ICTSF World English Sporting Day 3 Report
Day three saw the international teams take to the ICTSF World English Sporting course with shooters from across the world competing.
From the England team Veteran shooter Steve Brightwell posted a superb 92 ex 100 on the red course, closely followed by teammate James Attwood who scored 90.
Sandwiched between them was Hampshire shooter Luke Elliott, who recorded 91 ex 100, successfully shooting eight of the twelve stands straight in his round.
J Younger shooting for Australia shot the highest score from an international shooter on Saturday on the red course with 88 ex 100. His score was matched by England’s Josh Bridges who said after his round, “I slipped up on the last stand but it was a good challenging course. There are a lot of stands which were tricky, with a little bit of wind that can soon slip away, but you’ve just got to go and do your best and keep going. There’s always tomorrow!”
With the blue course now being scored out of 92, Stuart Rudling recorded the highest score of the day with 86 to put him in a strong position to make the top twelves shooters (plus ties) from the Saturday / Sunday squad rotation heading into Sunday.
It was a bright start to the day for Rebecca Brown who received the Pilla Panther X7 glasses with the new 99AR Lens which she won courtesy of a Facebook competition via Starkey Headsets.
John Lee’s fantastic performance in the CPSA Sportrap on Friday was enough to earn him a comfortable victory. Posting 96 ex 100 he was three clays ahead of a cluster of shooters tied for second place.
In the early evening a shoot-off was required to determine second and third overall. With a few shooters not present it was left to Stuart Donaldson and Scott Barnett to shoot. In a closely run battle, Stuart edged it by one clay scoring 18 ex 25 to finish runner up, with Scott taking third.
Taylor Hedgecock shot fantastically well in a shoot off with Josh Bridges to take the Junior High gun in the CPSA Sportrap. Elsewhere, Hannah Gibson took the Ladies High Gun with 84, two clays ahead of Cheryl Hall and Steve Brightwell scored 88 to win the Veterans High Gun, five clays ahead of runner up Bob Purvis.
James Attwood was crowned Overall High Gun in the CPSA Sporting shooting 98 ex 100 to finish one clay ahead of Henry Collins and Richard King.
It was a worthwhile journey back to Kelmarsh Hall for Henry as he came out victorious in the shoot off to take the runner up spot along with the Junior High Gun honours. Alfie Tibbles won the Colt category with 71, Graham Stirzaker won Veterans scoring 91 and Jennie Cartwight claimed the Ladies title on 84.