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Results – Bentley, Essex. 02/10/21

Posted by tracy On October 4th, 2021

The fifth and final BFCC competition of the year was held at Bentley Cricket Ground in Essex. The weather forecast for the day was not good with torrential rain predicted for early afternoon. There should have been a decent breeze blowing, and there was some air movement but none of the casters could agree in which direction it was blowing! So much so that one of the two parallel lanes was abandoned early on as no one wanted to cast in it. With the imminent rain it was agreed that the event order would be switched around with the full line events being cast first. It was also decided to go straight through all the events without a break to try and get finished before everyone got too wet. The following distances are in feet and inches:

#5 Trout Distance: Zhongxiang Zhu 125.11; James Evans 122.11; Kei Okamoto 122.00; Tracy Thomas 115.03; Andrew Bagshaw 115.03; Mick Copeman 113.06; Mike Heritage 106.08; Howard Bishop 103.00; David Fisher 92.07; Geoff Lawrence 82.03.

#7 Trout Distance: Zhongxiang Zhu 135.10; James Evans 130.10; Tracy Thomas 121.10; Andrew Bagshaw 121.10; Kei Okamoto 121.00; Mike Heritage 120.11; Mick Copeman 113.10; Howard Bishop 106.10; David Fisher 102.03; Geoff Lawrence 98.08.

ST27: Zhongxiang Zhu 142.00; James Evans 141.10; Howard Bishop 133.01; Kei Okamoto 127.03; Tracy Thomas 127.02; Andrew Bagshaw 126.04; Mike Heritage 122.05; Mick Copeman 120.09; David Fisher 103.04; Geoff Lawrence 95.00.

S55: Kei Okamoto 191.08; James Evans 186.06; Mike Heritage 171.02; Tracy Thomas 162.05; Zhongxiang Zhu 139.00; Geoff Lawrence 138.10; Mick Copeman 124.11; Andrew Bagshaw 123.04; Howard Bishop 111.03.

T38: James Evans 176.02; Andrew Bagshaw 160.06; Zhongxiang Zhu 149.09; Kei Okamoto 146.08; Tracy Thomas 142.08; Howard Bishop 140.10; Mike Heritage 137.03; Geoff Lawrence 109.00.

T120: James Evans 214.04; Kei Okamoto 202.09; Tracy Thomas 172.09; Andrew Bagshaw 164.10; Howard Bishop 152.10; Geoff Lawrence 137.04.

Accuracy (points): Kei Okamoto 58; Zhongxiang Zhu 49; Mike Heritage 44; James Evans 32; David Fisher 24; Tracy Thomas 17; Howard Bishop 16.

Overall event (points): 1st James Evans 14, =2nd Zhongxiang Zhu, Kei Okamoto 20.

Records: Mike Heritage smashed his V70 S55 record by over 20ft and also increased his V70 accuracy best. Tracy Thomas extended her overall women’s T120 record. Well done to both.