This year's edition was shot by 22 shooters, two of whom came from the Netherlands. Nine shooters were candidates for future membership of our National Team. After the precision stage, 1SM Filip Lemmens, a new shooter in the National Team since April 2013, was in the lead with 279 Pts. 1SC Hendrik Rynkens followed as second with 277 Pts. In third place came 1QC Daniël Michiels with 276 Pts. The first Dutch shooter was 1SM Kim Verhees with 275 Pts (4th place).
As nearly always, the rapid fire stage determines the podium. 1SM Kim Verhees shot the best result, 280 Pts and so totalizing 555 Pts. 1SM Filip Lemmens shot only 268 Pts and lost a podium place. He ended in 4th place. Adjt Didier Pirotte shot 277 Pts in RF, totalizing 551 Pts and thus ending in third place, same as last year. 1SC Hendrik Rynkens started very good in RF, 50 and 48 Pts in the two first series. The third series RF was catastrophic, only 42 Pts. He ended with some poor series, 44 and 45 Pts. Finally, he also totalized 555 Pts.
We had a "shoot off" for first place!
Only one series was needed to appoint the winner: Rik shot a 49, Kim only 46 Pts. Rik's long time shooting experience surely helped him to this victory. This victory was his third in a row. He won the Cup six times now. Nobody has ever done better.
1th Place: 1SC Rik Rynkens, 555 Pts (277+278), Shoot Off 49 Pts
2nd Place: 1SM Kim Verhees, 555 Pts (275+280), Shoot Off 46 Pts
3rd Place: Adjt Didier Pirotte, 551 Pts (274+277)
All results on: https://sites.google.com/site/nmpshp/Results