Okehampton Smallbore Club’s Pistol A Team and Pistol B Team have had a remarkable joint triumph in the Devon County Winter League competition this season. After 10 rounds shot over the winter months at the 20yards indoor range at the Club, the Pistol A Team of Georgina Geike, Phil Sambles and Vince Floyd in Division 2 shot a total aggregate of 5040 points to put them well ahead by 17 points.
The Club’s Pistol B Team of Bernard Rendle, Peter Paterson, Jason Ponsford with sub Paul Batten also won their Division 3. For both the A Team and the B Team to win their respective Divisions of the Devon Winter League is a really great result for the Okehampton Club.
The OSC is also victorious in one of their Prone rifle team competitions, with the A Team of Paul Batten, Martin Elliott and John Chiverton winning Division 2 of the National Middlesex Time Limit competition. This competition of 10 rounds shot at 25 yards on their home indoor range, and each round consists of the competitors shooting a ‘Time Limit’ card, which is a standard target of 10 shots, but shot in just 90 seconds and then a ‘Skirmish’ card shot in 60 seconds; the scores are then added together.
Out of ten rounds, the Middlesex A Team won 9 rounds, however individually Paul Batten had a wonderful result, as he was 2nd nationally, out of 68 competitors, by just one point, scoring 1113, which was a long way ahead of the 1096 points of 3rd place – Paul was so very close to being the national individual winner! The OSC’s Middlesex B Team of Richard Miles, Chris Short and Amanda Elliott came 2nd in their Division 3. This was an excellent result for this team, as each competitor had never entered this competition before.