Tricky test for shooters

By Jane Clutterbuck

Friday, May 9, 2014


NEWPORT and District Rifle Club shot their Minden Cup at 300 metres at Newtown.

Using special 'bunny’ and 'hostage’ targets, the shooter had to be absolutely spot on to avoid having points deducted.

The threatened rain fortunately held off but a fishtailing wind from behind meant very tricky conditions.

Reading the wind best, Alan Foxworthy came out on top, scoring 106 but only after having points deducted for straying off the hostage target twice.

Martyn Potter was reasonably close with 92 points to take second place, with Ben Sadler third on 60.

Meanwhile, the IW Target Shooting Association has completed the Winter .22 Rifle Prone League. This is shot indoors over 15 rounds at 20 yards.

Teams were entered from Shanklin, Cowes, West Wight and Newport rifle clubs, with Shanklin Club A team the overall league winners.

The individual rankings saw Paul Cotton leading the field with an average of 97.8. Second on 96.8 was Bill Wyatt-Millington with Derek Toms third on 96.73

The J. S. Whites K/O Trophy saw two Newport club members battle it out for the final with Chris Cassford beating David Atkin to win by seven points.

The Minns Cup Team K/O saw Cowes A and West Wight A battling it out in the final.   Cowes won 589 to 560.

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