Scottish Shooting Championship 2005

Herewith results for Scottish Shooting Championships held on 15th May 2005.

There are very minor corrections to the results as posted on the range.

Weather was glorious sunshine with a tricky wind. Entry was down a little due to other commitments of West Atholl and Fife fullbore shooters but bolstered by a strong entry from perennial performers Blairgowrie and newcomers the Glens.

Alastair Nicoll took top honours overall while sister Louise was top lady in 4th. Not surprisingly this was enough to lead Dad, Stewart, and the family team of three to a team victory as well. Graeme Band led the Blairgowrie challenge in 2nd place individually. The club divided its strength across four teams including 2nd and 3rd team places. Trophies for the Clay Target and Air Pistol stages went to Alan Cumpsty and Mike Corbishley respectively.

My thanks go to the many people who helped including Blair Atholl Small-bore Rifle Club and Blair Atholl Gun Club who ran the small-bore and clay target stages as well as ever. Thanks also to all those who did their compulsory stint in the fullbore butts or who did a stint running the other stages.

An inovation this year was to allow shooters to shoot fullbore with F class rifles subject to a 10 point handicap. Although this was only allowed because several new entrants appeared with F class rifles not knowing the rules, I believe it worked reasonably fairly and could be written into the rules for next year. Comments from actual and potential entrants would be welcome.

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