U.K.S.F. - Hot
British Championship (sponsorred by 'The Rocket Reel Company') will
include the 4 GP's and the Masters Final. Remember that UKSF members
get a discount on products - speak to Tony.
Huntingdon Racecourse have advised the UKSF that we are unable to hold GP4 on our advertised date of 17th August, they have kindly offered the 3rd August as an alternative date, which has been accepted - hopefully this will not cause too many issues.
Can all casters please ensure that they have completed a new membership form and have sent it in to Colin Howlett along with their appropriate fees.
All Members to provide an updated 'Membership Form' with their payment please, All Casters (Members & Day Casters) will be asked to sign to say that they agree to abide by the "UKSF Tournament Proccedures" and "Competition Rules" before you cast. Copies of these will be available on the field.
Tony Gittins of The Rocket Reel Company has kindly agreed to sponsor the 2013 British Championships, Tony has also agreed to offer a 20% discount on all of his products to UKSF members.
Owing to issues beyond the control of the UKSF Committee (available dates from Huntingdon Racecourse and Dates for CIPS Casting World Championships) we have had to look for an alternative venue to host a number of our usual events. These issues have delayed our ability to provide a list of dates for 2013. We ask that you be patient.
Dates for this year can now be found on the Calendar.
is with great sadness that Michael McManus (Conoflex) passed away on
his 90th Birthday, Michael played a huge part in the early days of
Carbon Rod development in the 1970's, the progression of Casting as a
sport. Possibly best remembered for the World Famous DC6.
UKSF event dates can be found on the 'Casting Calendar'
Dates for the 2011 casting season can be found on the Calendar.
England teams for CIPS World Championships - Andy Copping, Alan Varley, Steve Boyt, Dave Richardson, Mark Jakins, Gary Blanchard, Lee Adams, Steve Lewis, Jason Carter and Garry Dickerson. The A and B teams will be decided during a team weekend in August.
Following the distribution of the 'Newsletter' some date changes had to be made, these are 12th Spetember - Junior Ladies & Light Line and 19th September - Clubman's Final. Please check the 'Casting Calendar' for the correct event dates.
After approximately 15 years of hard use and with increasing issues with the current UKSF DCA moulds for the mandatory weights (100g, 125g, 150g & 175g) it has been decided that replacements are required. After evaluation, the UKSF Committee have decided to use the moulds available from UK Hooks (www.uk-hooks.com) from GP1 onwards.
This years event's can be found on the Calendar. 31/01/10.
ICSF Products now available.
Casting teams for the Welsh International ~ 8th & 9th August
2008 Dates - 6th April, 27th April, 11th May, 10th August, 24th August, 28th September & 12th October (26th October reserved).
Light Line & Junior Challenge - this will be held on Sunday 28th October @ Huntnigdon Racecourse - make a note in your casting diary.
Casting Squads announced :-
5th April - The UKSF are glad to announce that products from Ultima range will receive the UKSF endorsement, this a long term partnership that will see benefits to both UK and global casters. Initially, lines from the existing range will be available with a 'Tournament Casting Line' available for 2008. This is the result of many discussions and meetings between Ultima and the UKSF, it is proposed that a percentage of the profits raised from these sales will go towards International casting.
4th February - The introduction of 0.25mm for the 100gm to make it competitive and to give the UK casters more practice for CIPS events. The addition of the 200gm sinker as a non-mandatory sinker if casters so wish to use it. Qualification for the Masters Final is now based on the best 2 results from GP's with the top 40 (max) qualifying.
- England teams announced - for
the World Angling Games (September 10-17th) to be held in Protugal,
England A - Lee Adams, Mike Birks, Garry Dickerson, Steve Morris &
Jason Willicombe. England B - Dean Bass, Mark Jakins, Tony Jones,
Roger Mortimore & Barney Wright. The teams will be managed during
the event by Dennis Retter.
CIPS - England Team announced - For the World Surfcasting Championships in Nardo, Italy. Garry Dickerson, Barney Wright, Tony Jones, Lee Adams and Steve Morris with Dennis Retter Team Manager. Good Luck.
Invitation/Home International - The
format for the event is:- Teams of 5, Each caster has 4 casts in
150g followed by 4 casts 125g. Their best distance in each weight
will be added together and go towards the team total and the
individual score. The team who amasses the greatest aggregate based
on the above will win.
have announced the casters who are in contention to represent
"England" at the CIPS World Casting Championships to be
held in Italy from the 10th -14th September. They are :-
Mike Birks joins the elite 300+ club !! with a cast of 301 yds at Davidstowe on Sunday 10/02/02, this cast was overshadowd by Jason Willicombe who cast a massive 308 yds - well doen the both of you. Others in the top club are - Neil Kelland, Andy Green, John Lambert & Barry Painter.
WEST CASTING ASSOCIATION
A - Take Team Gold in
the World Angling Games - Le Harve, France.
Competition. The US have opened
their arms to all countries to compete in this event, which takes
place in Hatteras October, 19th, 20th, & 21st. Tres Irby (from
Hatteras Out-fitters) has offered free accommodation to any overseas competitors.
check the BreakawayUSA message board for more information.
World Casting Championships, September 2000, Italy.
- The casters that have been
selected and approved by the NFSA to represent England are :- Jason
Willicombe, David Vicary, Garry Blanchard, John Lambert, Barry
Painter, Mike Birks, Jeff Hayward, Kevin Southey, Aaron Brown and
Dennis Retter. We wish them all luck.
breaks the 300 - Jason Willicombe joins
the 300+ club (the
first using a 150gm lead) - Jason
cast a magnificent 302yds at Davidstowe, Cornwall (28/05/00) , this
was achieved using the new 0.31mm line and a 150gm sinker.