Singleton Clay Target Club’s annual DTL two-day championships hailed a great success

HIGH GUN WINNERS: Ken Bartley (C grade), Gary Pascoe (veteran), Will Grills (B grade), Richard Van Heythuysen (A grade), Kevin Thompson (overall), David White (AA grade), Melanie White (women’s) and Taijh Bridge (juniors).
HIGH GUN WINNERS: Ken Bartley (C grade), Gary Pascoe (veteran), Will Grills (B grade), Richard Van Heythuysen (A grade), Kevin Thompson (overall), David White (AA grade), Melanie White (women’s) and Taijh Bridge (juniors).

SHOOTERS from Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and Scone hit the mark at the Singleton Clay Target Club’s annual DTL two-day championships at the Warkworth complex this month.

The event, featuring the 100 targets double barrel, 50 targets pointscore and 50 targets single barrel disciplines, was hailed a great success, with more than 40 competitors in attendance. 

“A warm cloudy day with a southerly made tough conditions for shooting,” Singleton Clay Target Club secretary/treasurer Denis Pearce said.

“However, the standard was exceptionally high.”

Results were:

100 Targets Double Barrel –

AA grade: 1st David White 109/110, 2nd Cesar Diaz 108/110

A grade: 1st Mick Cook 97/100, 2nd Tony Mitchell 103/108

B grade: 1st Paul Thompson 93/100, 2nd Greg Collins 93/103

C grade: 1st Ken Bartley 90/100, 2nd Taijh Bridge 86/100

All winners received nice sashes and cash prizes for placegetters.

Sunday dawned with cloudy skies and a variable southerly breeze, which made the day tricky for shooting.

50 Targets Pointscore –

AA grade: 1st Josh Radford 147/150, 2nd Kevin Thompson 144/150

A grade: 1st Steve Kirk 137/150, 2nd Gary Pascoe 134 /150

B grade: 1st Robert Pople 134/150, 2nd John Smith 133/150

C grade: 1st Ken Bartley 133/150, 2nd Bill O’Grady 129/150

50 Targets Single Barrel –

AA grade: 1st Kevin Thompson 48/50, 2nd Cesar Diaz 49/52

A grade: 1st Richard Van Heythuysen 48/50, 2nd Steve Johnson 45/52

B grade: 1st Will Grills 47/55, 2nd Steve Cassar 46/55

C grade: 1st Peter Craig 42/50, 2nd Olly Lighezzolo 40/50

High Gun winners –

Overall: Kevin Thompson 290/300

AA grade: David White 287/300

A grade: Richard Van Heythuysen 272/300

B grade: Will Grills 263/300

C grade: Ken Bartley 257/300

Veteran: Gary Pascoe 265/300

Women’s: Melanie White 167 /300

Juniors: Taijh Bridge 277/300

VICTORIOUS: Standing, Mick Cook, Ken Bartley, Steve Kirk, William Grills, Richard Van Heythuysen, Kevin Thompson, Josh Radford, David White, Peter Craig; and, kneeling, Gary Pascoe, Melanie White, Robert Pople and Taijh Bridge.

VICTORIOUS: Standing, Mick Cook, Ken Bartley, Steve Kirk, William Grills, Richard Van Heythuysen, Kevin Thompson, Josh Radford, David White, Peter Craig; and, kneeling, Gary Pascoe, Melanie White, Robert Pople and Taijh Bridge.

“At the presentations all winners received nice sashes and placegetters prizes,” Pearce said.

“Everyone agreed the weekend had been a great shoot. 

“A special note of thanks go to Anne and Shelley in the kitchen who kept the good food coming, to Jack, Lionel and Will in the office.”

The next shoot will take place on Sunday, November 11, the 100 Targets SSAA 5 Stand.

If you are interested in finding out more about clay target shooting, the club welcomes new shooters.

Practice is on every Wednesday from 10am to dark to take advantage of daylight saving hours.  

For further information, phone Denis Pearce on 0417 271 879 or email via the website www.singletonclaytargetclub.com.au