The third edition of the Plate Throw ‘Monesterio Ham’ It already has a celebration date: next July 30 and 31. Organized by the Young Hunters of the ‘Our Lady of Tentudía’ Sports Society of Monesterio, it has established itself as one of the town’s usual summer activities.
The surroundings of the ‘El Alcornocal’ Industrial Estate will be the setting for a competition that has brought together dozens of hunting fans for three years. From a fixed position, the participant must shoot at a series of targets – of different sizes and thicknesses – that are launched through a machine at different speeds and trajectories, with the aim of simulating the flights and movements of hunting pieces. minor.
The activities framed in the III Plate Shoot ‘Jamón de Monesterio’ will start next Saturday, July 30, with a training day starting at 9 in the morning. The registration price will be 8 euros and there will be prizes for the three best finishers. The first will receive a hunting position, the second an Iberian shoulder and the third a hotel night for two people. In addition, the three best venues will have free registration for Sunday’s event, and the best squad will also enjoy free food service during the next day’s shoot.
The official launch will take place on Sunday. Registration, which will close at 3:30 p.m., will be 25 euros for seniors, and 18 euros for women, juniors and locals.
Regarding the awards, new this year is the multitude of recognitions that the organization will give to the participants – in addition to those that will be awarded on the training day. Like last year, they have established two categories: general and local.
In the general, the first place will take home 350 euros and a trophy; the second will also be awarded with a trophy and 200 euros; while the third will win one hundred euros and another trophy. The fourth will be awarded with a hunting stall, and participants classified between fifth and twelfth positions will be able to choose their prize from among Iberian products. From the thirteenth onwards, participants will be able to choose while supplies last. In addition, there will be sure prizes for women, juniors and veterans.
On the other hand, the first, second and third local finishers will also get a prize. Thus, the best shooter in the municipality will be rewarded with a shot of partridges while the second place will receive an Iberian shoulder. Third place will be awarded with a batch of sausages.
The organization establishes that there will only be a tiebreaker for the first three prizes, with a cost of six euros per series. The rest will be resolved in order of registration.
The advertising poster indicates that the competition will be governed at all times by the rules established by the Extremeña Olympic Shooting Federation (FEXTO). In addition, it can only be thrown with 24 or 28 grams, and it will be essential to have the documentation in order.