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.

Sponsors Wanted

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. Sponsorship starts at £275. 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 10 different 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 . We have listed all the awards below showing their availability for sponsorship. If you would like to sponsor one or more of the awards please complete our online Sponsorship Form and submit it to the Shoot Organisers. As a Sponsor you will receive 2 shooter places (normal cost £35 per shooter).

Award Categories



Sponsored By

High Gun Sponsored by – REMEC Engineering Services Limited, Burnley
High Gun Runner Up Sponsored by – Tool Options, Burnley
High Gun Third Available
Ladies High Gun Sponsored by – C & S Coaches, Burnley
Ladies High Gun Runner Up Sponsored by – Verifyne Plastic Products Limited, Blackburn
Ladies High Gun Third Available
Top Colt Available
Colt Runner Up Available
Must Try Harder Available

Shooters Wanted

This is a great day out with lots of ‘bang for your bucks’.

The cost is usually £35 per head and truly represents excellent value for money as the fee includes:

  • Gun Hire
  • Free expert tuition and
  • Clays

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

Please complete our simple form to register with us. We will contact you nearer the time to confirm your attendance and provide further details. In the meantime do have a look at our photograph albums from shoots that Cooperman organised for us.