Pair compete in champion of champions competition

Joseph Bulmer

TWO of Bideford Rifle Club’s members represented the club at the weekend in the Champion of Champions shoot at Okehampton Rifle Club’s range.

Martin Morgan and Pete Thomson had qualified for the final by coming in the top 16 in the county following the first stage, which is a postal one, of three cards. In this stage, Martin has scored 294 and Pete 287.

In the final, the format is again for each of the 16 shooters to fire three cards, from which the top eight go on to shoot in the final of the “Cup” and the bottom eight in the “Plate”. From these three cards, Pete had the top score of 296 so easily qualified for the Cup final, but was eliminated. Martin went on through three further stages to win the Jowett Plate.