Congratulations to Rugeley member Mike Bamsey who won the STS Men’s 10m Air Rifle Championship at Napier University this weekend.
After qualifying with a six point lead, Mike led for much of the final. He briefly ceded the lead with a poor 11th shot, before stringing together a strong second half and climbing back past eventual runner up and Scottish Confined Champion James Paterson. Tom Diggle finished third.
Rugeley’s Zoe Perkin found gold on day one of the Welsh Airgun Association Championships, held at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.
Qualifying third, Zoe led the final from the start with two outstanding strings. Holding her nerve as Braunton’s Emily Bale drew level with her in the middle section, Zoe delivered a strong series of inner tens to finish, winning by a clear two points. Zoe also qualified for both her other finals, narrowly missing out on a medal with a fourth place finish in her Day 3 match.
Also from Rugeley, Megan Bamsey qualified for two finals from her three matches. Her brother Mike Bamsey won his day three match, becoming the confined Welsh Men’s 10m Air Rifle Champion.
The Welsh Airgun Championships are held as a series of three open matches – one per day – from Friday to Sunday, each independent and with its own final. One match is nominated as the confined “Welsh Championship”.