Brooke is best

Ladies Na­tional Cham­pion Brooke Tangey said her win was proof that per­sis­tence pays off in the end.

Field and Game - - NATIONAL CARNIVAL 2017 -

Af­ter nu­mer­ous at­tempts and a string of mi­nor plac­ings, Brooke Tangey fi­nally won her first na­tional cham­pi­onship at Wodonga-al­bury. “I’m very happy with the out­come,” she said. “Next year will be 20 years that I’ve been shoot­ing; you are al­ways learn­ing and fi­nally you get to where you want to be.” Brooke had high praise for the event but ad­mit­ted 100 tar­gets left her tired at the end of the first day. “It was really good, it was great to have a ground like that with the space for six grounds,” she said. “All the grounds had a mix­ture of tar­gets: the easy soft ones you ex­pect to hit and the dif­fi­cult ones you never think you can hit but are very ex­cited when you do.” “There were no two tar­gets that were ex­actly the same, and shoot­ing tar­gets below you is al­ways good; there’s not a lot of clubs that can do that.” A mem­ber of Moe Field & Game, Brooke is look­ing for­ward to 2018. “I shoot Bairns­dale once or twice a year so I’m fa­mil­iar with it,” she said. It also means if Brooke de­fends her ti­tle she won’t have to miss the pre­sen­ta­tion to start the long drive home.

“The event was a ma­jor suc­cess and six grounds is cer­tainly the most ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient way to host a na­tional car­ni­val” Brook Nichol, Pine­grove FGA

“I didn’t hear one com­plaint, I thought it was a tough shoot but a fair shoot and it shows the branches how tar­gets should be thrown at big events.” Robert Hall, 2016 Na­tional Cham­pion

Ladies cham­pion Brooke Tangey April Thomp­son Felic­ity Richard­son

Claire Bourke

Mark Da­ley

Robert Hall

Bruce Whit­taker

Bill Zo­gogian­nis

Frank Ce­fai

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