Bideford shots take prizes in Bristol

Joseph Bulmer

Twelve members of Bideford Rifle Club entered the Bristol and District Open Shoot at Long Ashton on Sunday and came away with seven of the prizes.

In his first year of competitive shooting, Seth Taylor won Class D with an impressive 568 out of a possible 600, including a personal best on his last card of 99. Jack Oliver, came in third in the same class with 551.

Bideford members took the top three places in Class C. Yvonne Hoile won with 565, Alex Raymont was second with 562 and Jon Morris third with 559.

Although Class A shooters Pete Thomson, Mog Thomson and Adie Pile did not figure in the class prize list, Mog took the ladies’ trophy with 582 and put up the highest score of the club alongside Adie, who included a “possible” in his total.

Oli Bailey-Coombs, promoted to Class B for the first time, won the juniors’ trophy.