Pleasant, slightly cloudy conditions greeted the 27 eager participants who rolled up to the Bega Gun Club’s Tarraganda range to take on two events.
The 50 target double barrel saw Michael Durnan win C Grade with a score of 46/50, three targets up on Christel Feldman, 43/50. 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 Tony winning, 55/57, with Alf 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.
After a great barbecue lunch, the 50 target pointscore rolled up. Just to make it 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.
President Phil Body and vice-president Shane Platts thanked all the helpers for their efforts in making the day run smoothly.
Next month sees the final round of the Fimac Engineering Handicap Shield feature, with a 50T Double barrel and 25T single barrel making up the program.