Veteran shooter fires well at event
THE Euroa Clay Target Club conducted the Annual Highlands Shield shoot at the Violet Town Shooting Complex on Sunday, September 10.
This shield shoot was between Alexandra, Mansfield and Euroa Clubs with both the championship event and the handicap event scores to count.
The Highlands Championship saw veteran Euroa Shooter outlast Lee Fitzgerald from Colbinabbin club in the final shoot-off to win with a score of 40/40.
Lee’s son Robbie, a very good junior shooter, claimed his first handicap win from local Cameron Asquith with a score of 31/33.
As for the team results both Euroa teams finished in front of the opposition to claim the shield.
The teams were Laurie Fitzpatrick, Rob Stackhouse, Cameron Asquith, Craig Asquith, John King, Iain Towers Scott Towers and Lachlan McDo0nald.
Full results: 15t Point Score Sweepstake - L. Fitzpatrick, L. Fitzgerald and F Heinze - divided 45/45.
Results: 25t ‘ Highlands Shield’ D/B Championship.
1st A Grade and O/A: J. King (Euroa) 40/40.
1st AA grade: L. Fitzgerald (Colbinabbin) 39/40.
2nd AA grade: F. Heinze (Bendigo) 29/30.
2nd A grade: S. Towers (Euroa) 41/43.
1st B grade: M. McLachlan (Mansfield) 24/25.
2nd B grade: D. Collihole (Euroa) 22/25.
1st C grade: Cam Asquith (Euroa) 24/25.
2nd C grade: R. Press (Mansfield) 22/25.
Results: 25t ‘ Highland Shield’ Trophy Handicap
First: Rob Fitzgerald (Colbinabbin) 31/33.
Second: Cameron Asquith (Euroa) 29/33.
Third: F. Heinze (Bendigo) 24/26.
B/M: L. Fitzpatrick (Euroa) 21/25.
HIGHLANDS SHIELD CHAMPION: Veteran John King (right) accepts his championship prize from club president Iain Towers.