Big shots com­pete at Glen­daruel spring open

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A MORN­ING of driz­zly rain greeted the par­tic­i­pants for the spring tro­phy com­pe­ti­tion held at Glen­daruel re­cently.

Con­di­tions im­proved for the af­ter­noon for the field of 25 se­nior and one ju­nior gun. The club is at­tract­ing vis­i­tors from a wide area to the open shoots, nor­mally four, pos­si­bly five this year.

The field com­peted for two tro­phies, the Du­nans Chal­lenge Open Tro­phy and the Glen­daruel and Or­mi­dale Cup, which is re­stricted to club mem­bers.

A side ‘An­nie Oak­ley’ pool trap com­pe­ti­tion was a di­vert­ing warm-up event be­fore the main event, a 50-tar­get down­the-line com­pe­ti­tion.

The Du­nans Chal­lenge Tro­phy was won by Ron­ald Jenk­ins, Lochgilp­head, with a score of 144 out of a pos­si­ble max­i­mum of 150 points. Sec­ond with 143 points was Char­lie Routen­berg, Coal­burn. Third place was taken by Alan Brown, Bute, with 142 points. There was a four-way tie for fourth place be­tween Don­nie McPhail, Glen­daruel; Ted Blake­way, Glen­daruel; Craig McFadyen, Oban; and Ron­ald Robertson, Bute.

The Glen­daruel and Or­mi­dale Cup, which goes to the top scor­ing club mem­ber, went to Don­nie McPhail, Glen­daruel, af­ter a shoot- off.

The best and only ju­nior shoot­ing was Archie McBride, Glen­daruel, on 138. Archie pro­gresses to the se­nior ranks in the au­tumn, and any ju­niors out there want­ing to shoot will be most wel­come.

Grate­ful thanks are ex­tended to Anne McPhail and Jo­hann McBride for their ex­cel­lent cater­ing.

The club also wishes to thank all those who do­nated items for the cater­ing and prizes for the raf­fle. This was a good start to the 2017 open shoots and the club looks for­ward to wel­com­ing mem­bers and vis­i­tors to the sea­son’s pro­gramme.

From left to right: Wil­lie McDer­mott, Ted Blake­way, Don­nie McPhail, Ron­ald Jenk­ins, Archie McBride, Char­lie Routen­berg and Alan Brown.

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