Bega Gun Club shooter Charlie Smith recently excelled at the two day Cowra Gold Cup shoot
He scored first in the Cowra Services Club double barrel with a 98/98 and followed this effort with a 169/169 on the second day to win the Railway Hotel double barrel event.
He then took part in the annual Police Services Shoot at the Canberra International Gun Club and won the 50 target point score, 50T double barrel, overall 50T single barrel, the overall Champion of Champions and the overall for the two days.
Fellow Bega member Alf Niesar also attended the police services day at Canberra and shone as well. He placed second in A grade single barrel, won the A grade double barrel, was first in the A grade Champion of Champions event and took out the overall award for A grade.
Meanwhile, back home, pleasant, slightly cloudy conditions greeted the 27 eager participants who rolled up to take on the two events – 50 target double barrel and 50 targets pointscore.
The 50T double barrel saw Michael Durnan win C grade with a score of 46/50, three targets up on Christel Feldman. B grade went to Keith Pearce, who shot a nice 45/50 to win from George Toyne, 43/50. In A grade, Tony Gray and Alf Niesar went to a shoot off, with Gray winning 55/57, Niesar on 54/57.
AA grade also went to a shoot off, with Phil Body picking up first with a score of 54/56. Charlie Smith followed up his recent away form to take second, 53/56.
Just to make the 50T pointscore more interesting, the wind began to gust up intermittently. Charlie Smith handled the conditions well to score 149/150, pulling a second on the third last clay. Ray Welch took second with a neat 145/150.
Alf Niesar collected 139/150 to take out A grade, with visitor Rodney Bresnan taking second with a score of 138/150. The venerable and ancient John Siede showed B grade how, with a score of 142/150, with George Toyne again taking out second, 129/150. In C grade, Michael Durnan made it two out of two with a score of 126/150, with Tom Peadon taking second, 122/150.
High gun went to Charlie Smith, 197/200.
Next month sees the final round of the Fimac Engineering Handicap Shield feature, with a 50T double barrel and 25T single barrel program.