The Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot 2019

The Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot 2019

The first ever annual Cooperman Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot will take place at the Coniston Cold Shooting Ground (part of the Coniston Hotel complex near Gargrave) on 15 August 2019.

Abbey Lodge’s Charity Steward, Worshipful Brother John Cooper, arranged an annual shoot for 11 consecutive years raising approximately £40,000 before his untimely death whilst on holiday in Egypt in August 2018. His lifelong friend and Masonic Brother, Worshipful Brother Havey Capstick, is arranging the first of what we hope will be an annual Cooperman Memorial Shoot. The format of the Shoot will follow closely to that developed by Cooperman to which end we are calling for sponsors to help offset the cost of the event.

There are several trophies to be won on the day by different categories of shooters. Our image shows one such trophy from 2015 sponsored by a local business. We are pleased to announce that this year’s event is fully sponsored. For this and future Shoots we will ensure that sponsors receive coverage through all forms of media leading up to the event and immediately afterwards. In the months and weeks leading up to the event we will put a spotlight on each individual sponsor organisation and publish articles on both FaceBook and Twitter – @MemorialShoot

There are 7 different shooting awards handed out at these shoots. They range from overall High Gun through Ladies High Gun to Top Colt and ending with Must Try Harder.

Shooting Trophy Categories

High Gun Ladies High Gun Top Colt
High Gun Runner Up Ladies High Gun Runner Up
Must Try Harder Best Team

Event Sponsors

REMEC Engineering Services, Burnley C & S Coaches, Burnley IJF Developments Limited, Rishton
Tool Options, Burnley Thornton Arms, Burnley Abbey Lodge Widows, Whalley
Whitfords Caravan Centre, Burnley Plemstall Consulting PH Sealants Limited, Rishton
Verifyne Plastic Products Limited, Blackburn M Long

Please click on a sponsor’s name for further information about their commercial activities.

Without our sponsors’ support we would not be able to stage the shoot. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each of the organisations listed above for their much-valued support.

Spectators and Supporters Welcome

This is a popular event and all shooter places have already been reserved. However, if you would like to come along and witness the proceedings as a spectator you are most welcome. Shooting will start around 10:00 hours and finish around 13:00 with the Shooter Trophies and raffle ending the day by approximately 14:00 hours. These timings are only approximate from past experience and may vary.

All monies raised will go to both Masonic and non-Masonic charities. It is a custom for this event to support Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with donations of £500 each both of which were John and Sue’s favoured charities.

Do use the links below to have a look at our photograph albums from shoots that Cooperman organised for us.