THE weekend of September 8 and 9 is always scheduled for the second of our major novelty field shoots to be held at the Warkworth Shooting Complex.
Saturday dawned as a clear day but with gusty westerlies played havoc with the clay targets.
Sixty-four shooters nominated coming from Quirindi, Sydney and all valley clubs.
The Saturday shoot of 100 targets was very generously sponsored by the Singleton Hunting Club and a big thank you is extended to them.
Shooting commenced at 9.30am and the results were:-
AA Grade: 1st Andrew Garvie 103/112; 2nd Matt Duncan 99/112; 3rd Frank Searles 85/100
A Grade: 1st Andrew Bell84/100;2nd Bruce Smith 78/100; 3rd Angus Duddy 87/112.
B Grade: Robert Briscas 81/100; 2nd Shane Sumners72/100; 3rd Guiliano Mazzantini 70/100
C Grade: Jack Preston 66/100; 2nd Shane Millward 63/100; 3rd John Tan 60/100
Sunday dawned as a beautiful spring morning with a light breeze and developed into quite a hot day. The shoot today was the Don Thrift Memorial shoot of 100 Targets and many thanks are extended to Christine Thrift for her continued generous sponsorship of the sashes.
100 Target Don Thrift Memorial
AA Grade: 1st Andrew Garvie 103/111; 2nd Reno Morganti 100/111; 3rdAthol Page 92/100.
A Grade: 1st Ted Wright 81/100; 2nd Tony Annecchini 80/100; 3rd Daniel Landers 79/100.
B Grade: 1st Shane Sumners 82/100; 2nd Darrell Austin 80/100; 3rdCallan Sneddon 76/100.
C Grade: 1st Shane Millward 69/100; 2nd Garry Cassidy 52/100; 3rd Jack Preston 50/100.
First place in Sub Junior Frank Morris 83/100.
High Gun Winners
Overall Winner Andrew Garvie 184/200
AA Grade Athol Page 175/200
A Grade Tony Annecchini156/200
B Grade Shane Sumners 154/200
C Grade Shane Millward132/200
Veterans Frank Searles 172/200
Ladies Amy Buys 145/200
Junior Kimberley Pearce102/200
At the presentations all winners were presented with great prizes and sashes, placegetters received nice prizes.
All commented that the layout was very competitive and it was a great shoot with good weather, good food and good company.
The usual big thank you goes to Anne, Chris, Shirley, Robyn and Kimberley in the kitchen, Julie and Kimberley in the office and Col, Geoff, Desmond and Lionel in the field filling the traps and keeping the clays flying.
The next shoot will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.
Saturday will be the Joel Poile Memorial of 100 Targets 5 stand and Sunday 2 championships will be decided - 50 target single barrel and 50 target point score.
If you are interested in finding out more about Clay Target Shooting, our club would welcome new shooters. Practice is on every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month from 10am – 2pm. For further information call Denis Pearce on 0417 271 879 or email via our website www.singletonclaytargetclub.websyte.com.au