Watsonian Rifle Club Open Meeting

The Open Competition held last over the weekend of 2 and 3 December and attracted over 50 competitors from many different clubs. We offer several trophies for Juniors, Under 21 , Under 18 and Under 15 as well as an E Class for averages under 90. This year Juniors were 44% of the total entry which must be the highest proportion for any open competition in the country, so the Junior competitions were very competitive. Several schools, George Watson’s, Kelvinside Academy, ESMS (Mary Erskine/Stewarts Melville) and Merchiston were represented.


The outstanding performance of the weekend was Ollie Barron who won Class A with 599 ex 600 dropping his 47th shot.


The trophy winners were ;

Class A     Ollie Barron                    Under 21     Tom Diggle

Class B     Ian Thomson                  Under 18     Sam Coates

Class C    Sam Coates                     Under 15     William Somerville

Class D     William Somerville         Ladies         Rhona Dove

Class E     Gael Hopton                   Veterans      Ian Thomson

                                                        Open Team   Watsonians

                                                        Junior Team   George Watson’s


It would be good to have an even more competitive entry next year so keep the first weekend in December free.    


Ian Thomson