Over the weekend of the 27th & 28th October Mudgee club held the two day RIO challenge at the Windamere shotgun range. The range was an absolute picture thanks to those members who put in the hard yards. This event could not have taken place without the kind sponsorship of the HORSLEY PK GUN SHOP and of course the help of JOHN DICKEY. Many shooters had decided to camp for the weekend so as the club had just installed some bright lights a night shoot was also held. The shooters had a ball, especially with the help of the running commentary by John Dickey. Four traps had been set including one that was oscillating which was throwing some interesting targets.
Saturday’s event started at about 9am with the competitors keen to try their shotgun skills. Close on thirty auto traps had been placed around the two layouts. Trophies were awarded for the first three placings in all grades.
AA Dan the Ferrit Baskerville was the winner after a great shoot off with Peter Gunsmith Kay. Both had shot a very credible 94/100. Third to Steve Payne after a shoot off with Ralph Ali. Ralph being the only competitor to shoot a clean round of 25 over the weekend. Well done Ralph.
A Jason Mullins 87, Steve Mueller (who burnt himself out Saturday night) 86, Frank Araco 83
B Glen Bloinkster 70, Steve Smith 69, Roy Johnson (youngest shooter on the ground) 64
C Jeff Merrick 68, Adam Lewis 56, Graham Rouse 56
LADIES Zita Dettori 71, Jackie Perring 56
VETS John Sidoti 85, Ross Christian 78
S/VETS It was a battle between the Brenton brothers. Doug Brenton 78, Gordon Clark 76, Dave Brenton72
JUN Jarrod Williams 85.
S/JUN Jed Cunningham (who kept his old man honest) 70, Scott Walton 18.
Shooting commenced on time with the first shot fired at 9.05am. The morning was quiet chilly but things warmed up as the day progressed.
AA Dan Baskerville 93, Peter Kay 91, Steve Atkins 90
A Jason Mullins 85, Harry Kassianov 82, Josh Bell 81
B Rob Briscas (who was elevated to AA)83, Glen Bloinkster 81, Roy Johnson 68
C Jeff Merrick (Bye Bye C Grade)74, Graham Rouse 62, Adam Lewis 58
LADIES Jackie Perring 40
VETS Ross Christian 87, John Sidoti 85
S/VET Doug Brenton 83, Dave Brenton 81, Gordo Clark 77
JUN Jarrod Williams 63
S/JUN Jed Cunningham 78, Scott Walton 23.
Winners for the two day high gun trophies were:
AA Dan Baskerville 187/200 Well shot Danny Boy
A Jason Mullins 172
B Glen Bloinkster 151
C Jeff Merrick 142
LADIES Jackie Perring 96
VETS John Sidoti 170
S/VET Doug Brenton 161
JUN Jarrod Williams 148
S/JUN Jed Cunningham 148