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Archived from June 2nd

June 2nd

A glorious day which I suspect led to a modest turnout. I'm sure a little domestic pressure led to a few Dodgers choosing a Whitsun Wednesday at the seaside rather than at Butlers. That said, what a difference a week makes.

After familiarising ourselves with Shane's new layout last week, everyone shot the same course again this week and improved on their previous score. The average score achieved was was nearly 9 points higher than recorded last week. Top marks to David Nightingale who's 54 was an improvement of 18 on last weeks score. He equalled Gary Griffith's same score but David takes the cigar as his handicap score beat Gary's. David also took the Handicap award with Li beating the rest of us for handicap runner up spot.

South Worcester saw some great scores too. Two cards needed correcting giving Len an Li an extra two points. Len equalled Paul Stokes's 84 but relegated him into second spot when handicap scores were added. Tony Gray proved last week was no fluke by breaking 82/100 giving him what would have normally been a handicap winning score of 108. However, Trevor G's 20g missed very little. His 77% gave him a winning handicap score of over 117 leaving Tony as handicap runner up. A most enjoyable days shooting all round. If anyone fancies making a day of it and would care to join us at SW, see Len and it will be arranged.

May 26th

Last weeks shoot was a tough test which, once again, proved that Shane has not completely lost his sense of humour.

They were cracking, well thought out, testing targets. A couple were more of an eyesight, rather than shooting ability test but either way, the average score was the lowest for 29 months and no-one beat their average score.

Gary Griffiths took the high gun Gold with 52, beating (the over-hyped, last week) Geof Pomroy by just two hits. Matt Grocott took the handicap Gold with Ian Jeffries taking the handicap runner up award.

At South Worcester, we were joined by John Griffiths who has been convalescing from a couple of replacement joints (knees I might add) that have been 'cut and pasted' since Xmas. His gun made up for its lack of practice by behaving well and breaking 59% of his targets.

An impressive start to his new shooting season. The score of the day was provided by Tony Gray who hit 87 out of 100 targets and put in his best score for 6 years. Trevor G, wielding his trusty 20g also managed a superb 77. Tony and Trevor also took the handicap Gold and Silver. between them. Both drove home with grins as wide as their shoulders.


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