Target Rifle Geelong Competition
Target Rifle Geelong kicked off the 2013 calendar year's shooting with it's 50m championship on Saturday and 90m shoot on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January. There were 32 bench and 26 prone shooters on the Saturday. Local Geelong lad Scott Kiddle narrowly pipped fellow club member David Comine by 3 centres to win the 50m bench competition with a brilliant score of 599.48. This is a fantastic effort from Scott who was competing in his first competition. Speaking of first competitions, young Dillon Quattrocchi from Kyabram also shot in his first comp and scored an outstanding 595.36 to win both the Sub Junior and Junior categories.
In the 50m prone competition Mike Jarrad had a slow start to the year dropping 6 points, 4 points, then 3 points in his first 3 ten shot strings, it seemed he regained his focus and only dropped another 3 points for the last 3 ten shot strings, this gave Chris Lott a window of opportunity to sneak past Mike to win the 50m prone competition. Of course the fact that Chris shot in the second detail after the wind had dropped off a bit had nothing to do with it, nor the fact it was very windy for the first card of Mikes detail.... There was a bit of a battle in B grade on Saturday with Matt Bailey coming out on top by one point from Craig Rush, who was only 8 centres in front of Ken Hart, nice to see some close scores here! Chloe Romanoff continued her good shooting to easily take the top Junior award with a very respectable score of 574.23.
On the Sunday the targets were moved back to the distance of 90m, such a long way for a little bullet to travel. Peter Males proved he could read the wind a lot better than his fellow shooters by coming out in the number 1 position with a brilliant 593 in the bench competition. Andrew Ball shot very well as well and gained first place in Juniors with a credible 589.
Mike Jarrad got his even with Chris Lott on Sunday pipping him by one point, although Mike did manage to shoot 11 shots on one target and only 9 on the other, he thinks there is more than one way to get a 100 at 90metres! James Daly and Dean Romanoff also enjoyed the 90m distance, both scoring 575 to finish in 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
It was yet another great weekend hosted by the Geelong club, with scores published quickly and a fantastic BBQ on the Saturday evening with many people staying back to enjoy a bite to eat and lively chat, or even to check out Vin Anderson's classic dance moves in the car park!
See results here