Well we are home from our very first international shoot, eighteen provinces, six countries and one hundred and twenty three shooters gathered on a day where the weather was kind and stayed dry. Breakfast rolls with tea/coffee began the day at registration and by 9:30am. everyone was assembled on the patio for a welcome address by the Chairman, Brian Saidman, photo’s having been taken of the assembled group a short safety talk delivered by the Secretary Roger Wilkes and everyone went of their respective stands for the “Shotgun Start”. Doveridge staff must be congratulated here as the whole day went off without a hitch, no technical problems and everyone was back in the club house by 1:45pm. where lunch was served. Score cards were checked and verified and for this we must thank Doveridge’s excellent computer scoring system which checked and double checked our arithmetic, some excellent scores were recorded with the first five cards showing 95, 91, 91, 90 and 89. However there were also some in the mid thirties with most between 45 and 75.
The international competition was won by England with a collective score of 369 second was Scotland with 324 and in third place Wales with 310. High Gun for England was Dan Bishop (Hants/I of W) on 95 High Gun for India was Unnikrishnan Kodoth 73, High Gun for Ireland Richard Dennison 67, High Gun Jersey Jack Handby 77, High Gun Scotland Tom Galasham 84 and High Gun Wales Scott Morgan 90. The Guest Junior Score was Joe Dodds (West Lanc’s) 60, Guest Ladies Score Sadie Center (Scotland) 79 and Male Guest Richard Baker (Met GL) 92. Lady Freemason High Gun Kath Wright (West Lanc’s) 49 Veteran Freemason Dave Smith (West Lanc’s) 92 and Masonic High Gun Dan Bishop (Hant’s/I of W) 95. In closing the Chairman thanked everyone for their support and hoped that they all had a wonderful experience and a very safe journey home. PCO