Rifle Club ends season on a high note
The 2009-10 winter season finished on a series of high notes. Club Captain Jan Phelps won the Dorset County Individual Ladies title for the second time and she also won the Veterans title, beating several International shooters in a hotly contested competition. John Henderson has qualified to shoot in the shoulder-to shoulder shoot-off for the Dorset Short-range Championship.
The New Milton ‘A’ team of Jan Phelps, Richard Chasemore, Tony Edwards
and Ken Sauve has won the premier division in the Southampton & District Postal league for the third successive year, this time by a record margin. This was a genuine team effort, with all four shooters shooting consistently well throughout the long winter season. Top of the averages was Richard Chasemore with 98.0
In the Hampshire County Winter League, the New Milton ‘A’ team shot consistently throughout the season, but they finished mid-table in Div 1. Top of the averages was Richard Chasemore with 98.86. The ‘B’ team finished second in Div 3. Top of the averages was Alan Herbert with 97.78
In the Southampton & District Individual League, New Milton members were well to the fore. In Div 1. Richard Chasemore was second. In Div 2, Jan Phelps was 2nd . In Div 3, John Henderson shot well above his average to be the clear winner, he will receive a gold medal for his efforts.
In the National Short-range League, which is open to teams from across the UK and Northern Ireland, the New Milton ‘A’ team of Jan Phelps, Sue Hoare,
Richard Chasemore, Tony Edwards and Ken Sauve had the satisfaction of having the highest team aggregate, but they finished fifth in division 9. Over 200 team compete in this highly competitive competition. The division was won by the Stock Exchange Rifle Club from London. Top of the New Milton averages was Richard Chasemore with 98.9, with Tony Edwards second on 97.6.
The final results for the Dorset County Winter Leagues are due soon, but the New Milton team has an unassailable lead in Div 2. Full results for Team and Individual competitions available soon.
The New Milton Rifle Club has been in existence since 1947 and this successful Winter season has maintained the club’s position in the top group of Rifle Clubs in the South of England.