The Nationals results are now on the galleryrifle.com website.
Scotland unfortunately only managed to come in third place behind England and Wales.
The CF and SB teams were clearly rattled by the long delays during the first match of TP1 which took well over one hour to complete. Obviously our composure did not match our camaraderie.
Multi Target results were disappointing with poor scores recorded well below the team averages, and consequently lost us the match.
Congratulations to England on a solid performance.
ENGLAND 3307 249X
WALES 3286 227X
SCOTLAND 3275 211X
On a positive note, the Scotland teams performed bravely and remained cheerful throughout the delayed events, and apart from the National match, the squad brought home many medals.
21 Gold Medals, 20 Silver, 9 Bronze -( Place Medals)
Very worthy of note is Norman Veitch Jnr, who at the Phoenix 2014 won the prize for the best performing newcomer to Bisley.
In addition to collecting several medals this trip, he created a new British Record in the Advancing Target Smallbore with a score of 297 with 40X just overriding John Robinson’s previous record of 297 also, but before the days of X counts. (John may well have some words on this!)
I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Norman on this historic achievement.
JSPC members came home with eight Gold Medals, shared by Norman, David, Robert J and his father Robert. Well done all of you.
Colin will be doing some analysis of the results which will be published in due time.
I would like to thank David R for taking charge of my camera and producing a wonderful record of the events of the weekend.
Should anyone have any objections to their photo being displayed, please contact JSPC, easiest via galleryrifle.com.
We would ALL like to thank Debbie and her team at London and Middlesex for giving up some of their holiday weekend to open on Sunday evening. Originally insisting on closing, they took pity on the poor travellers and waited till after the prize giving to serve us a welcome dinner and drinks till late into the night. Their hospitality is very much appreciated.
LBP AND LBR TP1 Match.
In addition to the HCNM, Neil offered to collate the scores for a TP1 event as a “taster” for possible future extension of the CF and SB matches. The countries were asked to put forward teams of 5 (best 4 to count) in TP1 LBP and LBR.
Here are the results:
The LBR Match
Wales 868.11 (only 3 shooters)
(Taff – your last shooter would have needed a 300 to win it)
The LBP Match
Alan Podevin 287 3
Colin McMichael 294 11
David Guest 295 12
Morne Van Dalen 295 19
John Shine 285 1
Peter Watts 293 7
John Shine 295 1
David Guest 287 8
Morne Van Dalen 289 8
Colin McMichael 286 5
Clive Ferguson 297 5
Taff Wilcox 296 13
Marek Pawlik 293 9
Terry Fry 292 7
Dave Meaby 281 4
Marek Pawlik 298 1
Terry Fry 289 6
J Crouch 295 12
G Gordon 289 8
L Kong 295 1
R J Tonner 296 19
C Bestwick 281 4
S Lyon 292 6
C McLean 289 5
G Rastall 294 12
R Tonner 292 6
J Cormie 274 1
The results were close and I believe it is going to be a popular addition to the weekend.
This will also mean possible 4 x teams of 5 taking part at the Nationals, allowing more members to participate with a choice of four guns. Lots of time to practise before the Phoenix 2015!
Lastly, I would like all shooters to raise their glasses to thank Neil Francis for all his input at Bisley and his website. He (as do the team of Range Officers) donates all his time and effort to run these events at Bisley and without his input, I really cannot see them happening!
Thank you Neil, and keep up the good work. I hope that the NRA appreciates you as much as we do.