Big day on the Woods Point range

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Sport - By JOHN WOOD

A WARM and sunny day greeted the com­peti­tors at the Woods Point Gun Club for the an­nual Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy shoot and the Brian Prothero Me­mo­rial Tro­phy event.

The day started with the oblig­a­tory Eye Opener that saw Ian Findlay, Cameron Tre­vitt, Cranky McCall and An­drew Fer­rari re­turn­ing 29/30 to share the AA Grade cash.

Al­lan Kidd won A Grade, 27/30 with Steven Howlett suc­cess­ful in B Grade, 29/30.

Kirsten Chinn’s 28/30 was enough for her to take the C Grade cash prize out­right.

Next we had the 25 tar­get Dou­ble Bar­rel Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy event spon­sored by John and An­nette Wood.

Phillip Woods started well with a 25/25 score shortly fol­lowed by Phillip Des­mond, Steven Howlett, McCall and David Allen to bring them to a shoot off for the tro­phy.

After seven rounds, both Des­mond and Woods missed a tar­get to take them out of tro­phy con­tention with Allen next to fall at tar­get 11.

Howlett and McCall con­tin­ued spir­ited com­pe­ti­tion un­til tar­get 17 when Howlett let one go.

Cranky McCall be­came the 47th win­ner of the Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy, 42/42 and he also snagged the AA Grade prize win­ner as well.

Phillip Des­mond was 2nd in AA.

A Grade saw a clear win for Allen 32/32, Woods 2nd, 31/32 while B Grade was won by Howlett 25/25 from Lau­rie Poile 2nd, 23/25.

Kirsten Chinn took C Grade 22/25 from Matthew Ew­ert, 20/25.

After the lunch break the 25 tar­get Hand­i­cap Brian Prothero Me­mo­rial was com­pleted with Steven Bedg­good, Ge­off Hill and Daniel Chinn go­ing into a shoot off for the tro­phy after re­turn­ing 24/25 scores.

This was an ex­tremely short shoot off with Bedg­good miss­ing his first tar­get and Hill fail­ing one tar­get later.

All Chinn had to do was hit his tar­get to win and as he shot and the pieces of the tar­get fell to the ground, Daniel was able to hold aloft the Brian Prothero Me­mo­rial Tro­phy with a score 26/27.

Hill took se­cond place 25/27 and Bedg­good third, 24/26.

Daryl Ew­ert on 23/25 took the fourth place prize.

Brian Prothero was a well­known and hard-work­ing man in Woods Point and apart from be­ing one of our orig­i­nal mem­bers was al­ways very sup­port­ive of both his com­mu­nity and our club.

The event was proudly spon­sored by the Prothero fam­ily and the Woods Point Gun Club.

To fin­ish the day we had a 25 tar­get Pres­i­dent’s Tower Cham­pi­onship spon­sored by long term mem­ber Tom Apps and his wife Ch­eryl.

Chuck Lay and Trevor Ew­ert re­turned per­fect 25/25 scores to put them into a shoot off for the cham­pi­onship sash and after six tar­gets, Lay left one still fly­ing leav­ing Ew­ert to shoot for the prize.

He didn’t miss and se­cured the sash with a fi­nal score of 31/31, Lay tak­ing home se­cond place 30/31.

Daryl Ew­ert and Daniel Chinn shot off for the mi­nor plac­ings with Ew­ert tak­ing third place 26/27, from Chinn on fourth 25/27

The Vice Pres­i­dent’s Over­all High Gun for the day, spon­sored by Peter and Ellen West, was won by Daryl Ew­ert with a great score of 70/75 from a day of three quite dif­fer­ent events.

A great lunch and af­ter­noon tea saw many happy faces re­turn­ing home after another mem­o­rable shoot.

Our next shoot is our end of year Christ­mas shoot on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8 start­ing at 9.30am.

Lots of fun and lots of prizes. See you there.

SUC­CESS: Win­ners and spon­sors of the Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy shoot in­cluded (from left) John Wood (pres­i­dent and spon­sor), Will and Craig Prothero (spon­sors), Daniel Chinn, Daryl Ew­ert, Tom Apps, Trevor Ew­ert and Cranky McCall.

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