The Cobar Clay Target Club contested their annual Billy Manns Memorial Shoot on Sunday in very windy conditions, with Bryan Manns finishing as the winner.
Blake Dunne, Dick Tulloh and Greg Harris were hot on his heels for most of the day however Manns held off the competition to finish as the winner.
There was a field of 20 shooters for Sunday’s four program event and included local and visiting shooters. The gusty, variable windy weather made for a challenging competition with clays flying in all directions.
The first event of the day was the 20 Target Double Barrel Eye Opener, and Manns won AA Grade with a score of 19/20. Geoff Fennamore shot 20/20 to win A Grade and Brad Kendrick’s score of 18/20 was the best result in B Grade. Blake Dunne, Trudi Tulloh and Jake Harbison all finished with a score of 16/20 to tie for first place in C Grade.
Harbison was the outright winner of the C Grade 25 Target Single Barrel with a score of 21/25. In B Grade Tony Holzigal won with 19/25; A Grade’s winner was Dick Tulloh with 21/25 and in AA Grade Aaron Marsh shot 23/25 to claim the win.
Manns won the next event which was the 30 Target Handicap Event – Billy Manns Memorial, with a score of 29/30.
In the last event of the day, the 25 Target Continental, Matt Harland won C Grade with a score of 24/25; Ben Tranter and John Martin with 22/25 each tied in B Grade; Greg Harris won A Grade with 24/25 and Manns won the AA Grade class with the same score, 24/25.
The popular Shooters Kitty event was held and Ben Tranter was the lucky participant whose name was drawn out of the hat to shoot off 19 metres. He did well to shoot 4/5 targets in the windy conditions.
The club’s next event is the Christmas shoot next month.