Last weekend saw plenty of big competitions take place. Here are a few that we’ve been following:
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Stewart Cummings overcame tough competition from world champions in Richard Faulds, George Digweed and Ben Husthwaite, along with Henry Arnold, Steve Brightwell, Adam Cork and Chris Daniels at Westfield Shooting Ground.
Steve and Allison Lovatt once again deserve plaudits for the great competition they put together with the headline support of David Kempley from Troy Foods. The £16,000 prize fund was sought after by many but the final 30-bird shoot-off saw two from each of the four days return to compete for the High Gun prize. Scotland’s Stewart Cummings won a close heat to make the 10-hour round trip worth it.
For the third consecutive year, the Benelli Sp’Auto had to be decided with a head-to-head shoot-off, this time at Barbury Shooting School. The two that had to be separated on Sunday were Martin Myers and Scott Barnett.
Scott won the final, but he and Martin finished on 116ex-120, three targets ahead of Third Overall Andy Moon. Taylor Hedgecock won AA-class and Colts with 113, Georgia Moule was the top Junior and Ladies Runner Up, and Graham Stirzaker won the Veterans category.
The Lings cleared up at Nuthampstead Shooting Ground for the English Open. Ed Ling won a clean gold after hitting 121ex-125 in the Men’s event followed closely by Kevin Gill, and Ian Peel finished third on 118.
Abbey Ling won the Ladies event in a close competition ahead of Sarah Wixey and Kirsty Barr. Ed’s younger brother Theo won Colts and finished third in the Juniors competition behind champion Nathan Hales and Runner Up Greg Trowell.