ADAM SHALE WINS OVERALL:
With a busy shoot calendar on in the district this weekend, the Wangaratta Clay Target club was pleased with the number of sporting clay enthusiasts that shot at their 100 target, April 5 Stand championship. Nice weather prevailed all day, coupled with mainly perfectly functioning traps and a large range of different targets on offer, all helped to provide shooters with a top day of clay target shooting.
The club includes a 100 target sporting clay championship event each month in its shoot program this year and is proving to be very popular with shooters keen on this exciting and sometimes challenging discipline. Many top field shooters are attracted to sporting clays, due to the similarities between this event and wild game shooting.
The overall sash and AA grade was won by Adam Shale, dropping only 6 targets out of 100. Adam is recognized as a top competitor in this event and consistently performs at a level that is only attainable by a few shooters. Mark Reynolds shot almost as well taking 2nd in AA with a score of 90/100. Junior shooter Rhys McGauran again demonstrated his skills with a shotgun, knocking out of the sky 83/100 targets and winning A grade. Brodie Seccull claimed 2nd place on 80/100. After a short shoot off to decide the winners in B grade, Darren Saunders took home the sash with 77/110, closely followed by hardworking club man, Stephen Tamme on 75/110. Another nice result after a shoot off was achieved by C grader Clayton Easden 75/110, two targets ahead of Mark Large finishing on 73/110. Graham Coyle won the best veteran trophy with a tally of 81/100. Graham continues to put in an enormous amount of work as club curator and is part of the enthusiastic group of 5 stand volunteers, instrumental in setting up all the traps on a regular basis.