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.