THE RV Repairs sponsored 100 target Continental Championship saw a reduced field in attendance thanks to the untimely arrival of the rain last weekend, although hardy followers of the sport from Canberra, Cooma and Bombala managed to make it and boost the field.
Four squads commenced proceedings in the light rain shooting 25 targets on each of the two traps. By the time all squads had completed the first round, the rain decided to leave, creating almost ideal conditions for the second fifty.
The usual magnificent lunch saw battle recommence, with some fine second half scores indicating how rain can affect some of us.
In AA grade, regular visitor, Peter Ewart compiled a fine 97/100 to take out the prize, closely followed by Stuart Bennett in second with another great score of 95/100.
A Grade trophy was collected by Neville Teale, Nev shooting 95/110 to hold out Ray Welch who came a close second.
The ever reliable senior citizen of the club, John Seide collected B Grade with a score of 84/100 with another of our senior gentlemen, Brian Smith collecting second with a score of 78/100.
Dick McInnes and Phillip Rumph made C Grade a Bombala affair with Dick taking the major prize with a score of 77/100. Phillip has only recently joined the ranks of the sport so it was great to see early success.
Overall winner and High Gun for the day went to James Ewart, adding to the Ewart family’s reward, for their travel. James also collected a meat tray in the shoot raffle.
The day also featured a major effort on the shoot raffle. The prize had stood for some time at $500, so it was decided to hold three draws with the shooters shooting for the prize in order of draw.
Bob Warner opened proceedings, but unfortunately missed the first target. Alf Niesar drew second straw and to the delight of all, hit the first. He then proceeded to nail the next four to finally make the treasurer part with the cash.
James Ewart, the third shooter and Bob received the meat tray prizes. The shoot prize now reverts to $100 for the next shoot in July.
Presentation saw President and sponsor for the event, Phil Body present sashes and ammo to all winners. The Club is very grateful to Phil and his wife Pauline for their ongoing support of our sport.
Ladies encouragement award went to Robyn Perkins and the Junior award went to Brodie Walters. Club members congratulated Brodie on his selection in the State Junior Team.
Next shoot will feature the Green Family Shield Interclub Challenge plus 25T PS and 25T HCP. Practice as usual at 9.00 with competition commencing at 10.00, July 1.