REYNOLDS TOP SCORER AT WANGARATTA.
The Wangaratta Clay Target Club ran a very successful 5 stand sporting clays shoot on Sunday 11th February. The club is encouraged by a gradual increase in competitors attending to shoot this exciting and challenging discipline. Wangaraata offers two layouts of expertly set targets, providing a satisfying experience to all skill levels.
AA grader Mark Reynolds expertly took out the overall title on the day, demolishing 87/100, ahead of local member David Jackel on 82/100. Jackel has proven to be a good all-rounder at both skeet and sporting clays, and is always very receptive to accept advice and coaching from others to further improve his scores. Junior shooter, Rhys McGauran proved his abilities in A grade hitting 79/100, just ahead of Victor Bowman on 78/100. Nice to see husband and wife team and regular visitors to the club, Angela and Christopher Kloppenborg take home the trophies in B grade. Angela shot consistently well during the event, bagging 72/100 ahead of Christopher on 62/100. C grade winner and junior member who contributes in many positive ways to the suuceess of the club was Jacob Motha, winning himself another sash after breaking 76/100, one target in front of Ben Kuschert 75/100.
Best veteran on the day was hard working committee man Graham Coyle 79/100 with Rhys McGauran claiming the Junior trophy on 79/100.
January 20 DTL shoot.
Very hot / fine.
10 tgt E/O 11 poss.
30 tgt DB C/ship. OA & AA, Daryl Hunt 68/68, Rob. Stackhouse 67/68. A, Tom Bilney 66/66, Hayden Bevan 41/42. B, Rob. Foster 30/30, Colin Repacholi 33/36. C, John Collins 27/30, Barry Ellis 18/30.
30 tgt SB C/ship. OA &AA, Rob. Stackhouse 39/39, Daryl Hunt 44/44. A, Thomas Bilney 30/30, Bobby Lambevski 30/32, B, Colin Repacholi 29/30, Rob. Foster 25/30. C, John Collins 22/30, Barry Ellis 21/30.
30 tgt Cont. C/ship. OA & AA, Daryl Hunt 30/31, Michael Rowan 29/30. A, Thomas Bilney 29/30, Ricky Bilney 40/44, B, Greg Ganning 25/30, Rob. Foster 23/30. C, John Collins 22/30, Barry Ellis 18/30.
High Gun Winners - OA, Tom Bilney 108/110, Vet - Rob Stackhouse 107/110, Jnr. Lachlan McDonald.
SPORTING CLAYS SUCCESS AT WANGARATTA
Perfect weather conditions greeted shooters at the Wangaratta Clay Target Club grounds for the January 5 Stand Championship event on Sunday 14th. The attendance was up on the previous shoot in November last year which was very encouraging for the club.
Enthusiastic club volunteers put a lot of thought and effort into setting up the traps on both grounds early in the morning. At presentation time, several winners complimented the club on the way the excellent flight pattern of the targets were suited to all skill levels. The entire event was conducted in the clubs usual friendly and relaxed style, encouraging the competitors to return for the excellent facilities available here in Wangaratta.
Local member David Jackel took out the overall sash with a result of 87/100. The only target that challenged him was the rabbit on the second ground, however after some helpful advice from club member Brian Reid, he should overcome any further difficulties next time around. Max Kavanagh placed 2nd in AA grade on 70/100. Veteran shooter and regular attendee at Wangaratta, Victor Bowman produced an excellent tally of 83/100 taking out A grade, followed by Chris Kloppenborg on 69/100. Colin Repacholi also put in a top effort smashing 75/100 winning him the B grade sash and Stephen Tamme shot 68/100 taking 2nd place. Nice to see junior shooter and keen club volunteer Jacob Motha win C grade on 75/100, leaving his dad Anton in 2nd place with 66/100.
The club will hold monthly 5 stand shoots throughout 2018 on the 2nd Sunday of each month and encourages shooters to come along and enjoy the first rate facilities on offer.
Please contact Brian Reid 03 57217799 for more information.