Sunday 17th July 2016 saw the County Skeet Championship at Nottingham & District Gun Club. It was a bright sunny day with very little breeze and excellent targets that were begging to be hit.
Rennie Lowbridge was the best of the earlier squads with a 98, setting the target for the High Gun and the Veterans trophy. Pat Dickman went one better to score 99 but it was our Colt superstar, Tom Tristram, who was again in fantastic form and our only county shooter to hit all the targets and achieving his second 100 straight. (Fantastic shooting and nerves of steel yet again Tom – well done.)
Mat Shaw shooting on the same squad as Tom was 75 straight but nerves got the better of him and he dropped 3 targets on the last layout – his 97 was enough to take B Class win.
Paul Buckley, much to his own surprise, after dropping 2 on the first layout followed up with a 75 straight to take C Class on a fantastic 98.
In A Class Wes Ball & Neil Orr were equal on 96 – the shoot off to decide the trophy will take place at NDGC on Saturday 23rd July.
The Juniors was a hotly contested trophy – DTL Juniors Jack Richards and Freddy Brown both shot PBs to score 91 and 90 respectively, but they were pipped at the post by Alice Conway shooting her first ever registered competition. Alice scored a 92 to take the junior title as well as the ladies, 4 points clear from Jenny Hilton.
Rennie’s 98 was enough to take the Veteran title, 2 points clear of Ken Rimington,and Pat’s 99 secured him the AA Class win.
A mention must go to two out of county shooters - Chris Bethell of Cheshire and Andy Parsons of Yorkshire who both shot 100 straight at the event too.
Thanks to Carl and the Team for running a great event and for booking some decent weather for a very pleasant change.