Colin Ross Memorial Shoot

Essex Shooting Ground Tuesday March 13th 2018 in aid of Guide Dogs for the blind.

Colin sadly passed away at the Shooting Ground on October 13th 2016, due to a heart attack.

The Essex Masonic Clay Shooting Association have since very kindly provided us with a defibrillator.


100 Bird Sporting Team / individual Shoot over 10 stands.

Arrive 10am to 10:30am onwards for 11am start.

Shooting expected to finish by 1:30pm.

Hot food ( bacon rolls etc. ) & drinks available from 10am.

Entries are invited for teams of up to 5 guns to compete, top 3 scores to count.

Individuals & small groups are welcome to book in, we’ll put you in teams beforehand.

All teams / groups need to be pre-booked ASAP, before March 1st as places are limited guns, £30 per gun.

£15 from each entry will go to Colin’s favourite charity, Guide Dogs For The Blind.

No complete beginners please.

All competitors will be put in squads prior to the event. Teams will go out in pairs, scoring for each other, starting on a prearranged stand moving in a clockwise only direction.

There will be no booking in of teams on the day, though if places are available they’ll be allocated on a first come basis.

To book in we’ll need a team name & individual member’s names.

To book your team in see us at the Essex Shooting Ground, or email via our website, please don’t phone to book in.

Team trophies kindly provided by Met Police Clay Target Club.

There will be a raffle on the day. Anyone wishing to donate a prize for the raffle, please bring to the Essex S.G. beforehand, or on the day if possible.

Well done to everyone that shot the Colin Ross Memorial Shoot on Tuesday March 13th at the Essex S.G.. Winning team was Team DTM, captained by Dennis Kent , team score 234 / 300. HIgh Gun was Mike Pilgrim 87 / 100. 16 teams entered & along with £50 donated by Tracy Aitken won a bet for appearing in a cat suit, that some of you found rather distracting , £406 raised from the raffle, £1110 from entry fees, & other donations on the day, the total was £1911.00. A big thank you to Roe Firearms & Pete Goodwin for their very generous raffle prizes, including 1000 cartridges. Also the lovely ladies that sold the raffle tickets Hazel & Nicole. Thank you to Bridgette from Grahams Clay Shoot for provided the catering.

Further pics from the day available via this link to our Facebook post for the event


In 2017 Team Barrow Heath were clear winners, a big well done to Team Barrow Heath top 4 scores, Phil Moss, Stuart Lodge, Keith Williamson & last but not least High Gun of the day on 83/100 Phil Dyer.

Medals were presented by Colin’s wife Barbara, accompanied by their children & grand children.

Team medals & annual trophy kindly provided by the Met Police Clay shooting Club


 The trophy below will be engraved with Team Barrow Heath as winners for 2017,  it will be on display at the Essex Shooting Ground.

A raffle was held to raise funds for Colin’s favourite charity, Guide Dogs For The Blind.

£390 was raised from the raffle, well supported by everyone, thank you very much. We doubled the £390 to make £780. Phil Moss very kindly added £20 to make a nice round £800 for the charity. A big thank you to Hazel & Alan Pomfret & Pete Goodwin for their help with the raffle, would have been impossible without them. Hazel did a first class job of selling the tickets & preparing them for Colin’s Grandchildren to pull winning tickets out of the bucket at the end of the day. An equally big thank you for the raffle prize donations. Pete Goodwin brought a Jack Pyke shooting bucket / seat full of shooting goodies to raffle with him, very kindly donated by RoeFireArms of Benfleet. Pete also arranged a pass for a day at the races for 2 in Kelso, kindly donated by Tracy Meston. Roger Hill kindly donated a shooting lesson. Various bottles of drink appeared on the table to add to the raffle, not sure where they all came from but John Hall provided the Champagne I think, thanks John.

1000 Eley First cartridges  from Clay Pigeon Shoot Ltd ticket 376 Lee Butler

Shooting seat/ bucket from Roe Firearms ticket 155 ( Martin Spellman we think )

A day pass for 2 at Kelso races from Tracy Meston ticket 306 Phil Butcher

6 bottles of assorted bottles of plonk ticket 23 Alan Pomfret, ticket 151 Martin Spellman ( we think), ticket 94 Trevor Bird, ticket 206 Dave Edwards, ticket 133 Roger Knightly, ticket 244 Rod Blacklock

Shooting Lesson from Roger Hill ticket 34, Neil Morgan

Purdey book / brochure x 2 from Phil Butcher ticket 106 Alan, ticket 39 Angela

A selection of photos from the day below, we’re planning on the 2018 event being in the summer, on a weekday.