First leg of Tar­bert Gun Club’s win­ter sea­son com­pleted

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

TAR­BERT Gun Club re­cently held its first leg of the pop­u­lar win­ter league team se­ries of com­pe­ti­tions

With 48 shoot­ers in teams of five, the club had set up a mix­ture of tar­gets for them to test their skills against. The long crosser proved to be the down­fall for many shoot­ers. John Weir, in par­tic­u­lar, was en­joy­ing a good day of scor­ing un­til the crosser.

The DTL sec­tion saw high scor­ing, with An­drew MacDon­ald hitting a max­imun 25 clays, but the crosser cost him top spot, and Ally McDon­nell suf­fered the same fate.

Bob McColl and Brian Baird were the only two to master the crosser, and it gave Bob the high gun for the day.

One of the cap­tains of a team this year is a MacDon­ald – not Nor­man, but his daugh­ter Lynn. Her team, though, was hand­i­capped as one mem­ber failed to turn up. Still, the team man­aged to fin­ish in the top four.

Young­sters to watch for the fu­ture are the Pe­den broth­ers, An­gus and Matthew, and both ex­celled to beat some of the top shots.

The next date in the diary is a char­ity shoot at Bar­more on Novem­ber 20 for the Mid Ar­gyll branch of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port. The event is be­ing or­gan­ised by John John­ston of Ar­dr­ishaig and is open to all, start­ing at 11am. If you have ever wanted to have a go at clay pi­geon shoot­ing, now is your chance, and club in­struc­tors will be on hand to as­sist.

Win­ter league re­sults – Class A: 1 Bob McColl, 2 Ally McDon­nell, 3 Brian Baird.

Class B: 1 An­drew MacDon­ald, 2 Nor­man MacDon­ald, 3 Ian Win­nard.

Class C: 1 Andy Wil­son, 2 David Thor­burn, 3 Scott MacAl­lis­ter.

Class D: 1 An­drew Gall, 2 Ian Cur­rie, 3 Shaun John­ston.

Class E: Stephen MacS­por­ran, 2 Matthew Pe­den, 3 Michael Har­vey.

Top team: Roy Laird, Stewart MacAl­lis­ter, Akram Khan, An­drew Gall and Stephen MacS­por­ran.

Sec­ond place: Bob McColl, Nor­man MacDon­ald, Jack Camp­bell, Shaun John­ston and Jen­nifer Camp­bell.

Four of the sec­ond-placed team, left to right, Jack Camp­bell, Jen­nifer Camp­bell, Nor­man MacDon­ald and Bob McColl, also class A win­ner. Miss­ing from pic­ture is Shaun John­ston.

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