Pistol shooters pay homage to ‘Those Who Served’

There was a big roll up of 14 shooters for the Cobar Amateur Pistol Club’s all day event on Sunday which paid homage to ‘Those Who Served’ their country in war. Contributed

The first of the planned major full day events for the Cobar Amateur Pistol Club was held in hot and sunny weather on Sunday.

In the lead up to Anzac Day commemorations, Cobar’s local pistol club held a special day on Sunday with four events contested from distances of 10 metres to 50 metres.

The name given to the competition was ‘Those Who Served’, in recognition of all those who stepped up to the plate when asked to serve by their country in times of war.

The Wizard Award for the Women’s section was won by Katrina Francisco, with Anita Neate in second place, followed in third place by Lidiya Kalamir.

In the Men’s section the Wizard Award was won by Mick Garbutt, with Todd Manns in second place followed by a first timer to the club, Rowan Florance, in third place.

The Off Pistol trophy for the Ladies went to Anita Neate, from Katrina Francisco, with Lidiya Kalamir consistent in taking third place.

The Men’s Off Pistol trophy went to Robert Neate, closely followed by Mick Garbutt, and four points back in third place was Steve Turton.

The scores from the day were:

Women’s—Katrina Francisco 2162 (total) and 762 (off pistol); Anita Neate 2063 and 765; Lidiya Kalamir 2056 and 656; Angela Francisco 2023 and 623.

Men’s—Mick Garbutt 2549 and 1643; Todd Manns 2406 and 1325; Rowan Florance 2376 and 976; Jason Holmgreen 2202 and 1018; Robert Neate 2142 and 1853; Brett Dunne 1972 and 566; Steve Turton 1919 and 1639; Aaron Francisco 1789 and 389.—contributed