The high scorers in the both clay target events held at the weekend had to overcome the weather.
On Saturday afternoon the 100-target automatic ball trap (ABT) Scottish qualifier had an entry of nine. The sun shone most of the afternoon, making for good visibility, but a strong wind from behind made the targets dive and increased the difficulty of the event.
At the halfway point Ewen Johnson was ahead, having shot two excellent 24s to be on 48, some three points ahead of Jim Work on 45 with visiting Orkney shooter and current Scottish ABT champion Magnus Norquay on …Click here for full story...
Shetland Clay Target Club held a 100-target Scottish Olympic skeet selection shoot last Sunday.
The shoot started in good conditions and John Magnus Laurenson and Bryan Sutherland, who are due to represent Shetland at the island games in Åland, both hit 22s in the first of the four rounds.
In round two John improved with a 23 with Bryan and Christopher Williamson hitting 19s. John Magnus raised the bar yet again when he hit a 24 with Bryan on 22 a good standard on difficult fast targets.
As is often the case in Shetland the weather played a part in …Click here for full story...
Seven clay shooters took part in a 100 target automatic ball trap (ABT) Scottish selection shoot on Sunday.
The scores count towards an average for the discipline for the shooter and can be counted towards a place in the Scottish ABT team. Shooters can count three scores from the local ground but have to obtain two scores from other grounds. With the ABT International in Scotland this year the standard will be high and will require five scores in the 90s to stand a chance of making the team.
The two squads shot four rounds of 25 targets. The morning …Click here for full story...
IT WAS a case of mixed fortunes with the weather conditions for the nine shooters who entered the 50-target Universal Trench Trophy competition on Sunday.
The first 15 targets were shot by squad one in perfect conditions, with the sun out and a dark north sky making the targets easy to see.
Three shooters were straight at 15 targets. First to miss was Jim Work who missed his 16 target with a slight dulling in conditions. Ross Work also missed his 16 target and Ewen Johnson his 17 target, meaning all three were on for 24s.
Ross dropped a further …Click here for full story...