Derek proves to be the big shot at Glenfiddich shoot
THE GLENDARUEL and Colintraive Gun Club held the fifth Glenfiddich Challenge Trophy Shoot on Saturday June 3. The weather was relatively kind to the members and visitors who came from all over the region to attend this well- established trophy shoot. The G&CGC ground enjoys a favourable aspect in a fine glen, and the benefit of never shooting into the sun. This partially explains the attendance of 43 guns, but excellent prizes, good targets and catering are also a factor.
The Glenfiddich Trophy went to Derek Street, Glendaruel, with a score of 147 points out of a possible 150. This score is consistent with Derek’s ranking as one of Scotland’s top down-the-line target shooters.
Club member Alex Gray and John Gilchrist, Campbeltown, tied for second place on 144. Fourth place went to Willie McDermott on 142. One point behind, there was a three-way tie between Duncan McColl, Oban; John Mackin, Ballachulish; and Stuart McNeill, East Kilbride.
The ladies’ prize went to Tracey Rooney, Bute; Archie McBride, Glendaruel, took the junior prize; and the novice prize went to Ronnie McDonald, Glendaruel. The Ormidale Trophy for the top local gun went to Derek Street.
The club and visitors were extremely grateful to Messrs William Grant and Sons, represented by Anna Morrison who presented the prizes, for their generous sponsorship of the shoot. The prizes extended to all who took part – in fact there were no losers.
The club wishes to thank all those who provided practical support maintaining the traps, refereeing and scoring the competitions. Thanks also go to Pat Currie, Johann McBride and Anne McPhail for the delicious food on offer.
Anna Morrison presents the prizes to the winners of the Glenfiddich Challenge Trophy Shoot at the Glendaruel and Colintraive Gun Club. Left to right are Pete Currie (club president), D A McColl, Ronnie MacDonald, Willie McDermott, Anna Morrison, Alex Gray, Derek Street, John Mackin, Stuart McNeill and John Gilchrist.