An interesting and challenging days shooting.
A unique course of fire to commemorate the late Queen:
96 (years of life) shots at 50m (8 cards, 12 shots on each),
70 (years of reign) shots at 100yds (5 cards, 14 shots on each).
Sighting shots only on the first detail at each range.
The weather then added a further challenge, with the early morning details enjoying(?) the sunshine and temperatures hovering above the 30°C mark. As the day progressed it became more overcast and threatening. Around the 2 o’clock detail/target change the wind got up, with some strong gusts; a concern for the 50m competitors about to start their third detail, with no sighters allowed. However, as the detail started, the wind was replaced by the rain (and thunder). The rain stopped just as that detail ended and bright, calmer and considerably cooler conditions prevailed for the rest of the day.
The Queens Age Match (96 shots at 50m) medal winners were:
Mrs T Beadle
Mrs W Foith
Mrs S Day
The Bench Rest medal winner was A Campbell who recorded a score of 949 with 14 Xs.
The Ladies prize was won by Mrs W Foith and the Junior by Ms T Austin.
The Queens Reign Match (70 shots at 100 yds) winners were:
Mrs W Foith
All prizes for the Queens Reign Match were in bottles of wine.
Full results for both competitions may be found here.
The next BSSA Open Meeting will be the Indoor meeting, which offers both prone and airgun disciplines. This meeting is scheduled for the 13th/14th January 2024.
Also upcoming is the 2023/24 Frostbite League, six shoulder to shoulder matches, shot on Sunday mornings over the winter months at the Bedford Range. The matches alternate between 50m and 100 yds. Further details and entry form may be found here. Entries close on the 5th November and the first match is on the 12th November.