Hadson takes out Continental at Wangaratta
Saturday 21 June saw wet conditions early on and then anovercast sky with occasional showers later in the day. Less than ideal clay target shooting weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the nine squads of competitors from turning up to shoot at the Wangaratta Clay Target Club.
The days event totaling 110 targets ran smoothly and finished at a reasonable time. Thanks go to the efficient office staff, shoot marshal and other club volunteers on the day. This is one of the reasons that the club is considered as one of the best regional clubs to participate at. The trophies of ammunition were appreciated by the winners, as this is something that any shooter can use at a later date.
The 10 tgt. points score eye opener was divided between seven shooters. It was nice to see local shotgun enthusiast Fred Bienvenu shoot 30/30, as his form has been a little bit down of late.
The next event held was a 50 tgt. point score championship. This was very ably won by Daryl Hunt with an almost perfect result of 149/150. Daryl and his Blaser gun have certainly performed well, winning many championship events over the last couple of years. Junior shooter Andrew Evans took out 2nd in AA on 145/150. David Luelf, visiting from Mansfield won A grade 157/165 after a short shoot off with Les Comensoli 156/165. B grade competitor Steve Wozniak tallied 135/150 ahead of Sean Hourigan on 132/150 deciding 1st & 2nd in this grade. John Hutchison won’t be in C grade a lot longer after shooting 144/150 to win ahead of Jo Ford 139/150.
The 50 tgt. Continental championships are always very popular with DTL shooters, the greater range of variation in target presentation makes this a challenging and enjoyable discipline. A perfect result of 56/56 was achieved by B grader Jason Hadson, winning the overall – well done Jason, ahead of Sean Hourigan 46/50. AA grader Peter Wilkins only dropped one target to win this grade on 55/56, very closely followed by David Bienvenu 54/55, both excellent scores. As an aside, I understand that David has been giving his brother Fred a few tips on the double rise discipline for future events. Tina White dropped only two targets 48/50 winning her the A grade sash, with Chris Figgins on 48/51 taking 2nd place. In a repeat of the points score event, John Hutchison again won C grade 48/50 and Jo Ford in 2nd with 47/50.
Overall high gun for the day was achieved by Daryl Hunt 228/230. Best Junior was Andrew Evans 222/230 and Veteran high gun went to David Luelf 210/230. Ladies high gun trophy was nicely won by Tina White 215/230.