JSPC SPRING OPEN 2022. FINAL RESULTS AND PHOTOS.Victories for Scotland

SUNDAY
SATURDAY
FRIDAY. Range Staff day attracted a few more competitors

JSPC hosted our first Open Competition weekend of 2022, and allowed shooters to brush off some cobwebs following the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions.

It was very rewarding to see many happy faces, especially with England producing a team which allowed us to have a “National Friendly” against the “auld enemy”.

Cold weather meant we had to keep the winter woollies on, but we had sunshine and without any showers (though a short flurry of snow flakes did remind us that we were lucky).

Results were delayed as Doug Green was massively let down by his laptop, and was unable to enter scores into the system. Lots of hard work during the week allowed the results to be finalised.

No challenges were received so these are the final results.

Two very important victories for Scotland, winning both Rifle and Pistol aggregates but we did have a small advantage in being able to select teams of five (best four to count) whereas England were limited by the five squad members (plus Doug) who attended (despite their incredible performances)

I would like to convey our very heartfelt thanks to all of our members who gave a lot of their time and much effort to make this weekend happen, and to all the competitors who travelled to be with us.

A few months ago, we sadly lost BILL VAUGHAN; a long time JSPC member, Open Competitions organiser and Chief Range Officer. I am sure most of you will remember him and for his endurance over the weekends.

It was no mean feat! Doug Green and Angie Forster in stats, Colin Oswald on the timer, Phil Johnston as Chief Range Officer (with some assistance from Greg Rastall), Dave Nicoll who got “volunteered” to the squadding job, Stuart Russell, Bill Pow, Robert J and Lea Cooper.

As usual, I present you with my usual collection of photographs taken over the weekend. Some may comment that every picture tells the same story, but I do hope that most of you will happily paw through and perhaps enjoy an interesting or even humorous photo.

Range staff refacing the targets
The England squad members
Some of the Scotland squad
The one that got left behind! Oh David!
Gary Bowden in a playful mood
Susan Armstrong
VISITORS FROM ENGLAND ENJOY SOME SCOTTISH SUNSHINE
GB CAPTAIN GARY BOWDEN GIVES HIS THANKS
GARY collects the first of the prize awards
Greg Rastall
Robert J Tonner
DAVE MORROW on his first visit to JSPC
PETER WATTS also on his first visit
JIM SMITH revisits
NEIL FRANCIS brings colour to the range
Dave Nicholson
Some will recognise this man (Stuart Rankine)
JSPC Secretary Stuart Russell
Bill Pow
Dave Berry, Scotland Squad member