April Open Shoot 201722 Apr 2017
(Photo courtesy of Mike Kettle: A pause in the shooting while targets are changed)
Busy Weekend for East Grinstead Target Shooters
East Grinstead’s Small-bore shooters were in good form at the weekend with a clutch of awards being won at the Club’s Spring Open Shoot, which attracted 46 competitors from Clubs in the South East. Andy Meyers, Malcom Brain and Trevor Wilder of East Grinstead won the Team of Three Competition. Malcom Brain and Andy Meyers also won the Open Pairs, while Elaine and Samantha Kettle won the C & D Pairs. Charles White of East Grinstead won the Juniors’ Dewar with score of 373 ex 400. Winner at Class A was Adam Cornbill of Southwick Rifle Club who won the Felbridge Bowl. Andy Meyers achieved the same score of 785 as Adam Cornbill, but was just pipped on count back. Elaine Kettle won Class D receiving the Graham Ford trophy.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Kettle)
City of London Finals
On the Saturday during the same weekend, members of the Club were also competing for the prestigious Corporation of London Cup at Surbiton. The team of five (Malcolm Brain, David White, Trevor Wilde, Simon Bushell and Sheena Wilde) was successful and East Grinstead retained the cup for the second year in a row.
(Photo courtesy of Sam Kettle: Sheena, David, Trevor, Simon and Malcom with the cup and presentation salvers)
On Sunday, Malcolm Brain and Trevor Wilde also shot in the Croydon finals at Gally Hill and came a creditable 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Bisley Easter Meeting
Not to be outdone, in Full-bore Shooting East Grinstead’s Rifle Captain Tim Green beat all comers in the “Swiss Reload” Easter meeting at Bisley. This tough competition takes place over 300, 500, 600, 900 and 1000 yards and this year the weather conditions were very tricky with fast changes of wind strength and angle throughout the weekend event. Tim Green won outright at 900 and 100 yards and was the overall winner of the competition. Well done Tim!