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News entry 7

01/May/2006, 19:00:

The ESSU (English) Open took place on the May bank holiday weekend and Siân and Jenny both came back with trophies.

The 3P event was held on Saturday and Siân shot well, qualifying in 2nd place for the final, while Jenny was not far behind in 4th. Siân dropped a place in the final to finish 3rd while Jenny had an outstanding final, finishing close behind Siân in 4th.

The prone event was held on Sunday and the day started well with Siân lying in equal first place following the first match having added 3 points to her previous personal best with a 594. The 2nd match was even better as Siân added another point to her personal best scoring 595 to equal the current British record (subject to clarification). The combined total for both matches secured 1st place in the Open category for the women’s event and was also higher than any total scored by the men!

Siân and Jenny shot both matches of the air rifle event on Monday and the first match went fairly well for Jenny but neither fared very well in the 2nd match, though Jenny’s combined total saw her start the final in 4th place (which allowed her the opportunity to claw back the 2 point lead the 3rd place shooter had on her) and to finish overall 3rd by just 0.2 points!

It was also an outstanding weekend for Croydon Rifle Club with Ken Parr (Junior) winning the English Prone event (2nd in the open event), coming 2nd in the 3P event and 4th in the air rifle event.

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