Dull conditions meant shooters had to keep concentration levels high and it would take something special to win the silverware on this occasion – and that was provided by Darren Bell, who posted a fantastic 100/299 on his return to the DTL scene.
Another man going well early on was David Beattie MBE, who straighted his first 75 targets only to second-barrel four targets on the last layout to finish with a still impressive 100/296.
The Junior shooters, too, were impressing all; Class C saw them dominating the prizes, with Joshua Shortt and Stephen Miller shooting 289 and 268 respectively. Another Junior, Aaron McDowell was also continuing his good form, posting a 99/294.
In the end, though, Darren Bell’s 299 could not be matched and despite some late opposition from Noble Patterson, who finished with 289, Bell clinched the High Gun and the Robin Colgan Cup.