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Wick Old Stagers go nine points clear in winter shooting league


By Ali Morrison


With the Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association indoor season drawing to a close, league and team trophies were presented in Watten hall following the St Clair Cup competition. Association secretary Marty Simpson is pictured presenting the county championship trophy to David Simpson of Wick Old Stagers. Looking on are some of the other shooters who accepted trophies on behalf of their clubs and teams. They are (from left, back) Don Mowat, Pentland, Graham Robertson, Stirkoke, John Harrold, Keiss, Brian Young, Wick Old Stagers; (front) John Campbell, Ross Sutherland, Robbie Levack, all Halkirk, and Ally Baikie, Westfield. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios
With the Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association indoor season drawing to a close, league and team trophies were presented in Watten hall following the St Clair Cup competition. Association secretary Marty Simpson is pictured presenting the county championship trophy to David Simpson of Wick Old Stagers. Looking on are some of the other shooters who accepted trophies on behalf of their clubs and teams. They are (from left, back) Don Mowat, Pentland, Graham Robertson, Stirkoke, John Harrold, Keiss, Brian Young, Wick Old Stagers; (front) John Campbell, Ross Sutherland, Robbie Levack, all Halkirk, and Ally Baikie, Westfield. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

Round 14 of Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association’s winter league had five shooters with the maximum score of 100 – S Nicolson and D Simpson (Wick Old Stagers), J Henderson (Watten) and S Webster (Stirkoke), all in Division One, and S Henderson (Watten) in Division Two.

Wick Old Stagers A are now leading Pentland A by nine points at the top of Division One, while Wick Old Stagers B are a point ahead of Dufftown A in Division Two.

Dingwall have moved into first position over Halkirk B in Division Three, with both teams on 24 points but with Dingwall having the better aggregate. The Division Four leaders Keiss stretched their lead over Halkirk C to four points.

Dufftown B remain top of Division Five, leading Stirkoke D by a point, while the Division Six leaders Westfield C are four points clear of Watten D.

The Junior Team League sees Westfield D in first position, leading Halkirk E by four points.

Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association's junior indoor champion Caitlin Green, of Westfield, receives her trophy from George Baikie. Runner-up was her clubmate Murray Mackenzie (front right). Looking on are the other juniors who took part in the final – (from left) Andrew Morrison, Westfield; Mollie Mackay, Watten; and Robbie Levack, Adam Bremner, Ross Sutherland, Alistair Campbell and Sophie Campbell, all Halkirk. The competition was held in Watten hall on Monday night. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios
Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association's junior indoor champion Caitlin Green, of Westfield, receives her trophy from George Baikie. Runner-up was her clubmate Murray Mackenzie (front right). Looking on are the other juniors who took part in the final – (from left) Andrew Morrison, Westfield; Mollie Mackay, Watten; and Robbie Levack, Adam Bremner, Ross Sutherland, Alistair Campbell and Sophie Campbell, all Halkirk. The competition was held in Watten hall on Monday night. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

Results (shots dropped):

Division One: Wick Old Stagers A 4 beat Halkirk A 10. Individual scores – Wick Old Stagers: D Simpson 0, S Nicolson 0, B Young 1, H Simpson 3. Halkirk: J G Campbell 1, J Fraser 1, R B Campbell 3, W A Campbell 5.

Stirkoke A 5 beat Pentland A 8. Individual scores – Stirkoke: S Webster 0, R Innes 1, G Robertson 2, P Sutherland 2. Pentland: P Richard 1, D Mowat 2, G Begg 2, R Brown 3.

Watten A 9 beat Banff & Macduff A 15. Individual scores – Watten: J Henderson 0, D Wilson 2, D Bremner 3, G Bremner 4. Banff & Macduff: D Innes 1, W A Copland 1, R Murray 3, J Lorimer 10.

Division Two: Westfield A 11 beat Dufftown A 17. Individual scores – Westfield: M Mackay 1, J Manson 1, M Macaskill 4, G A Mackay 5. Dufftown: J Nicol 2, P Scott 2, S Dalgarno 4, S Nicol 9.

Watten B 11 beat Pentland B 20. Individual scores – Watten: S Henderson 0, G Mackay 2, B Mackay 3, D Thomson 6. Pentland: A Cowe 2, P Gates 5, W D Mowat 6, J Coghill 7.

Wick Old Stagers B 14 beat Orkney 15. Individual scores – Wick Old Stagers: S S Nicolson 2, L Macdonald 4, A W Paul 4, G Sutherland 4. Orkney: D Sinclair 1, B Spence 1, A Purchon 6, A Kemp 7.

