On Saturday the 18th of February, Newcastle University Rifle Club Team A, competed at the BUCS Indoor 25m event at Staveley Rifle Club.
Qualifying 6th for this event Newcastle were hoping to maintain a podium position after last year’s success at this event. Newcastle’s team of 6 shot very well under the strict time constraints during this competition.
“Newcastle’s team of 6 shot very well under the strict time constraints during this competition”
During the previous week, we unfortunately lost Theo Dodds to full bore training and Luke Ellwood to illness so Phil Dyer and Calum Day stepped up into the A team.
Despite strong performances from Akmal Hakim, Anna Matthews and Finn Ryley, Newcastle placed an unfortunate 8th, scoring 2233/2400. Finn Ryley’s individual score placed 2nd out of all the teams which bode well for his individual match tomorrow.
The following Sunday saw the Individual, Women’s and Novice shooters competition. Calum Day had qualified for the Novice but Finn Ryley stated the day with the Individual competition.
Apart from shooting an 8 on his 3rd target Finn managed to maintain 98’s across the 4 targets to score 390, placing him 3rd in the Individual mens. Finn was very pleased with the result but a bit disappointed with the 8 which could have seen him place higher. None the less a good result for Newcastle.
Having joined the rifle club this year, Calum Day qualified for the novice shoot. This was to be his first competition shoot ever.Calum shot very well under the strict timing conditions which can put a lot of pressure on new shooters. Overall Calum placed 5th in the novice. Qualifying for this event is a huge achievement in its self so Calum did very well.