Chal­leng­ing tar­gets at Auld­girth

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORTS -

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/

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