Locals have success at 5 Stand Nationals

SSAA 5 Stand Nationals 2013 068Local shotgun members travelled to SSAA Shepparton on 21st September to compete at the SSAA National 5 Stand Championships.  The event consisted of 200 targets.

Four quite different 5-Stand layouts had been prepared around the grounds in parts  of an old sand quarry. Grant and his team of local helpers used the varying terrain to good advantage to present a wide variety of targets.  Local shooter Jan Jacka was runner up Ladies Champion, being the only local to bring home the trophy.

In the shoot-off for the  State Team Shield, the NSW Team of Grant Barton, Darren Macartney, Andrew Webb,  Frank Tagliapietra and Greg Allen were triumphant with a score of 799. They  were followed by Queensland (718) and Western Australia (641).

At the National Shotgun  Meeting held at the end of shooting on Saturday, Warren Brown and Jan Jacka  were re-elected as National and Assistant Discipline Chairman respectively and  a new team selection procedure was adopted. The 5-Stand National Championships  were allocated to Perth and the National Sporting Clays Championships to  Shepparton in 2014, while some other issues were discussed and resolved.

SSAA 5 Stand Nationals 2013 123Winning NSW team members:  Frank Tagliapetria (Griffith), Greg Allen (Griffith), Grant Barton (Bathurst), Darren Macartney (Hay) and Andrew Webb (Bathurst).