The Shipwrights fielded two teams this year at this very popular and hugely competitive event, which takes place at the Holland & Holland shooting ground. Over 480 Liverymen took part in this year’s competition, which took place over two days at this splendid shooting ground. The weather conditions were excellent, and the organisers coped well with navigating the current Covid restrictions. About 120 Livery teams (4 per team) were entered this year, and I am pleased to report that Shipwrights A team came 25th with a very respectable total score of 250. The Shipwrights B team managed 43rd place with a score of 223. All the Shipwrights achieved very respectable individual scores, but the laurels must go to our Top Gun, Nicholas Marshall, who shot 52 out of 82, and came 20th = in the Individual Scores.
The event is inevitably dominated by the Gunmakers who field several teams of professional guns, closely followed by the Mercers, Butchers and Farmers. The pro’s are disappointed if they miss any! Against such competition our teams performed well. I attach some photos of the event. Note the Livery gilets and caps kindly organised by Archie Bishop and Niall Denholm!
I am also pleased to report that Nicholas Marshall has agreed to take over the Captaincy of the Shipwrights team. Nick’s enthusiasm for the sport bodes well for the future.