Beds Skeet County Champ, Geoff Bickers

The Bedfordshire County Skeet Championships were held on Sunday 8 June at Northampton Shooting Ground; Lee Bowditch reports on Bickers’ High Gun win. 

Despite windy weather conditions, our County Champion this year is Geoff Bickers (95), from the Veterans class, who first won the title back in 1978 and last won in 1985, with four more titles in between; many congratulations to him. The Runner up this year was Stephen Smith 94.

The Ladies title was won by a newcomer to the Beds Skeet, Becky Elmore (83), winning the Jacquie Tobitt memorial trophy. Adding this achievement to her sporting title, Becky is having a great season so far.
The Junior title went to David Ferriman (92) and the Colt title went to another newcomer, Jake Janes with 75.
In my opinion, one of the top scores of the day had to be Jim Whinnett, who shot a brilliant 83 with a .410 upon his return after having a shoulder operation.The weather was clear and sunny but with a fairly constant right to left gusty wind, which caused a number of shooters to drop targets they normally wouldn’t with the low house dropping and the high house climbing it certainly made it interesting.

We had 19 entries this year, so many thanks to all who made the effort, and also thanks to Martine and the team at Northampton SG.

 

Full entries and scores:
G Bickers Vet 95       County Champion
S Smith Snr 94                       Runner Up
P Hopkins Snr 93
P Coxall Vet 92          Veteran Champion
S Whinnett Snr 92
B Mason Snr 92
D Ferriman Jnr 92     Junior Champion
A Clifton Snr 91
D Clark Snr 87
P Lee Snr 86
R Elmore Ldy 83        Lady Champion
J Whinnett Snr 83
T Sharp Vet 83
K Park Ldy 79
G Whinnett Ldy 78
J Clark Ldy 78
J Whitelock Jnr 77
J Janes Clt 75
K Janes Vet 44
Bert Mason
Team Manager

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