Blair Atholl Autumn 2021
17 Match Rifle shooters and one Any Rifle shot competed over two days for the Sandeman, Brodie and Maitland Trophies, the Maxwell Cup and the Brown Tankard at Blair Atholl over the 11th and 12th September. Not only did the rain stay away but so did the midges, to the general delight and relief of all. Light winds were mostly consistent, apart from the first detail at 1233 yards on Sunday when the fishtailing wind, not obvious from the flags, opened up all too many opportunities for 5 o’clock magpies or inners, generally caught out the unwary and opened up the scoring.
Mike Barlow led the field on both days and ended with a magnificent score of 444 dropping only 6 points over the two days with an unassailable margin of 7 points ahead of Angus Mcleod and Ron Scaglione to win the Maxwell, Sandeman and Brodie. Silke Lohmann won the Maitland Trophy for the highest scorer never to have shot in the Elcho and Alex Cargill Thompson won the Brown Tankard for the highest scoring visitor. The pairs were won by Ron Scaglione and Norman Clark.
The Atholl Arms was the venue for a convivial dinner on Saturday night and seemed to be back to it’s pre-Covid standards. Tim Kidner’s excellent organisation ran like clockwork, as did the electronic targets. As always, our thanks go to WARC for the use of the range and to Ron Scaglione and his team in setting up the targetry.