Richard finishes second in Torfaen Open

A group of floor shooters lie prone on the floor of an indoor firing point, aiming out through square holes in the wall at targets on the outdoor range. They wear canvas and leather jackets for support, some in bright colours. Monitors show the score from the electronic target system.

Rugeley shooter Richard Hemingway won his squad, and finished second in X-Class this weekend at the Torfaen Open Championship.

Contested at Long Ashton District Rifle Club near Bristol, the match is a 60-shot course of fire on Megalink electronic targets. Shooting on the second squad of the day, Richard’s score of 616.2 bested top shooters including Simon Green. Overall, he was left behind Alan Bain, who had managed an excellent 621.0 on the first detail.