BIDEFORD Rifle Clubâ€™s four teams in the Devon County Winter League would have had a clean sweep in Round 9 of the competition, but one member failed to shoot his card in time and that team was denied a win.
The A team had the best score in Division 1 and now lie in third place at the halfway stage of the league. The B team is fifth in Division 2 and the C and D teams are equal third in Divisions 3 and 5 respectively.
Individually, Martin Morgan has slipped to second place in the overall championship, but only one point behind the leader, while Ann Travis is now in third place in the ladiesâ€™ table and Pete Thomson third in the veteransâ€™.
Scores for round 9 were: Bideford A 491 beat Paignton A 481; Bideford B 479 beat Braunton 474; Bideford C 379 (one member did not shoot) lost to Exeter 454; Bideford D 460 beat Lustleigh B 442.
There were some excellent results in Round 6 of the North Devon League, with Bideford club members sitting at the top of all the individual championship tables.
Pete Thomson leads both the overall championship and the veteransâ€™ table, Ann Travis is at the top of the ladiesâ€™ table and Alex Raymont leads the juniors.
Bidefordâ€™s A team is leading Division 1 and hoping to regain their title after last seasonâ€™s runner-up slot.
With a score of 394 out of 400 they had the best team score in Round 6, easily beating Tiverton A.
The B team had a narrow win over their own bogey score, the D team beat their bogey by a good margin, and the E team beat Pinhoe E by 5 points. The C team shot over their average, but were unlucky to come up against Pinhoe Câ€™s best ever score. The F team, with one shooter short, lost heavily against Sidbury B, despite a maximum 100 by Bart Kelly.
Scores for Round 6 were: Bideford A 394 (Martin Morgan 100) beat Tiverton A 379; Bideford B 385 beat Bogey 384.82; Bideford C 380 lost to Pinhoe C 391; Bideford D 381 beat Bogey 375.4; Bideford E 373 beat Pinhoe E 368; Bideford F (Bart Kelly 100) 268 lost to Sidbury B 381.
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