Field and game shoot­ers run­ning a hec­tic sched­ule

The Riverine Herald - - SPORT -

IT HAS been a busy few months for Echuca Moama Field and Game, with the club hold­ing their 27th An­niver­sary shoot on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21 which was fol­lowed up by the club’s Novem­ber shoot on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18.

The clubs an­niver­sary shoot was well at­tended, with 107 shoot­ers trav­el­ling from far and wide to en­joy the tar­gets set by Ricky Keirl and Rod Whar­ton over two grounds.

Echuca Moama Field and Game were very lucky to have two gen­er­ous spon­sors on board for the day, which meant we were able to pay prizes down to 5th place in each grade and cat­e­gory.

Town­row Qual­ity Seed Grad­ing Ser­vices and WIKA have been big sup­port­ers of our club for years, and we are very grate­ful for their on­go­ing sup­port.

Bren­ton Irons made his jour­ney from Mel­bourne worth­while, shoot­ing a per­fect round of 25, fol­lowed by 23, 24, 24, to give him the High Gun win with an amaz­ing score of 96 out of 100.

Ricky Keirl, Mick Keirl, Rod Whar­ton, Ja­son Smith, and Bart Brighenti were all on their game on the day, with each of them shoot­ing a per­fect round over the day too.

No one could deny that Grant Sand­ford of Shepparton had a rip­per of a day though, shoot­ing an in­cred­i­ble 50 tar­gets straight.

Grants ef­forts gave him the win in AA grade with a score of 93/100.

Other winners from the An­niver­sary shoot in­cluded Rus­sell Hooper in A grade, Clin­ton West­head took the hon­ours in B grade, C grade winner was lo­cal shooter Ian Drum­mond, Emma Keirl won Ladies, Roger Ker­slake was five tar­gets ahead of his com­pe­ti­tion in Vets, with Harry Wilkie and Tay­lor Cole win­ning Ju­niors and Sub Ju­niors re­spec­tively.

Fast for­ward a few short weeks, and the club was once again a hive of ac­tiv­ity as 89 shoot­ers joined us at the Barnes Road ground in some beau­ti­ful spring weather for an en­joy­able 75 tar­get hand­i­cap event.

With Ricky Keirl again step­ping up to de­sign the course of tar­gets along with a great crew of vol­un­teers, many shoot­ers com­mented on the high qual­ity and va­ri­ety of tar­gets thrown on the day.

Ricky main­tained his cur­rent good form, shoot­ing the only per­fect round of 25 tar­gets for the day.

This score along with a 23 and then a 22 gave Ricky an off the gun score of 70 out of 75, mak­ing him the High Gun winner.

The high gun prize is awarded to the shooter who hits the most tar­gets over the course of the day, with­out hand­i­cap added.

All other re­sults for the day in­clude the shoot­ers hand­i­cap, which could be any­where from one tar­get per round to nine tar­gets per round, de­pend­ing on their re­cent shoot­ing scores.

Keirl’s wife Emma also fea­tured in the winners on the day, tak­ing first place in ladies by just one tar­get ahead of Kyabram shooter Vicki Nor­ris.

The days spon­sor was Bob Davey, from Bob the Blind­man in Echuca.

It was great to have Bob shoot with us on the day, and then be on hand to present the winners with their prizes, in­clud­ing his son Nic Davey who shot his way to the A grade win with a score of 66.

Other winners in­clude Mel­bourne’s Stephen Spencer in AA grade, lo­cal Chris Ruedin on 71 in B grade, C grade win went to Brent Far­rell on 72, Barhams’ Trevor Smith won on a count­back in vet­er­ans, whilst Shepparton young gun Tom Bil­ney grabbed 1st place in ju­niors, and Tom Dixon took out Sub Ju­niors on 69.

The clubs next shoot is a 140 tar­get two per­son team shoot to be held on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16.

This day is a nov­elty event, and Christ­mas hams are awarded to the top 10 teams on the day. The shoot­ing will be­gin at 11am. Any in­quiries can be di­rected to Pres­i­dent Ricky Keirl on 0418 922 951 or to the clubs Face­book page www.face­ echu­camoa­mafiel­dandgame Oc­to­ber An­niver­sary Shoot High Gun: Bren­ton Irons (96/100)

AA grade: 1st: Grant Sand­ford (93), 2nd: Wayne Stiff (92), 3rd: Ricky Keirl (91), 4th: Steve Nor­ris (91), 5th: Mick Keirl (91).

A grade: 1st: Rus­sell Hooper (85), 2nd: Garry Bald­win (83), 3rd: Huseyin Alpoz­gen (83), 4th: Mark Stuch­bree (81), 5th: Leo Hatzi­gian­nis (80).

B grade: 1st: Clin­ton West­head (76), 2nd: Chris Cox (74), 3rd: Shane Nor­ris (73), 4th: Steve Pask (70), 5th: Ron Galea (70).

C grade: 1st: Ian Drum­mond (65), 2nd: Brent Far­rell (53), 3rd: Hay­den Cox (46), 4th: Steven Bai­ley (44), 5th: An­drew Par­sons (33).

Vets: 1st: Roger Ker­slake (89), 2nd: Alan Fletcher (84), 3rd: Frank Dick (84), 4th: Trevor Smith (83), 5th: Doug Frankling (81).

Ladies: 1st: Emma Keirl (76), 2nd: April Thompson (74), 3rd: Krys­tal But­ler (69), 4th: Vicki Nor­ris (67), 5th: Tanya Smith (44).

Jnrs: 1st: Harry Wilkie (73), 2nd: Tom Cox (71), 3rd: Jor­don Smith (70).

Sub Jnrs: 1st: Tay­lor Cole (70), 2nd: Ni­cholas Cox (57), 3rd: Izzy Keirl (39). Novem­ber 75 tar­get shoot High Gun: Ricky Keirl (70/75) OTG.

AA grade: 1st: Stephen Spencer (71), 2nd: Bren­dan Hawk­ing (69), 3rd: Rod Whar­ton (69).

A grade: 1st: Nic Davey (66), 2nd: Ian Pyke (66), 3rd: An­drew Har­ring­ton (65).

B grade: 1st: Chris Ruedin (71), 2nd: Peter Kerr (69), 3rd: David Hub­ble (67).

C grade: 1st: Brent Far­rell (72), 2nd: Dean Nai­smith (70), 3rd: Gra­ham Hawk­ing (69).

Vets: 1st: Trevor Smith (65), 2nd: Ray Adam­son (65), 3rd: Rocky Furci (64).

Ladies: 1st: Emma Keirl (63), 2nd: Vicki Nor­ris (62), 3rd: Mar­ion Barnes (61).

Jnrs: 1st: Tom Bil­ney (66), 2nd: Jor­don Smith (64), 3rd: Tom Cox (63).

Sub Jnrs: 1st: Tom Dixon (69), 2nd: Ni­cholas Cox (63), 3rd: Izzy Keirl (56).

Oc­to­ber's ladies cat­e­gory com­peti­tors were, from left, Vicki Nor­ris, Emma Keirl, April Thompson, Tanya Smith.

Oc­to­ber's ju­nior and sub-ju­nior winners Jor­don Smith, Harry Wilkie, Izzy Keirl, Tay­lor Cole, Ni­cholas Cox, and Tom Cox.

Vet­er­ans cat­e­gory shoot­ers Trevor Smith and Ray Adam­son had a good day out.

Novem­ber high gun Ricky Keirl is con­grat­u­lated by spon­sor Bob Davey.

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