Karramomus wins Chas Hayes memorial trophy by one point
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.