British Open Sporting Day 2 Report
Day two of the British Open here at Oakedge Shooting Ground in Staffordshire was a busy day and well-attended. Not only were shooters entering the 120-target English Sporting championship for their chance to secure a place in Sunday’s final, but also competing in the four-layout Sportrap course, as designed by Steve Lovatt of The Clay Shooting Company which started today.
Some big names were out on the courses today including George Digweed, Mark Winser, John Bidwell, Ed Solomons and Richard and Tanya Faulds but to name a few.
Discussing his round, 26-time World Champion and AAA class shooter, George Digweed commented: “I shot 110, which to be fair I wasn’t disappointed with. There were some tricky stands in the wind, but it was a good round of targets.” He continued: “The course was fine, there was some great topography and it’s a pretty ground. I haven’t been here since 1995, a long time ago, but it’s always nice to visit a (relatively) new venue”.
Taking the lead on the scoreboards today was Richard Faulds with a superb 114 ex120, when asked how he prepared, he said: “Because we shoot so much, the best way we find to prepare is to do more competitions. For example, we have just got back from Italy from an event which is more like today’s Sportrap.”
In the colts, Thomas Baker and Tristan Hockey’s names were added to the rollcall for Sunday’s final, alongside Henry Bevan, Joshua Bennion and James Bradley-Day in juniors. For the ladies it was Tanya Faulds, Emma Stacey and Amy Easeman, while in seniors we have Aaron Harvey, Steve Clark and Emma’s father, Shaun Stacey joining us and in the veterans, Ian Hallwood, Graham Stirzaker and Luke Riddington.
Meanwhile in the British Open Sportrap, Henry Arnold went into the lead on an excellent score of 94 ex100 setting the bar for the week, closely followed by Steve Clark on a 93 and George Digweed in third on 92.
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