Kevin Johnston claimed the top score in the Services Classic on day one of the Clay Shooting Classic at Windrush Shooting Ground.
Members of the Police, RAF, Army, Fire, Navy and Prison travelled to the Cotswolds in greater numbers than last year and battled it out for bragging rights this year and the split of Cheddite Italy cartridges.
The highest scoring team was the Police, which was led by Simon Fenner and made up of Dave Harwood, Richard Weller, Dean Notley and Dave Wincott for a total of 529.
Simon is often in the running for High Gun and hit a solid 113 to match Jeremy Hudson from the Army, but they were beaten by Kevin Johnston. Kevin’s consistent day of 57 on the Red and Blue course meant his 114ex-150 topped the lot.
William Amery beat his Navy rivals with a sore of 90 and the Fire Service was led by Graham Cox on 99. Phil Middleton represented the Prison team proudly and earned himself a gold medal in the process of hitting 42.
For the full Services results, click here.
For the first time in the 23 years of running the Classic, Wednesday was open to the main competition as well. Leading early is Phillip Thorrold, Ed Solomons and Martin Papworth on 131, with the latter putting the first 70-plus score on one course with 71 on Red.
Read the full scores from day one by clicking here. Day two scores will be posted later.