THE second round of the Bathurst Rifle Club's CR Kelly Cup was contested last Saturday at 800 yards, with Steve Williams faring the best as he defied a tricky breeze.
Shooters faced a northerly breeze that blew up the range from behind as it switched from one side to the other.
But the experienced Williams showed how a breakaway may help, by taking out the days' honours in TR class with an excellent double possible.
Gordon Shepherd was next after a good first stage, but finishing five points behind after finding the magpie ring in the second stage.
Graeme Bright and Dennis Lavelle both couldn't quite keep up the pace in the conditions, although they both had a good start to their second stages.
Graham Willis again got the honours in F Class after a steady start in his first stage and then keeping all shots in the middle of the target for a top stage of the day finish.
Phil Mahon continues to improve his scores and with two consistent stages, finished up next best four points back and three points ahead of third-placed Col Howell.
Howell had too many shots blown wide in the first stage but managed to keep all but one in the centre for his second stage.
New shooter Michael Phillips tried out again and after settling down late in the first stage, had a good hit for his second stage.
He showed a big improvement over the previous two difficult weeks, to score close to his achievements of several weeks back.