Mike receives his golden shot trophy

PUBLISHED: 09:01 26 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:29 24 May 2010

CHEDDAR Valley Rifle Club held their AGM and supper at the Bath Arms Hotel, Cheddar. During the business of the meeting, Mike Griffin was re-elected chairman, Barbara Griffin as secretary, Don Lee as treasurer and Tony Thwaite as stats officer. The suppor

CHEDDAR Valley Rifle Club held their AGM and supper at the Bath Arms Hotel, Cheddar.During the business of the meeting, Mike Griffin was re-elected chairman, Barbara Griffin as secretary, Don Lee as treasurer and Tony Thwaite as stats officer.The supporting committee for the year will be Ruth Bell, Simon Ellis, John Ham, Paula Marks, David Oatley, Trevor Paisey and Ton Paisey.President Vera Lee presented trophies to: Club champion and Golden Shot Trophy, Mike Griffin; Harold Leonard Williams Trophy, Leigh Rodgers; Peter Crandon Trophy for outdoor 50m shooting, Peter Paisey; Captain's Cup for best improver, Elizabeth Cooke; men's handicap, Simon Ellis; ladies' handicap, Barbara Griffin; Junior Cup, David Bates; Novice Trophy for best new shooter, Leigh Rodgers; Pairs Trophy, Ruth Bell and Mike Davey.Vice-president Andy Hobbs presented his donated trophy to Barry Scott.In team events, the Ken Lane Trophy was awarded to David Oatley, David Bates and Tom Paisey. The final was a drawn match against John Ham, Mike and Barbara Griffin, but won by the team with the higher handicap. A similar ruling determined the result of the Battle of the Sexes Trophy won by the ladies, after three rounds, each team had won one and drawn one. Badges were awarded for the best scores on a monthly basis by individuals in the winter leagues, Somerset County A team, Mike Griffin four; B team, Mike Davey two; David Oatley and Ray Ham one each; Bristol and District A team, Pat Williams and Paula Marks two each; B team, Mike Amos two; Barry Scott and Tom Paisey one each.In the Under-21 League Division 1, Mike Amos two, David Bates and Elizabeth Cooke one each. Division 2, Andy Hellier four. Alex Thwaite received a Certificate of Merit for his first perfect score of 100.With anguished anticipation, members listened to the club captain reciting what, in her opinion, were the reasons for deciding the destination of the coveted "Bent Bullet" awards.After the groans and humour the recipients were revealed as Tony Thwaite and David Bates. Members retaliated by voting for captain Ruth Bell as worthy winner of the Wooden Spoon.Cheddar Valley Rifle Club is an established and fully approved .22 calibre target rifle shooting club with their own complex in the village, comprising 25-yard indoor range and clubroom. They welcome new members (minimum age 14 years). All equipment needed is provided by the club, which is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 7.30-11pm.For more information and membership details, please contact the secretary on 01934 518098.

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