A picturesque gorge setting provided testing conditions for those trying to sight black clays in front of a dark rock face but two competitors, David Fysh and Martin Hoolihan, were still able to shoot possibles, Martin in the single barrel and continental, and David in the single barrel.
Both enjoyed “pre-loved” scratchies for their efforts. Among the other unique food prizes were chunks of salami and slabs of chocolate.
Among the other surprises on the afternoon was the presence of Bevan Doyle and Ross McPherson, neither of whom had forgotten any of their shooting skills.
David Fysh claimed Ilfracombe’s finest crystal for the March monthly mug, and the overall prize on the day, dropping just five points.
A/AA’s best was Martin Hoolihan on 114/120, while in B grade it was Alan McPherson with 105/120.
Michael Schmidt won C grade on 105/120 while Dom Burden took out the novice with 83/120.
Bill, Julann and Annabel Chandler were complimented on their hospitality, and Ilfracombe’s new patron, Alan McPherson extended a warm invitation to all shooters for the Patron’s Shield to be held at Ilfracombe on April 8.
Beginning at 11am, the day will incorporate the mixed target Queensland championship and the central zone night double rise championship, and the club will be making 2016 presentations.
Event one, 20 target double barrel
- Novice – 1st Shona Daveson, 15/20; 2nd Dom Burden 14/20
- C grade – equal 1st Maria Pallotta, Sally Cripps and Blair Daveson 17/20
- B grade – 1st Bill Chandler 18/20, 2nd Bevan Doyle 17/20
- A/AA – equal 1st David Fysh and Davo Back 19/20
Event two, 20 target single barrel
- Novice – equal 1st Shona Daveson and Dom Burden 12/20
- C grade – 1st Sally Cripps 18/20, equal 2nd - Jack Huff and Blair Daveson 17/20
- B grade – 1st Alan McPherson 19/20, equal 2nd - John Back and Paul Taylor 18/20
- A/AA – equal 1st Martin Hoolihan and David Fysh 20/20
Event three, 20 target continental
- Novice – 1st Dom Burden 14/20, 2nd - Andrew Seccombe and Shona Daveson
- C grade – 1st Jack Huff 18/20, 2nd Michael Schmidt 17/20
- B grade – 1st Bill Chandler 17/20, equal 2nd - John Back, Bevan Doyle and Alan McPherson 16/20
- A/AA – 1st Martin Hoolihan 20/20, 2nd - Davo Back 19/20
Event four, 20 target points
- Novice – equal 1st Shona Daveson and Dom Burden 43/60
- C grade – 1st Michael Schmidt 58/60, equal 2nd Ben Chandler and Mick Campbell 57/60
- B grade – 1st Alan McPherson 57/60, 2nd - Paul Taylor 56/60
- A/AA – 1st David Fysh 59/60, 2nd - Davo Back 57/60