February 2018 Competitions Update05 Mar 2018
February has been a busy month with many members having qualified for the later rounds of the Eastbourne and Sussex Cup competitions. Last date for shooting many of these competitions was 5th March so the results will be filtering through shortly. Good luck to you all.
British Club Team of Four Championships (aka Burroughes & Watts)
Sadly, East Grinstead’s run in this competition came to an end in the semi-finals. The team of Andy Meyers, Malcolm Brain, Trevor Wilde & David White lost to the team from Bon Accord by a slim 3-point margin. For the record, at the time of writing, Bon Accord were top of Division 1 in the RWS National Short-Range League, which arguably makes them the best team in the UK.
A special mention also to Charles White who deputised for Andy in round 3. He scored one of only two tons achieved by the team in the competition and his total of 197 matched the highest score recorded by any of his more experienced team-mates in any round of the competition.
As we approach the business end of the season, club teams have maintained pole position at the top of Croydon Div.1, Eastbourne Div.1, Sussex Divs.2 & 5 and NSRA 50m Div.4. Six other teams are currently lying in second place and some of these are worthy of special mention.
In NSRA Short Range Div.11, the ‘B’ team are equal on points with the current leader but take second place on aggregate; not a bad performance when you consider that they had a card disqualified in the first round and scored zero in round 3 when the whole team’s cards were lost in the post!
In Round 16 of City Div.1, the ‘A’ team became the first, and so far, only, team to take a point off runaway leaders Colchester and dent their 100% record.
Unlike most of the other competitions, the Sussex leagues are only half way through their season and in a tightly fought Div.1 our ‘A’ team are in second place just 1 point behind Uckfield and ahead of Chichester by the same margin.
Middlesex Time Limit
Congratulations to Tim Green, Sam Kettle & Andy Meyers for winning Division 3 of the Middlesex Time Limit competition. After 9 rounds they are 7 points ahead and cannot be caught. The only question now is, can they maintain their 100% record in the final round.
This competition has certainly seen some appropriate weather over the last few days but after 8 rounds, Jim Howard has managed to maintain a 100% record in Div.18. Unfortunately, so has his main challenger, N. Strickland of Ham & Petersham. They face each other in a final round for a head-to-head decider!