gun enthusiast wins English Shooting Championships
Burnham-On-Sea shooting enthusiast has hit his target by winning
a top place at the sport's English National Shooting Championships.
Peter Pearce, from Burnham, achieved national recognition by
winning The W McCloud (Mac) Memorial Trophy at the shooting championships
held in Bisley, Surrey.
After a close and tense competition, he won by two points with
a score of 569.
After the competition Peter said: "I'm delighted and surprised
to have won. The unfavourable weather conditions made it difficult."
The championships, which are held every year, include the British
Open Championship and always attract top shooters from around
The Bisley ranges are renowned for variable weather conditions
which present particular challenges for shooters.
The very wet and windy conditions on the first four days caused
problems for all the competitors, but with the improved conditions
later in the contest, the competition became much tougher.
Peter shoots for Burnham-On-Sea Rifle Club, the City of Oxford
Rffle Club and Somerset Small Bore Rifle Association, and has
been asked to represent the South West next season.
Burnham Rifle Club are keen supporters of both new and established
participants of the sport.