George Toyne sights up Fimac Shield

George Toyne collects his trophy after winning the third round of the Fimac Shield.

George Toyne collects his trophy after winning the third round of the Fimac Shield.

Glorious sunny conditions greeted the 25 shooters who turned up for the August shoot at the Tarraganda ground of the Bega Gun Club.

Winner of the A grade double rise event Michael Diss was delighted with his scoring in the challenging round.

Winner of the A grade double rise event Michael Diss was delighted with his scoring in the challenging round.

Entrants came from Bermagui, Bombala, Cooma and points south.

A highlight was the third round of the Fimac Handicap Shield with a supporting 40-target point-score and 20-target double rise event. 

Brian Hutson scored a meat tray in the shoot raffle but missed just enough targets to miss out on the cash prize.

Brian Hutson scored a meat tray in the shoot raffle but missed just enough targets to miss out on the cash prize.

C Grader, George Toyne continued his great form from last month to take round three of the Fimac Shield.

Shooting off fifteen metres, George collected 23 of the 25 targets to take the first prize with a group of nine shooters sitting one target back on 22/25.

After the shoot off, C grader Lindsay Blewitt placed second with B grader, Simon Buckley taking out third.

The results are now stored till the final round at November’s shoot . 

However, the day opened with the 40-target point score round to warm up for the headline event. 

 AA Grade went to Phil Body with a score of 116/120 with Chris Rowland taking second with 115/120.

Close scoring again in A grade where Robert Taylor took the honours with 108/120, with second going to Shane Platts 107/120.

Veteran and super shooter, Doug Blewitt took out B grade with a score of 113/120, two targets ahead of Craig Field on 111/120.

George Toyne once again featured in C grade with a score of 98/120, one target up on Lindsay Blewitt with 97/120.

Following the Shield, the final event of the day was the 20-target Double rise. Body again topped A grade on 40/50 from Chris Rowland on 39/50 after both finished the main round on 33.

Michael Diss cleaned up A grade with a score of 25/40, while Shane Platts took second after a shoot-off with Robert Taylor. Bert Deacon and Kevin Hurt weren’t happy to shoot only 20 pair to sort out B grade and it took an extra five pairs for Deacon to emerge winner,36/50 to Kevin’s 35/50. George Adamopoulos took out C Grade with a score of 28/40, with Lindsay collecting his third second place for the day with 26/40.

Hign gun went to Phil Body with a score of 171/185 and the raffle gave visitor Brian Hutson a meat tray for his efforts.

The club’s next monthly shoot is September 3 for a 50-target continental, and 50-target ball trap. Practice from nine with competition to begin at 10am.

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