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
- 1st – Jack Turner 91/110
- 2nd – Jason Hancock 89/110
- 3rd – Jai Saville 90/110
- 1st – Mick Quinlan 85/100
- 2nd – Andrew Nelson 82/100
- 3rd – Brendan Stubbs 76/100
- 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;
- 1st – Tom Turner 96/100
- 2nd – Andrew Garvie 93/100
- 3rd – Andrew Bell 93/100
- 1st – Darren Boonstoppel 85/100
- 2nd – Peter Craig 100/124
- 3rd – Geoff Lander 99/124
- 1st – Brendan Stubbs 86/100
- 2nd – Don Harris 80/100
- 3rd – Mick Quinlan 79/100
- 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.
For further information call Denis Pearce on 0417 271 879 or email via the website.