Brody Woollard, Jess Allen, Michael Wolverson and Ben Killian were among the top individuals at the British Schools & Young Shots Championship on Saturday, with teams from Millfield, King’s High, Warwick and Wisbech Grammar securing winning school places across three courses at Sporting Targets that were suited to age and ability. Click here for the full results, and click here for the list of winners.
Taylor Hedgecock and Brody Woollard came off feeling they hadn’t scored enough, but by the end of the competition, they were locked in first place on 42ex-50 with Southgate School’s Charlie Monahan. A shoot-off was required to separate the three boys on 42 that saw Brody and Charlie go through to sudden-death, with Brody coming out as champion.
Millfield took the team title: Sultan Bin Laden, Alex Palmer, George Sturdy, James Khan, Charlie Sturgess and Connor Goodwin performed brilliantly for a total of 225. Old Pupils from Warwick in 1989 teamed together, and Darren Mitchell, Richard Williams and Jonny Scott hit 115ex-150 to beat Kimbolton handily. Taylor missed out on a top prize in the individual competition but his massive score of 42 carried his father Jon in the Parent-Child category as they shot 80ex-100.
Jess Allan had a lot to prove in the Ladies competition and her 44 would prove unbeatable, and she picked up the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club Award, plus a membership and goodies from the club. Her score threatened the High Gun spot, but Michael Wolverson of Warwick School hit a massive 45ex-50 to take the top prize, who also did enough to win the Cadet Billy Wells perpetual trophy to go along with the Eley Hawk Olympic Blues he picked up as High Gun and the UK Game Fair VIP tickets, plus he took home an additional trophy for winning the Parent-Child category.
The B-course team prize was convincingly won by Toby Hopkins, Saif Noon, Ed Jeanes, Oliver Morrison, Alex Maddock and Charlie Hart from Millfield.
Over 32 targets, Ben Killian of Princethorpe showed the greatest poise by smashing in a score of 30 to lead all other competitors. Ben’s dad Wayne hit 31, which combined for 61ex-64, a winning score in the Parent-Child category
Joseph Kooreman and Thomas Newby of Wisbech Grammar teamed with William Gilbert and the three soared to victory in the team competition.
For full results of the British Schools & Young Shots Championship, click here.
Click here to see the list of awards.
Video from the British Schools & Young Shots Championship will be available here shortly, and on our social media pages. You can also watch The Shooting Show TV from 7.30pm on Monday 25 April for more video.
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Read a full report in the June edition of Clay Shooting magazine.