Nail, Jamison Win National Sporting Clays Titles


Bob Brister
Houston Chronicle

Houston-area shooters, who dominated early national championships at Sporting Clays, found tough competition and tougher targets at the newly formed National Sporting Clays Association’s first national championship at Prior Lake, Minn., last weekend.

Local competitor, Sandi Nail of Pinehurst, last year’s U.S. Sporting Clays Association (USSCA) women’s champ, took the first NSCA women’s championship with 139 X 200.  Runnerup was Valerie Johnson of San Antonio with 135. But California shooters and auto-loading guns dominated the men’s divison.

Jim Jamison of Los Angelos won the NSCA championship with 164 X 200 with a Remington 1100.  Doug Fuller of Bethany, Okla., was runnerup with an over-under and 163, and David Bleha of Los Angelos broke 159 for third place with a Beretta auto-loader.

Bray Vincent of Houston, USSCA junior champion shot 150 as close runnerup to NSCA junior champ Scott Downs of Washington, N.C.  Kevin Conlin, 13, of Houston took third in the junior event with 119.

Texas shooters dominated the senior division, with Jack Johnson of San Antonio winner with 154.  Bob Brister of Houston, runnerup with 152 and Ralph Kramer of Midland third with 146.

The USSCA is staging its national championships at Weston, Mo., this weekend.  A strong Texas contingent is expected to be there.



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