LISA CUNNINGHAM DISPLAYS her championship form. At right

LISA CUNNINGHAM DISPLAYS her championship form. At right

Cunningham wins world skeet title

Comox Valley shooter captures first place in .410 gauge division

Tom Walker

Special to the Record

Lisa Cunningham has returned from the World Skeet Championship in San Antonio, TX with a class win in the .410 gauge, the smallest bore used in skeet competition. Cunningham shot a personal best 96/100 to take top spot in D Class and brought home a very nice belt buckle.

The World Skeet Championship is an annual event of the National Skeet Shooting Association where shooters from all over the world gather to determine bragging rights for the year.  This year, close to 800 shooters contested the events at the World Shoot which include 150 12 gauge, and 100 each in 20g, 28g and .410g as well as 100 Doubles.  Two other events are HOA which is the combined score for the four gauges, and HAA which is the combined score for the four gauges plus Doubles.

Everyone competes at their level of performance based on their shooting averages in each event, which classifies shooters from AAA through E class.  This year, the weather was warm and wet with the occasional thunder storm.  Two members of the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association attended; Cunningham who was there for the third time and Lorne Wigard who made his first trip to the big shoot. As a first-time competitor Wigard won his entry in a draw held after the Zone shoot in August. Congratulations to both of them for so ably representing the Courtenay and District Fish and Game and the Comox Valley.

Anyone interested in giving skeet shooting a try should head out to the Fish and Game shotgun range any Sunday or Thursday from 10 a.m. on.  Maybe you too will be joining the gang for the annual trip to the World Shoot! For information about trap and skeet, etc. call Tom Walker at 1-250-287-8685 or e-mail the-office@courtenayfishandgame.org.

 

 

 

 

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