Eden Academy

Eden Clay Target Shooting Academy
Keurbooms River Catchment Forest, through the forestry station gate at the end of the Redford Road
The Crags 6602

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Training

Gun hold-point and where to look

A common mistake is to look at the clay where it is still a blur, Causing the brain to send a bad message resulting in excess Movement of the barrel and shooting over the target.

Move and mount

OSP Shooting School’s Gil Ash explains the key to breaking more clay. A smooth and consistent gun mount will make all the difference. Here’s how to do it. (NSSF Video) #LetsGoShooting #NSSF

Don’t look down the barrel

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains where to focus your vision when shotgun shooting.

The Secret to Breaking More Targets

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains “Retinal Processing” and how with the right training our eyes can communicate directly with the subconscious mind leading to more broken clays. (NSSF Video) #LetsGoShooting #NSSF

How to see the target clearer and faster by looking in the right place.

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how the focus of the eye works, and why it is so important to look in the right place, leading to more broken clays. (NSSF Video) #LetsGoShooting #NSSF

How to setup your eye hold point

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools shares the secret to getting a hard focus on the bird faster and more clearly with this valuable tip about how the eyes work. (NSSF Video) #LetsGoShooting #NSSF

Don’t get distracted by things like the speed of the ammunition!

Gill Ash explains ammunition speed is less important than seeing the tagret ahead of the barrel..

Trust your hands

OSP Shooting School’s Gil Ash explains how the brain will put your hands at the correct advance leed of a target if you look at the target not the barrel.

Want to be more consistent?

OSP Shooting School’s Gil Ash explains the key to breaking more clays and being more consistant is in moving the gun at the same speed as the target.

The difference between Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays

The flight, angle, speed, height, and size of the clays are all governed exactly in Skeet, and Trap, where Sporting targets are different from one target to the next, and some times even the same targets differ, this is why.

Shooting Quartering Targets

Ben Husthwaite, a pull through shooter explains about his perception of the mistakes shooters make with these targets.

Hold point below the path of the target.

Sam Green talks a shooter through the situation where a target is flying through and behind trees, and the importance of a hold point below the path of the target to be able to get onto the target faster.

Membership

Club & members achievements

International

Members of the club have shot in World Championships in England, Europe, Dubai, Asia, America, Cyprus and Internationals in Africa.

Tony Blignaut has represented South Africa nine times at World Championships, in all three sporting disciplines.

Tony is also the current Asian Compak Champion, after winning as a veteran in Thailand in January 2020 and 2022.

Malcolm Dods and Tony represented South Africa at the 17th Compak World Championships in Cyprus in September 2021

The following members have shot elusive “Straights” in international events:

Malcolm Dods – Nicosia, Cyprus Grand Prix 12 September 2021 – 25 Straight

Tony Blignaut – Larnaca, Cyprus Compak World Championship 16 September 2021 – 25 Straight

After shooting both the Cyprus Grand Prix on 12 & 13 September and the 17th Compak World Championship in Cyprus on 16-19 September 2021 – Tony Blignaut as a Veteran reached the number one position in the World Rankings for Compak.

Malcolm Dods and Tony Blignaut have been selected for the SA Squad to shoot the World Compak Championships in Cape Town August 2022.

November 2022 – Tony Blignaut takes Silver in the Asian Sporting Championships

November 2022 – Tony Blignaut retained his Title as Asian Veteran Compak Champion with a win in Asian Compak Championships in Bangkok .

Tony followed this with a 2nd place podium in The Thailand Grand Prix in Chiang Mai November 2022.

The FITASC World Ranking for 2022 – Tony finished #1 in Compak Sporting as a veteran, and #2 in the FITASC Sporting World rankings for 2022.

The FITASC World Rankings for 2022 – Malcolm Dods finished #11 in Compak Sporting as a senior and 14th in the FITASC World rankings for 2022.

National

Many of the club members are medallists in National and Provincial competitions.

several members of the club, including Vuyo Kolisi, Tony, Koos Lourens and his son Matthys have Eastern Province colours in Compak.

Vuyo Kolisi who is the chairman of the club, is just one of three black sporting shooters in South Africa.

Malcolm Dods was selected for the National Team in the African Championships at Wattle Springs Gauteng on 19-20 March 2021, Malcolm shot his first National Trial Straight during that competition – South Africa won the team event.

The ultimate achievement in a round of clay target shooting is a Straight, an elusive flawless round!

