NRC of S Open Spring Meeting
Bisley Spring Meeting
Full Results on English VIII web site
From a Scottish perspective the Bisley Spring meeting started with a squad practice on Friday 5th May with 15 members rehearsing their shooting and coaching skills. Highlight of the day though was a dinner arranged by Silke with help from Hannah, Zoe and on the liquid front by Mark. The dinner was much enjoyed by all.
The weekend 6th/7th May brought the first big Match Rifle competition of the season - the Combined Clubs Spring meeting run jointly by the English VIII, NRC of Scotland and the Welsh Rifle Association. It saw a record entry of 78 competitors, 13 of them ladies and a high percentage of under-25 shooters.
It was shot in conditions not usually associated with the month of May, both on the temperature and the wind front. The Saturday challenged those who started their season that day with some strong wind from the right. Luckily it proved to be pretty steady so scores were reasonably high. Sunday’s wind was less strong but also less steady, especially by the time competitors got to the final 1200 yards where mirage and a fish-tailing wind definitely challenged many of the competitors. The day started with winter temperatures which were replaced after lunch by bright sunshine and a quick rise in temperature.
Ron Scaglione, part of the expanding Scottish squad, won the Saturday competition shot over 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards (15 to count) with 223.32, a point ahead of Rob Lygoe and a point and three V-Bulls ahead of fellow Scot Fergus Flanagan. Despite attempts by several competitors to stop Flanagan's continuous success on Sunday, he managed the day’s winning score of 222.32, one V ahead of fellow Scot John Sweet and two ahead of Englishman Rob Lygoe. In the end he wasn't able to snatch all the trophies from Lygoe, who won overall (The Welsh Rifle Association Aggregate) with 444.62 ... only one V ahead. Irish shooting hero David Calvert came third with a 441.61.
The 1200 yards aggregate went to John Lindsay III, still suffering from jet lag, he was clearly excelling at long distance and his 147.13 meant he was a point ahead of Sweet and Flanagan. Hannah Fisher won the Ladies' trophy with 427.43 ahead of Kate Fitton and Loulou Brister whilst the Under 25 trophy was won ... yes, you may have guessed it ... by Fergus Flanagan with ex-Cambridge Hannah Fisher in second and ex-Oxford Hattie Mansell in third place.
Each of the three nations handed out their club prizes to their top shots: England – Rob Lygoe (444.62), John Lindsay III (440.50), Si Whitby (437.46) Scotland – Fergus Flanagan (444.61), Ron Scaglione (440.59), John Sweet (439.59) Wales – Loulou Brister (423.37), Andy Burgess (206.12), Gareth James (137.13)
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Match Rifle shooting dates for 2017:-
|Blair Atholl dates:|
|NRC of S Practice day (Joint with WARC LR Club Shoot)||April||16th|
|NRC of S Spring Meeting||May||20th / 21st|
|NRC of S Autumn Open Meeting||September||2nd / 3rd|
|Practice dates link|
|Combined Clubs Spring Meeting (English VIII)||May||6th / 7th|
|Lex Lyons Match||July||6th|
|Hopton Grand Agg.||July||8th to 11th|
|English VIII Autumn Match Rifle Meeting||September||23rd/24th|
|For other shooting events and dates go to SRA web site or West Atholl web site|