The committee members of the Suffolk Masonic Clay Shooting Society (SMaCSS) are delighted to have been awarded the privilege of hosting the 2019 Nationals.
SMaCSS was formed out of R&R Promotions which had been successfully raising charitable funds since 2008 mainly through the Annual Charity Shoot. The first big SMaCSS event was the 10th Anniversary Annual Charity Shoot held at High Lodge Shooting Ground (https://highlodge.co.uk/) in July 2017 and this very successful event was, once again, well supported by many members and their friends.
Now that the four stalwarts of the SMaCSS Committee have been joined by four additional new members the whole team is buckling down and working hard to deliver the Nationals in June 2019. We aim to deliver a safe, well organised and pleasurable day to those attending and we will use all the facilities available to us to do so.
We have chosen High Lodge as our venue. Created over 30 years ago by 10 times FITASC Sporting World, European and British Champion, John Bidwell, High Lodge nestles amongst 120 acres of tranquil woodland on the Suffolk coast and is home to an array of first class facilities including luxury lodges with personal hot tubs, world class shooting, golf, fishing, an inviting restaurant and clubhouse and state of the art function suite to name a few. The ground has been used by SMaCSS as the venue for their annual Charity Clay Shoot for the last ten years, raising over £23,000 for East Anglian Children’s Hospices and other Masonic charities in that time. We have developed an excellent working relationship with the team at High Lodge and they have been very supportive of us.
There is an extensive clubhouse which can seat around 250 people on circular tables and catering facilities to feed that number for a post shoot lunch/dinner. There is accommodation for up to 90 people on site in 19 holiday lodges comprising 2, 4 or 6 beds plus ample B&B or Hotel accommodation within 15 minutes’ drive and a campsite for tents, caravans and motor homes within 5 minutes’ drive.The message we wish to send to our supporters who intend to enter is that “you will find the site at High Lodge (IP17 3QT) to be situated in a very pleasant part of Suffolk. The shooting will be challenging but fair and we look forward to seeing you there for the 2019 National Championships on June 22nd.” Please send us your entry form and payments now to allow us to spread our workload, thank you.
Entry form available for download (PDF) – Here
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