Winfarthing hot shots celebrate successes

Winfarthing Rifle Club has just completed one of its best years in small bore competitions.

As well as holding its own club competitions, the club enters team and individual competitions run by the Norfolk County Rifle Association.

Some members are now shooting for county and in national competitions.

The club held its annual general meeting at its Church Farm clubhouse when Charles Greenhough, club Captain, awarded the trophies and medals for the year.

The Stan Fisk Memorial Trophy, awarded for the highest average achieved through 2011 went to Alastair Bullen, with an average of 97.2 ex. 100.

The Jimmy Garrod Cup, for the most improved club shooter during the year was won by Mark White who improved his starting average by an amazing 5.8 points.

The Church Farm Shield, which is the club's annual Handicap Competition, was won and shared by Mark White and Gus Evans, whose scores could not be separated.

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The Norfolk County Rifle Association is open to all clubs within Norfolk for both individual and team entries for 25-yard and 50-yard ranges and the Norfolk Shield.

The Norfolk Shield team competition was very close, the club missing out on top place by just four points with an aggregate score of 3858 ex 4000.

The club's 25-yard team came a close second in Division One with a score of 4798 ex 5000, but the highlight was Winfarthing's 50-yard team, comprising Alistair Bullen, Nick Seymour, Roy Hill and Charles Greenhough, winning the Division One title with a score of 3427 ex 3600.

In the individual leagues, three members won their divisions in the 25-yard postal competition: Alistair Bullen scoring 786 in Division One, Malcom Nebbett scoring 749 in Division Five, and Gus Evans scoring 739 in Division Six.

Two members won in the 50-yard postal competition, Terry Baker scoring 950 in Division Three and Mark White scoring 937 in Division Four.

In the National Small Bore Rifle Association Eley Championships, Charles Greenhough and Mark White made it through to the finals of this national competition, which had more than 1,000 entrants.

The finals were held at Bisley and Charles Greenhough came 16th in Division Three with a score of 354 ex 400.

Mark White came in seventh in Division Five with a score of 369 ex 400.

If you are interested in joining this friendly club (beginners welcome) please contact the Club Secretary, Jonah Mitchell, on 07748494961.