Austin Coxhead Euro Star

Austin has continued his fantastic form by becoming the new European Champion.

In challenging conditions at the new National Shooting Centre, Scotland, Austin not only won, but did so with a perfect 200/600.

It has been a difficult weekend of shooting, as competitors were stalwart through strong winds, heavy rain, and over-running time frames, with shooting continuing past 9pm at times.

Austin’s win was the climax of a full itinerary of events, starting with the Home International, followed by the British Open, and ending with the 2 day Europeans.

England had a tough start, with only the Junior team taking the top of the podium, and the Seniors losing out to a mighty Northern Ireland at the Home International. Phil Morgan was High Gun of the Match on 298 after a shoot-off.

England pulled back for the British Open, almost having a clean sweep with the Senior, Veteran, Super Vet and Junior teams all claiming victory, with only the Ladies missing out to Ireland.

High Gun was Northern Ireland’s Wayne Balfour after a shoot-off on 299, while Scotland’s Carrie Smith took her second Ladies title in 2 days.

Austin claimed the European title outright with a pair of 300s, with Paul Chaplow propping him up on the podium in silver position with 596.


For a full report, see the September issue of Clay Shooting Magazine.


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