Shale unbeatable at Wangaratta
Wangaratta Clay Target Club attracted 43 shooters to their 5 Stand championship on Sunday 12th October. The attendance was ideal allowing for a top day of shooting and the event finishing at a reasonable time.
Brett Jory, Phil Andrews, Paul Reynolds, Daryl Hunt and other helpers all worked hard before the event in setting the many traps over two layouts catering for the different skill levels on the day. This job is more difficult than it sounds, however the percentage scores at the end of the event matched up closely to the official grading rules as set out in the ACTA handbook which shows the settings were about right.
Top shot Adam Shale only dropped seven targets winning overall and AA grade on 93/100. Marty Seymour was almost as skillful one target behind 92/100. Liam Whyte put in a superb effort in A grade on 92/100, with Alan Perryman finishing 2nd after a shoot off with 89/109. Jumior 5 Stand expert Rhys McGauran took out B with a score of 73/100 with Chris. Colvin 69/100 in 2nd . Ash Batey took out C grade 71/108 with local all rounder Aaron Stamp winning 2nd with 70/109.
Gaye Shale who recently returned from the Commonwealth Games took out best lady shot on the day with 65/100. Max Kavanagh won the veterans prize on 77/100 and the encouragement award, kindly donated by The Vine Hotel was given to Phil. Andrews for his help in setting the traps on a regular basis.