Dubbo Field and Game Clay Target Club held its Wyanna Partnership Shoot recently, a shoot made by Ken and Paula Purvis along with Tony and Chris Monk.
The weather on the day, November 20, changed from overcast and windy to blue skies and hot and the shooters appreciated the shade tent which was set up at the beginning of the second range with ice cold bottles of water supplied.
A challenge had been set with the women taking to setting the range while the men took over the kitchen.
Mel Phillips and Paula Purvis took on the challenge of planning the range to include an arrangement of targets. With one station in particular, challenging even the most seasoned shooters. With everything simulated from low flying ducks, hidden rabbits and a slim pair of high flyers that brought quite a few undone.
With Jenny Rushton and Roy Butler helping with setup and Tony Monk mowing the way, the range was ready for nearly 50 shooters. Being harvest time, numbers were down but that didn’t stop everyone from enjoying themselves.
Lunch was organised by Chris Everett and Stephen Smith along with their band of helpers.
The theme for the day was ‘with a Dash of Pink” to coincide with the ladies wanting to support the McGrath Foundation. Everyone was asked to wear a dash of pink with those who didn’t being fined a gold coin donation. Along with a 100 club and ‘fines car’ for swearing, slamming of shells and many other things), Dubbo Field and Game Wyanna Shoot donated $290 to the McGrath Foundation.
Peter Kay won the High Gun while Peter Tremble was first in special stand 8/12, while Brett Hall was named best dressed.
In other results – A Grade: 1st Chris ‘Horse’ Bourke, 2nd Brett ‘Pretty in Pink’ Hall, 3rd Chris ‘The Chef’ Everett.
B Grade: 1st Tony Monk, 2nd Stuart Cole, 3rd Rod Hotham.
C Grade: 1st Rupert Backus, 2nd Jason McGrath, 3rd Mark Peacock.
Veterans: 1st John Sidoti, 2nd Neil Donaldson, 3rd Jake Guzelian. Super Veterans: 1st Les “Pink Hat” Townsend, 2nd Kevin Heywood, 3rd Bob Richardson, 4th Bob Glassen
Ladies: 1st Paula Purvis, 2nd Mel Phillips, 3rd Lisa Oldfield, 4th Melinda McGrath, 5th Mo Ross, 6th Bernadette Hargraves.
Sub Juniors: 1st Eli Kelly, 2nd Nicholas Lyne, 3rd Ethan Kelly, 4th Thomas Peacock, 5th Thomas Gray.