NRC of S Spring Meeting - 2014
This meeting has a reputation for good weather, marking the beginning of spring at Blair. Tim K was full of gloom but we had a warm sunny Saturday with very light winds. Much stronger winds on the Sunday but still steady and by shooting fast we finished by 2.30 p.m. Before the rain came on.
The electronic targets are now in their 5th or 6th year, but all worked well without mishap.
There was some very fine shooting particularly by the captain of Scotland who scored 98, 98 and 94 on day 1 and 75, 75 and 71 (221) on day 2. This put him some 18 points ahead of the field and followed his triumph at Bisley in the English Eight Meeting earlier in the month. He seems to have got his ammo and gun working well and previous Hopton winners better look out!!!
The Cambridge captain graced us with her presence and Hannah scored her first possible with a 75 at 998 yards on the second day. We all shared her delight but we not tempted to share the campsite at the Castle.
Second on the first day was Angus McLeod. He is due to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth games at Carnoustie in July. We wish him well.
Jim Bell, who does so much work to make the meeting a success especially at the target end, had an excellent weekend's shooting with his new ammo. He high-scored at 1233 yards with 72.8 on the second day.
The voluble Jeremy Gaywood managed to win a bottle of wine for coming 4th in the 1233 yard Agg. The equitable rules of the NRCofS means that those higher in the Agg cannot win more than one bottle and so Tim Kidner and Jim Bell were counted out.
So another highly enjoyable week end of MR shooting came to an end.