First time suc­cess

Queens­lan­der Billy Cain has com­peted in­ter­na­tion­ally in Sport­ing Clays but de­cided he wanted to have a crack at a Na­tional Sim­u­lated Field ti­tle in his last year as a ju­nior.

Field and Game - - NATIONAL CARNIVAL 2017 -

The de­ci­sion paid off shoot­ing 129/150 to win by a tar­get from Luke Willem­sen and Mark Du Rose.

“It was my first Na­tional Car­ni­val so it was really good to win,” he said. “I’d never shot one but I kept hear­ing what a big event it was so I wanted to have a go while still a ju­nior.”

Billy was in con­tention early for the OTG af­ter start­ing his cam­paign with 25/25 on ground six, one of only two per­fect scores re­turned from that ground for the en­tire shoot. The other was Bren­ton Irons who pushed John Younger I to a shoot off for the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship

“I really en­joyed the event, it is a dif­fer­ent for­mat to sport­ing but not too far away,” he said. “The course was good and the grounds were all tough in their own way, they were all chal­leng­ing.”

While Billy can’t defend his ju­nior ti­tle next year he’s com­mit­ted to shoot­ing in open com­pe­ti­tion at Bairns­dale in 2018. “I will be go­ing back to the Na­tion­als,” he said.

Ju­niors; Mark Du Rose, Billy Cain, Luke Willem­sen and Brad John­son from spon­sor Ray­trade

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