The BASC .410 World Championships, which took place at the Mid Wales Shooting Centre on 26 September, attracted the largest number of entries for a number of years.
Tim Smith from Worcester landed the .410 world Championship title with a score of 42. Last year’s winner Ian Ainsley’s score of 38 was only good enough to put him in second place after a shoot-off with Tony Thompson.
Last year’s ladies winner Lisa Hughes also failed to retain her crown, coming second after a shoot-off with Caroline Sass. 16 year old Katie Cowell from Wrexham took the ladies title with a score of 27.
Connor Gorsuch travelled all the way from Hampshire to defend his Junior title which he did successfully by scoring 30. Second in the juniors was Jessica Moore on 20.
The course at the Mid Wales Shooting Centre in Trefeglwys, Powys was set over five sporting stands with five pairs on each and with a variety of targets which included incomers, loopers, rabbit crossers and springing teal.
BASC Wales would like to thank all of those who travelled to take part and support this annual event and the Williams family at Mid Wales Shooting Centre for their continued support of BASC Wales.
BASC .410 World Champion 2009, Tim Smith with BASC Wales Country Officer and ground owner Mr Arthur Williams.
Ladies and Junior .410 Champions Katie Cowell & Connor Gorsuch.
.410 World Championship ‘Open’
1st Tim Smith 42 ex 50
2nd Ian Ainsley 38*
3rd Tony Thompson 38*
*after shoot off
.410 World Championship ‘Junior’
1st C Gorsuch 30 ex 50
2nd Jessica Moore 20 Brandon Mulliner 29
.410 World Championships ‘Ladies’
1st Katie Cowell 27 ex 50
2nd Lisa Hughes 25*
3rd Caroline Sass 25*
*after shoot off