Kar­ramo­mus wins Chas Hayes memo­rial tro­phy by one point

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scor­ing zone for F class and 255mm di­am­e­ter max­i­mum scor­ing zone for Tar­get ri­fle.

Right on time the match got un­der­way and the first shoot­ers took to the shoot­ing mound but im­me­di­ately the shoot­ers knew they were in trou­ble.

The black aim­ing mark sud­denly be­came a grey smudge through the tele­scopic sights and the flare off the white tar­get glared back at tar­get ri­fle shoot­ers made it dif­fi­cult to see the tar­get through their peep sights.

The wind de­cided it was go­ing to be part of this fi­nal and started to change di­rec­tion with­out no­tice.

And yes, 3s and 4s were soon com­ing up on the score sheets.

The match con­tin­ued and it was very clear that the tele­scopic sights were on level peg­ging with the steel peep sights and the match was go­ing to be in the hands of the coaches.

Ge­off James had a ‘rags to riches’ story.

As he started to shoot, his shots missed the tar­get.

Cap­tain Marty quickly got Ge­off off the shoot­ing mound while a team of club ex­perts de­scended on Ge­off and his ri­fle.

The first is­sue was for him to con­tinue and Terry Gee of­fered his ri­fle so Ge­off could re­lax and sort out his ri­fle.

Ge­off got his first round in a cou­ple of shoot­ers later and as he had used his ‘sight­ing shots’ he had no room for er­ror but he quickly got into the swing of things as he was good enough to make the team at the end of the shoot.

The ECDRA to­tal off- ri­fle re­sults were: Terry Gee 110.3, Marty Kelly 106.1, David Wal­lace 104.2, Neale Ham­bridge 103.4, Brian Houli­han 100.4, Bob Irv­ing 100.4, Ge­off James 100.1, Graeme Kerr 99.3, Rosco Davis 97.3 and Vaughn Mur­phy 92.0.

The ad­justed team scores, as ap­proved by the of­fi­cial scorer were: Shep­par­ton/Nathalia 557.21, Kar­ramo­mus 547.25, ECDRA 539.14 and Nagam­bie 536.24.

The only thing left for the pen­nant com­pe­ti­tion is the pre­sen­ta­tion night sched­uled for Novem­ber 1, but this could change.

Last week’s Wed­nes­day’s shoot re­sults were: at 300 yards T-Ri­fle - Peter Daldy 50.5, 49.7 = 99.12

F-Std: 1st Robert Irv­ing 7, 55.2, 55.3 = 117.5, 2nd Rosco Davis 57.3, 59.5 = 116.8, 3rd Richard God­den 53.3, 56.4 =109.7

F-Open: Neal Ham­bridge 54.3, 54.4 =108.7

F-TR: Marty Kelly 57.2, 60.4 = 117.6.

At 600 yards T-Ri­fle: Peter Daldy 48.2, 48.5 = 97.7

F-Std: 1st Ross Davis 58.2; 2nd Richard God­den 45, 3rd Robert Irv­ing 31

F-Open: Neal Ham­bridge 58.3, 56.3 = 114.6

F-TR: Marty Kelly 26, 57.3 = 83.3.

This week Marty Kelly is off to Coon­abarabran, NSW, and the Aus­tralian long range cham­pi­onships as a mem­ber of the Vic­to­rian State F class team.

The long range here refers to shoots out to 1500 yards just short of a mile, and that is a long way.

Marty is ready and Satur­day’s 1000 yard shoot gave him the prac­tice he needed.

We wish Marty and his fel­low Vic­to­ri­ans all the very best and may they travel safely as Coon­abarabran is just on a 10 hour drive.

Next week’s shoot­ing will be at Vi­o­let Town as we get our teams ready for the state team cham­pi­onships and the ‘Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons’ shoot to be held in mid-Oc­to­ber.

Please re­fer to the web site at www.ecdra.com.au.

THE reg­u­lar Fri­day night dance classes have in­creased in ac­tiv­ity over the last cou­ple of months with good num­bers com­ing through the door most nights.

The classes are very flex­i­ble and cater for be­gin­ners through to the more ex­pe­ri­enced, and cover many dif­fer­ent danc­ing op­tions from line dances to part­ner se­quence and free style rock’n’roll.

Pri­vate lessons in be­tween the Fri­day night classes are also avail­able and there have been a few cou­ples take up this op­tion as a good en­try point to start their dance jour­ney.

Some even just want a pri­vate crash course to pre­pare for a one-off so­cial oc­ca­sion.

Con­tact Ac­ti­vate Nagam­bie for pric­ing and times op­tions on pri­vate lessons.

Since the last re­port, the Mel­bourne band, ‘The Vin­cents’ have played at the lo­cal me­chan­ics hall (on Satur­day July 28), and it was a huge suc­cess.

Not only was it a sell-out, but the en­tire hall was rock­ing right through un­til mid­night with some awe­some live mu­sic.

There will be a book­ing for th­ese guys again, for sure!

And you can check out Face­book for some clips of the night.

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of dancers, $340 was raised from the raf­fle draw that was do­nated to the lo­cal Nagam­bie Bowl­ing Club.

Also since the last re­port, an­other two week class at St Mary’s Col­lege in Seymour has just fin­ished, with teach­ing the year eights how to rock’n’roll which also hap­pened last year as well.

It wasn’t pretty – but they did all sur­vive the whole boy/ girl germ thing.

The train­ers had fun and there was no doubt that the kids ac­tu­ally learned some­thing.

Some may have even en­joyed it – but they’ll prob­a­bly never ad­mit it.

New classes will start on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

Some fu­ture dates: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 – ‘Jump and Jive’ are back to rock the night away

2019 Rockin’ Nagam­bie dance dates: Satur­day, March 30 – ‘I C Rock’; Satur­day, June 29 – ‘The Rousers’ and Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7 – ‘Jump and Jive’

There are a num­ber of other events be­ing planned but all are in the early stages so keep an eye on the Face­book page.

As usual, all dances will be held in the Nagam­bie Me­chan­ics Hall.

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