HAMPSHIRE Website : SW&IC Results 2014

Blue skies and a steady breeze greeted the 9 man team from Hampshire. All arrived in good time and the first squad was called to shoot immediately we'd all signed on.
Early success with 24s for Richard Horn, Richard Heath and Chris Bloxham and a 23 from Eric Sumner and it looked like we might be in with a shout. Tony Cole faced an upward struggle as his gun malfunctioned on the first target out and he had to shoot the rest of the competition sharing Mark Pearce's gun.
Round 2 and Richard Horn & Roger Deacon both posted straights with Richard Heath, Eric Sumner and Atul Vijay coming into their stride with 24s.
Round 3 and the pressure started to show, with Atul achieving another 24 & Mark a 23, the best of the rest (Richard Horn, Roger Deacon, Richard Heath & Paul Rayward) all scoring 22s.
Round 4 and a final flourish from Chris Bloxham with a 25, 24s from Roger, Eric & Paul and a 23 from Richard Horn.
Steady shooting from the team including a valiant effort from Tony shooting an unfamiliar gun gained us Final Team Scores of Seniors 462 ex 500 and Vets 174 ex 200, and we all waited while the remaining teams finished shooting. Early signs were good with Hampshire leading the seniors competition and 2nd in the vets until the Cornish scores came in, at which point it became clear they had fielded strong teams across all categories relegating Hampshire into 2nd place in the seniors by a clear 25 targets with an impressive score of 487 ex 500 and similar performances for the Vets, Ladies and Junior Categories ensuring that they took those titles too.
Individual results:
SW Champions were Seniors - KS Walsh (Cornwall) 100, Ladies - J Eley (Cornwall) 93, Juniors - J Rounsevell (Cornwall) 99 & Vets B Moussalli (Cornwall) 96.
Richard Horn =2nd in B Class (94)
Roger Deacon 1st in C Class (93)
Chris Bloxham 3rd in C Class (91)


On the 24th August the South-West Inter-Counties Sporting Championships took place at Southern Counties. Hampshire took strong team's this year in the Seniors, Ladies and Veterans. On arriving we spotted the task ahead would be a challenge this year with Dorset already posting some big scores. It was a testing layout with some testing angled targets set up by Kevin and the team. Early signs were good with Wayne Martin posting a 93, Luke Elliott and Roger Deacon putting in 91's. Some good shooting from Neil lockton saw him finish on 96, Phil Marks finished 95 and Des Sturgess's 94 took us to within 3 clays of Dorset with Richard Faulds still to come in. Come in he did with a fantastic 99/100 which finished us on 477/500 giving the Senior team a win by 6 clays and possibly our highest ever combined finishing score. There was also a win for the Ladies with Tanya Faulds finishing on 81 and Jane King on 78 taking the win from Somerset. The Veterans came runners-up on 176 just 3 targets behind Cornwall. The Seniors South-West Champion winner 2015 and High Gun had to be Richard Faulds MBE with his near perfect score. There were also results for Wayne Martin and Roger Deacon coming secong and third in A class respectively, Jane King finished 2nd in C class.
The southwest intercounties FITASC championship took place at Podimore shooting school. It was a good shoot with a good mixture of testing targets in windy conditions. At the end of the day there was a team win for the seniors and the ladies. The Veterans team came in for a hard faught 2nd and the Ladies team of Tanya Faulds 75 and Carol Sawkins 70 took the title by a considerable margin, finishing 1st and 2nd in the Ladies class and with Tanya becoming the Regional Ladies Champion. There were also wins for Neil Lockton and Richard Faulds who came joint first in A class with 90/100.