Said Jersey’s Bruce Horwood: ‘Our score was just four points behind our all-time record.
Although we didn’t realise our individual potential we were quite pleased, we functioned well as a team.’Australia was third with 1181, with Canada, the US and South Africa trailing behind.After being, in his own words: ‘taken to pieces by the rain,’ Horwood was very disappointed to drop and finish in 80th place on the last day of the Grand Aggregate at Bisley on Thursday.
He has fallen to around the same point in the world championship, but Colin Mallett moved up to 14th and 11th respectively while Peter Stock crept into the top 50 of the GA.Three Jersey members got through to Stage II of the St George’s competition and compete in the final today.
They are Horwood with 149.22, Chris Cotillard with 148.18 and Peter Stock on 148.17.
The cut was 147.20.And yesterday afternoon 300 shooters were competing in stage II of the Queen’s Prize, with just 100 going through to compete in today’s final.Speaking yesterday Horwood said he expected it to be hard work.’The wind is blowing fresh left to right and, unlike when we shoot at home where the wind is fairly constant, it’s gusty here, bouncing off trees.
We’ll have to be very sharp to adapt to the conditions.On the ranges on Thursday the Jersey team shot the Overseas Team match and did well to finish five points behind the USA.
‘The competition was won by Australia with Canada second and the US third.
Top score was 1260 and we got five fewer than the USA, and I think we beat South Africa,’ Horwood said.
And it was he who had the highest Jersey score, 104.