First leg of Tarbert Gun Club’s winter season completed
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.