FFTA Round 3 was always going to be tough at Lea valley shooting in the bowls with the wind swirling around making reading the wind a nightmare as usual. For some they made it look so easy as they shot their way through the targets in the bowl and seem to do well every year so I’ve now noticed.
For me I have had two good rounds here in the past but this time it wasn’t to be. I started off with a good shot on target one but target two I made the very same mistake I made last Sunday at Springfield ARC round 3 SEFTA Winter League, I mistook number 5 as number 6 on my top turret so made me 8 clicks out hitting the target perfectly at 6 o’clock reading the wind well.
The next problem I had was target 5 after hitting it cleanly but not going down, a Marshall checked the target and said there was an obstruction stopping it falling over so was awarded the point. Later that day target 5 was pulled from the shoot after a lot of complaints…another point down.
I started to pick things up after the rubbish start looking like a good close win until I reached the bowl were I lost a lot of targets, 8 to be precise..! I finished the day with 19/30 after knocking off target 5 that got pulled which would have given me 20/30.
Anyhow the second round I did the Open for the first time but did all the positional’s as per normal, standing and kneeling and managed to score a nice 25/30. A good finish for the day…
Full results are below complete with not so good round.