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.