Singleton Clay Target club holds Tom Turner Memorial Championship

Every June long weekend the SSAA Sporting Field shoot is held at the Singleton Clay Target Club. The event is held on the 50 target course attracting shooters from Quirindi, Tamworth, Terry Hills, Mudgee, Newcastle, Sydney and local clubs.

On Saturday June 9 the “Tom Turner Memorial Championship” was held in honour of Tom Turner who won the event in 2005 and sadly passed away a few days later.

As part of the 13th anniversary, his wife Gwen, son Tom Junior and grandson Jack, attended the day.

The rain held off for most of the event, adding to the great weekend. 

On Saturday 110 shooters participated in the championship which commenced at 9.30am.

The winners for the Tom Turner Memorial Championship – 100 Targets were;

Overall Winner & AA Grade  

  • 1st – Andrew Garvie  93/100
  • 2nd – Steve Atkins  92/100
  • 3rd – Andrew Bell  91/100

A Grade                     

  • 1st – Jack Turner  91/110
  • 2nd – Jason Hancock  89/110
  • 3rd – Jai Saville  90/110

B Grade                     

  • 1st – Mick Quinlan  85/100
  • 2nd – Andrew Nelson  82/100
  • 3rd –  Brendan Stubbs  76/100

C Grade                     

  • 1st – Ted Crawley  73/100
  • 2nd –  Shaun Thomas   81/120
  • 3rd  –  Renae Jenkins  79/120

On Sunday 121 shooters competed, starting the morning at 9am.

The winners in the Redbank Creek Challenge -  100 Targets were;

AA Grade       

  • 1st – Tom Turner  96/100
  • 2nd – Andrew Garvie  93/100
  • 3rd – Andrew Bell  93/100

A Grade         

  • 1st – Darren Boonstoppel  85/100
  • 2nd – Peter Craig  100/124
  • 3rd – Geoff Lander  99/124

B Grade         

  • 1st – Brendan Stubbs  86/100
  • 2nd – Don Harris  80/100
  • 3rd  – Mick Quinlan  79/100

C Grade         

  • 1st – Phil Sattler  71/100
  • 2nd – Matthew Eather  70/100
  • 3rd – Glen Gibson  68/100

High Gun Winners

  • Overall Winner – Andrew Garvie  186/200
  • AA Grade – Tom Turner  185/200
  • A Grade – Jason Hancock   171/200
  • B Grade – Mick Quinlan  164/200
  • C Grade – Ted Crawley  150/200
  • Veterans – Malcolm Scoggins  174/200
  • Ladies – Amy Buys  163/200
  • Juniors – Jack Roth  170/200

Helpers were praised on the day including:

  • Course setter Darren Bonstoppel and his helpers 
  • Trap fillers Lionel, Peter, Stan and Paul  
  • Kitchen workers Anne, Robyn and Narelle 
  • Office staff Julie, Denis and Tracy

The next shoot, the Deauville Doubles and Double Rise Championships will be on Sunday July 8

The club welcomes new shooters. Practice is on every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Clay Target Shooting visit the website www.singletonclaytargetclub.com.au or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/singletonclaytargetclub

For further information call Denis Pearce on 0417 271 879 or email via the website.

High Gun Winners: C Grade – Ted Crawley, Overall Winner – Andrew Garvie, AA Grade – Tom Turner, A Grade – Jason Hancock, Veterans – Mal Scoggins, Juniors – Jack Roth, Ladies – Amy Buys, B Grade – Mick Quinlan.

High Gun Winners: C Grade – Ted Crawley, Overall Winner – Andrew Garvie, AA Grade – Tom Turner, A Grade – Jason Hancock, Veterans – Mal Scoggins, Juniors – Jack Roth, Ladies – Amy Buys, B Grade – Mick Quinlan.

Tom Turner Memorial Winners: C Grade – Ted Crawley, Sponsor Tom Turner Jnr, Overall Winner & AA Grade – Andrew Garvie, B Grade – Mick Quinlan. (Absent Jack Turner – A Grade)

Tom Turner Memorial Winners: C Grade – Ted Crawley, Sponsor Tom Turner Jnr, Overall Winner & AA Grade – Andrew Garvie, B Grade – Mick Quinlan. (Absent Jack Turner – A Grade)