Scottish Gallery Rifle Squad
Phoenix Meeting Bisley May 2013
19 members of the Gallery Rifle Squad attended the Phoenix Meeting at Bisley.
We were able to field 3 Scottish teams – Red, White and Blue. The three teams took part in the Timed & Precision and Multi Target Aggregates in Small Bore and Centre Fire.
The fantastic news is that Scotland won both Small Bore and Centre Fire – beating teams from Wales, South Africa, Germany and England.
Squad Captain Greg Rastall writes: –
“Scotland, International Gallery Rifle Centre Fire and Small Bore Champions
Sounds Good doesn’t it!
The squad will now have settled into the fact that winning both the centre fire and small bore events was not only a great achievement, it was our ambition becoming reality. We are proud of the fact that our achievement at the Phoenix International Team Championship was the result of a real focus, many hours of practice, comradeship and team spirit.
This team spirit is the envy of many other teams. Irrespective of which team each squad member is selected for, this team spirit is and will remain key to our success.
Selection for the team remains an achievement but not only for the individual – more so an achievement for the team in having such a competitive person. Individuals don’t win team events and I hope we can again prove that at the National Championships at Bisley in August.”
The other teams, Red and White, also acquitted themselves well.
As individuals the squad members brought home the medals : –
12 Gold Place Medals.
Jonathon Cormie won T&P1 LBRx, AT GRSB, MT LBRa
Robert Tonner won MT GRSBx
Glenn Gordon won MT LBPb, Granet GRCF
Greg Rastall won MT LBRx, Ph A LBRx
William Paterson won Ph A LBPb
Graeme Dodds won AT GRCFa
Charles Bestwick won IS CF Classic
Scott Lyon won IS GRSB
(This is a Phoenix Record – shared with a SA competitor)
17 Silver Place Medals.
Don Robertson 50m Prec. LBP
Greg Rastall T&P1 LBRx, MT GRCF, AT GRCFx
Glenn Gordon T&P2 GRSBx, T&P2 LBPa, MT3 LBP, 1500 LBPa, IS GRCF
Jonathon Cormie MT GRSBx, Phoenix A GRSB
Leslie Kong T&P2 GRCF
Robert Tonner MT LBP , MT GRSB
William Paterson PhA GRSB
Lara Bestwick AT LBPb
Scott Lyon 25m Timed LSR
8 Bronze Place Medals.
Don Robertson 25m Prec. LBP
Glenn Gordon T&P2a, MT GRSBx
William Paterson MT GRSBa
Chris McLean MT LBRa
Graeme Dodds Ph A GRSB
Greg Rastall Ph A GRCFx
Colin Oswald AT GRCFb
In addition to Place Medals, Standard awards are made to those who shoot to a set high standard.
The Squad took: –
22 Gold Standards
32 Silver Standards
51 Bronze Standards
Those who accrue 20 points in the Standard Awards are given the title of Grand Master.
The Squad were awarded 5 Grand Master Medals:
Glenn Gordon, Greg Rastall, Jonathon Cormie, William J Paterson, Graeme Dodds.
A Most Satisfactory Set of Results.
Now for the National Championships !
The following abbreviations are used throughout:
T&P – Timed & Precision (1,2,3 ) MT – Multi Target Ph – Phoenix
AT – Advancing Target Prec. – Precision IS – Imperial Silhouettes
GRSB – Gallery Rifle Small Bore GRCF – Gallery Rifle Centre Fire
LBP – Long Barrelled Pistol LBR – Long Barrelled Revolver