45 Shooters attended the 3rd round of the NSW 5 Stand State Selection match on the 2nd & 3rd of February at the SSAA Hay range. The weather conditions were quite windy on both days, making for some interesting targets, especially from the new 50ft tower range.The tower range set by Simon Gee and Peter Jacka was challenging, with a selection of high and fast targets,these kept shooters on their toes especially being driven by the windly conditions. The other range set by Darren Macartney was a closer range with a very slippery rabbit, and good variety of crossing targets, with tricky battue.
Competitors came from Tocumwal, Toolernvale (Vic),Temora, Griffith, Deniliquin, Avenel, Queanbeyan, Bathurst, Nathalia, Canberra, Kyabram, Shepparton as well as the local shooters. Shooters were treated to country hospitality on Saturday night with a two BBQ dinner. A huge thankyou must go to Tony Andronaco who cooked all weekend, lunches, BBQ tea and was at the range bright and early Sunday morning cooking bacon & egg sandwiches for the early risers.
The canteen was run efficiently by Sara Aldred and her trusty helpers. A thanks to the ladies who supplied salads and sweets they were much appreciated.
Results from the weekend:
High Gun winner was Nick Guerra from Nathalia after a shoot off with Grant Barton 88/100
- AA: 1st Grant Barton 88/100 with a perfect “25” round for the weekend from Bathurst.
- 2nd Brett Inch 86/100 – Temora
- 3rd Frank Tagliapetria 80/100 – Griffith
- A: 1st Chris Tingay 85/100 – Avenel Vic
- 2nd Andrew Webb 78/100 – Bathurst
- 3rd Peter Jacka 70/100 – Hay
- B: 1st Mark Langham 64/100 after a shoot off – Shepparton
- 2nd Flavio Zanotto 64/100 – Griffith
- 3rd Ray Waldron 57/100 – Tocumwal
- C: 1st Steve Botterill 71/100 – Nathalia
- 2nd Chaise Staltare 64/100 – Griffith
- 3rd Luke Turner 63/100 – Griffith
- Vets: 1st Sid Guglielmino 70/100 after coin toss – griffith
- 2nd Roy Sullivan 70/100 – Hay
- 3rd Michael Callanan 64/100 – Hay
- Juniors: 1st Jayden Roe 84/100 – Conargo
- 2nd Jeremy Guerra 68/100 – Nathalia
- Sub JNR: 1st Zac Murphy 47/100 – Hay
- 2nd Sebastian Zanotto 36/100 – Griffith
- Ladies: Jan Jacka 75/100 – Hay