Double win for shooter Laurenson

High scores were produced at the two Scottish selection shoots held at the Black Gaet on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday five people entered the 100-target automatic ball trap (ABT) selection shoot and three entered the 100-target Olympic skeet competition.

Weather conditions were for once perfect with unbroken sun­shine and a dark cloud hanging over the north sky that gave a good background to see the targets against.

The ABT was won by Jim Work who hit scores of 23, 24, 25 and 22 for a total of 94 followed by Ewen Johnson with 24, 21, 23 and 23 for a total of 91. Peter Davies made a good recovery from a poor start with scores of 21, 20, 24 and 25 for a total of 90.

Alan Moar made a good start with two 23s then failed to keep up the high standard, ending with 21 and 20 to finish on 87. Lou Jackson hit scores of 22, 20, 24 and 17 for a total of 83.

The Olympic skeet was won by John Magnus Laurenson with scores of 22, 23, 22, 23 for 90 with Christopher Williamson on 81 and Peter Ratter on 80.

On Sunday the ABT suffered from dull conditions with white clouds making a poor background to see the targets against. The ABT was won by Alan Moar on 87 with Jim Work on 86, Ewen Johnson on 82 and Peter Davies on 79.

John Magnus Laurenson found the skeet targets no worse than the previous day and again hit a high score, stringing together rounds of 22, 24, 22, 24 for 92 with Peter Ratter on 79 and Christopher Williamson on 78.

This Sunday the shooters will have a final practice before the island games.


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