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NRC of S 2012 Spring Meeting Results


A better day than last year! Shooting in 27ºC +
Mike Barlow Winner of Crawford Cup (Grand Agg.)
Jeremy Gaywood Winner of Chook Trophy


Chook participants

The Spring Meeting 2012 will be remembered for the perfect warm sunny weather throughout the two days. Indeed, it was very hot, and there were no midges.

Winds were generally light, tending to blow from the left on Saturday, and from the right on Sunday. As always at Blair, there was much disagreement between wind flags and the visible mirage, and strange elevation effects were experienced, particularly on Sunday, on the right hand side of the range. Further discomforts were experienced by the Scottish Elcho captain whose telescope was found to be departing from his rifle at an early stage.

The star performer throughout both days was Mike Barlow. On Saturday, with 285v32, he led Mike Baillie-Hamilton by 5v10, with Allan Campbell-Smith third with 273v16.

On Sunday, Mike Barlow, with 214v24, beat off a determined attempt from Tim Kidner by 2v07 points, with Hamish Hunter on 211v10.

Overall, Mike Barlow finished with 499v56 to take the Crawford Cup, against Mike Baillie-Hamilton with 490v04 and Colin Hayes on 480v24. Colin had a fine 1200 yard aggregate result with 157v05 – 6v07 behind Mike Barlow - and Jim Brown took the tyro prize with 453v27.

Des Parr had a fine F Class shoot with 499v47, but lacked competition in his discipline. However, Mike Barlow provided opposition and was just ahead on aggregate by nine vee bulls.

This was a beautiful weekend’s shooting – very difficult and with much separation of scores.

Our thanks go to Tim Kidner for his smooth organisation, and to the operational support from Des Parr and his team of helpers.