Division Three: Halkirk B 12 beat Stirkoke B 23. Individual scores – Halkirk: G G Levack 1, S Blackwood 3, C Budge 3, S Yuille 5. Stirkoke: I Sutherland 2, D Webster 5, J Fraser 6, G Cameron 10.

Dingwall 19 beat Watten C 33. Individual scores – Dingwall: B D Macintosh 2, R C Meiklejohn 4, R H Meiklejohn 4, H Meiklejohn 9. Watten: K Macaulay 4, S Mackay 5, A Smith 11, W Mackay 13.

Stirkoke C 23 beat Dallas 32. Individual scores – Stirkoke: G Henderson 2, J M Sutherland 4, R Mackay 8, I Gunn 9. Dallas: K Sutherland 1, N Sutherland 5, G Sutherland 7, H MacKellar 19.

Top score in Division Three was 99 shot by G G Levack (Halkirk) and K Sutherland (Dallas).

Division Four: Keiss 21 beat Halkirk C 31. Individual scores – Keiss: B Cormack 3, W Mackay 5, J Dunnett 6, J Harrold 7. Halkirk: T Hawes 3, H Levack 6, A Budge 7, R Levack 15.

Clachnacuddin 28 beat Banff & Macduff B 38. Individual scores – Clachnacuddin: R Emburey 4, S Bell 6, K McRitchie 7, N Macdonald 11. Banff & Macduff: A Scott 3, L G Thomson 8, J Ross 10, M Innes 17.

Bogey 30 beat Pentland C 116. Individual scores – Pentland: R Steven 4, W D Steven 5, W G Steven 7, NCR 100.

Top score in Division Four was 97 shot by B Cormack (Keiss), T Hawes (Halkirk) and A Scott (Banff & Macduff).

Division Five: Stirkoke D 21 beat Westfield B 35. Individual scores – Stirkoke: A Webster 3, D Henderson 5, J Hendry 5, G Hendry 8. Westfield: C Green 5, A Baikie 8, M Mackenzie 9, L Calder 13.

Nairn 32 beat Wick Old Stagers C 48. Individual scores – Nairn: P Hayward 6, D Smith 8, S Murray 8, R Thomson 10. Wick Old Stagers: C Ronaldson 8, N Hodgson 9, A Harper 10, I Simpson 21.

Dufftown B 35 drew with Bogey 35. Individual scores – Dufftown: A Dalgarno 2, G Macdonald 6, R Dalgarno 12, J Rumbles 15.

Top score in Division Five was 98 shot by A Dalgarno (Dufftown).

Division Six: Watten D 24 beat Stirkoke E 138. Individual scores – Watten: D Thomson Jnr 4, M Mackay 6, M Macaulay 6, L Bremner 8. Stirkoke: D Henderson 9, J Cameron 9, J Sutherland 20, NCR 100.

Westfield C 42 beat Pentland D 135. Individual scores – Westfield: A Morrison 7, D Macaskill 8, A Jappy 11, C Mowat 16. Pentland: D Mowat 8, A Cormack 9, C Cormack 18, NCR 100.

Halkirk D 50 beat Bogey 85. Individual scores – Halkirk: A Campbell 8, R Sutherland 9, A Bremner 14, S Campbell 19.

Top score in Division Six was 96 shot by D Thomson Jnr (Watten).

Junior Team League: Westfield D 17 beat Bogey 60. Individual scores – Westfield: C Green 3, A Morrison 5, M Mackenzie 9.

Halkirk E 41 beat Halkirk F 44. Individual scores – Halkirk E: R Levack 10, A Campbell 12, A Bremner 19. Halkirk F: R Sutherland 10, S Campbell 15, K Brown 19.

Pentland E 51 beat Stirkoke F 225. Individual scores – Pentland: D Mowat 13, S Richard 14, L Steven 24. Stirkoke: J Sutherland 25, D Mackay 100, NCR 100.

Top score in the Junior Team League was 97 shot by C Green (Westfield).

Junior Individual League Division One – Individual scores: C Green 3 beat M Mackenzie 9. R Levack 7 beat S Richard 14. M Mackay 12 beat D Mowat 13.

Best score was 97 shot by C Green (Westfield).

Junior Individual League Division Two – Individual scores: A Morrison 5 beat A Campbell 13. C Mowat 13 beat D Mackay 100. L Steven 24 beat J Sutherland 25.

Best score was 95 shot by A Morrison (Westfield).

Junior Individual League Division Three – Individual scores: J Taylor 9 beat A Bremner 15. R Sutherland 14 beat S Campbell 17. K Brown 29 beat H Wadsworth 100.

Best score was 91 shot by J Taylor (Westfield).



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