Calm day for success in Glevum shoot

Tony Reynolds and Iris Bingham

Tony Reynolds and Iris Bingham

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Three members of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association came back from a Glevum shoot in Gloucester with medals.

The NCF900/NCF600 shoot, organised by the National Crossbow Federation of GB, was only the second outdoor shoot this year - due to the bad weather. The shooting line was under cover and it was mostly calm with a light breeze at times.

This is the only venue where arbalists, in the Target division, shoot 30 shots each at 50m and 40m with a 60cm target, and 30m with a 3 spot 40cm face which is very hard to see at that distance.

For Sporting crossbows it is 40m, 30m and 20m. The Sporting shooters are allowed a telescopic sight but Target shooters have 2 open sights and no magnification.

Mick said: “It’s great to be shooting outdoors. This is the first time I’ve shot 40m so it was quite a challenge.”

The distance scores out of 300 for Target and 200 for Sporting were:

Assisted Ladies’ target:

Iris Bingham: Gold 50m 283, 40m 292, 30m 284.

Total 859/900 with 43 ring tens

Assisted Men, sporting:

Malcolm Scott: Gold 40m 190, 30m 193, 20m 198

Total 581/600 with 33 ring tens

Mick Sheasby: Silver 40m 161, 30m 156, 20m 173,

Total 490/600 with 5 ring tens

Other Gold medals were won by: Target Crossbows:

Gents: Tony Reynolds 704.

Ladies: Laura Peatfield 685. Sporting Bows:

Gents: Graham Course 496.