Kirkcudbright Gun Club held the closing shoot of the season last Sunday.
There was a turnout of 23 guns and the shooters enjoyed almost perfect conditions for the event. The shoot comprised three Events of 10 birds, 15 birds and 25 birds, and the winner of Events 1 and 2, clean on 75 was Ian Edmonds of Little Cloak, Dalbeattie.
For a while it looked as if Ian was going to clean up all the silverware, but in a shoot off for the Guns and Tackle trophy for the overall winner, Ian was pipped at the post by Fred Bell of Whithorn, each contestant having scored 147 points. The junior winner was once again Ben Spence of Gelston on 130.
The other leading scores were:
Event 1; G Fleming, I Edmonds, P Allison, D Owen, A McKeand, B Carson, T Galashan(30); F Bell, W Little, M A Stuart, C Maxwell, B Spence(29).
Event 2: I Edmonds, F Bell(45); D McCulloch, S Nichol(44); D Owen, W Little, A Carson(43), G Fleming, B Moffat, T Galashan(42)
Event 3: C McKeand, S Carson, S Nichol(74); F Bell, D Owen, T Galashan(73); I Edmonds, P Allison(72); G Fleming, M Stuart, A McKeand, C Maxwell, A Carson(70).