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SES Find Success in Shooting Events at Bisley 

bisley shooting competitionDuring the summer holidays the Stamford Endowed Schools CCF shooting team entered the National Schools Imperial Meeting at Bisley Camp. Some 43 teams and 514 cadets took part in the competition.

The SES team entered eight events, finishing 1st in the Bermuda Cup, and coming in as runners up in the Northern Shield. They also achieved the following positions: Ashburton 18th (the team’s highest finish for 7 years), Cadet Pairs 13th, Bermuda Cup Winners, Northern Shield Runners Up, Collesloe Vase 5th, Epsom 10th, Cheltenham Cup 11th and Devon 12th.

Team members also performed well in the individual competitions, the highlight being Charlie Smith who shot a maximum 35 with 4V Bulls in the IVEAGH, a competition shot at 500 Meters, coming joint 1st with two boys from the Oratory School, but placed third on the count back of V Bulls. However, in a shoot off between the three boys Charlie came second. He won the NRA Bronze Medal, and also ended up in the top 100 cadets for all competitions,

Some of the other highlights were Silver Spoon winners for the following: 300 Meter Aggregate, Anna Hindmarch 96th, Matthew J Smith 82nd, 500 Meter Aggregate, Charlie Smith 6th, 600 Meter Aggregate, Charlie Smith 47th, Wednesday Aggregate, 300, 500 and 600 meters, Amelia Rome 98th, Victoria Cup Adam Stops 47th, Charlie Smith 68th, and Amelia Rome 99th, and Wellington Adam Stops 78th.

In the Spencer Mellish (the team captains shoot), Charlie Smith represented the School, and scored 45.3 out of a maximum of 50 at 500 meters. He came 5th the 4 Boys who came above him (winning Score 46.5) were all 2 years older and 3 represent Great Britain Cadets.

Head of the shooting team, Steve Denham MBE, said: “I would like to send my thanks to all the shooting team and Mrs Johnson for giving up their time and holidays throughout the year to represent the School, and believe that we now have the foundation of a young team who can go on to winning more competitions.”