Count-back for top honours

A GRADE: Third Mick Banning, winner Tom Weir, runner-up Bruce Parker with president Wayne Gurney.

SUNSHINE greeted 88 shooters for the South West Freight 75 target November event at Lake Bonney Sporting Clays, with only the occasional gust of wind upset a few of the targets over the two rounds.

Jeremy Kent took out the High Gun honours after a count-back with Tom Weir, with both shooters recording perfect rounds of 25/25.

Weir unfortunately dropped his last target of the day otherwise he would have had a 50/50.

Perfect rounds were also shot by Chris Wright and Tasha Bellinger.

AA grade was won by Gavin Dyson on 70/75, just one target ahead of Danny Bellinger, with Mark Fabris third on 68/75.

Weir easily took out A Grade with his impressive score of 72/75, Kingston shooter Bruce Parker finished in second place with 65/75 and Lake Bonney local Mick Banning claimed third on 62/75.

Only one target separated first and second in B Grade, with Dale Smith first ahead of retiring president Herb Whitehead, with Steve Bellinger third on 65/75.

C Grade was won by Daniel Badman on 63/75, ahead of Angus Madden on 61/75 and Nev Jackson on 57/75.

Seniors was won by Burrungule shooter Chris Wright who, with his 25/25, ended on an overall score of 70/75.

A count-back was need to separate second and third with both shooters scoring 67/75, but Greg Kessegian took out second ahead of Ernie Schiedl.

Veterans winner Kevin Dyson shot 70/75 to hold a two-target lead over second place Chris VonStanke, while Garry Dangerfield rounded out the top three in the grade.

Ladies went to three Lake Bonney women, with Tasha Bellinger first on 70/75, Megan Whitehead second on 64/75 and Charlotte Devaud third on 57/75.

Burrungule Junior Declan Wright had a strong win in his grade shooting 65/75 ahead of fellow club member Brodie VonStanke on 45/75.

Sub Juniors was won by Harry Bell on 53/75, second was claimed by Noah VonStanke on 50/75, third went to Charlie Sims scoring 47/75, fourth was presented to Darci Bell on 43/75 and fifth going to Liam Millard.

After the shoot, MND Foundation representative Reg Hamilton presented a thank you certificate to Lake Bonney Sporting Clays for the donation of proceeds from a fund raising auction which included a stud ram donated by Simon and Rachel Withers of Pomanda White Suffolk – Ile de France Stud.

The certificate was accepted by new club president Wayne Gurney and Rachel Withers.

The Christmas shoot is set to run on Saturday December 4.