Challenging targets at Auldgirth
A clay shooting competition was held at Auldgirth SG recently.
A good turnout of competitors from across the region and further afield took part despite the wet and windy conditions.
Two disciplines were on offer, and once again despite the weather there was some serious competition for the top places in each.
The course of fire was set by ground owner Davie Collins and his team, with the now customary, imaginative, well presented and challenging targets on offer in the sporting and sportrap events.
A variety of colours were also used which helped to contrast the targets against the various backgrounds but the blustery wind could still make scoring difficult.
All layouts ran faultlessly throughout the day and a total of 64 entries were taken across the events on offer.
By close of play first place in the sporting went to Peter Allison of Newton Stewart who missed his last target for the perfect score, still finishing on an outstanding 39 ex 40, an excellent score given the weather conditions.
Peter was closely followed home by two visitors from over the border, Darren Clark and Brewis Gair from Northumberland both scoring 38 ex 40.
High gun position in the sportrap was also shared by Brewis and Darren both with 43 ex 50 and deciding to share the top spot and the prize money.
This report would not be complete without mentioning local shot Mervyn Turkington who took part in the Cumbria County Single Barrel Championship at Penrith Shooting Ground on Sunday before coming up to Auldgirth.
Mervyn came close to the perfect score with an excellent 99 ex 100 to share High Gun spot in the Cumbria Championship with England team regular Tom Robinson
Full results and details of the next event at Auldgirth will be available on; http://www. auldgirthshootingground.co.uk/