Bishell produces superb smallbore effort

Last updated 10:59 24/06/2014

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Marlborough smallbore shooter Kim Bishell produced a superb consistent performance to claim the women's and overall crowns at the South Island championships held at Blenheim's RSA range on Saturday.

The South Island champs are held at various satellite venues throughout the South Island. The format is two double cards (graded) with an optional final to decide overall champion.

Fellow Marlborough shooter Regan Cowe was close behind Bishell, finishing third overall and second in master grade. Up and coming D grader Joanie Benge finished second.

In the open optional final Bishell scored 591.33 to shade Dunsandel's Rex Gardiner on 594.38 and Cowe with 590.34. In the final for the women's title, Bishell scored 394.22, ahead of Amelia Hughson from Rangiora with 393.22 and Elizabeth Gardiner from Dunsandel who shot 393.20.

Marlborough shooters results:

Master grade

Brad Palatchie 197.10, 199.16 = 396.26. Regan Cowe 195.8, 198.12 = 393.20 (2nd in grade, final 197.14, total 590.34 3rd overall). Richard Sampey 193.9, 197.11 = 390.20. Val Wadsworth 196.9, 193.8 = 389.17.

A grade

Kim Bishell 196.8, 198.14 = 394.22 (2nd in grade, final 197.11, total 591.33 1st overall). Simon Senior 195.10, 195.7 = 390.17. David Dick 192.4, 192.7 = 384.14.

B grade

Rex Schroder 195.10, 194.10 =389.20. Josh Leach 193.6, 193.6 = 386.12. Nicole Irvine 192.4, 185.3 = 377.7. Eddie Love 179.3, 190.4 = 369.7. John Chauval 183.3, 184.3 = 367.6.

C grade

Josh Schroder 189.4, 188.4 = 377.8. Charlie Bryant 187.5, 187.4 = 379.9. Dawn Ackers-Chauval 186.5, 184.3 = 370.8.

D grade

Joanie Benge 191.6, 189.4 = 380.10.

The battle between the RSA I, Services and Blenheim open grade teams continues in interclub smallbore with RSA 1 notching up a a six point win in the latest round. In B grade Blenheim broke RSA's dominance while Services took out C grade.

Top individual scorers were Val Wadsworth, 196.16, and Dave Dick, 196.12, in open grade and Richard Evans with 196.8 in B grade.

Results from the third round of interclub, shot at the RSA range on Thursday, June 19:

Open grade

RSA I: Val Wadsworth 196.16; Kim Bishell 195.8; Regan Cowe 196.12. Total: 587.36.

Services: William Van Asch 190.7; Dave Dick 196.12; Bradley Palatchie 195.8. Total: 581.27.

Blenheim: Richard Sampey 195.11; Richard Evans 196.8; John Chauval 188.7. Total: 579.26.

RSA II: Glenn Harris 188.4; Simon Senior 195.7; Josh Leach 192.5. Total: 575.16.

B grade

Blenheim: Richard Evans 196.8; John Chauval 188.7; Eddie Love 192.7. Total: 576.22.

RSA I: Josh Leach 192.5, Glenn Harris 188.4, Sue Cresswell 190.5. Total: 570.14.

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Services: Jonie Benge 188.3; William Van Asch 190.7; Herman Jansen van Vuuren 188.5. Total: 566.15.

RSA II: Richard Norton 191.7; Peter Webster 186.3; Charlie Bryant 190.6. Total: 567.16.

C grade

Services: Clinton Whyte 89.1, 97.5 =186.6; Joanie Benge =188.3. Total: 561.13.

Blenheim: Phillip Robinson 94.4, 92.2 = 186.6; Dawn Ackers-Chauval 90, 89.3 = 179.3. Total: 555.15.

RSA: Peter Webster =186.3; Lindsay McAlpine 87.2, 91.3 =178.5; Richard Feather 94.2, 93.3 =187.5. Total: 551.13.

- The Marlborough Express

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