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NRC of S Autumn Meeting - 2017

We were fortunate that the rain held off on Sunday so that we didn't need to use the gazebos. Conditions were relatively easy on Saturday and 10 shooters scored 100 at 987X which is a new record -- in 2009 there were 9 scores of 100 at 987X. Sunday was more difficult, particularly at 1233X where there were only 2 scores above 90 -- last year there were 20 scores of 90 and above at 1233X.

Meeting Report

As I am writing this in the car en route down South...through the rain and grey clouds, it seems unbelievable that this year’s Autumn meeting didn’t see a single drop of rain…could this be a record?

It did see pretty much everything else though...bright sunshine on both days with temperatures which could have easily made top score in the “Scottish Summer” category on Saturday and slightly less so on Sunday. The difference? No wind on Saturday morning...great I hear you say...but Blair experts know this means one thing - midges!

Those who came prepared (nets and “skin so soft or smidge”) fared well at 987 yards. And many 100s were shot. The second detail already had to cope with slightly more wind, but no less midges. Top scorers were Ron Scaglione and Tim Kidner with a 100v18.

The midges got less at 1114X, although some returned just in time for the first detail to start. With the wind - which most shooters found a little difficult to read - also came some electronic target problems (not related, but not particularly helpful). Both Tim Kidner and Ron Scaglione got a 72v7 and were still leading the pack.

The Atholl target experts were kept busy at 1233X and a few breaks and journeys down to the butts and back continued as did the difficult to read wind conditions, but Alex Cargill Thompson mastered it with a 74v05. Meaning he took the lead after three distances on day one.

A jolly dinner (gravlax, cod and cheese were voted the safe options) followed and ended with the presentation of a fine claret jug to Mike Baillie-Hamilton, who had captained the VIII from 2008-17 and led the Scots to no less than four victorious Elchos. It was presented by the new captain, Mark Crichton-Maitland, on behalf of the members to much cheer.

Sunday morning started off colder, with stronger wind and midge-less, but the electronics yet again decided to play up, but a reboot ensured that all shots were registering again. The tricky conditions meant that even the super shots were struggling at 1114X and the victorious Scot on this distance was Mike Baillie-Hamilton with a 97v10.

The 1114X pairs was won by Zoe Woodroffe and Ron Scaglione with 327v25, followed by the two Mikes (in this case Barlow & Wentges) with a 326v21 and as is customary the bottom pair also got a mention and some wine with Hugh Butcher and Silke Lohmann (316v20) all of a sudden thinking that all her magpies may have been worth it after all!

1233X - and if you thought you had struggled at 1114X you soon got reminded that proper Blair wind conditions obviously also mean exciting elevations! Even the best seemed to be struggling and magpies and, yes, outers were not uncommon. 92v8 was the top score by Tim Kidner and made it clear that all the stress organising an excellent competition luckily couldn't stop him – Tim won with an impressive 431v49 a full five points ahead of the next competitor. He also received the Sandeman trophy for the best Scot, best visitor was Alex Cargill Thompson (426v36/overall 2nd) and the top shot who hasn’t shot in the Elcho was Ian Thomson (422v33).

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Name Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Grand   Pos. Name Sat. Sat. Sat. Saturday   Pos. Brodie Trophy Sat. Sun. 1233X   Pos. Pairs Competition Saturday Sunday  
    987X 1114X 1233X 1114X 1233X Agg.       987X 1114X 1233X Agg.     1233X Agg. 1233X 1233X Agg.     Names 1114X 1114X Total
                                                     
