Mov­ing tar­gets pro­vide a tough test

The Riverine Herald - - BOWLS - Vet­er­ans McKen­ner. win­ner Fred

ECHUCA-MOAMA Field and Game held its Septem­ber shoot on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 at the Barnes Road ground.

A to­tal of 83 shoot­ers came along to try their luck at Ja­son and Tanya Smith’s course, with Rus­sell Hooper from Pine­grove kick­ing the day off with a per­fect round of 25 in his first out­ing.

The Smiths pro­vided a great va­ri­ety of tar­gets for shoot­ers in ev­ery grade.

With the sta­tions start­ing to the north of the clu­b­rooms, sta­tion two con­sisted of an in­com­ing tar­get that floated in to­wards shoot­ers, then a quick, close looper, fol­lowed by a re­port pair of both.

Sta­tion four tested shoot­ers eye­sight, with a small over­head tar­get re­ferred to as a bee thrown, fol­lowed by an in­com­ing tar­get over the tree tops, fol­lowed by a pair.

The fi­nal sta­tion con­sisted of two long and high in­com­ing tar­gets off the clubs big truck, with the tar­gets com­ing in above the shoot­ers. A well placed shot saw the tar­gets turn to dust in an im­pres­sive dis­play.

With shoot­ers com­plet­ing three rounds of 25 tar­gets over the day, and with only four tar­gets sep­a­rat­ing High Gun and the three place win­ners in AA grade, Pine­grove mem­ber Adrian Or­chard came out on top, shoot­ing 24, 23, 24 (71 off the gun) to win High Gun.

With our gen­er­ous spon­sor for the day be­ing Echuca Fur­ni­ture Stores, pres­i­dent Ricky Keirl pre­sented win­ners with their tro­phies and shot­gun shells at the end of the day.

1st in AA grade went to Echu­caMoama’s Rod Whar­ton, A grade was taken out by De­niliquin’s Rus­sell Chap­lin, B grade win­ner was Michael Ma­her from Shepparton and Echuca-Moama’s Daryl Scott won C grade.

Vets win­ner was the birth­day boy Fred McKen­ner, ladies went to Bar­rook’s Emily Jones, ju­niors was won by lo­cal Tom Cox, and sub ju­niors went to Bar­rook’s Ryan Ar­chard.

The club’s next com­pe­ti­tion will be held this Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 be­gin­ning at 10am. This will be our 100 tar­get 26th An­niver­sary Shoot, and thanks to two very gen­er­ous spon­sors, WIKA and Town­row Qual­ity Seed Grad­ing Ser­vice we are of­fer­ing prizes down to fifth place in ev­ery grade and cat­e­gory.

The club is also ex­cited to an­nounce that after a suc­cess­ful Come and Try Day last year, we are do­ing it again on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29.

This day pro­vides those want­ing to try clay tar­get shoot­ing the chance to do so in a fun and safe en­vi­ron­ment. The day is open to any­one aged 12 years and older (un­der 18s need par­ent su­per­vi­sion).

You are re­quired to wear en­closed toe shoes, such as run­ners, and bring iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with you for fill­ing in the re­quired pa­per­work.

The club is pro­vid­ing this day free of charge, in­clud­ing a bar­be­cue for lunch.

For any en­quiries or fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact pres­i­dent Ricky on 0418 922 951 or check out the club’s facebook page at echu­camoa­mafiel­dandgame 75 tar­get hand­i­cap Septem­ber shoot results High Gun: Adrian Or­chard (Pine­grove) 71 AA Grade: Rod Whar­ton (E/M) 73, Ricky Keirl (E/M) 72, Mick Keirl (E/M) 71. A Grade: Rus­sell Chap­lin (De­niliquin) 75, An­drew Har­ring­ton ( Shepparton) 74, Tim Fin­negan (E/M) 74 B Grade: Michael Ma­her (Shepparton) 82, Grant Scott (E/M) 80, Peter Kerr (E/M) 77. C Grade: Daryl Scott (E/M) 76, Nathan Jobling (E/M) 75, Peter Keirl (E/M) 74. Vets: Fred McKen­ner (E/M) 74, Doug Frankling (Bar­rook) 70, Don Lo­mas (Mel­bourne) 69. Ladies: Emily Jones (Bar­rook) 74, April Thomp­son (E/M) 71, Em Keirl (E/M) 68. Ju­niors: Tom Cox (E/M) 72, Jor­don Smith (E/M) 62 Sub Ju­niors: Ryan Ar­chard (Bar­rook) 71, Nick Cox (E/M) 62, Os­car Moun­sey (E/M) 46.

Ju­nior win­ner Tom Cox.

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