Nephew wins trophy
Our shoot on Sunday October 28 was for the Colin Wood Memorial 50 skeet trophy.
The moderate gusty winds created some challenging targets. Some targets flew high, the next would bounce around and then drop quickly.
Shot on a handicap basis with shooters having between one and 12 lives —meaning they could miss the same number of targets as their handicap and continue on until they miss one more. Other years have had a good group of shooters get past the first two rounds. This year however there were only four shooters lining up for the third round of skeet — Hayley Morice (0 lives left), Kevin Barbridge (three lives), Paul Wilkey (four lives) and Russell Wood (six lives).
After six stations Paul and Russell were the last two left and both had used their handicap up, so first miss was out. In the end it was fitting for Russell Wood, the nephew of Colin Wood, to win the trophy.
50 Point Score: A Grade: 1 = Vance Butcher, Roger Bidois 149/150; 3 Dave Smith 148/150. B Grade: 1 Rob Means 135/150; 2 Paul Wilkey 132/150; Tony Curran 130/150. 50 Single Rise: A Grade: 1 = Roger Bidois, Dave Smith,Ross Elliott 49/50. B Grade: 1 = Rob Means, Jim Morton 46/50; 3 Tony Curran 44/50.
Paul Wilkey, Roger Bidois, Tug O’Brien, Russell Wood compete in the Colin Wood Memorial Skeet Trophy.