BIDEFORD Rifle Club members have been involved in three club trophy competitions.
The Thomson Trophy prone event between the club shots with the top 10 averages for the season was a close affair. It went to five rounds before John Hutchings emerged as winner on a re-gauge over Martin Morgan.
The Benchrest Competition shot over three rounds was won by Keith Kersey, who dropped only four points out of a 300 total to take the New Road Garages Shield, with Julie Whitmore runner-up.
The Darch Trophy, a new competition for a trophy given by the Torrington Rifle Club before its disbandment, had a close and fitting ending.
It was won by Andy Darch, whose family name the trophy bears, after a titantic battle with Pete Thomson.
The trophy was competed for during the winter season, with contestants shooting one card each month. After six months this left Darch and Thomson tied.
A â€˜shoulder to shoulderâ€™ shoot-out left them still level, until graduated gauges gave Darch the edge.
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