Beryl Jones Memorial Shoot attracts a good field of 22

Michael Deppeler, Luke Scales, Sam Nardi, Wayne Jennings, Hank Pritchard and club president Bryan Manns getting ready for Round 2 of the opening event of the day, Skeet.

Chilly weather conditions brought out 22 shooters on Sunday for the Beryl Jones Memorial Trophy Shoot at the Cobar Clay Target Club.

Among the contestants were a number of visitors, some new starters and a few junior shooters.

Skeet was the first event of the day, as is traditional for the Beryl Jones Memorial event, with club president Bryan Manns leading the way with a possible (perfect score) of 25/25.

After lunch, four down-the-line events were held.

Manns’ good form continued in the first of these events, the 20 Target Double Barrel shoot, where he finished with another possible of 20/20 to win AA Grade.

The A Grade winner was Ross Morriss, also with 20/20; B Grade was won by Brad Kendrick with 19/20; and in C Grade Ken Biggs was the winner with 18/20.

Hank Pritchard, with a score of 23 in the 25 Target Single Barrel event, was the best in AA Grade.

Ties were recorded in A, B and C Grade with Tony Polack and Dick Tulloh both shooting 24/25 A Grade; John Taylor and Jarrod Barraclough with 22/25 couldn’t be separated in B Grade; and C Grade’s tie was between Luke Scales and Todd Polack with 18/25 each.

A shoot-off was needed to find the winner of the Beryl Jones 30 Target Handicap event with Barraclough, with a score of 31/32, finishing as the eventual winner.

In second place was Mark Kolstad with 30/32.

The front marker prize went to a newcomer to the sport, Michael Deppeler, with a score of 27/30.

The final event of the day, a 15 Pair Double Rise shoot, was only contested by 11 shooters as the cold weather had well and truly set in by that stage.

Dick Tulloh shot 17/30 to win with Garry Jones and Barraclough also in close contention.

Shooters then very much appreciated the afternoon tea provided by the Jones Family, with ‘The Jones Girls’ showing their talents in the cooking field once again.

The club is currently making preparations for their 44th Annual Golden Clay shoot to be held next month.