HRA Captains Day and Teams Challenge Shield – Sunday 7th April 2019

This traditional opener to the Hertfordshire County shooting season was shot in pleasant conditions, unlike many years in the past.

The individual Captains Day event is run in the morning using a handicapped Queens I format, to encourage shooters of all ability to enter. The Captains Day prize is given to the competitor with the highest handicapped score and a prize for the best gun score is also up for grabs.

WPRC fielded 6 entrants out of the 18 in the individual morning competition. With two-thirds of all competitors matching or beating their handicaps used to ‘level the playing field’. It was a tough morning for the WPRC squad with only Nick Verduyn shooting well enough to gain a top three position. Rob Edwards (North Herts Rifles) shot strongly against senior opposition to win the Salver.

Andy Day on NHR producing a winning score of 104.12 took top Gun Score, with Nick in second place, one V behind.

Full results can be found on the Hertfordshire Rifle Association website. and follow Competition details then Captains Day links.


In the afternoon the Herefordshire Club Teams Challenge Shield was shot at 300 and 600yds. This year’s entry again attracting four teams of six shooters.

North Herts Rifles have been challenging for the past three years and finally 2019 was their time. Shooting steadily, an all-round team performance saw them worthy winners, and competition organisers for next year.


ClubAggregateTop GunScore
North Herts Rifles ‘A’579.55Harrison Daw97.12
Welwyn Phoenix RC576.56James Greenway 99.10
Old Berkhamstedians 564.52Bruce Winney100.18
Old Habs528.30Dick Winney94.5

The WPRC team comprised:

Alistair Bullen
John Cade
James Greenway
Nick Verduyn
Bob Jackson
Colin Skellett