Powell River was well represented at the recent BC Target Sports Association Provincial Championships held in Abbotsford from May 17 to 20.
A total of 11 athletes from two teams competed in .22 caliber sporting rifle events in both prone and three-position disciplines. Team members competed in a variety of age groups and classifications. All targets were shot at a distance of 50 metres in relays of 20 scoring shots per target.
Prone is comprised of three relays of 20 shots each. Three-position (3-P) is 20 scoring shots in prone, 20 in kneeling and 20 in freestanding. A perfect score is 600-60x.
Highest scores by local athletes came from Barb Craig, who scored 584-23x in prone; Geoffrey Hodgins, who scored 584-25x, also in prone; and Katheryn Sheldon with a total of 561-16x in 3-P.
Results included Cheryl Bourque, silver in prone (expert); Kevin Bourque, gold in prone (SH-2); Barb Craig, gold in prone, match winner ladies prone (veteran); Ethin Dube, gold in prone, gold in match 3-P (junior); Declan Gillen, gold in prone (sub-junior); Geoffrey Hodgins, gold in prone, silver in 3-P, match winner in men's prone (junior); Paige Hodgins, gold in prone, silver in 3-P (junior); Ricky Hodgins, bronze in prone, bronze in 3-P (junior); Diane Sheldon, gold in prone (marksman); Katheryn Sheldon, gold in 3-P, match winner in ladies 3-P (junior); and Jacob Astells, fourth place in prone (junior).
Bull Shooters rifle team, coached by Dave Hodgins, trains on Mondays from September to May starting at 3:30 pm. For information, call 604.485.2880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yellow Jackets rifle team, coached by Daryl Craig, trains on Thursdays from September to June starting at 6:30 pm. For information, call 604.483.4897 or email email@example.com.