George Digweed wins 24th world title at CPSA/NSCA Sporting World Championships

George Digweed has successfully defended the CPSA/NSCA Sporting World Championship he won at EJ Churchill Shooting Ground last year while competing at South Florida Shooting Club.

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George posted a strong first-round score of 93 while shooting layout one on Saturday, but Richard Faulds hit the same figure on layout two. Richard then struggled on layout one on Sunday and managed 81 for 174, while George went up a gear to hit 94 for 187.

It wasn’t over just yet, but George had built up a solid lead. He went through to the super final against Richard, Gebben Miles and Richard Bunning with 174, Derrick Mein on 180, Wendell Cherry with 177 and Nick Hendrick’s 175.

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His seven target lead only increased in the final when he opened proceedings by hitting 14-straight. Following that George missed four of hit last 10 but the title was already in the bag. Nick Hendrick shot well and missed just two targets to push himself into third, and Wendell Cherry hit 22 to hold on to second place after Derrick Mein struggled and lost position while hitting 17ex-25.

In the Ladies championship, Desirae Edmunds was a massive 11 targets clear of Diane Sorantino to add another world title to her resumé. The top scoring Brit was Tanya Faulds, who finished in tenth to claim the last big Ladies cheque.

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Brody Woollard finished Runner Up to Dominic Gross in the Colts category, the Juniors category was largely dominated by US shooters, but the England team members of Aaron Harvey, Taylor Hedgecock and Ben Sutton competed well.

Dan Carlisle edged out Graham Stirzaker in the Veterans competition and two Englishmen featured on the podium in the Super Veterans category, though Ian Hallwood and John Bidwell couldn’t keep Jack Concannon off the top spot after the American finished 12 targets ahead of Runner Up Ian.

The home country bested England in every team category apart from the Veterans and Super Veterans competitions.

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