Bideford duo in top eight

Joseph Bulmer

TWO Bideford Rifle Club members qualified to shoot in the Devon Champion of Champions competition at the weekend.

Martin Morgan and Pete Thomson both made it through to the top eight of the competition, with Pete going on into the semi-finals before elimination.

The competition was won by David Reed from Yealmpton.

There has been no improvement in Bideford Rifle Club’s fortunes in the Devon County Winter League, with two of its three teams losing their round four matches.

The A team had an excellent score of 492/500, helped by a maximum 100 by Pete Thomson. But they came up against an even better performance by Pinhoe A and lost by a single point.

Bideford B were beaten 476-481 by Sidbury B, but the C team had a big win over Braunton B 470-442, with Yvonne Hoile top scoring with 99.

There were, however, three wins out of five for the Bideford teams in the North Devon League.

Bideford A 389 (J Hutchings 99), Okehampton A 385; Bideford B 385 (M Thomson 96, A Darch 96), Pinhoe A 390; Bideford C 385 (J Morris 97, A Pile 97), Okehampton B 385; Bideford D 369 (N Rudkin 95), Bogey 366.8; Bideford E 363 (R Whitmore 94), Tiverton C 451.