Seymour Field and Game held its monthly shoot at Avenel on Saturday and, maybe because of the fine weather forecast, 149 shooters turned up for a 75-target off-the-gun event.
High gun winner was Grant Sandford, who, after an exciting shoot-off with Renae Birgan, claimed the day’s prize with 69 out of 75.
AA-grade: Steve Norris 67, Chris Thompson 65, Michael Coll 64.
A-grade: Tony Connell 62, Ross Dunstan 61, Peter Kriss 59.
B-grade: Milan Bokic 58, Toby McGurgan 56, Ashley Hall 56.
C-grade: Kelvin Cross 52, Andrew Monks 49, Stuart Hooper 49 (count back).
Women: Renae Birgan 69, April Thompson 55, Michelle Lee 44.
Veterans: Rocky Furci 62, Ronald Purss 60, John Leatham 54.
Juniors: Rieley Fitzgibbon 61, Brayden Baker 58, Douglas Hooper 45.
Sub-juniors: Logan Baker 45, Will Mason 35.
The club also held a challenge between the members of the MCC and Seymour, with the MCC winning with 64.125 per cent to Seymour’s 58.927 per cent.
Junior shooter Rieley Fitzgibbon shot a possible 25 out of 25 on one ground.
The club is holding a firearm safety and training day on June 23. This is a day when people can complete a firearm safety course and sit the exam. Participants must be at least 12 years old. The course is a pre-requisite for a junior permit or open firearm licence. The cost of $25 includes cartridges, clays and lunch. Inquiries to Heather Tingay, phone 57962455 or 0428210759.
The next shoot is on Saturday, July 7, and is the Barney Baines Memorial.
This event is a 75-target handicap shoot, starting at 10.30am.