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Seymour Field and Game's annual Christmas Shoot

Members from Seymour Field and Game participated in the annual Christmas Shoot with an 80-target English Sporting novelty event.

December 12, 2013 4:18am

New life member Colin Tingay.


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Seymour Field and Game’s annual Christmas Shoot on Saturday was a great day with plenty of prizes on offer and lots of fun to be had.

An 80-target English Sporting novelty event was held, and with two courses of 40 targets each, some great scores were expected. The weather was fine and sunny, a mild 25°C and 127 shooters turned up.

This being the final shoot for the year, friends and families came to support the shooters and to stay afterwards for a delicious barbecue put on by the Seymour club. The ladies excelled themselves with a huge array of meats, salads and desserts. Thanks to the ladies of the club for such a great spread.

A few special awards were handed out, the first being a life membership to Colin Tingay. Colin and his wife Heather have been instrumental in the running of the club for many years, so this award was in recognition of Colin’s work with the club, especially helping and encouraging younger shooters. Tony McKenzie of Seymour College also presented Colin with a letter of recognition and thanks for all the help he gives young shooters from the school, with advice and practice shoots.

The other award was the Allan Semmler Conservation Trophy in recognition of those who try to maintain and conserve the environment. This was presented to John Coombs, John Leatham and the late Robert Bell (accepted by his wife Valinda Bell), by Kay Bennett, Allan’s partner.

High Gun winner, with a score of 77 out of 80, was Nick Guerra who also shot a possible of 40 out of 40 on his second round.

AA Grade: first Chris Tingay 64, second Peter Newell 66, third Michael Coll 66 (countback).

A Grade: Colin Tingay 64, Nick Michalios 62, David Fitzgibbon 62 (cb).

B Grade: Robert Treble 63, Mark Bennett 58, Frank Scriva 57.

C Grade: Matt Aitkin 55, Stewart Rae 54, Robert Houston 51.

Ladies: Kelly Reynolds 42, Rochelle Hunt 36, Jess Parkinson 35.

Veterans: Colin Barker 69, Vaughan Ruddick 63, Don Lomas 59.

Juniors: Callum Byrne 53, Bradley Touzel 45, Matt Baker 44.

Sub-Juniors: Brayden Baker 55, Alex Kalogerakis 53, Nic Wearie 42.

Seymour also had a presentation of aggregate winners from the club, with the overall High Gun winner Chris Tingay.

Best Score on Handicap: James Gray.

AA Grade: Dale Gray.

A Grade: Colin Tingay.

B Grade: Scott Parkinson.

C Grade: Peter Kanters.

Junior: Jack Jones.

Sub-Junior: Matt Baker.

Ladies: Jess Parkinson.

Most Improved Junior: Will Wyllie.

Best All Round Junior: Brayden Baker.

All these shoots, run monthly, would not be possible without the large army of volunteers who set up the grounds, run the office and canteen and all the other jobs that keep the shoot running smoothly. Seymour Field and Game will be holding the Nationals again next year, over the Melbourne Cup weekend in November, and they will resume their monthly shoots in February, so hope to see everyone there next year.

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