Trophy With No Name – it felt good to be out of the rain

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A BUSY Easter weekend at Braidwood culminated with the annual contest for the Trophy With No Name.

Beautiful weather ensured a good turnout, even as a number of guns toured elsewhere on the registered sporting scene.

The first 40 was a relatively tight affair.

Despite the almost perfect conditions, not a cloud in the sky and wind free, only eight guns managed to score 30 or more.

Paul Allison (Cavers) was surprised and delighted when he realised that a score of 33 had been enough to bag him a win. David Bertram (Earlston), Jim Brodie (Denholm), John Kane (Langholm) and Gordon Boertien (Lockerbie) shared the runner-up slot on 31.

Boertien then dug very deep, dropping only two clays in the second half to win the event outright on a magnificent 38.

Closest to him was Stuart Dawson (Bedlington) who broke 34 ahead of Brodie and Michael Biggs (Kelso), both on 32.

The second round win, coupled with joint runner-up score in the trophy event, ensured Boertien the day’s overall aggregate medal, clocking the best score at 69 ex-80. Dawson was closest on 64, just a single point ahead of Brodie.

This Sunday, Braidwood hosts the Hull Cartridge Company-sponsored South of Scotland Sporting Championship. The clubhouse will be open for breakfast from 10am with shooting starting at 11am. Last entry 2pm.

The following Sunday, May 8, sees the annual All Round event take place. In this squadded competition, members and guests have the opportunity to dip into four different disciplines over 80 targets. Entries close at 12.30pm.All welcome.

For more information on these or any future events please visit www.braidwoodsc.co.uk or call Joyce on 01835 870280