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Today was another "free day" were we could cast whatever weights we wanted to. But with the club's 100g day only two event away it was a chance for members to get some much needed parctice in - or at least that was the plan. In the end it seems we cast everything from 18g plastic plugs all the way up to 175g lead weights - as usual!

We actually had a very pleasant day with the sun doing its best to keep us dry and warm - as long as we were in the shelter of the hedge. We also had the benefit of the wind blowing more or less straight down the court - nothing dramatic but a steady 10 to 15mph for the time we were there. Much appreciated compared to what we usually have to contend with. Even with the rain we've had over the course of the week the field was reasonably dry and firm under foot.

There were 6 members in attendance today (and 13 sheep).

Results for 20-10-2019 :-

Stevie =175g/251y
150g/262y

MC =125g/202y
100g/204y

Tommy =125g/208y
100g/217y
1oz/128y

Benny =100g/200y

Bobby =100g/172y
1oz/123y

Sean = 18g /151y
 
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Next Sunday the 3rd of November is your last chance to get out and practise the 100g, unfortunately it will be a quick day as I need to leave early, hope to see you there
 

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Today was a mixture of highs and lows, high expectations with low pressure. There was a little breeze enough to ruffle the flags at times and the sun shone bright all day. All this sounds like it could've been a good day but also meant the field was covered in money spider webs which soon transferred to our lines causing a few snap offs. As the day went on the amount of web material built up causing line to rattle as it passed through the eyes, it also was causing line drag cutting distance.

With the 100g event in two weeks most members choose to practise that lead and stayed on it all day and as always the craic was good even if the casting wasn't. No doubt all the other members are doing the same as me and stripping spider silk off the reels for the competition in two weeks.

Results for 3/11/18

Scrab =100g/189y

Tommy=100g/211y

Mc=100g/215y

Stevie= NCR

Bobby=NCR
 
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Guys bit O/T, what happened to the "old" UCC site?
 

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Guys bit O/T, what happened to the "old" UCC site?

The old site didn't get enough traffic and the cost was getting a bit much
 

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Next Sunday the 17th November in our 100g event, hope to see you all there
 

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Today was our annual 100g event. This is one of our scheduled events we hold through out the year. We were able to use the second field in which is fairly flat and with the forecast wind coming roughly from the north we set up casting away from the lane and farmers house - that's a good thing. Unfortunately the wind failed to rise to the forecast strength of up to 18mph or so but on the plus side we only got hit by a couple of quick showers. The casting pretty much went as expected with only one snap-off. There were six club members in attendance with five entering the 100g event. We also had the pleasure of Graham attending as a day caster.

Results for the 100g Event -

Stevie = 252y
M.C. =218y
Tommy =203y
Benny =193y
Bobby =178y
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Sean = 18g /148y
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Graham (day caster) = 125g /122y
 
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Next Sunday the 1st of December is a normal field day, so you can cast any weight you like( all within the rules) but with secret pairs coming up maybe practice your favourite weight. Hope to see you all there.
 

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Today we got to use the third field and there was cows in the flat field. This field is a bit soft so no cars could enter, therefore we had to pack light and walk, thankfully a north wind was forecast which meant we could set up close to the gate. There was only three members in attendance today due to other commitments and car trouble, hopefully they will be at the next event. Anyway the forecast wind didn't show up until later in the day and then it went cross court for a while and brought a chill with it, but on the plus side it stayed dry for a change. With fewer member we got more casts in and at the end of the day we ran out of steam, not as young as we used to be.

Results for 1/12/2019

Mc=175g/208y
150g/222y
125g/218y
100g/202y

Tommy =125g/215y

Bobby = 125g/174y
 

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Next Sunday is our last meet before Christmas and more importantly it's secret pairs day and prize giving too. I really hope we can get a good turnout as its always good craic
 

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Today was the last scheduled event for 2019 - the mighty "Secret Pairs" event. Usually a fun day as it's held at the end of the year. It's not usually taken too seriously and usually a good laugh. Each caster is free to cast whatever weight they want with the onus on recording your longest cast. At the end of the event each casters name is drawn out of a hat, or whatever, to set the team. Then a second name is drawn to make each team. The longest casts of each team member are added together to give their combined distance - longest overall distance wins. Today the winning distance went to Stevie and Tommy - congratulations to you both! We had six members attend today so we had three teams all viaing for the win.

