Field and game shooters running a hectic schedule
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.facebook.com/ 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.