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The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:59:07 PM »
I am very proud to be able to tell you all, that on Friday, I was entrusted with a very impressive trophy by Barry's family, called 'The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup'.

Presented to me by Barry's brother Steve, it will be a perpetual trophy, to be shot for every year, on the same land where Uncle Barry used to hold his 'meet-ups'.

The exact dates for when, and in what format, the competition is to be held, have yet to be decided, but I can reveal that John the farmer, has very kindly given his permission for meet-ups to be continued to be held on his land.

Both Lloyd and Nic (fullbandit and Knuckle) have very kindly offered to help with the logistics of it all at their end, so many thanks to them both.


I'm sure you'll agree, the trophy and the idea behind it is a very fitting tribute to a man who loved his shooting, and did all he could to promote the sport of airgunning.........something which he will now still continue to do, even in his absence.




Just to imply some scale to the sheer size and magnificence of the trophy, I have placed a .22 pellet in the forground.



It is hoped that as many of you as possible will be eager to compete for the honour of holding this trophy aloft, not only for your own pride, but for the memory of Barry Hutchins too.


When the time is right, I'll move this thread into the appropriate section, and inform you all about any details that have been decided, but for now, this thread can stay in Open Discussion, along with the other threads remembering Uncle Barry.

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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 06:04:58 PM »
Excellent idea  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

And the news we can carry on with the meets on John's land is wonderfull news and a nice gesture from John.

Thanks to Lloyd and Nic with the offers of oversseing the meets too, Great news, i am sure the great man will be looking down on future meets tut tutting on how we set out the targets !!!!!!!!!

Nice bit of news to brighten the week that.

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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:20 PM »
It was indeed very warming to hear of Steve's idea of a Memorial Cup for Barry.
It's so fitting to remember him in this way and will hopefully make for some great events; Just what he would have wanted.
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 06:51:56 PM »
that's a lovely idea,very generous too,it would be a honour to hold that trophy aloft  8)
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 08:01:54 PM »
I look forward to shooting for that trophy...and perhaps being the first name on said trophy....
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 08:31:27 PM »
I look forward to shooting for that trophy...and perhaps being the first name on said trophy....

LOL.

All Barrys' grandchildren and sons are wanting that honour.

I wouldn't mind it either. ;)
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 08:34:38 PM »
Well when the time comes for me to recieve the trophy , I won't be holding it , I will be sitting in it !!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
Once you filled it with Doombar will you be able to lift it?   ;)
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 08:57:48 PM »
Once you filled it with Doombar will you be able to lift it?   ;)

no i will be swimming lengths in it  ;D
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Re: The Uncle Barry Memorial Cup
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 08:58:52 PM »
Excellent idea  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 i am sure the great man will be looking down on future meets tut tutting on how we set out the targets !!!!!!!!!


Ohhh that is soooooo true :)

Great idea and thanks t the family. Although as I'm not allowed to own an airgun above 6ft/lb without it being classed as a firearm and not in .22 where I am now. I will unlikely ever hold up that cup. BUT to be honest, I was most unlikely to hold it up compared to some of you guys anyway lol

Still nice thought, let me know of the dates and who know, maybe, just maybe, it will coincide with a visit. :)