2011 Event Reports
World Long Range Championships - Bisley
The 2011 World Long Range Championships were organised by a Jerseyman, George Arnold, and he did it with his usual excellent organising skills. But George was not the only Jerseyman involved. Both Mike Alexander and Gareth Callen were shooters at the event.
After many hours of practice over five years Mike Alexander made his goal of a Gold medal in the World Championships. South African, Kobus de Villiers, almost swept the board in medal achievements but Mike managed to beat him in the 600 yds competition by two v-bulls.
Gareth Callen noticeably made good scores throughout the Championships.
Hamina, Finland - September 2011
Gareth Callen won two medals at this year's European Muzzleloading Championships. Although he had disappointing results at the beginning of the week the final event of the Championships brought him success. He won an individual silver medal in a matchlock shoot and joined the British team to assist them in gaining the Gold team medal. Congratulations to Gareth for a great achievement.
Camp Atterbury, Indiana, USA
George Arnold gained a gold medal at the Atterbury Match. He said:
Annual open competition Monday 2nd May.
The Jersey Muzzle Loaders held their annual open competition on Monday 2nd May.
22 competitive cards were shot and highlight of the day was Larry Berridge earning the high gun honours with a great score of 87 in the military rifle.
Competitive pistol shooting saw a welcome return with Peter Laffoley and Gerry Weir winning the single shot and revolver competitions respectively.
In the afternoon attention turned to the main range where the spectacular Hythe competition was staged. Shot with Enfield rifles offhand from 100 all the way back to 300 yards, all the shooters found the target consistently and some very good shooting took place in the teeth of a howling gale. Last year's winner, Tom Arnold, was very unlucky to loose his trophy to Gareth Callan. The pair shot the same score (33) with Callan winning on count back. Larry Berridge again shot very well to come third with 30 points. Gerry Weir and Dave Wood also showed they were very competitive with Enfields at these distances.
Special thanks to George Arnold for butt marking the Hythe, Sue Franklin for organisation and Peter Laffoley for scoring all the targets.
|Larry Berridge||79||Gerry Weir||85|
|George Arnold||79||George Arnold||62|
|Tom Arnold||75||Sue Franklin||26|
|Military Rifle||Single Shot|
|Larry Berridge||87||Peter Laffoley||86|
|Gareth Callan||84||Larry Berridge||62|
|Patch Ball Rifle||Tom Arnold||33|
|Gareth Callan||86||Larry Berridge||30|
|Gerry Weir||73||Gerry Weir||28|
|Sue Franklin||58||Dave Wood||24|
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