NEW! End of Season Results Totals at foot of page
Club Results for 6th April
Nineteen members and one visitor attended on a blustery and wet day which turned the 500 yard parking area into a skating rink. Scores were returned from a total of 16 shooters. Some who were expected to attend didn’t show up which may have been the sensible option. Once the targets were put to bed the sun appeared and sunglasses were needed for the drive home.
|David Squires (visitor)||65||v6||70||v2||65||v1||200||v9|
Club Results for 20th April
A beautiful warm and sunny day with a difficult (for some of us) fishtailing breeze at 1000 yards.
Club Results for 11th May
Despite the threatened rain and use of the gazebos, the day remained dry with a light but challenging headwind for the 18 who turned out. Thanks to those who arrived early and also stayed on to change the target faces for the next range users.
|Derek Newlands (guest)||96||v9||97||v14||193||v23|
Club Shoot 29th June
Fourteen members and four probationary members enjoyed a short-range shoot on a day of sunshine, apart from one very brief light shower, but significant stiff breeze- very much more than the forecast 4-6 mph. This was mostly head -on with rapid changes to 3 o'clock so some magpies appeared. At 600yds TR and F/TR shot an extra 5 rounds for the postal match v Perth Australia.
The most notable feature of the day was the fact that ELEVEN people stayed on to help close down-surely a record, so we changed faces for the next shoot and still had the job done in 20 mins. Many thanks to those people. Unfortunately this momentous event was recorded on the chairman's 8 year old mobile and is lost in cyberspace, perhaps because not enough coal had been put in the slot on the back. Let us have a repeat of this altruism at the next club shoot for another photo opportunity.
|F/TR @ TR target|
|W van Stipriaan(PM)||70v3||70v7||71v9||211v19|
Club Shoot 6th July
Only 6 members wanted to submit to the humiliation of shooting on a 300m ISSF display from 400yds. They enjoyed a mostly sunny day with a couple of showers each lasting a minute or so, and enough wind to dispel the midges. Kenny MacDonald was the winner again, but by a margin of "only" 26 points ex 600, compared to last year's 53 point lead. Pat McLaughlin was the F/TR winner, by 6 points from probationary member Walther van Stipriaan.
|300m Target at 400yds|
|1st string||2nd string||3rd string||Day Total|
|W van Stipriaan||185x4||172x0||185x4||542x8|
Club Shoot 3rd August
Twelve members, 3 probationary members, a guest and a visitor shot the Club Short Range Shoot on Sunday 3rd August. We put up the gazebos at 400, thus ensuring a dry shoot; did not need them at 500, but were very grateful that they were needed "to keep the monitors dry" during the tropical downpour at 600. At one stage the targets were almost invisible-except to one member from Dulnain Bridge who must have had a Red-Sea style parting of the deluge between him and the target.
|Club F/TR @ TR target|
|W van Stipriaan||(PM)||68v4||69v3||72v4||209v11|
Club Shoot 31st August
Eighteen of us enjoyed a day of sunshine and light winds, marred only by repeated problems with the target system, so the last shot was fired at 5pm. I am grateful to those who helped with the several tasks of the day, and especially to those who stayed on after this late finish to help close down. I hope most of us got home by nightfall. Thanks to some sterling work by James Bell it looks as if the problems with the target system have been solved. Inside one monitor a metal shield had come adrift and was hopping around with the shock of muzzle blast, causing intermittent electronic mayhem: yet another example of "the perversity of inanimate objects". Well done James!
|N Bowden (PM)||64v3||66v3||62v2||192v8|
|Mrs J Adamson||52v2||54v4||68v4||(37 shots)||174v10|
|W van Stipriaan (PM)||53v1||59v0||56v1||1stTR try||168v2|
|W van Stipriaan(PM)||75v12||74v12||73v5||222v29|
Murray Cup 14th September
Thirteen people turned out for the main Club event of the year. The day was dull and cold compared with the previous day at the East of Scotland Open where it was almost too hot, but stayed dry apart from a few minutes of drizzle as we finished.
Many thanks to all who helped set up, change targets and close down; and to John Potter for volunteering to be duty member despite being unable to shoot, and for running the day so smoothly. Commiserations to John MacRae whose trigger failed after a few shots on Saturday and again on Sunday: a round trip from Tain, two nights' accommodation etc and nothing to show for it.
Kenny MacDonald was the clear and deserving winner with not a point off (and 38 ex 45 Vs), having lost only two points ex 330 the previous day. Pat MacLaughlin took the F/TR trophy by one point.
|W van Stipriaan||64v2||66v4||72v4||202v10|
Club Shoot 28th September
The last club shoot of the season was shot on a virtually windless day-but also one of virtually zero visibilty at times, especially at 1000yds when the number boards were unreadable and the aiming mark was described as "A dark grey blur against a mid-grey background" which prompted the Pythonesque response " You could see a blur? You were lucky"
Many thanks to John Potter for again turning out to do another day as Duty Member despite not being able to shoot all season.
|F/TR( TR target)|
|F/TR (F class target)|