High numbers for Singleton Clay Target's annual DTL Championship

WINNERS: Taijh Bridge Junior, Melanie White Ladies, Jack Barker Veteran, Nathan Cruse C Grade, Richard Van Heythuysen B Grade, Cesar Diaz A Grade, Josh Radford - AA Grade, David White Overall Winner.
WINNERS: Taijh Bridge Junior, Melanie White Ladies, Jack Barker Veteran, Nathan Cruse C Grade, Richard Van Heythuysen B Grade, Cesar Diaz A Grade, Josh Radford - AA Grade, David White Overall Winner.

On the weekend of October 12th and 13th the club held its annual DTL (Down The Line) two day championship at the Warkworth Shooting Complex which was a great success.

The programme for Saturday was 100 Targets Double Barrel Championship and the Sunday shoot featured the 50 Targets Points Score and 50 Targets Single Barrel Championships.

A chilly breezy day made tough conditions for shooting. 40 shooters from Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and Scone attended.

The standard of shooting was exceptionally high. Shooting commenced at 9.30am and the results were:

100 Targets Double Barrel

AA Grade - 1st Josh Radford 100/100, 2nd Kevin Bourke 104/106

A Grade - 1st Frank Seve 97/100, 2nd Lionel Finlay 94/100

B Grade - 1st Richard Van Heythuysen 92/100, 2nd Rod Beswick 91/100

C Grade - 1st Taijh Bridge 91/100, 2nd Nathan Cruse 90/100

All winners received nice sashes and cash prizes for place getters.

Sunday proved to be much nicer weather, but still breezy at times. 36 shooters nominated.

Shooting commenced at 9.30am and the results were:

50 Targets Points Score

AA Grade - 1st Josh Radford 152/162, 2nd Tom Richardson 149/162

A Grade - 1st Bill Fletcher 139/150, 2nd Gary Pascoe 138/150

B Grade - 1st Will Grills 137/153, 2nd Richard Van Heythuysen 136/153

C Grade - 1st Ken Bartley 135/150, 2nd Nathan Cruse 128/150

50 Targets Single Barrel

AA Grade - 1st David White 49/50, 2nd Mark Attard 51/55

A Grade - 1st John Lisle 47/54, 2nd Cesar Diaz 46/54

B Grade - 1st Robert Pople 42/50, 2nd Taijh Bridge 41/51

C Grade - 1st Richard Marshall 41/50, 2nd Bill O'Grady 41/50

High Gun Winners

Overall Winner - David White 287/300

AA Grade Winner - Josh Radford 286/300

A Grade Winner - Cesar Diaz 271/300

B Grade Winner - Richard Van Heythuysen 264/300

C Grade Winner - Nathan Cruse 267/306

Veteran Winner - Jack Barker 278/306

Ladies Winner - Melanie White 226/300

Junior Winner - Taijh Bridge 257/300

At the presentations all winners received nice sashes and place getters prizes.

Everyone agreed the weekend had been a great shoot.

A special note of thanks goes to Anne, Margaret, Julie and Ollie in the kitchen who kept the good food coming and to Julie, Denis, George and Will in the office.

The next shoot will be on Sunday November 10th when we shoot 100 Targets SSAA 5 Stand.

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 dark to take advantage of daylight saving hours.

For further information call Denis Pearce on 0417 271 879 or visit our Facebook page.