1 T.Kidner 100.18 72.07 72.09 95.07 92.08 431.49   1 A.Cargill Thompson 100.14 71.06 74.05 245.25   1 T.Kidner 72.09 92.08 164.17   1 R.Scaglione+Mrs.Z.Woodroffe 141.09 186.16 327.25
2 A.Cargill Thompson 100.14 71.06 74.05 94.08 87.03 426.36   2 T.Kidner 100.18 72.07 72.09 244.34   2 N.Brasier 72.06 91.05 163.11   2 N.Fyfe+K.Baxby 139.08 187.13 326.21
3 R.Scaglione 100.18 72.07 70.06 94.10 89.07 425.48   3 N.Brasier 100.10 71.07 72.06 243.23   3 M.Baillie-Hamilton 72.08 89.04 161.12   3 M.Barlow+M.Wentges 141.07 185.14 326.21
4 N.Brasier 100.10 71.07 72.06 91.06 91.05 425.34   4 R.Scaglione 100.18 72.07 70.06 242.31   4 A.Cargill Thompson 74.05 87.03 161.08   4 M.Baillie-Hamilton+M.Crichton Maitland 137.11 188.14 325.25
5 M.Baillie-Hamilton 99.15 67.06 72.08 97.10 89.04 424.43   5 M.Barlow 100.15 71.05 70.04 241.24   5 R.Scaglione 70.06 89.07 159.13   5 A.McLeod+C.Halleran 140.09 185.12 325.21
6 M.Barlow 100.15 71.05 70.04 94.07 89.05 424.36   6 A.McLeod 100.12 69.05 70.05 239.22   6 M.Barlow 70.04 89.05 159.09   6 A.Campbell-Smith+I.Brown 139.12 185.14 324.26
7 I.Thomson 100.13 68.05 69.03 96.07 89.05 422.33   7 Miss S.Lohmann 98.12 68.04 73.05 239.21   7 Miss S.Lohmann 73.05 86.02 159.07   7 J.Peck+I.Thomson 138.12 186.12 324.24
8 A.McLeod 100.12 69.05 70.05 93.06 85.02 417.30   8 A.Campbell-Smith 100.14 70.03 69.03 239.20   8 I.Thomson 69.03 89.05 158.08   8 N.Brasier+J.Rankin 141.11 180.11 321.22
9 H.Butcher 98.08 70.01 68.03 92.08 88.01 416.21   9 M.Baillie-Hamilton 99.15 67.06 72.08 238.29   9 M.Wentges 67.03 90.05 157.08   9 T.Kidner+C.McEachran 143.11 177.11 320.22
10 A.Campbell-Smith 100.14 70.03 69.03 90.08 86.04 415.32   10 J.Peck 98.12 70.07 70.05 238.24   10 H.Butcher 68.03 88.01 156.04   10 A.Cargill Thompson+J.Campbell-Smith 140.10 177.11 317.21
11 M.Wentges 97.10 70.02 67.03 91.07 90.05 415.27   11 N.Fyfe 100.11 68.03 70.06 238.20   11 A.Campbell-Smith 69.03 86.04 155.07   11 S.Lohmann+H.Butcher 138.05 178.15 316.20
12 I.Brown 98.13 69.09 69.06 95.06 82.03 413.37   12 K.Baxby 98.12 71.05 69.03 238.20   12 A.McLeod 70.05 85.02 155.07            
13 Mrs.Z.Woodroffe 98.10 69.02 66.04 92.06 87.06 412.28   13 I.Thomson 100.13 68.05 69.03 237.21   13 Mrs.Z.Woodroffe 66.04 87.06 153.10            
14 Miss C.Halleran 97.12 71.05 66.02 92.06 86.02 412.27   14 M.Crichton Maitland 100.11 70.05 67.03 237.19   14 Miss C.Halleran 66.02 86.02 152.04            
15 Miss S.Lohmann 98.12 68.04 73.05 86.07 86.02 411.30   15 I.Brown 98.13 69.09 69.06 236.28   15 I.Brown 69.06 82.03 151.09            
16 N.Fyfe 100.11 68.03 70.06 95.08 78.02 411.30   16 H.Butcher 98.08 70.01 68.03 236.12   16 J.Peck 70.05 80.06 150.11            
17 K.Baxby 98.12 71.05 69.03 92.05 80.03 410.28   17 Miss C.Halleran 97.12 71.05 66.02 234.19   17 K.Baxby 69.03 80.03 149.06            
18 J.Peck 98.12 70.07 70.05 90.05 80.06 408.35   18 M.Wentges 97.10 70.02 67.03 234.15   18 J.Rankin 64.02 85.03 149.05            
19 M.Crichton Maitland 100.11 70.05 67.03 91.04 79.03 407.26   19 Mrs.Z.Woodroffe 98.10 69.02 66.04 233.16   19 N.Fyfe 70.06 78.02 148.08            
20 J.Rankin 98.14 70.04 64.02 89.05 85.03 406.28   20 J.Rankin 98.14 70.04 64.02 232.20   20 M.Crichton Maitland 67.03 79.03 146.06            
21 C.McEachran 98.13 71.04 62.02 82.04 83.07 396.30   21 C.McEachran 98.13 71.04 62.02 231.19   21 C.McEachran 62.02 83.07 145.09            
22 Miss J.Campbell-Smith 85.03 69.04 61.01 83.03 79.01 377.12   22 Miss J.Campbell-Smith 85.03 69.04 61.01 215.08   22 Miss J.Campbell-Smith 61.01 79.01 140.02            
23 W.Paterson 93.08 56.03 51.01 0.00 0.00 200.12   23 W.Paterson 93.08 56.03 51.01 200.12   23 W.Paterson 51.01 0.00 51.01            
24 Mrs.R.Meldrum 39.00 0.00 0.00 75.00 0.00 114.00                                      
                                                     
                                                     
  Maxwell Cup                                                  
  T.Kidner 431.49                                                
  Sandeman Trophy                                                  
  T.Kidner 431.49                                                
  Brown Tankard                                                  
  A.Cargill Thompson 426.36                                                
  Maitland Cup                                                  
  I.Thomson 422.33                                                
  Brodie Trophy 1233X Agg.                                                  
  T.Kidner 164.17                                                
  F-Class Salver                                                  
  No competition                                                  
  Pairs Competition                                                  
1 R.Scaglione+Z.Woodroffe 327.25                                                
2 N.Fyfe+K.Baxby 326.21                                                
Last S.Lohmann+H.Butcher 316.20                                                
                                                     
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Sunshine, steady wind, no problem!
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1114yds - different styles of shooting position
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948yds - detail underway
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A bit of helpful coaching from our Colin
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Midges, what midges?
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Laid back at 1233yds
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Tyro Trophy presented to Ian Thomson by our new Captain
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Just about every other trophy presented to Tim Kidner

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