There was a good turnout for the first BSSA outdoor open of the year, bolstered by a concurrent match between the South West and Eastern region squads, with 41 competitors for the English Match.
The organisers had arranged some pleasant weather – mild, dry, occasional sun and with little wind. The wind was fair to all, generally calm but with each squad having 2-3 minute spells of gusts. The fair conditions allowed for 11 ‘possibles’ to be recorded.
English Match prize winners were:
Mrs T Beadle
Ms K Butler
There was a single entrant in the Benchrest competition A Campbell who recorded a score of 587.
The Ladies prize was won by K Butler, with a score of 582; and the sole Junior, Miss T Austin, recorded a score of 517. The pairs competition resulted in a draw between the partnerships of S Harris/ M Lewis and D Swain/J Duguid.
Optional 40 Shot Competition prize winners were:
Ms M Popham
Full results for both competitions may be found here.
The next BSSA Open Meeting is the BSSA Grand Prix, 60 shots at 50m with optional 40 shots at 100yds, to be held on the Sunday 14th May.