|Stickledown Range, Bisley|
The Branch 1,000 yard Championship comprises a 30 shot course of fire with muzzle loading target rifles. Competitors have two 1.5 hour details, one in the morning and one the afternoon, to complete this and there is no fixed number of shots to be fired per detail.
Shooting took place on Bisley's Stickledown Range on Sunday 11 June. The day before many had enjoyed shooting in the MLAGB's National 600 yard Rifle Championships. The sunny and dry weather conditions were pleasant - the strong wind was however somewhat fickle and with already outstretched wind flags picking up on changes in strength was difficult.
Franck Rustichelli from France had a good start scoring 58.1 with his first 15 shots, and although that standard eluded him in the afternoon his final score of 91.1 gave him third place. Gary Evans scoring 96 overall was placed second, leaving John Whittaker in the top place with 99.4.
It was good to see our members from France and Holland in attendance, giving an air of a mini-international - especially given the French team were using the weekend as trials for their international team!
Link to: Full results.