One point separates two teams
THE Euroa Clay Target Club members began the 2017 competition season with a journey to the Alexandra club on New Year’s Day.
The object of the visit was to defend the Highland Shield that the Euroa club currently held.
Held over two events, the team scores are calculated from both the 20 target handicap event and the 20 target event shot off 15 metres.
The Euroa team of Scott Towers, Tony Rohrlach, Craig Asquith, John King and Rob Stackhouse shot well enough to take a three point lead going into the final event.
However, complacency set in with quite a few targets being missed, and the Alexandra team emerged with a one point advantage and were declared the shield winners.
Of the Euroa shooters, Craig Asquith was the best with a fine win in the AA division of the Point Score Championship.
He also went on to win the back markers’ section of the handicap event.
For the rest of the Euroa team it was a rather long way from Alexandra with not much to show for their efforts - ‘next time’ was the refrain.
SHARP SHOOTER: Geoff McLure (left) and Jack Woolmer present Craig Asquith with his AA Point Score Championship Sash at Alexandra, watched by Tom McGrath and friend.