Round four of this year's Marlborough smallbore shooting interclub competition was held at the Blenheim range on Thursday night and, for the fourth time, RSA Red proved too good for their rivals in open grade.
The dominant trio of Val Wadsworth, Kim Bishell and Regan Cowe combined for a total score of 589.27, beating out Services One and Services Two for grade honours. Wadsworth's 198.10 was the second best individual score, Gavin Hadfield of fourth-placed RSA Gold topping the standings with 198.11.
Despite missing out on top spot in open grade, Services were victorious in round four when they won both lower grades. They were comfortable 10-point winners over Blenheim in B grade and also beat the host club out for first place in C grade.
It was a good night for the Jansen van Vuuren family, of Services, in the individual standings, Herman topping B grade with 195.7 and Jody leading C grade with 193.7.
Round four interclub results, Blenheim Range, Thursday, July 12
Open grade: RSA Red - Val Wadsworth 198.10, Kim Bishell 196.7, Regan Cowe 195.10. Total: 589.27. Services I - Malcolm Dodson 196.11, David Dick 194.11, Bradley Palatchie 195.11. Total: 585.33. Services II - Herman Jansen van Vuuren 195.7, Jono Webb 192.6, Chris Burgess 196.9 Total: 583.22. RSA Gold - Gavin Hadfield 198.11, Simon Senior 196.12, Rex Schroder 186.5. Total: 580.28. Blenheim - Eddie Love 191.4, Richard Sampey 197.12, John Chauval 191.4. Total: 579.20.
B grade: Blenheim - Eddie Love 191.4, Richard Evans 190.8, Phillip Robinson 188.7. Total: 569.19. RSA - Sue Cresswell 189.6, Peter Webster 183.1, Nicole Irvine 189.5. Total: 561.12. Services - Jody Jansen van Vuuren 193.7, Herman Jansen van Vuuren 195.7, Steve Neal 191.6. Total: 579.20.
C grade: Services - Jody Jansen van Vuuren 193.7, Martin Rowe 182.4, Clinton Whyte 184.5. Total: 560.16. Blenheim - Dawn Ackers 179.2, David Gill 185.2, Glen Stevens 190.2. Total: 554.6. RSA - Lindsay McAlpine 191.6, Richard Feather 171.2, Jo Marfell 184.3. Total: 546.11.
- The Marlborough Express