Derek proves to be the big shot at Glen­fid­dich shoot

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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