Tibbles takes top honours at British Schools & Young Shots

Alfie Tibbles was crowned Overall High Gun at the British Schools & Young Shots Championship 2018 at Sporting Targets.

Having won the BASC course for under-14s in 2017, this year he came back to tackle the Red course, the toughest of the three on offer – and duly shot an unbeatable 48 ex-50.

With the standard of shooting higher than ever, competition was fierce, and last year’s champion Ronnie Green was among those in the hunt for top spot. In fact, he exceeded his score from last year by one target, finishing on 47 ex-50. Henry Bevan finished on the same score, and for a long time it looked as if those two would be shooting off to determine the winner.

But Alfie came along late in the day to shoot an unmatched score.

In the team events, Bloxham School continued its domination of recent years, taking top spot in the team rankings on all three layouts – Red, Blue and BASC.

It was a tightly-fought competition on the BASC layout in particular, with Bloxham and Swavesey Village equalling each others’ scores, with their top two shooters achieving 55 ex-64.

But, with third team members used to break the tie, it was Bloxham who were awarded the top prize.

Elsewhere, Steph Meachen confirmed her status as one to watch by taking not one but two trophies. She scooped the Ladies’ High Gun prize as well as being top performer on the Blue course, shooting an unmatched 48.

And Darcy McBride was champion of the BASC course for under-14s. Not only was his 30 ex-32 good enough to beat the other students, it also beat all but two of the parents on the course.

Speaking of parents, the Parent & Child prizes went to Will and Tim Fenner on the Red course; Kirstin and Simon Vogel on the Blue course; and Ben and Wayne Killian on the BASC course.

And Warwick School triumphed in the Old Pupils category.

This year’s British Schools & Young Shots Championship benefited from support from Edgar Brothers, who provided 10 Hatsan shotguns, and BASC, who sponsored the under-14 team category with £500.

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