Saturday saw a hand full of regular shooters turn up for another day at the range.
Norbert Schmidt was the first to take aim in the 400 meter F Class (mechanically supported with telescopic sights) 10 shot match.
Norbert opened with a perfect centre shot followed by a 5 which he opted to keep then went on to shoot a string of bulls eyes (6’s ) and dead centres (X’s) and a few 5’s to finish with 58/4out of 60.
Steve Cruickshank was next on the mound in the 308 F Class match, Steve let cut his first two sighters and then went on to shoot a mixed bag of 4’s,5’s and 6’s for a low first round score of 49/0.
Rob Wearne was next on the mound to take aim in the Full Bore (manually supported open sights) 308 10 shot match.
Rob opted to cut his sighters and went on to shoot a pretty average score of 44/0 out of a possible 50.
Last on the mound was Neil Attwood in the Full Bore 400 metre match.
Neil opened with two bulls eye sighters and then went on to shoot a mixed bag of 4’s and 5’s for a first round score of 46/0 out of a possible 50.
Norbert was back down for his second 400 metre 11 shot match, Norbert opened with two bulls eyes(6’s) and then let loose a string of 5’s, 6’s and dead centres(X) to finish with 63/3 out of 66.
Steve was next on the range for his second attempt in the 400 metre 11 shot match. Steve opened with 4’s which he cut then went on to shoot a much better round with 5’s and 6’s and one X, to finish 59/1.
Rob was back down for his second 400 metre Full Bore match opening with two 5’s which he kept, then went on to shoot another mixed bag of scores with 3’s,4’s,5’s and two V bulls to finish with 48/2
Neil was back on the mound for his second range. Neil opened with a 4 and a 5, he cut the 4 and went on to shoot all over the place, not able to find the V bull he was looking for, Neil posted a disappointing second score of 38/0 out of a possible 55.
Norbert Schmidt posted a final score of 121/7 out of a possible 126 in the the F Class competition followed by Steve Cruickshank with a very low final score of 108/1 out of a possible 126.
Rob Wearne took the honours in the Full bore comp with a final tally of 92/2 out of a possible 105 followed by Neil Attwood with a below average final score of 84/0.
We would like to extend a thank you to our team of markers and to Ron Schild for scoring.
Target Shooting is held each Saturday at 1:00pm on the range half-way between Port Douglas and Mossman on the Cook Highway. Visitors are welcome to come and view or participate.
The Umpire education program was headed by umpire Lynne Kinrade and held over two time slots giving the learner umpires, junior and senior practical training with umpire mentors on games played after their education session. The teams played in a relaxed format mixing together as required which gave the teams an opportunity to play other teams outside of their grades. Thanks Lynne Kinrade for running the program and to umpires Bonnie & Kyah Francis, Sascha Lowenstein-Jones, Cariter Bennett, Tiah McLean, Keely Harold, Leah Nash, Lana Baxter, Holly Brown, Dakota Bowen, Marley Cairns, Eleisha Mealing, Tayler Durie, Saisha Schonenberger, Shannon Lincoln, Jade Reed, Karla Logan, Mikaela Goodwin, Vanessa Wood, Jane Gwilliams and all senior umpires in training and mentors Marta Smith, Nichelle Pitt, Cassandra Hill, Aimee Watson, Dani Bellero, Corrine Durie and Alison Richardson.
When we return after the holidays Douglas Netball would like to introduce after the last Senior game a short umpires rules discussion session in the club room to continue ongoing umpire education, this will be held by Lynne Kinrade, she will be available to answer any umpiring questions/incidents that have arisen over your practical umpiring game. The Senior Draw issued on Tuesday is subject to change with the umpiring, any amendments will be emailed out and the draw will be posted each week on Facebook.
Special mention to best & fairest winner in Division 2 last week (12th June) for the RingIns team, Cath Baxter.
Douglas Netball held it’s AGM last Tuesday the 12th June at 6pm, the meeting was chaired by Jenny Elphinstone in the absence of President Coral Deen (Douglas Netball members extend their collective best wishes to Coral and family who are currently away due to a family illness). A new committee was elected: President Sharon Beechey, Vice President Corrine Durie, Secretary Treveen Page, Treasurer Dani Bellero, Registrar Tracey Pashen, Junior Convenor Sharon Beechey, Publicity Officer Rachael Ramsay & Angela Pringle, Fundraising/Sponsorship Officer Wolverines Team, Special Events Co-Ordinator Crocs Teams, General Committee Laura Gray. Thanks to all who attended and to members who put their hands up to be a part of the Douglas Netball Association’s Committee we appreciate your assistance, without your time and efforts there would not be a netball competition.
Douglas Netball would like to wish all members a safe and happy holiday break, games will resume Tuesday the July 10th.