With seven shoots to contest for the Commonwealth Aggregate his competition got off to a shaky start with a 48.04 ex 50.10 at 300 yards but he responded strongly dropping minimal points in the next five events including two tricky 900 yard shoots.
This moved Horwood into the top ten overall which, he said: ‘Was largely down to an excellent 49 at 600 yards when the wind was streaming one to five minutes of angle from the left followed by a solid long range effort.’
However, a devastating wind during the 1,000 yard shoot meant the leaderboard was shaken up with Horwood punished in his final few shots with two magpies, scoring three, and an outer, scoring two, to finish 20th overall.
Horwood said: ‘I was disappointed not to have wrapped up a good score at 1,000 yards but I fared better than most in the conditions. It was an excellent weekend’s preparation for the British Open Championships which start this week at Bisley with a contingent of 25 shooters travelling from Jersey to compete against over 1,200 marksmen and women from around the world.’