Grafton Clay Target Club

Our first shoot for 2016 was conducted in very warm but excellent conditions with no wind and only a small amount of high cloud. Shooters seemed to be happy to be back to their favourite sport after the Christmas break and ready for another year of breaking clays, and although some were still away, four full squads faced up to the first Club Championship of the year that being a 50 target Single Barrel Championship. At the end of the event, two visiting shooters were tied on 49/50 those being John Cunningham from the Dorrigo Club and Phil Westbury from the Richmond River Club. The resulting shoot only went to 7 targets when Phil missed his target, leaving John to take home the Championship sash. Phil had his revenge at the end of the day by taking out the High Gun with a score of 98/100 a really commendable effort. Results: Event 1. 25tgt Double Barrel CD AA – 1st Peter Brown, Phil Westbury, Kevin Bourke, Lyster Hart 25/25; A – 1st DJ Milligan, Thomas Hart 25/25; B – 1st John O’Gorman 24/25, 2nd Jeff Lowndes 22/25; C – 1st Max Little, 25/25, 2nd Ken Hood 24/25. Event 2. 50tgt Single Barrel Club Championship Overall – John Cunningham 56/57; AA – 1st John Cunningham 56/57, 2nd Phil Westbury 55/57; A – 1st Barry Dray 45/50, 2nd DJ Milligan 43/50; B – 1st John O’Gorman 43/50, 2nd Jeff Lowndes 38/50; C – 1st Max Little 41/50, 2nd Ken Hood 40/50. Event 3. 25tgt Continental CD AA – 1st Lyster Hart 25/25, 2nd Barry Cameron, Peter Brown, Phil Westbury, John Cunningham 24/25; A – 1st DJ Milligan, Thomas Hart 25/25c; B – 1st Ian Sullivan 22/25, 2nd Jeff Lowndes 21/25; C – 1st Dave Casbolt, Max Little 22/25. High Gun: Phil Westbury 98/100. Coming events – Our next monthly shoot will be held on the usual second Sunday of the Month (14 February) commencing at 10am with the main event being for the traditional Presidents Cup shot over 50 targets. Our next practice will be on Friday 22 January commencing at 3pm. Visitors are always welcome to come and watch our regular or practice shoots, and remember if anyone wishes to talk to an accredited Firearms Safety and Training Officer then please phone 0407 257 326 or visit our club on the regular shoot day or practice afternoon. Rus Wesslink