B grade marksman Fletcher Kydd shaded 21 shooters from Marlborough and Nelson to claim the high overall title at Sunday's Marlborough Clay Target Club shoot.
In strong northwesterly winds the in-form Marlborough shooter hit 239 out of 250 targets, including 98 from 100 in the 100 target skeet. Keith van Asch was second, with 234 targets hit.
100 target Skeet, first 25 A grade: Murray Sheppard (Nelson) 25, Craig Bason (Marl) 24, Wes Oldham (Nelson) 24. B grade: Fletcher Kydd (Marl) 25, Lloyd Owen (Marl) 24, Hugh Owen (Marl) 21. C grade: Warwick van Asch (Marl) 21, Barry Tait (Golden Bay) 20, Jock van Asch (Marl) 18.
Second 25. A grade: Keith van Asch (Marl) 25, Wal Daley (Nelson) 25, C Bason 24. B grade: F Kydd 24, Hugh Owen (Marl) 22, L Owen 21. C grade: Vaughan Workman (Nelson) and Bob Butt (Marlborough) 21, W van Asch 20.
Third 25. A grade: K van Asch and W Daley 25, C Bason 24. B grade: F Kydd 25, Murray Tait ( Nelson) 23, Dennis Brough (Marl) 21. C grade: W van Asch 19, J van Asch 17, B Tait 16.
4th 25. A grade: C Bason 25, W Daley 24, M Sheppard and Morice Horner (Nelson) 23. B grade: F Kydd 24, H Owen 22, D Brough 21. C grade: J van Asch 20, B Butt 18, W van Asch and V Workman 17.
Over 100 targets. A grade: C Bason and W Daley 97. B grade: F Kydd 98. C grade: W van Asch 77.
50 target Points Score Trophy - 1st 25. A grade: Paul Black (Barrytown) 72, K van Asch 68, Vince Bayley (Marl) and L Owen 66. B grade: H Owen 71, D Brough 70, F Kydd and B Butt 69. C grade: J van Asch and B Bayley 68, V Workman 66. 2nd 25, A grade: K van Asch and L Owen 71, V Bayley 68. B grade: F Kydd 72, D Brough 71, W Daley 69. Trophy Winners Over 50 targets - A grade: K van Asch 139. B grade: F Kydd 141. C grade: B Tait 132
Overall: Owen Bros 100 target Skeet - Fletcher Kydd (Marl) 98/100. HOA - Fletcher Kydd 239/250. A grade: Keith van Asch 234/250. B grade: Dennis Brough 225/250. C grade: Barry Tait 200/250.
- The Marlborough Express