With plenty of livestock in most of the fields we ended up in the top sloping field for this event. With the oche set up and casting under way it was surprising that nobody managed to smack the ground around the oche. The forecast said it was to remain dry for the time we were there and that's how it stayed - but it was bitterly cold with all and any water frozen. The wind, whilst not as strong as forecast earlier in the week was blowing from left to right as it travelled down the court and did its best to freeze us.

This was also our annual prize giving for the clubs scheduled events held throughout the 2019 year. Overall club champion for the 2019 season went to Stevie - well done! There were individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins for each of the clubs scheduled events as well.

Results for 15-12-2019 - Secret Pairs Event.
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1st - Stevie + Tommy - 269y + 217y =486y. Overall longest distance
2nd - M.C. + Sean - 225y + 206y =431y
3rd - Benny + Bobby -197y +184y = 381y
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UCC Overall Club Champion for 2019 - Stevie
1st - 175g event - Stevie
1st - 150g event - Stevie
1st - 125g event - Stevie
1st - 100g event - Stevie
1st - Light Line event - Sean
1st - 1oz Challenge event - Sean
1st - 18g Plug event - Sean
 

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Next Sunday the 29th is a free day, cast what you want within the rules. I will be there but have to leave early, hope to see you all there ready to burn off some of the Christmas excess
 

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Today was the last event of the UCC year and indeed of the decade! Of course it was never going to be well attended but there were 4 hardy souls (read - sad idiots with nothing better to do) who did manage to turn up for a chuck or three.

Today was just an end of year gathering as all the formal club days are now behind us, so it was a day to cast whatever you wanted and hopefully take advantage of what wind there was. Of course we did end up in the top field casting across the slope again but we managed to cast with the court running on a downhill slant. I think we are getting too used to casting across the slope in this field as no one hit the ground at the rear of the oche. Casting across the slope tempered whatever gain there was from the advantage of casting slightly downhill but the 10 - 20mph wind was nice to have blowing down the court and helped with the distances a little i'm sure.

Casting was good today with the rain staying away from us and there where several personal bests gained for three of us as a bonus. An interesting day but it remains to be seen if we can duplicate these results in the new year. Anyway, the Ulster Casting Club would like to thank all who turned up this year to support the club and we look forward to seening you all in 2020 - hopefully!

Results for 29-12-2019, end of season bash.

Stevie =175g/280y PB
150g/286y PB

M.C. =125g/241y
100g/251y PB

Sean =18g plug/177y PB

Benny =125g/216y
 
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Great to hear the season has finished on a positive note with some excellent PBs.

Seans plug distance is truly awesome !!!
 

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Next Sunday the 12th of January is meant to be a field day but with some lambing going on I will contact the farmer later in the week. If we get the go ahead i will let you know via this page and text message.
 

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I'd love to come and join you all, but I'm too far away. It seems a very friendly set up.

If you ever get the chance you'll be more than welcome
 

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Got the ok from the farmer so we are on this Sunday. Hope to see you there
 

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Today was the first event for the UCC in 2020. The forecast was for a cold but dry day with a predominatley westerly wind blowing from around 15 to 25mph in gusts. That is what we got but the windchill factor put the temperature way below the forecast 3 degrees - but at least it stayed dry with the exception of one light shower.

We again ended up in the top field casting across the slope but there wasn't enough room to angle the court to take advantage of the cross wind so we put up with it. The rain over the last couple of days had made the ground very soft and the oche became slippery fairly quickly. Just another problem to contend with as the day progressed.

Seven members turned up today with 5 casting. As it wasn't a theme day we were free to cast whatever weights we wanted so that's what we did.

Results for 12-01-2020 -

Stevie =150g/271y

M.C. =175g/225y
150g/233y
100g/233y

Tommy =125g/221y
100g/219y

Benny =125g/206y
100g/195y

Bobby = 1oz/172y
 
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