MR DAVID MORGAN
17-5-1927 - 11-2-2018
Dave joined Bideford Rifle Club in 1989 when he moved to Devon from Middlesex, and went straight into the club A team where he remained for several years, playing an important part in team wins – his proudest probably being in the club team which represented Devon in the Kynoch Shield competition and beat Cornwall for the trophy.
He had been a shooter for most of his life, and introduced both his son Steve and his grandson Ben to the sport. In 2008, he decided to transfer to the newly-popular discipline of bench rest shooting, and immediately started winning medals in this discipline as well. An engineer by trade, in the printing industry, he spent countless hours preparing his equipment for competition and was always happy to help others in the same way.
Dave served on the Club’s committee for most of his shooting life in Bideford, bringing his own pertinent opinions to the discussion on many occasions.
When the Club started to build new facilities at Melbury, he was one of the most regular participants in working parties despite his seniority – even if he only made the tea, he was there and part of the team. He even put aside his lifelong antipathy to the colour green, which he normally refused to wear, and bought a jumper in club colours !! He attended the National Meeting at Bisley nearly every year – firstly as a competitor and in later years just to be part of the shooting community – usually driving himself and his caravan there and staying for the whole week of shooting. And until last year, he was still taking part in competitions and delighted to be part of the Club and its future, and we shall miss his input and companionship.
Funeral details will be announced in due course.
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WINNERS OF THE 2011 KYNOCH SHIELD
WINNERS OF THE 2012 KYNOCH SHIELD
SECOND PLACE 2013
SECOND PLACE 2014
WINNERS OF THE 2015 KYNOCH SHIELD
WINNERS OF THE 2016 KYNOCH SHIELD
WINNERS OF THE 2017 KYNOCH SHIELD
Target Shooting may not be a thrilling spectator sport, but hitting microscopic targets calls for huge skill. You often hear a lot of talk about ‘margins of error’ in sport. One rowing boat beats another by a length. One horse beats another by a neck. A hockey ball misses goal by an inch. To varying degrees, these are all expressions of
sporting nearness. None of them, however, can claim to be remotely as infinitesimal as the margins of
error you will find in competitive target shooting. The full stop's on this passage can be greater than the difference between a score of 10 and that of a 9
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