Charterhouse CCF win Arthur Clarke Long Range Competition
Yesterday, on Stickledown range at Bisley, Charterhouse CCF were victorious in the Arthur Clarke Long Range Competition. This match is the opening competition for all Cadets at Bisley and is the only National long Range Competition for Cadets. Bisley is 2 sighters and 10 shots to count at 800 and 900 meters, whilst the School's Meeting and the Ashburton only go back to 600.
Henry Waldern 'V' (91.6) was the competition's top individual, beating Alex Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 'G' (91.5) into second place by just one 'V' bull! James Ingham's (87.4) shot plotted very well for the team, and Orlando Everitt 'g' (88.7) did extremely well competing in his first ever shooting competition. Orlando was shooting for the very first time ever at long ranges (he made the Team at the last minute due to Gus McLellan 'G' having had an unfortunate accident whilst fishing!).
Above: Henry Waldern
Below: Alex Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
The Team did extremely well at 800 meters taking a 9 point lead. A combination of both lunch and the heat took their toll at 900 meters and the scores dropped a little. The team did however go on to beat Wellington into second place by 2 points in a nail-biting finish.
Thanks due to Alison Carnell who coached the team and the parents who turned out to support. Everyone is looking forward to the School's Meeting and the Ashburton Competition next week.