Barbie on target

• C Grade Barbie Magrin, second 25 target double barrel, receives her trophy from president Phil Body (left) and Alf Neisar (right).

• C Grade Barbie Magrin, second 25 target double barrel, receives her trophy from president Phil Body (left) and Alf Neisar (right).

TWENTY-FIVE hardy souls faced  windy conditions at the Bega Gun Club for the May shoot.

The program for the day included the second round of the Fimac Engineering Handicap Shield sponsored by Shane Platts of Fimac Engineering, Bega. 

With the Fimac as the final event of the program, shooters warmed up with a 25 target double barrel off the common mark and 50 target point-score. 

In the double barrel, C Grade, Brian Moffitt shot 17/25 to take the 

winner’s trophy with Barbie Magrin placing second with a score of 15/25.

Robert Taylor and James Body took an extra seven targets to decide the winner of B Grade ,with Robert prevailing 30/32 to James’ 29/32. 

A Grade went to Dean Shipton after an additional three targets 27/28 from Ray Kearns on 26/28. 

Four extra targets were needed to decide AA Grade with Fimac sponsor Shane Platts being victorious 28/29 to Peter Athanasopolous’ 27/29.

The second event for the day, the 50 target point-score saw some very good shooting considering the windy conditions.

Athanasopolous handled the conditions well to score 146/150 to win AA Grade with Phil Body taking second with a score of 139/150. 

Kearns followed up his first round form to take A Grade shooting 141/150, with Peter Johnston taking out second 125/150. 

In B Grade, Craig Field showed good form to score 138/150 to win with James Body on 131/150 taking second. 

Moffitt again scored in C Grade with 116/150 followed by Christel Feldman scoring 91/150 for second, a just reward for the practice she has been putting in.

The key event of the day, round two of the Fimac, saw two AA Graders and one A Grade shooter battle out for supremacy. 

Seven extra targets saw Phil Body successful with a score of 30/32 from Ray Welch in second and Kearns in third. 

These results ensure the Fimac will continue to be a pressure effort for the remaining two rounds.

Athanasopolous took the day’s high gun with a very creditable 192/200, while the shoot raffle went to Charlie Smith.

The club shoots competitively again on June 1, with competition beginning at 10am, with practice from 9am.

The club practice afternoon on the third Sunday of each month is proving very successful with numbers increasing each time. 

Practice commences at 2pm with a 5pm finish and provides a great opportunity for anyone who might like to try the sport as well as helping existing shooters refine their skills. 

Sunday, May 18, is the next meeting for members. 

The meeting commences at 1pm to be followed by practice.

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