Shooters on target for big scores at Gun Club

Top scorers: George Toyne (right) congratulates High Gun winner Phil Body after the pair faced a shoot off for the honour.

Top scorers: George Toyne (right) congratulates High Gun winner Phil Body after the pair faced a shoot off for the honour.

Bega Gun Club officials said it was a flawless winter day for the club’s July Shoot recently. 

In the pleasant conditions, the club welcomed a good field of 30 shooters to take part in the two event program with 50 targets of double barrel followed by a 50-target pointscore. 

Cooma regular, Steve McIntyre took advantage of the great conditions to clean up the lot in AA/A grade in the 50T double barrel.

Another regular visitor, Bob Duncan and Alf Niesar took a couple of extra targets to sort out second place with Niesar scoring 50/52 to take the prize.

In B grade, Steven Bottcher scored 48/50 to take first place with Mark Evans second on 47/50. C Grade saw George Toyne shoot 47/50 to take first from George Adamopoulos on 45/50.

Event two was the 50-target pointscore round.

Competitors faced 25 targets on the top trap and then moved to the bottom for the second 25.

In AA/A grade, gun club president Phil Body took the honours with a score of 145/150.

In the shoot off for second, Bob Duncan and Kevin Hurt went out again, with Kevin winning with a score of 148/154. Keith Pearce was successful in B Grade with a score of 134/150, one target up on Tom Peadon 133/150.

George Toyne took out his last C grade prize, winning the grade with a score of 145/150 from Michael Durnan on 121/150. Toyne’s efforts over the past 12 months see him regraded to B grade for next shoot – a great result for a very popular club member.

High gun for the day resulted in a shoot off between George Toyne and Phil Body after both finished the day on 192/200. After two rounds, Phil took the High Gun prize with a score of 200/209. George’s day continued when he attempted to take home the shoot raffle prize. However, he again demonstrated his support for the club by leaving the cash with the treasurer and taking home the consolation meat tray prize.

Club president Body thanked the attendees for their support, as well as Pauline, Tracy and Brian who manned the kitchen; the office gurus Tracy and Pauline as well as everyone else who volunteered their time on the day. .

Next month the club will compete on Sunday, August 5.

Feature events include NSW State Deauville Doubles Championship 20pr; round three Fimac Engineering Handicap Shield and 40T Point score. Competition from 10.00am.

The club holds monthly shoot meets with many locals and visitors coming together. 

Visitors and new members are always welcome, just get in touch with the club for more info.