Colour Steve happy

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

CHAM­PION Ton­gala clay bird shooter Steve Atkins was chas­ing some re­ally big money dur­ing the an­nual four-day clay­bird shoot in Dar­win last week . . . and he didn’t even have a gun his hand.

With one of the four wins he en­joyed in the shoot’s nine events Steve qual­i­fied for a chance to win $100,000.

‘‘You had to draw cards and when you’ve got five cards the same colour you win some­thing. There were yel­low, green, or­ange and blue cards and to win the $100,000 you had to get five blue cards, which was al­ways go­ing to be hard be­cause there was only five of them so it was a long­shot.

‘‘But for a while I thought I was in line maybe to pick up $25,000, which was the prize if you picked five or­ange cards.

‘‘But I ended up with five yel­low cards from my draws so I had to be sat­is­fied with $2000, which was still good,’’ said Steve.

Steve was more than happy with his shoot­ing form at the event, with four wins from the nine events.

‘‘I went up there (Dar­win) 37 years ago and did very well so it was nice to go back and show I can still do it af­ter all those years,’’ added Steve.

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