11th April

Today's weather is slightly warmer than yesterday's, which is a great relief to all! However strong left hand wind has been battering bullets across the range, in one team member's words "fish tailing winds of nastiness". 

Today is a day of individual shoots - the Jack Mitchley at 300m, the President's Cup at 600 & 800m, and the Colonel Bodley at 900m.

At 4:15pm today there are several tie shoots including those for all three individual competitions held on Tuesday. Parag and Glynn will be battling it out for the Dalrymple Pimple also with PP Prinsloo, all having scored 105.17 ex 105.21. In the same competition Underwood came 14th, Daw came 20th with 104.14 and Raincock/de Vere/Belk came 23/24/25th with Ringer 27th.

In the Kings Norton Cup, South Africa took the top three places (Johan Du Toit, JJ Bruwer, PA Haasbroek), with Kelvin Ramsay 4th, and Sam Dash 11th.

In the Municipal Cup, Parag Patel and Mrs E Van dee Vyver need to tie shoot for 1st & 2nd - both having scored 50.7 (ex 50.10). FWA Coetzee (Sou Africa) placed 3rd, Underwood 13th and Watson/Drysdale/Cannings 26/27/28th.

in the Dave Smith Cup, England's Jon Underwood is tied for 1st place with Hayter (South Africa) and Steketee (USA). Drysdale was 5th and Ramsay was 9th. Ali Brown was 18th and Alex Williams placed 20th. 

PG Kent won the first stage of the State President's with the only 105 on the range. Patel and Barnett were 3rd and 4th, Lewis was 16th and Williams was 29th. Others in the top 30 were Sou African except 2 Americans and one Australian (Helen Griffiths).

Tonight there is the Protea Social Event being held across the street from our hotel on the grounds of the Free State University, in which the respective captains announce their Protea teams.