SATURDAY’S afternoon target shooting session was hampered by an overlay of cloud and constant gusts of wind which made hitting the centre target a challenge.
Norbert Schmidt was first on the mound and opened with a bull eye and a super bull eye and then went on to shoot a very fine first round with a score of 59/6 from a possible 60 in the 10-shot F-Class competition.
Neil Attwood was next on the mound to compete in the Full Bore compand he squeezed off a string of fours and fives to give him a first round score of 43 from a possible 50.
Ben Purvis was next down with his gear to see if he could better his recent scores. Ben opened with a bird and then went on to pull mainly fours and threes to score 37.
Club stalwart Ron Schild was the last competitor on the mat to have a crack at the small target and let loose a mixed bag of shots to give him a score of 41/1.
Schmidt was back again for his second 400-metre range and he registered a score of 62 from a possible 66 in the 11- shot match.
Attwood was back for his second range and shot a mixed bag to give him a final tally of 43 from a possible 55.
Purvis was again on the mound to try and better his first round and squeezed off some impressive shots to give him a final tally of 46/3 from a possible 55.
Schild was again on the mound and went on to shoot a mixed bag for a final score of 48/2 from a possible 55.
Schmidt took first place with 121/ 6 in the F- Class comp. Schild took honours with 89/3 followed by Neil Attwood on 86 and Ben Purvis in third on 83/3 in the Full Bore Comp.
A big thank you to marker Jed Kemp for doing a good job.
There is no shooting this Saturday as the Cairns Prize Shoot in on Saturday and Sunday.
Anyone interested in the sport of target shooting is invited to the range at 1pm on Saturday, May 25, on the Cook Highway half way between Mossman and Port Douglas.