Grafton Clay Target Club

With six full squads of members and visitors facing up for the competition and with fine calm conditions competition was always going to be intense at the usual monthly shoot of the Grafton Clay Target Club. With no Club Championship shooters were presented with a main event of a 50 target Continental trophy event and competition was equally as fierce particularly in the two top grades where two shooters came in with the perfect score of 50/50 in each of those grades needing shoot offs to determine the winners. In the AA Grade shoot off Geoff Jacobsen from the Richmond River Club who had been shooting almost flawlessly all day succumbed to Kerry Miller from the Port Macquarie Club however Geoff’s superb shooting all day earned him High Gun for the day with an almost flawless performance of only one point down at 149/150. Results: Event 1: 25tgt Double Barrel CD AA – 1st DJ Milligan, Kerry Miller, Peter Jackson, Steve Saul, Phil Westbury, J Cunningham 25/25; A – 1st P Farrell 25/25, 2nd Margaret Burke, Maurice Short 24/25; B – 1st J O’Gorman 25/25, 2nd Kevin Aitkin, John Burke 23/25C – 1st Stephan Axford, Jacqui Hall 25/25, 2nd D Casbolt 23/25 Event 2: 25tgt Pointscore CD AA – 1st Geoff Jacobsen 75/75, 2nd Peter Jackson Steve Saul, Phil Westbury 72/75; A – 1st Barry Dray 70/75, 2nd Barry Cameron, Paul Farrell, Leah Beaumont 68/75; B – 1st Kevin Aitken 71/75, 2nd Jon Sartori 67/75; C – 1st Ken Hood 65/75, Max Little 64/75. Event 3: 50tgt Continental (Club Trophy) AA – 1st Kerry Miller 69/69, 2nd Geoff Jacobsen 68/69; A – 1st Lyster Hart 53/53, 2nd Maurice Short 52/53; B – 1st John Nolan 42/50, 2nd Kevin Aitken 41/50; C – 1st Max Little 46/50, 2nd Stephan Axford 45/50. Next month our usual monthly shoot will be held on the second Sunday, May 8 commencing at 10am when the main event will be the Club’s Pointscore Championship. Out next practice day will be on Saturday, 7 May starting at 1pm. Rus Wesslink