On Saturday 27th several members of Shanklin rifle and pistol club competed in the English smallbore championship at Bisley, Surrey. First match of the day was the 50m Freepistol event, shooting outdoors in challenging high winds. Taking this in his stride, Matthew Reed won the championship. Bringing home the title of English champion. Perron Phipps took bronze.

Perron Phipps (left) & Matt Reed (right)

Second event of the day was 10m Air pistol. During qualification Matthew shot a personal best of 567 qualifying in 3rd place. Perron shot a 555 qualifying in 7th. In the ladies match Imogen Moss qualified in 8th with a 540. Through to the final, Perron went on to take 4th in the open match but taking silver in the English confined championship. Matthew took 5th in the open and 3rd in the confined. Imogen took 6th in the open and 3rd in the confined.

On Sunday 28th was the ladies . 22 sport pistol match.  With a score of 564, 1 point off her personal best Imogen took the English confined championship title and 2nd in the Open.

Imogen Moss

All three competitors would like to thank the Isle of Wight Councils talented athlete scheme and Wightlink for there support.