another venue
  • Nags Head Middle Rasen waiting for a reply again if not going ahead will transfer to another venue
  • There are two other venues that we are talking to at the moment about holding bell target
  • I can confirm that the Joiners arms Victoria Street Lincoln LN11 1HU has joined the family

I would suggest that we hold open evenings this side of Christmas with teams organising friendlies against other teams, after we hope to get the league going in some form, but we will talk to the teams for their views.

I have flyers and business cards available to all teams who want to help and promote the sport both top friends and family and new venues.

The Northern Shooting Show welcome return on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2022 it is hoped that bell target will be present again.

Up and coming dates

Black Horse Thursday 14th starting at 7.30 pm Jo and Mark are offering a pie pea and chip supper at a cost of ÂŁ6.50 (chicken or Steak pie made by a local butcher) if you want a supper let jo Know on jo.green@talk21.com

Crossroads Inn open evening Monday 18th of October start 7.30 pm

Heneage Arms Thursday 21st October start at 7.30 pm ( by request Wayne will be cooking his world famous chip butties). Note change of Date

Joiners Arms Wednesday 10th November 7.30 pm start

Keep up to date with Facebook Lincolnshire bell target shooting

30/09/2021 Bell target tonight at the Heneage the following Thursday at the black horse.  There will be an interview on BBC radio Lincolnshire today at 3.10 pm

29/09/2021 Dave Carter is doing an interview on Melvyn Prior programme BBC Radio Lincolnshire on Thursday at about 3.10 pm top promote the sport and venues

Cross Roads Back on will be competing on Mondays

Heneage meeting this Thursday at 7.30 pm

Black horse following Thursday at 7.30 pm

22/09/2021 There are two open bell target sessions as follows

26th of September Sunday Stirrup Inn at Willoughton  DN21 5RZ start 3.00 pm open to all

30th September  Thursday Heneage inn  Hainton start 7.30 open to all

08/11/2021 Lincolnshire Bell Target were invited to take part in BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Pirate Gold on Sunday 07/11/2021. This is a treasure hunt round Lincolnshire, the crew are given a clue which they have to solve to get to their next venue and clue, when they arrive there is a brief interview, and both the driver and presenter had a go. 

Bell Target was mention on several occasions on the radio while they were trying to solve the clue.

The event was held at the Heneage Arms: (Click to enlarge the images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/10/2021 Dave Carter tells me:

Some new dates for 2021

27/10 Wednesday new venue Olde Farm House Stallingborough DN41 8BL

7/11 Sunday 10.30 -12.30 promotional event all welcome Heneage Arms Hainton

10/ 11 Wednesday Joiners Arms Lincoln new venue start 7.30

15/11 Monday Cross Roads Inn East Barkwith

25/11 Thursday Heneage Arms 7.30

Lincolnshire Bell Target postal league.

16/02/2020

David Carter, the league representative tells me:

Good day all,

I have just renewed the affiliation to the NSRA for Lincolnshire Bell Target League for the Year 2021  I am sure that we will be back in operation some time in the new Year, Don’t forget that David Is running a virtual league which will enable you to keep your eyes in while we are waiting to get back in to the swing of things.

Talking to people during the lock down looks hopeful for when we return to shooting with several new people taking part.

Can I wish you and your family’s a happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year

Easter Egg Shoot (CANCELLED) with those from the Uttoxeter Bell Target group. Please let Simon know if you are going to allow him to draw shooting details.

I am sure it is going to be a great afternoon

Website forum and sales area coming soon! It is here! – See the Forum tab.

We are pleased to announce we will be launching a Bell Target forum and dedicated Bell Target sales area on this website starting shortly.

Many of you will know that there are issues regarding the sales of all types of guns on Facebook plus not everyone has a Facebook account, so this should be an ideal area to discuss the sport and search for or sell/upgrade your Bell Target gun.

This is the latest news from the league.

Here is a tip for keeping count of bells during competitions:
 
Chalk a tally bar on the box every time you reset the bell then there can never be any doubt as to how many bells were scored. A quick wipe over with a damp cloth when the score is added up leaves it ready for the next shooter.
 
As we shoot in pubs finding a piece of chalk should never be a problem either 🙂

 

The Nags Head in Middle Rasen needs people to start a second team.

The Nags Head, Middle Rasen already has one team of 8 shooting for the pub and have recently had people asking about joining/forming a second team.

If you, or anyone you know not already in a team, are reasonably local to Middle Rasen and looking to have a bash at Bell Target can you point them in mine or Dave Carter’s direction please. Emails and contact details can be found under the contacts page.

The benefits of joining a second team are; existing fortnightly practice/training meetings are already established. The existing team are a friendly and established bunch and always happy to assist newcomers. Virtually everything needed to form a team is available and finally, you do not need to be an ace shot, nor a specific age or gender,  you just need the passion to come and shoot, or even just an interest in trying the discipline and we will help with the rest.

Best regards

David B

 

Scoring – There has been some discussion on the meaning of ‘Scoring up’.

Basically, this means if the pellet strike is on the line dividing two scoring zones the higher score is awarded. So hit the line between the 4 and the 5 and you score a 5. However what constitutes on the line?

This drawing is of the centre hole plus the 5 zone and the line dividing the 5 zone from the 4 zone.

The pellet strikes are shown, domed pellets are used so a centre ‘pip’ is always viable.

 

 

The top pellet strike is just outside the line so a 4 is scored.

The middle pellet strike is on the line so a 5 is scored.

The bottom pellet strike is inside the 5 zone so a 5 is scored.

So the viewed score is 4+5+5