Three generations of the Craig family participated in the annual Martha’s Vineyard Pistol Championships, held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Rod & Gun Club. But in the end, it was James Craig who came out on top, beating out mother Shirley and son Riley, among others, in the large caliber pistol division. Mr. Craig earned first place in the division with a perfect score of 400.
Competitors had to fire from different distances, positions and time limitations. Second and third place in the large caliber division went to Bill Benns of Cuttyhunk and Joseph Smith II of Edgartown, respectively.
Joel Cristea of Edgartown captured first place, also with a perfect 400, in the small caliber category. Jeff Long of Edgartown placed second and Peter Herrmann of Edgartown third in that division.
On Nov. 24 the Rod & Gun Club will host the annual deer shot, a friendly competition on the eve of hunting season. Participants will engage in various shooting challenges in hopes of winning hams and other prizes.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.