Tense fin­ish at Lady’s Wood chal­lenge

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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.

don Brunt.

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