Consistent shooting leads to win for Ewen

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 started dull, meaning that the first rounds were shot in less than ideal conditions. Ewen Johnson laid the foundation for a good 24 in the poor light with Alan Moar and Peter Davies both hitting 22. The best scores in the second round came from Ross Work and Peter Davies, both hitting 23s.

Round three produced high scores with Ewen Johnson and Ross Work both hitting 24s while Jim Work, recovering from a poor start, hit a 23.

The last round saw 24s from Jim Work and Lou Jackson.

Ewen Johnson’s consistent high scoring put him first with a score of 92 followed by Ross and Jim Work both on 88 with current ABT Scottish Ladies Champion Lou Jackson on 85, Alan Moar 83, Dennis Middleton 71 and Jo Dunlop 66.

This Sunday the club is holding a 100 target Olympic skeet Scottish selection shoot while the trap range will also be open for practice. Thursday evening opening is under way with the club open to non-members; entries are taken up to 6.45pm.


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