Pistol Club visitors prove they have skill

A number of first time shooters joined Cobar Amateur Pistol Club members for this week’s event, with the newcomers showing their future potential.

Newcomer Jessica Coffey broke her handicap on her first attempt of the Centre/Fire Sports Pistol event over 25 Metres.

The highlight of the day’s event was the two female competitors who blitzed their male counterparts to take both first and second place in the event with some outstanding precision shooting.

The Wizard Award for the event went to Coffey with now a greatly reduced handicap, with visitor Phoebe Willis taking second position and also a reduced handicap.

Lloyd Mitchell was 44 points further back in third position. Robert Neate won the Off Pistol trophy for the second week in a row by 88 points from Jake Mitchell with Coffey in third place by only one point.

Range and Safety Officer for the event was John Stingemore, and some of the male members perhaps wished he had not instructed the young ladies so well, as they showed up their male counterparts.

All interested persons that want to learn more about the sport are more than welcome to come and have a look on Sunday mornings.

The full list of scores was: Coffey shot 419 and with her handicap of 235 had a total of 654 (with a new handicap of 163); Willis 275-350-625 (with a new handicap of 293); Lloyd Mitchell 362-219-581; Jake Mitchell 420-141-561; Neate 508-48-556; and Daniel Irvine 271-221-492. —contributed