The last indoor season seems a long way off now, but the final result in the NSRA’s indoor county leagues has just come through. There was a delay in the Main team results as we had originally lost our last match (and with it the division) due to the fact that the initial result showed we had only 19 shooters. Ian Thomson immediately challenged that as he knew he had sent off 20 cards. The ‘NCR’ given turned out to have been a card disqualified under Rule 7.4.5 – damaged card. The NSRA initially declined the challenge and sent a scan of the card. It was obvious to anyone that the ‘damage’ was just due to a splashback from the stop-plate. Splashbacks are not normally viewed as the basis for disqualifying a card, so Ian appealed again. Common sense prevailed as that was upheld by the higher authority, so Lothain won its last match and pipped Devon to the top spot in division 2 on aggregate.
Congratulations to Ollie Barron (Watsonians) on having the team’s top average of 99.5 – pretty impressive.
Our Women’s team also won its division (D4) , by two points, drawing and losing one match each. Congratulations to the team and also to the two young Watson’s shooters on having the joint-top average in the team (Neasa O’Connell and Isabel Stark).
The three Junior teams didn’t fare quite so well, with the A team 3rd in division 1, the B team 2nd in division 3 and the C team 3rd in division 4.
As noted previously, the Air Pistol team won division 6 with an unbeaten record. That’s the last division, so we’ll find life a little harder next season as we shall undoubtedly be in a higher division. That team also had a challenging issue as one of our shooters’ scores for rounds 7 and 8 had originally been transposed, causing us to lose a match. That eventually got sorted out and we came through unscathed.
Take the County teams | Indoor teams | NSRA leagues links at the top to see full details.