Monday 8 August 2022

Metford Trophy 2022

Well, the photographs of the weekend at Bisley look beautiful. Clear blue skies and a delight to be out..... when the shooting was finished. On the other hand, the hot weather, changeable strength head wind (that merrily switched between 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock at the most inopportune moment) and an entertaining mirage, made for difficult shooting conditions! 

John Whittaker took the lead in the 1000 yard stage of the match, closely followed by Taco van der Vlist and Rob Groot. John’s lead was overtaken by Alan Beck with a magnificent 57.2 at 1100 yards (that won Alan the Karl Bailey Trophy). At 1200 yards conditions had reached their most changeable! John was top scorer at this distance (winning the Hepsworth Medal) resulting in an astonishingly close finish. His final aggregate score of 121.5 was just three v-bulls ahead of Alan. Taco maintained a consistent shoot and took third place.

Link: Metford Trophy Results