Tense finish at Lady’s Wood challenge
Twenty guns went head-tohead at the Super Final of the inaugural Lady’s Wood Challenge in August, each hoping to get their hands on a shooting prize worth £1,000.
The final was the culmination of a series of tough qualifying rounds, first held back in April, and saw guns tackling difficult clays – including from the school’s 120ft high tower – across 55 scenic acres.
Nick Portlock, from nearby berkeley in Gloucestershire, clinched first place with an impressive 48x50. Nick was presented with a peg on a 200-bird shoot day, with 250 cartridges provided from event sponsors Hull. Nick was three clays ahead of runner-up Phil Marks, who like third-placed gun Don brunt, walked away with pegs on a Lady’s Wood simulated game day and 250 cartridges each. Jenny Cartwright was Lady High Gun and won a place at a future Lady’s Wood event. Fourteen-year-old Spencer Jones was Junior High Scorer and went home with 500 cartridges from Hull.
Chris Hanks, manager and instructor at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, said: “We have enjoyed superb support for our first Lady’s Wood Challenge and inspired shooting throughout the qualifying rounds. In particular, we'd like to thank everyone who took part and very much look forward to welcoming them and others to our future challenges.”
Ben Malecki on the high Tower.
nick Portlock shooting the high Tower finale.
colin Waite watched by chris hanks.