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Riffle Shooting - Just one round to go and locals lead the Divisions in the Ulster Counties Postal Leagues

Sat, 21 Sep 2013  12:16

Nine club members have been competing throughout the summer in the Ulster Counties Small-Bore Shooting Association 50 metre Summer League and several have secured excellent positions in many of the thirteen Divisions. Results from round nine, the penultimate round, are as follows - Bill Jones is lying in fifth in Division 1 with Ashley Gardner matching Jones position in Division 2 and Tom Lord is in seventh in the same Division. Lord’s results suffered from earlier in the season when illness caused him to miss two rounds. Division 3 has Richard Arthur sitting in sixth but much better news comes in Division 6 where Mike Clague has a very significant lead of 4 points. There has been a private ‘battle’ throughout the summer months between Steve Callus and Tony Kneale who have been swapping first and second position regularly in Division 8 and Callus’s aggregate score to this round is 1698 with 78 aggregate points and Kneale has 1703 aggregate score and 77 aggregate points – going into the final round, Callus leads by that single point! Dave Bould has been consistent all summer and is lying in sixth in his first year of competitive shooting in the same Division. Finally, Division 9 has the lone local lady, Liz Jones, leading by a magnificent 3 aggregate points.

In the Team events, the IoMSC A team of Lord, Jones & Gardner are on equal aggregate points with Ulster Rifle Association in Division A, both teams having shot 9 won 6 and lost 3 but URA lead on aggregate score. Division C has the IoMSC B team of Arthur, Clague & Callus, who have shot 9 and won 9 way out ahead of East Antrim B with the Manxmen on 18 points to E A’s 14 points. An identical situation occurs in Division D with the team of Liz Jones, Bould & Kneale having shot 9 won 9 with 18 points from Roe Valley A having 14 points. Truly a terrific seasons shooting from the locals – with the final round cards now with the organisers, we eagerly await the results, let’s just hope they are as successful as all the others. Well done to all.

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