One point sep­a­rates two teams

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

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.

PHOTO: John King

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.