This is the first of a series of brief GP rundowns, just to keep SWEFTA members up to date with how the brave souls from the region are doing on the GP scene.
For those that don’t know, Grand Prix shoots are separated into morning and afternoon sessions, this ensure that the competition can accommodate as many shooters as possible, with the minimum of fuss. Some SWEFTA shooters were booked into the AM session and others, like me, the PM session.
Before leaving for Millride, I realised this was going to be my first GP since 2004, so I was slightly nervous on arrival. I shouldn’t have been as many old faces stopped to say hello and to wish me well.
When I arrived about 11 am, the AM session was underway in nice dry conditions with a tricky wind trickling along the back of the wood. I stopped to chat with Jeremy and a couple of the other shooters I knew and word was the wind was unpredictable.
At the start of the PM session, the wind had picked up a little, but it was warm with some broken cloud. As the session progressed, the sun went in, the clouds got black, the wind came up and it started to drizzle… lovely.
Come the end, as it turns out top score of the day was in the afternoon, so it just shows how tricky that wind was in the morning.
SWEFTA Shooters Results.
AA – Simon Evans 40
A – Jeremy Stamp 36
Alan Burnham 32
John Martin 30
Neil MacKinnon 27
B – Dan Hudson 38. I don’t think Dan will stay in B grade for long.
C – Nick Walton 27
Piston – Rudi Gerlach 27
Open – Tony Fouracres 40. An outstanding result by Tony, which won him the class.
The man himself, in action.