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Dan Rivers won British Open
DAN Rivers produced a devastating display to win his maiden senior competition at the first attempt.
The 20-year-old saw off his more experienced rivals to land the British Open Championship at the Bisley National Shooting Centre.
Rivers, who is a member of the Wantage Target Shooting Club, took the lead early on and never looked back.
He led by seven points at the half-way stage, and after the field was reduced to eight competitiors for the final stage, his class told.
Despite a slow start, Rivers found his range and a flurry of superb shots saw him stretch his lead to ten points and seal the title.
OXFORD MAIL 10th March 2012
WANTAGE SHOOTER LEADS THE WAY FOR GREAT BRITAIN TOURISTS
Wantage shooter, Dan Rivers, returned home from South Africa yesterday with almost a suitcase full of medals.
Touring with the 10 strong GB under 21 team, 18 year old Dan took part in South African Schools Shooting Union Junior Air Rifle Championships, the Mpumalanga Provincial Smallbore Rifle Championships and the South African National Defence Force Club Smallbore Rifle Championships over 5 days.
His final medal tally, in team and individual events, was 10 Gold, 8 Silver and 1 Bronze – 19 of the team’s 51 total. 7 of these medals (3 Gold & 4 Silver) were won against adult opposition, in the SA Defence Force Club matches.
DAN RIVERS (a brief history)
August 2009, Bisley, won British Junior (u21) Open 3 Position Air Rifle Championship & retained British Junior (u21) 3 Position Air Rifle Championship (won in 2008); May 2009, won Hampshire Open Prone Smallbore Rifle Competition with a score of 599 ex 600 (3 points higher than current GB Junior - u21 - Record); selected for GB Junior 3 Position Air Rifle Team (of 3) to visit South Africa in Sept & October 2009; shared the national Cafferata Award, for most promising GB Junior shooter of the year (all Olympic disciplines & events), with a disabled shooter from Dorset.
April 19/20th, our Club chairman successfully passed his intensive NRA training course and is now a fully "certified" NRA Club coach, all disciplines and calibres.
Mike Eaton and Roddy Maddocks are now both qualified Club Coaches and Sandra Jocelyn is now qualified as a range conducting Officer.
At the AGM on Tuesday 29th November
Charles was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and an Engraved Glass goblet to celebrate 50 years as a club member and to thank him for his stalwart support to the club and members.