Gschwend takes out the Digweed Challenge

FIRED UP: Winners of the George Digweed Challenge from all grades of shooting celebrate their victories. Josef Gschwend was the outright winner.
FIRED UP: Winners of the George Digweed Challenge from all grades of shooting celebrate their victories. Josef Gschwend was the outright winner.

Bermagui Field and Game’s Christmas shoot was a fun filled spectacular, with more than 70 shooters participating on a jolly course set out by Santa and his helpers.

However, the biggest winner was the local primary school, with all money raised on the day going to them.

New shooters, families and the die-hard Bermagui and Cooma club members supported the Santa-sponsored day.

Everyone was out to bust the clays for a chance at winning a Christmas ham, or various other delectable prizes.

Dave Bedingfield and Pat Tennant were in the shoot off for first place in C grade, but Pat stole first by one clay target. It seemed shoot offs were on the cards for most grades, as C grade also had Jarrod Ringland and Leon Karrington vying it out for third and fourth.

The ladies all shot well, with Carol Cook heading up the round with 67 and then another shoot off for second and third between Michelle Craig and Jan Redman, with Jan taking second.

Young gun Josef Gschwend won the Digweed Challenge, fighting it out against his dad Mark, Phil Craig, and Oscar Mower at the 70-metre mark.

Nearly all shooters participated in the challenge, many of them buying back in at a cost of $5, in the hope of being crowned the winner.

However, the biggest winner was the local primary school, with all money raised on the day going to them.

C Grade winners.

C Grade winners.

AA Grade

1st Craig Field 64

2nd Darren Redman 64

3rd Philip Craig 63

4th Robert Shaw 58

A Grade

1st Neville Brady 69

2nd Mark Gschwend 63

3rd Barry Dunn 62

4th Chris Robinson 54

B Grade

1st Zip Summerell 64

2nd Mick Durnan 64

3rd Mario Magrin 63

4th Pat Jubb 63

C Grade

1st Pat Tennant 67

2nd David Bedingfield 67

3rd Jarrod Ringland 66

4th Leon Karrington 66

Ladies

1st Carol Cook 67

2nd Jan Redman 65

3rd Michelle Craig 65

4th Rhonda White 63

Juniors

1st Josef Gschwend 71

2nd Oscar Mower 67

3rd Patrick Thompson 61

4th Holly Gschwend 59