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Shooting Team dominate at Country Life Competition

The Stamford Endowed Schools shooting team, made up of 10 senior school pupils, have won the Country Life Small Bore Competition for the second year running. SES entered an A and B team each consisting of 4 firers and a non-shooting member who guides the firers onto targets.

121 teams entered the competition and the SES A Team (J Hudson, H Mintern, F Babbs, S Taylor, A Bichan) won out right with a score of 487 out of 500. The SES B Team (E Joyce, A Pywell, R Coe, E Bilsby, J Stops) came 6th with the highest B team score of 387 out of 500, meaning that they won the Silver Salver. The A Team won the Grouping with a maximum score of 100 out of 100, won the Rapid with a score of 146 out of 160, won the Snap with a maximum of 120 out 120 and came Second in the Landscape with a score of 117 out of 120.

Shooting Team Captain, Steve Denham, said: “Well done to both teams for their fantastic achievement. What’s most impressive is that the A team had all 4 firers in the top 5 shots in the Country out of a total of 484 firers. And 2 firers from the B Team were also in the top 10. Congratulations!”

Please see below for the full breakdown of results:

A Team:



Hetti Mintern


Highest in the country

Joe Hudson


2nd in the country

Freddie Babbs


3rd in the country

Sam Taylor


5th in the country

Andy Bichan (non-firing)



B Team:



Emily Joyce


7th in the country

Anna Pywell


10th in the country

Rosie Coe



Emily Bilsby



Jack Stops (non-firing)