Our club has only been open for just over a year and we already have several shooters who have shot “Straights” these are;

  • Speros Kikkinos 14 March 2020 (visitor)
  • Thomas Vogler 12 August 2020
  • Tony Blignaut 23 September 2020
  • Ettienne du Preez 4 October 2020 (visitor)
  • Tony Blignaut 24 October 2020
  • Malcolm Dods 25 November 2020
  • Malcolm Dods 8 December 2020 (2 Straights)
  • Vuyo Kolisi 29 November 2020
  • Tony Blignaut  13 January 2021
  • Luke Steyn 13 January 2021 (visitor)
  • Tony Blignaut 3 March 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 6 March 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 27 March 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 2 April 2021 (Inaugural round on Gods Window Range)
  • Malcolm Dods 3 April 2021 Gods Window 50 Straight
  • Malcolm Dods 3 April 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 7 April 2021 (50 Straight and a Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 10 April 2021 (2 Straights)
  • Malcolm Dods 5 May 2021 (75 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 19 May 2021 (50 Straight and a Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 19 May 2021 (2 Straights)
  • Malcolm Dods 12 June 2021 (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 16 June 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 16 June 2021
  • Tony Blignaut and Malcolm Dods selected to the National Team to represent South Africa at the Compak World Championships in Cyprus September 2021
  • Leo Platt 23 June 2021 (Maiden Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 7 July 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 7 July 2021
  • Leo Platt 10 July 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 17 July 2021 (2 Straights)
  • Tony Blignaut 28 July 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 28 July 2021 (2 Straights)
  • Malcolm Dods 4 August 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 7 August 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 25 August 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 29 August 2021 (2 Straights)
  • Tony Blignaut 25 September 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 6 October 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 9 October 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 13 October 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 20 October 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 27 October 2021
  • Malcolm Dods 3 November 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 10 November 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 24 November 2021
  • Tony Blignaut 1 December 2021 (50 Straight)
  • Bennie Koekemoer 8 December 2021 (50 Straight) (visitor)
  • Malcolm Dods 16 December 2021
  • Tim Hubner 16 December 2021 (Visitor)
  • Tony Blignaut 19 January 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 19 January 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 22 January 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 26 January 2022 (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 29 January 2022 (100 Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 9 February 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 9 February 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 9 February 2022 (100 Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 12 February 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 12 February 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 2 March 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 15 March 2022 (50 Straight)
  • Harold van den Heuvel 15 March 2022 (Visitor)
  • Tony Blignaut 19 March (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 5 May 2022 (50 Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 8 June 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 11 June 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 2 July 2022
  • Luka Fotakis 2 July 2022 (Visitor)
  • Tony Blignaut 9 July 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 3 August 2022
  • Malcolm Dods 10 September 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 21 September 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 5 November 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 19 November 2022 Silver in The Asian Sporting Championships
  • Tony Blignaut 23 November 2022 Gold in the Asian Compak Championships
  • Tony Blignaut 26 November 2022 Silver in The Thailand Compak Grand Prix
  • Malcolm Dods 14 December 2022 (2 Straights)
  • Tony Blignaut 14 December 2022
  • Tony Blignaut 9 January 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 21 January 2023 (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 25 January 2023 (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 11 February 2023 (2 Straights)
  • Tony Blignaut 1 April 2023 (50 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 5 April 2023
  • Malcolm Dods 5 April 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 15 April 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 27 May 2023 (50 Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 3 June 2023 (50 Straight) and a Straight
  • Malcolm Dods 5 July 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 30 August 2023
  • Malcolm Dods 18 October 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 18 October 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 28 October 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 1 November 2023
  • Malcolm Dods 4 November 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 8 November 2023 (75 Straight)
  • Tony Blignaut 11 November 2023 4th consecutive
  • Tony Blignaut 15 November 2023 (75 Straight) 5th, 6th & 7th consecutive Straight
  • Tony Blignaut 18 November 2023 8th consecutive Straight
  • Tony Blignaut 22 November 2023 (50 Straight)
  • Malcolm Dods 27 December 2023
  • Tony Blignaut 3 January 2024
  • Malcolm Dods 17 January 2024

Disciplines Shot at Eden

Compak Sporting

Compak is the fastest-growing sporting discipline, mainly because it is fast and compact, targets must pass within 40m of the shooter.

English Sporting

English Sporting also known as English Doubles, is just that, all targets are shot in pairs, either on report (one after the other) or in simultaneous pairs (thrown together at the same time).

FITASC Sporting

FITASC is the most difficult disciple in clay target shooting, as literally anything goes, the range setter can make the targets as difficult and as far away as he chooses, it only has to be possible to hit the target.

Documentation

News

ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

After winning the Asian Compak Championship in 2020, Covid put paid to the event being hosted again until November 2022. Tony competed and retained his title by taking gold as Asian Veteran Compak Champion. The Thai’s always put up a great…

OUR CLUB CHAIRMAN – VUYO KOLISI

Vuyo Kolisi, is the maintenance supervisor at the renown tourism attraction Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in the Crags Pletternberg Bay, South Africa.

ASIAN COMPAK SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

In December 2019 I was beside myself as my application for a Temporary Export Permit, to take my competition Zoli shotgun to Thailand to compete in the 2020 Asian Championships was not issued in time.

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Weather permitting, see WhatsApp group for confirmation or call Tony on 0823533643.