Fifth Former Darcy McBride proved that he was bang on target yet again when he competed in The British Open for Clay Shooting, held at High Lodge, Suffolk over the weekend.

Darcy’s precision shooting saw him score 100ex120, which placed him third in Colts and second in B Class, and earned him a sought-after place in the final – a 75 bird competition. He shot 64ex75 to tie with another Colt and B Class shooter, which forced an exciting tiebreak shoot-off for first place. Darcy shot 8ex10 in the tiebreak but as the result of a second tie the winner had to be decided in a sudden death shoot off, which, unfortunately, Darcy lost. However, his outstanding performance placed him second in B Class (beating 247 entrants) and second in Colts.

This is a fantastic achievement for Darcy and he is certainly ‘one to watch’ on the shooting circuit after also finishing second at the English Open earlier in the year.

Darcy was recently invited to write an article for the shooting magazine Pull – something which he said he was honoured to do. In the article, Darcy describes the psychology of the sport and admits that it is an aspect he struggles with. It is well worth a read  – you can find a copy of it here. 

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