Manns to lead clay target club in 2016

Cobar Clay Target Club held its annual general meeting before a shoot on Sunday with Bryan Manns re-elected as president.

The club is looking ahead to a busy year with improvements planned for the club facilities to benefit all shooters that attend the club.

The shoot was the first local event since the club’s Christmas shoot in December, with many members busy in recent weeks travelling away across the state to various competitions.

A good attendance of 17 shooters contested Sunday’s event including two competitors from Warren and one visitor.

The cooler weather seemed to help with the concentration levels.

In the first event of the day, a 20 Target Double Barrel shoot, president Manns had to share the AA Grade win with Douglas Ferguson with both shooters recording 20/20.

Other grade winners for that event were: C Grade Matt Harland (18/20); B Grade Brad Kendrick (19/20); and A Grade Scott Brydon (19/20).

Manns and Ferguson again could not be separated for the second event of the day, a 25 Target Single Barrel.

The pair recorded perfect 25/25 scores to share the AA Grade win again.

Harland (C Grade) had another win with 21/25 while Kendrick was again the B Grade winner with 19/25.

A Grade also had a shared win with Graeme Patten and Jim Manns both scoring 23/25.

Jim Manns also picked up a win in the 30 Target Handicap event, shooting 29/30.

The final event of the day was a 25 Target Continental Point Score event with Harland (C Grade); Kendrick (B Grade); Jim Manns (A Grade) and Bryan Manns (AA Grade) all returning to the winners’ circle.

The club also held a novelty Ping Pong Kitty event which saw Ross Morris drawn out of the hat to shoot off 16 metres.

He didn’t manage to claim the kitty, which will jackpot next month.—contributed