THE first State selection shoot in 2014 of the NSW Field and Game Federation was held at the Bermagui range on Sunday.
A field of 76 local and visiting shooters participated, travelling from Cooma, Mudgee, Geelong, Bega, Majura Park, Canberra International, Sydney, Ardlethan, Temora and a bus load from Dubbo.
The setup crew had done a marvellous job of setting up the course of two ranges that challenged even the State's top shots and scores generally reflected the difficulty of some of the more distant downward target trajectories. Conditions were perfect for shooting and the shoot ran like clockwork, thanks to the efforts of club stalwarts Barbie and Mario Magrin, Michelle and Phil Craig, Shirl and Nev Brady and to club members John Hine, Pat Jubb, Daryll Newman and Bret Wills who all gave up their days shooting to trap on the day. This is quite a sacrifice from members of a club where shooting days are severely limited by the club's operating restrictions.
Also a special thanks and commendation by local and visiting shooters to non-shooters Desi Farrell, Mick Cook and Nev Reid for giving up their Australia Day to trap for the club.
Congratulations to Mick Munro from Ardlethan who took out high gun with a score ahead of the field. Shoot offs were required to determine third place winners of the grades, where Lee Cunningham eased out Brett Inch in AA Grade, Col Dorman over Paul Bone in B Grade and Craig Sanderson over Mat Richardson in C Grade.
The interclub competition for the coveted Adrian Hayes Memorial was won this year by the Dubbo Club with a score of 283 ahead of the Mudgee Club with 280.
High Gun: Mick Munro 80
AA Grade 1st: Frank Araco 79
2nd: Stephen Payne 78
3rd: Lee Cuningham 77
A Grade 1st: John Collier 78
2nd: Rodney Carr 75
3rd: Andrew Bell 74
B Grade 1st: Stephen Cooper 65
2nd: Trevor Heise 64
3rd: Col Dorman 63
C Grade 1st: Tony Crome 58
2nd: Mick Diss 55
3rd: CraigSanderson 51
Ladies1st: Rebecca Wilesmith 60
2nd: Jan Redman 56
Juniors 1st: Mark Wilesmith 64
Sub Juniors 1st: Jesse Bloink 73
2nd: Mathew Wilesmith 68
3rd: Jed Cunningham 64
Veterans 1st: Peter Rae
2nd: Milton Cartwright 75
3rd: Laurie Redfern 73
Super Veterans 1st: Roger Kerslake 76
2nd: Max Kavanagh 75
3rd: Denis Coaker 73
Next shoot: 10am Sunday, February 23.
100tgt OTG Safari Firearms Springing Teal sponsored by Gary Geogio.
Set up crew: Darren Redman, Jan Redman, James Drakos, Jim Drakos, Chris Horsman and Dylan Reid.