Almost 100 people attended Echuca-Moama Field and Game Club's last meet of the season.December 24, 2013 4:22am
Echuca-Moama Field and Game Club’s 2013 season finished with a 70-target novelty event attended by 98 shooters.
Hard-working president Tim Finnegan designed and set a nine station course, which all agreed, offered the chance for a day of competition and fun for shooters and spectators.
Pinegrove’s Adrian Orchard had a great day out, finishing with an impressive 66/70 to win high gun.
Other good results came from Nick Kalogerakis (62), Mick Keirl (59) and Kelly Norris (58) in AA grade.
Member Mark Stuchbree improved on last month’s second to win A grade, ahead of Kyabram pair Tony Connell and Ian Pyke.
Barrook members dominated B grade with Russell Petzke’s 51 the best score, just ahead of Mick Lewis (50) and James Spark (48).
The margins in C grade were a little wider, with Pinegrove’s Ryan O’Mahony leading on 45.
Russell Stehn (42) was next best, ahead of Bill Petzke (41).
Regular attendee Vicki Norris collected another first prize in the women’s, with occasional competitor Melanie Crisp smashing some good targets to finish second.
Veterans Roger Kerslake from Echuca-Moama and Barrook’s Stan Archard finished on 60/70, before Kerslake prevailed in a tough shoot-off.
Doug Frankling with 56 was third in veterans.
The same shoot-off targets were used to separate Deniliquin’s Hunt brothers, Keegan and Liam, in the under 15s, after both ended on 47.
Older brother Keegan’s confidence was shattered when Liam creamed the long springer early in the shoot-off to take an early lead.
First went to Alex Kalogerakis.
In under 18, Dylan Robertson performed well to finish on 55, a score matching many of those in the senior grades.
Barrook’s Kyle Keane was second with 45, ahead of Harry Ogden, 40/70.
The club presented its 2013 club champion trophy to Kelly Norris and its handicap aggregate trophy to Finnegan.
Norris added to her many trophies, won at home, around the country and even internationally this year, by averaging just less than 22 in her best 20 rounds at club shoots.
Her 438 total saw her finish just ahead of Ricky Keirl, with husband Steve Norris a close third.
Finnegan combined his presidential duties with regular attendance at the club’s monthly shoots, building a yearly handicap aggregate score of more than 650.
After the shoot, the club’s annual Christmas roast dinner was held, with a visit from Santa.
The club’s 2014 season starts on Sunday, January 19, at 10am with a 75-target graded event.
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