Imperial Meeting 2014
For the second year in succession the Imperial 2014 was blessed with warm, sunny and dry weather, with of course the tricky winds associated with summer conditions.
This year we fielded a record breaking eight members thanks to two new arrivals at WPRC. We welcomed John Cade who is no stranger to the Imperial and Phil Taylor who was renewing his acquaintance with the meeting after a break of some thirty years!
Our sole MR representative Dick Hayden shot a full series of events this year, following a welcome return to ocular health. As always competition was fierce but he was delighted to record a 3rd place in the Any Rifle with a 71.6 at 1100 yards. Welcome back Dick!
The remaining seven club members joined the fray on First Friday for the TR events.
Regrettably WPRC were not representing Hertfordshire in the Astor Cup this year but again entered teams in The Belgian and The Steward competitions. The Club team of Alistair Bullen, Ashley Coleman-Cooke, Colin Skellett and Bob Jackson improved on the Clubs 2013 performance.
Shooting against the strongest competition, results were as follows:
Belgian 18th ex 29 with a score of 664.56
Steward 16th ex 24 with a score of 678.73
Phil Taylor, John Cade, Alistair Bullen and Colin Skellett were all able to shoot through to Second Thursday, while Nick, Bob and Ashley departed early after the Middle Weekend. A smattering of HPS’s and Prize Lists were achieved but considerably fewer than in past years. Nick would have been disappointed to return home after only two days shooting having amassed a haul of three Prize List places with a 6th position in The Daily Telegraph. Colin upheld the clubs honour by being our only representative in Queens II
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