Christmas shoot goes out with a bang

WORTHY CHARITY: Representatives from the Royal Flying Doctor Service with club President Wayne Gurney. Photos submitted.

IN the final shoot for Lake Bonney Sporting Clays for 2021, 107 shooters competed in the 60-target novelty shoot, many getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing up.

There was also an extra ‘Elf’s Revenge’ set of targets that raised over $350 for the Royal Flying Doctors.

The High Gun prize was taken out by Dan Banning on a score of 57/60, with one perfect round of 30/30.

The AA Grade was won by Danny Bellinger, on 56/60.

Second place went to Jeremy Kent, third Mark Fabris, fourth Chris Von Stanke, fifth Steve Scheidl and sixth Tom Weir.

In A Grade first place went to Burrungule shooter Tim Widdison, ahead of Leigh Peterson, while third went to Liam Bottomley.

B Grade was taken out by Lake Bonney local Tim Lloyd with a score of 53/60.

Trevor Whitehead won the C Grade ahead of Reg Hamilton and Richard Try.

Veterans first place was taken out by Rolf Budgen, second went to Geoff Lowe and Neville Kent rounded out the top three.

Seniors grade needed a count-back to settle first and second, with Chris Wright taking the top spot from Ernie Scheidl and Bruce Oakley in third.

Tasha Bellinger claimed the women’s honours from Kingston shooter Kellie Peterson and Megan Whitehead.

Burrungule Junior shooter Declan Wright had no competition in his grade to keep him from taking the first-place ham.

There was a larger-than-normal field of Sub Juniors, with Shakielle Von Stanke claiming the honours from Darci Bell and Charlie Sims.

As it was the final shoot for the year the aggregate medals were also handed out, with Mick Banning the Overall High Gun winner for 2021.